Re: I've Got 2 Words for You ...
- There is a theme to my favorite regular season wins - see if you can
figure it out in under .3 milliseconds.
2001 we beat Miami on the final game of the year. I spent the pre-
game on the field having just got my award as 2001 Fan of the Year.
I was next to Henderson as he drove out the Snow Plow and asked how
the NFL felt about that little move before the game. The answer by
the lovely public relations lass: "I guess we'll find out after they
find out!" Pats had some great plays burned in my mind like the
Kevin Faulk pitch then trow back to Brady for a key first down. The
game sent us to the Playoffs and ultimately with as the #2 seed!
1994 Final game. SNow on the ground and a young gun named Drew
Bledsoe rallied the troops to knock Miami out of the playoffs and
notch the fourth straight win for the Patriots (I believe). AFter
the game Bledsoe was in our section throwing snowballs into the
crowd - it was tremendously energized.
Minnesota Viking Rally in Foxboro - just how many completions and
attempts can any quarterback make? There was no doubt we could do
nothing but pass - and pass we did. To Timpson, To LeROY Thompson,
to Brisby, to Turner, to Gash and of course always to Coates - and
Coates and Coates.
Opening day in Miami (93?) I was down there to watch Marino and
Bledsoe battle back and forth in an aerial shootout. The last team
with the ball was going to win. Crittendon had THE best catch I've
ever seen in my life .... and yeah I could see back then. Coates
fumbled as New England drove to go ahead in the final moments. We
lost the ball and consequently the game but what a shootout - it was
two tremendous talents at the top of their game.
Back in 1987ish I was in Foxboro for a battle with the Jets when
Steve Grogan just could not miss. Stanley Morgan and Irving Fryar
were embarrassing the Jets DBs on virtually every play. The final
score was something near 44-3 by my rough recollection. I'm sure
that's wrong but it was quite the game. Got my Irving Fryar Jersey
that day - last guy to wear #80 before the someday legendary Troy
Off the top of my head mind you...
Miami is always a popular win for me I guess.
There were also the two Miracles in the Meadowlands in 96 when we
rallied from 21 down to beat the Jets and then topped it with a 22
point debt recovery against the GiANTS. Ahhh I love the nostalgia...
--- In email@example.com, George R <patsfangr@y...> wrote:
> ***** They are "regular season". I really did mean regular season
> when I asked that question about "greatest wins". Sorry. Obviously,
> there can be no greater win in Patriots' history than SB XXXVI! And
> other playoff wins that have been mentioned by several of you are
> bigger and better than Sunday's win over the Phins. Again, apologies
> for the omission of those two very key words for the discussion.
> were in my head, but failed to transmit to my fingers! :-)
> ** Belichick IS NFL Coach of the Year! **