Homeless wrote: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.
Aren't game balls specially marked? I mean as opposed to a ball that can be purchased over the counter? I'm pretty sure they are. Then:
They could verify wether the ball was in fact one that was used during the course of a NFL game.
That and a ticket stub narrows it down to the Pats game.
Seat location can verify that it could've been the ball in question. Review of game film can show if any other game balls could've been lost in that area.
So they should be able to tell with reasonable certainty that the ball is the drop kick ball.
As for his demands, I don't see them as being unreasonable. A mere drop in the bucket for the Krafts. Were I he, I would counter with giving half of the $100, 000 to a local charity or starting some sort of endowment fund. Then the Pats could gain more than just an historic ball. The right to buy season tickets is a bigger sticking point because of availibility of seats. An offer of 2 season tickets vouchers, again, isn't unreasonable. The Brady jersey could be done easily enough. Really mishandled by all parties, methinks.
Love the "hope he likes the ball" response though.