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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:07 AM

12/12/12, an interesting anniversary in Patriots history

Today is 12/12/12, the 30th anniversary of "The Snow Plow Game."

On Dec. 12, 1982, the Patriots were playing the Dolphins at home. The field was, quite literally, a skating rink, and neither team could score. In the waning seconds of a 0-0 tie game, the Pats were lined up for a field goal they would almost certainly miss because of the conditions...when Mark Henderson, a convicted burglar on a work-release program, commandeered a snow plow and carved a swath right where John Smith was to attempt the kick. The snap was good, the kick was good, and the Patriots won what was easily the most absurd game in the history of the team. Asked about it later, Henderson quipped, "What are they gonna do, throw me in jail?" The plow - a John Deere Model 314 tractor - is enshrined at the Patriots Hall of Fame in Foxborough.

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Reply 12/12/12, an interesting anniversary in Patriots history (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
trumad Dec 2012 #1
Liberal_Dog Dec 2012 #7
Auggie Dec 2012 #2
wilt the stilt Dec 2012 #3
trumad Dec 2012 #5
Berlum Dec 2012 #4
RagAss Dec 2012 #6

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:11 PM

1. Actually it was one of the most shameful days in Pat's history.

Hey---they enshrined the tractor---I wonder if the enshrined the video camera?

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:20 PM

7. The Dolphins Got Their Revenge Four Weeks Later

First Round of the "Super Bowl Tournament" in Miami.

28-13 I believe.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. I liked the quip best of all

They enshrined the tractor? That's priceless.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. I was watching that game

as you were Trumad. You had to laugh at it. If I remember right Shula went nuts.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:33 PM

5. I was pissed...

biggest bush league move in the history of football.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

4. Precisely according to the 12.12 proFecy, eh?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. We've had crazier moments up here...

Our fan participation era for instance...

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