Didn't the Patriots retire 85 in honor of Nick Buoniconti? How come Chad OchoCinco is able to wear that number? I think they should make him change his name and number to OchoUno. Moss ain't using it there anymore :-P
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Bump for the best rivalry in all sports. I'd love to be able to soap the car and drive down I-35 in to Dallas Friday afternoon. West End Friday night, Deep Ellum Saturday night to celebrate victory!
OK couple of things here... First of all @&#A@*($(#^A#)^)$@)@(*#@&)$)'n COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Second, Looks like it is still Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma in the hunt for the BCS also Stanford with the two SEC playing and the two Big 12 playing at the end of the season. There will be at least one more of those teams with a loss. Stanford deserves a shot if they win out. Boisie doesn't have any top ten teams on their schedule so I don't quite get how they are ranked so high. Ya, they beat Georgia, big deal
Saturday's showdown between Alabama and LSU will be a good one.
Also, Oklahoma and State still have to play.
Regardless what Boise would like to believe, one of the above four teams, even with one loss, will probably be in the National Championship Game.
Can't wait for these games. Tomorrow at 8pm is almost here, but a lot can happen between now and Dec 3rd so Oklahoma Bedlam may or may not be for the #2 spot.
nick buonicotti played for the Dolphins. Hall of Fame middle linebacker of the no-name defense back in the '70's. Don't know if the fins retired the number. Most teams don't.
He played for both.. But it does appear that his number isn't retired. The ones in blue are retired numbers.
|New England Patriots Hall of Fame|
|Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected||Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected|
|73||John Hannah||G||1973–1985||1991 (Pro: 1991)||56||Andre Tippett||LB||1982–1993||1999 (Pro: 2008)|
|85||Nick Buoniconti||LB||1962–1968||1992 (Pro: 2001)||78||Bruce Armstrong||T||1987–2000||2001|
|20||Gino Cappelletti||WR-K||1960–1970||1992||86||Stanley Morgan||WR||1977–1989||2007|
|89||Bob Dee||DL||1960–1967||1993||87||Ben Coates||TE||1991–1999||2008|
|79||Jim Lee Hunt||DL||1960–1971||1993||35||Jim Nance||FB||1965–1971||2009|
|57||Steve Nelson||LB||1974–1987||1993||39||Sam Cunningham||RB||1973–1982||2010|
|15||Babe Parilli||QB||1961–1967||1993||56||Jon Morris||C||1964–1974||2011|
|40||Mike Haynes||CB||1976–1982||1994 (Pro: 1997)||11||Drew Bledsoe||QB||1993–2001||2011|
Didn't know that. Before my time. I just remember him from the Dolphins. It's funny, I remember when Mike Haynes played for the Pats during the Grogan years, but think of him as a Raider. Probably one of the best corners ever. And how is Oregon's own Russ Francis not on this list? Ben Coates?
Looks like some folks didn't stay to see the end of the game...
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HAha that's funny. The WVU defense trying to change things up a bit in that Tech game, started the woodwind section from the Pride of West Virginia. Holgerson was quoted after the Baylor game that defense didn't matter in the Big 12, ummm yeah .
NCAA over, on to NFL Playoffs!
Well, while my Oklahoma line backers are still chasing, and not catching, Johnny Football .... Notre Dame got owned by Bama in the championship. Did they let Rudy play or something?
The NFL Playoffs are in full bloom. None of my four one-time home teams made it this far so I don't really have a dog in the fight at all. I almost always pull for the NFC though. I guess I like Seattle and Atlanta the best of the remaining options. Who are you pulling for and why?
I've had good luck skiing on Superbowl Weekends. Saturday everyone's shopping for bar snacks and Sunday they're amping up for the game.
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If anyone is skiing Whistler on Sunday, you can expect that there will be a lot of Seahawks fans around. You may have slightly shorter lines because the village will be filled with fans watching the game.
On the year Seattle made it to the Super Bowl (we was robbed!!!) I was in Whistler on MLK weekend. We decided that we would record the 'Hawks playoff game while we skied and watch it over dinner and refreshments later. We got off the mountain before we figured the game was over, so we went down to the village to get a beer after which we would go back and watch the entire game. Every bar was showing the game, so we finally went to one of the places that has outside seating, quaffed a couple and when we felt the game was over we were paying for our drinks as the entire village exploded with noise and revelry. Out of every nook and cranny Seahawks paraphernalia clad wild men and women poured into the public area yelling and screaming with wild abandon. We looked at each other and realized that we knew the outcome of the game. We had a good time watching it anyway.
Seahawks!! We are skiing MLK weekend at Mammoth and part of me is bummed we might miss a game they are in, but the other part will be SO stoked if they win in Atlanta! Skied Superbowl weekend last year at Mammoth and it was a ghost town. Yaay for us.
And what's NOT to love about Russell Wilson?
Pretty sure that letting Russell Wilson leave NC State and transfer to Wisconsin was the first straw towards Tom O'brien getting fired as coach across town here. It had something to do with him wanting to also play baseball. Anyway, seems like we have a lot of peeps here that will be pulling for Seattle, and a few Niners fans. Regardless, NFC all the way baby!
Anybody have anything riding on the game? I just plan to enjoy it kinda pulling for NFC, but pretty indifferent mostly. The nanny movements seem to be heading in the direction to end full contact sports of this nature within a few decades so enjoy it while it lasts. I plan to!
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard perfectly summarized the Catch-22 the league and players find themselves in in this regard. What fans love about football is its violence. Its violence ultimately will destroy it. Talking to Clark Judge of CBSSportsline, he predicted football not being in existence in 30 years because of this very dichotomy.
BOSTON -- The National Football League players union and Harvard University are teaming up for a 10-year, $100 million research project aimed at treating and preventing health problems plaguing former NFL players.
Researchers across disciplines will look at everything from brain trauma, torn ligaments and arthritic joints to the long-term effects of acute pain and chronic use of painkillers in an unprecedented study of 1,000 ex-NFL players.
The immediate goal is to transform the health of active and retired players within five years.
Harvard researchers wrote in a summary of their project that former NFL players die on average about 20 years earlier than American men as a whole.
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