Ricky Proehl, number 87, who announced the start of the dynasty, just keep showing up. You may recall he scored the last touchdown for St. Louis in SB 36 and for Carolina in SB 38; he also caught four or five passes against the Patriots on November 18, 2001, after Antowain Smith fumbled on the 3 with the Pats set to go up 17-7; St. Louis would take the lead right before halftime with a 97 yard drive. It was our last loss.
In that November 18 game, St. Louis had a running back from San Diego State, not Marshall Faulk! Justin Watson was his name and 33 was his number (he's not only not Marshall Faulk, he's also not Kevin Faulk!). By the time of SB 36, he still had his shirt on, but no pads under it. On Nov 18, he had no carries, no catches, and one special team tackle assist. Inactive for the game, and just maybe more sanguine about the prospects of victory precisely because the Rams were so deep they didn't need him, he told NFL Films "I like our chances." Unlike Ricky Proehl, Watson was just wrong. Proehl may well have been prescient when he announced "a dynasty is born tonight,"although the Pats need more championships before we accept his judgment!
pat_thepatriot <pat_thepatriot@...> wrote:
I think I spit up my coffee as I read "And the last time I heard
someone say "I like our chances", it was that bald St. Louis Rams
player". I just watched that DVD again last night and it never gets
old. You have to give props to the guy who said the famous line "the
dynasty starts tonight", cause for the Pats a dynasty was born so
the guy was right.I think our chances are darn good of going all the
way but I refuse to start pounding my chest just yet.The road to the
big show is still a rocky one and the one game at a time is a great
way to keep a level head.If we get by the browns this week I'll be
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "frankdanabrewster"
> Damn, you're right! That wasn't long after the famous line "the
> dynasty starts tonight", or something like
that. No one on this
> would come out with comments like that. Thanks to all for pointing
> the error of my ways. :)
> --- In email@example.com, Rich Carreiro <rlcarr@a...>
> > And the last time I heard someone say "I like our chances", it
> > that bald St. Louis Rams player on the sideline near the end
> > of SBXXXVI.
> > --
> > Rich Carreiro rlcarr@a...
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