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Postby logan » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:16 pm

SniperShot wrote:How the heck did Mr. X get the drop kick ball in the first place is my big question... I would have thought Flutie would be snatching that ball up the minute after the play. Like I've normally seen people writing on the balls and they are put in cases and stuff after touchdowns and big plays... Just don't understand it, such an awesome play, never been done since 1944... Wouldn't you keep better guard of the ball and not let it in the hands of EL STUPIDO'S???


i don't believe the net was up because it was a trick play not an expected FG. (atleast i seem to remember that from the replay.) so once he kicked it through it just went into the crowd.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:17 pm

SniperShot wrote:How the heck did Mr. X get the drop kick ball in the first place is my big question... I would have thought Flutie would be snatching that ball up the minute after the play like you see people writing on the balls and they are put in cases and stuff... Just don't understand it, such an awesome play, never been done since 1944... Wouldn't you keep better guard of the ball and not let it in the hands of EL STUPIDO'S???


The Pats lined up in a formation that didn't look anything like a kicking opportunity, so the net wasn't up. That's how the fan got the ball.
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Postby biju » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:22 pm

disgruntledjetsfan wrote:Although it sounds bad what this guy is doing, I would bet that the majority of us would demand a good deal of money for the ball, especially after seeing what some of this items have gone for in the last few years. It seems like a real d*ck thing to do but when you realize how much money is involved, i think most people would do what this guy is doing.


No joke. Now add to this that he was only asking $100,000. Doug Flutie in the past 5 years has made over $14 million dollars--these aren't productive years either. To shell out $100,000 for this is 0.7% of that cash. Take what you made over the last 5 years and multply that by .007 and you'll see how measily that seems.

Now also remember that Flutie has been in the league for over 20 and imagine that the $100,000 he was asking is more like buying one of your friends a drink at a bar.
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Postby merc » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:26 pm

I think he is asking too much for the ball, but I don't see any problem at all with him trying to get something out of his good fortune.... afterall, the seat he was in wasn't free, nor was the parking, or food and beverages at the game.

Maybe, he needs to contact Flutie and make a deal directly with the kicker? Players get free tickets to each game and so it will be no skin off Flutie's neck if he trades those free game tickets for the ball?
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Postby Nilmerf » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:49 pm

I bet if he just came out right away and gave the ball to the organization they would have compensated him nicely. Maybe not quite as nicely as his terms, but he would have kept a good image.
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Postby Azrael » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:00 pm

Did Saddam Hussein catch the football?
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Postby Wizzle » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:22 pm

Maybe they should have someone break into his house and leave a box of Flutie Flakes in place of the ball.
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Postby jayday » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:36 pm

If the Pats hire Chuck Norris, this problem is solved :-b
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Postby gogogadget » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:44 pm

I'm gonna be checking ebay for this ball to pop up...I wonder what it would go for
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Postby Homeless » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:04 pm

If I read the article correctly, then even looking at film of the event, they couldnt find out who caught it. In short, this guy has a football and his word that its the one Flutie kicked. That kind of puts a huge dent in its value.

In fact, im guessing several of these Flutie balls will be on ebay shortly.
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