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Flutie retires after 21 years of pro football
NFL.com ^ | 5/15/2006 | NFL.com wire reports

Posted on 05/15/2006 11:34:01 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 15, 2006) -- Doug Flutie retired from pro football, ending a 21-year career in which the Heisman Trophy winner puzzled both opposing defenses and his own coaches with his unconventional style at quarterback.

The decision by the 43-year-old Flutie was announced by the New England Patriots, for whom he played five games last season.

Flutie spent 12 seasons in the NFL and also played in the USFL and the Canadian Football League. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award six times and the league's Grey Cup championship three times.

Flutie finishes with 14,715 passing yards and 86 touchdowns in the NFL, spending most of his time as a backup. Last season, he attempted just 10 passes and converted the league's first drop kick for an extra point since the 1941 NFL title game.


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KEYWORDS: afc; chargerssuck; dougflutie; flutie; flutiesaleftist; goodriddance; liberalscum; midget; newengland; nfl; patriots; quarterback
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Fare thee well.
1 posted on 05/15/2006 11:34:05 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; b4its2late; BADROTOFINGER; ...
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2 posted on 05/15/2006 11:34:24 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Conservatives teach you how to fish. Liberals give you the fish by stealing it from the fisherman.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Bye Doug. Thanks for the drop kick!


3 posted on 05/15/2006 11:34:59 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Good Luck Doug Flutie! While never a superstar, he certainly made the most of his talent.


4 posted on 05/15/2006 11:36:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Immaculate Reception bumps. Doug, thanks for making it exciting.
5 posted on 05/15/2006 12:10:33 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Too soon to remember??? How about TOO SOON TO FORGET!" from Mr. Silverback)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

PS If anybody hears of a highlight program on Flutie's career, likely to air sometime now that he's retired, be sure to ping the NFL list. That's gotta be one heck of a highlight reel.


6 posted on 05/15/2006 12:12:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Too soon to remember??? How about TOO SOON TO FORGET!" from Mr. Silverback)
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To: Rummyfan
Good Luck Doug Flutie! While never a superstar, he certainly made the most of his talent.

IMHO, he deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. He's perhaps the most successful CFL player ever, and let's face it, it is called the "Pro Football Hall of Fame" - not the NFL Hall of Fame.

7 posted on 05/15/2006 12:29:43 PM PDT by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: NonValueAdded

If they ever let guys in the Hall of Fame on the basis of "really cool career," Doug's a shoo-in!

Best of luck to him.


8 posted on 05/15/2006 1:06:49 PM PDT by JennysCool ("I simply do not remember getting out of bed.")
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

BC-Miami in '84 is still one of the greatest football games I've ever seen(NFL, college, or high school), and not just because of the last-second Hail Mary he threw to Gerald Phelan. That, and Mike Ditka about to rip his head off on the sidelines during a Bears game will always be my two most memorable Doug Flutie moments.


9 posted on 05/15/2006 1:34:10 PM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I could never stand Doug Flutie because of his Rat politics. He was always an okay backup, but not starter material and certainly not Hall of Fame material.


10 posted on 05/15/2006 3:00:03 PM PDT by kesg
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I love Doug Flutie. The man has a total passion for football and will be tremendously missed.


11 posted on 05/15/2006 5:54:08 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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Jim Rome ping
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"Have a take, don't suck or you'll get run......."


The Mullet has retired......

12 posted on 05/15/2006 5:55:36 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Rob Schnieder is a Carrot)
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To: kesg

Do we have to judge everyone, including sportsmen, by their political thingy?


13 posted on 05/15/2006 5:55:37 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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Do we have to judge everyone, including sportsmen, by their political thingy?

It's become a favorite passtime on FR it seems....
14 posted on 05/15/2006 5:56:19 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Rob Schnieder is a Carrot)
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To: MikefromOhio

Sad.


15 posted on 05/15/2006 5:57:57 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Despite his rat politics, I liked him because he was sort of like "rudy", not the best but really reminded me of the old school football of the 50s and 60s that I never saw .

He never really had a flash about him. He was three yards and a pile of dust kind of guy.


16 posted on 05/15/2006 6:08:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (Durham - The San Francisco of North Carolina)
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To: Perdogg

It was the passion for the game that separated him from the rest.


17 posted on 05/15/2006 6:15:31 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
I feel old now. There aren't too many people in the NFL, other than kickers, my age.
18 posted on 05/15/2006 6:18:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Durham - The San Francisco of North Carolina)
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Flutie was always crapped upon by the NFL. He coulda been a first stringer easy.

Passion and love go a long way to winning.


19 posted on 05/15/2006 6:21:34 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Perdogg

oh yeah....

This guy would have been remembered as a good to great college QB WITHOUT the play against Miami that won him the Heisman.

I just wonder what would have happened had he stayed in the NFL instead of going to the CFL when his contract was us with New England.


20 posted on 05/15/2006 6:23:30 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Rob Schnieder is a Carrot)
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