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Old 02-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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This is rather amusing. It's an alternate reality where Drew Bledsoe never got injured in '01 and our favorite sixth-rounder isn't exactly dating a supermodel...

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Here is where reality and possibility diverge a bit. The Patriots go into the 2002 season with Bledsoe as their clear starting quarterback. He is the reigning Super Bowl MVP, after all. He's only 30. He is a three-time Pro Bowler. And he has the pedigree of being a former No. 1 overall pick.

New England enters training camp with three quarterbacks: Bledsoe, Brady and fourth-round pick Rohan Davey, who's coming off of a record-setting career at SEC power LSU.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick quickly decides it is too much of a risk to have his star quarterback backed-up by a pair of unproven youngsters in Brady and Davey. This is the Super Bowl champion. There is too much at stake if Bledsoe goes down. So for his second-stringer, Belichick signs the always-intriguing Jeff George -- late of the Redskins and a player with a similar style to Bledsoe.

That leaves the final spot to either Brady or Davey. Brady was a sixth-round draft pick two years ago. He only has three career attempts. Meanwhile, the Patriots spent a fourth-rounder on Davey. In the final cut of camp, Belichick releases Tom Brady.

With most NFL rosters solidified, Brady can't find a job. Who wants a universally panned sixth-round draft pick with this body? No one, Brady quickly discovers.

Without a paycheck and almost flat broke due to blowing most of his two years of sixth-round pick money on pocket squares, ascots and haberdashery, Brady is forced into the workforce while he hopes for a call from an NFL team.

His first job is at the Gap at a suburban Boston shopping mall. But he is quickly fired for violating part of the employee dress code, called "the tuck rule."

The year ends with Brady down to his last few dollars and further than ever from NFL stardom.
Mmm...this is some fine photoshoppin...

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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Did we REALLY need another patriots thread? Come on Evan...



...you know that this will make you look like a total dick, right? I mean, remember, most of these so called patriots fans can dish it out but not take it. I'd hate for them to get their undies in a bundle yet again.
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Did we REALLY need another patriots thread? Come on Evan...



...you know that this will make you look like a total dick, right? I mean, remember, most of these so called patriots fans can dish it out but not take it. I'd hate for them to get their undies in a bundle yet again.

exactly, not everyone can be lucky enough to be a Packers or Redskins fan.
Because those are 2 truely great teams that win all the time.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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FWIW, the Pats carried Brady as a FOURTH QB in his first year in the league. It was Bledsoe, Scott Zolak (I think), Michael Bishop, and Brady. Lots of people at the time were clamoring for Bishop to get the starting nod, since he was a scrambler with a decent arm (a VERY poor man's Michael Vick). But, they clearly saw SOMETHING in Brady, Belichick isn't the kind of coach to waste a roster spot (he only carried two QBs on the roster for a long time).

And, YES, I KNOW - THIS IS THE ONION - but it's not really funny if it does't make any sense....
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It wasn't "yet another pats bashing thread" whatsoever. I think even Brady worshippers can find that that piece amusing. Hell, you could do the same kind of thing for pretty much any sports star. The moment they got their break---what if it never happened?

Actually, if it were the onion, it would make more sense. It's ESPN.
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Did we REALLY need another patriots thread? Come on Evan...



...you know that this will make you look like a total dick, right?
Hey, now, at least I didn't put a snarky pats quote in my signature. Gosh, if I did that, I'd look like a total dick every time I posted. Especially if I made the text red. Yeah, good thing I didn't do that.

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Hey, now, at least I didn't put a snarky pats quote in my signature. Gosh, if I did that, I'd look like a total dick every time I posted. Especially if I made the text red. Yeah, good thing I didn't do that.

At least he took down the one that INCORRECTY identified *me* as prematurely awarding the title to the Pats (when it was *his* damn quote ).

Page 2, The Onion... same thing
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