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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:09 PM
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Doug Flutie is a Brown supporter?
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  - Barkley probably is too. Money might have something to do with it. nt  duphase   Jan-17-10 05:11 PM   #1 
  - There goes any support I had for that guy  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:15 PM   #4 
  - Oh my Flootie the Tootie....or is that tootsie.  Bitwit1234   Jan-17-10 05:19 PM   #8 
  - It's mor about being against Obama than anything else.  jasi2006   Jan-18-10 09:52 AM   #42 
  - Barkley was but changed his mind during the W administration  taterguy   Jan-17-10 05:15 PM   #6 
  - Barkley is a recovering Republican....  marmar   Jan-17-10 05:29 PM   #15 
  - In general, rich folks vote Republican  taterguy   Jan-17-10 05:13 PM   #2 
  - Not necessarily true.....  marmar   Jan-17-10 05:30 PM   #16 
  - Hence the phrase "In general" in my post  taterguy   Jan-17-10 05:52 PM   #29 
  - Maybe because the players  Yupster   Jan-18-10 10:30 AM   #44 
  - Ted Kennedy was rich, and he was the working person's hero n/t  rox63   Jan-17-10 05:30 PM   #17 
     - There's "old rich" and "new rich" here in NE  lukasahero   Jan-18-10 10:06 AM   #43 
  - the repeated hits in football lead to brain damage, right?  MH1   Jan-17-10 05:14 PM   #3 
  - Proof positive, I reckon.  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:15 PM   #5 
  - when, where?  BunkerHill24   Jan-17-10 05:17 PM   #7 
  - Just saw him standing behind Brown at a Worcester MA rally  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:22 PM   #9 
     - Bernie Kosar probably would have been there.  Dr.Phool   Jan-17-10 05:27 PM   #12 
     - Bernie's shitfaced  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:31 PM   #19 
     - I must say he's dead to me...I thought he was one of us....nt  BunkerHill24   Jan-17-10 09:59 PM   # 
     - I must say he's dead to me...I thought he was one of us....nt  BunkerHill24   Jan-17-10 09:59 PM   #35 
  - Flutie is a wingnut.  Faygo Kid   Jan-17-10 05:24 PM   #10 
  - Well, he's dead to me now.  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:28 PM   #13 
     - yup me too. He  cadmium   Jan-18-10 07:51 AM   #38 
  - Both attended Boston College and are about the same age  merh   Jan-17-10 05:26 PM   #11 
  - That crowd is responsible for a lot  cadmium   Jan-18-10 07:55 AM   #39 
     - I can imagine that the BC connection has been exploited to the fullest  merh   Jan-18-10 09:40 AM   #41 
  - Millionaires support Republicans?  Iggo   Jan-17-10 05:28 PM   #14 
  - I have more in common with martha than i do rich athletes  leftygolfer   Jan-17-10 05:30 PM   #18 
  - I'll never forget when Mike Ditka called him Bambi.  undeterred   Jan-17-10 05:36 PM   #20 
  - LOL, I never heard that one!  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:38 PM   #21 
  - Flutie was #2 QB for the Chicago Bears  undeterred   Jan-17-10 05:47 PM   #27 
     - I think that's a riot and thanks for mentioning that.  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:55 PM   #30 
  - You are quoting Mr. ultra Repug? Ugh  harkadog   Jan-17-10 05:38 PM   #22 
  - Mike Ditka introduces Gov. $arah Palin at Rally!  Bravo Zulu   Jan-17-10 05:47 PM   #26 
  - If I recall correctly ( always iffy), he was involved with or even pres.of the young republicans  abq e streeter   Jan-17-10 05:40 PM   #23 
  - And sadly, the Pat Tillmans  merh   Jan-17-10 05:41 PM   #24 
  - That sounds about right.  graywarrior   Jan-17-10 05:41 PM   #25 
  - It happens.  Buzz Clik   Jan-17-10 05:51 PM   #28 
  - This athlete had his heart in the right place  taterguy   Jan-17-10 05:58 PM   #31 
     - Wellstone played basketball?  lolly   Jan-17-10 06:40 PM   #32 
     - He wrestled. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-17-10 07:43 PM   #34 
     - Lots of athletes grow up to be politicians.  Buzz Clik   Jan-18-10 07:32 AM   #36 
  - Oh shit!!  Captain Hilts   Jan-17-10 07:41 PM   #33 
  - I used to have a crush on that little twit.  Pool Hall Ace   Jan-18-10 07:44 AM   #37 
  - He was my favourite football player when I was a kid...  BolivarianHero   Jan-18-10 07:59 AM   #40 
  - He fizzled with the Bears during the '80s, causing McKaskey to fire manager Vanessi  DailyGrind51   Jan-18-10 10:33 AM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-18-10 10:38 AM   #46 
 
duphase Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:11 PM
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1. Barkley probably is too. Money might have something to do with it. nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:15 PM
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4. There goes any support I had for that guy
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:19 PM
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8. Oh my Flootie the Tootie....or is that tootsie.
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:52 AM
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42. It's mor about being against Obama than anything else.
Guess why?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:15 PM
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6. Barkley was but changed his mind during the W administration
I'm too lazy to look for a specific cite but read his book "Who's afraid of a Large Black Man", which you should read anyway just because it's such a great title.

I assume you are talking about Charles.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:29 PM
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15. Barkley is a recovering Republican....
He ditched after they, in his words, "lost their minds"
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:13 PM
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2. In general, rich folks vote Republican
Lower taxes, yadda yadda yadda
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:30 PM
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16. Not necessarily true.....
A poll of NBA and NFL players found most of them are Democrats; Among NFL quarterbacks, tho, it was the reverse.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:52 PM
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29. Hence the phrase "In general" in my post
There are lots of variables involved.

Quarterback is an elitist position.

Working class folks play in the line.

And the overwhelming majority of NFL QBs are, um, white guys.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:30 AM
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44. Maybe because the players
are overwhelmingly African - American but most quarterbacks are not.

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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:30 PM
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17. Ted Kennedy was rich, and he was the working person's hero n/t
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:06 AM
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43. There's "old rich" and "new rich" here in NE
Old rich generally = liberal. New = repug.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:14 PM
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3. the repeated hits in football lead to brain damage, right?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:15 PM
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5. Proof positive, I reckon.
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:17 PM
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7. when, where?
I know Flutie cares about Autism, and spokesman for Autism Society of America. But I have had no idea he's a Rethug supporter.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:22 PM
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9. Just saw him standing behind Brown at a Worcester MA rally
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:27 PM
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12. Bernie Kosar probably would have been there.
But, he probably couldn't afford the trip since he went bankrupt.

He was a big Ken Blackwell supporter.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:31 PM
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19. Bernie's shitfaced
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:59 PM
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I must say he's dead to me...I thought he was one of us....nt
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:59 PM
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35. I must say he's dead to me...I thought he was one of us....nt
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:24 PM
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10. Flutie is a wingnut.
Always has been. Loves them $$$.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:28 PM
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13. Well, he's dead to me now.
:grr:
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cadmium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:51 AM
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38. yup me too. He
seemed like a decent person but this defines him as a jerk.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:26 PM
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11. Both attended Boston College and are about the same age
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Flutie

Flutie is a few years younger than Brown.

The Cosmopolitian article states Brown was 22 in 1982 so that makes his year of birth 1960 and Flutie's is 1962.

This has nothing to do with the college connection, I just think Cosmo's suggested campaign slogans for Brown are pretty funny.

Who Needs Joe Plumber When You Can Have Scott Six-Pack?

Scott Brown: A Name You Can Trust, Abs You Can Believe In

Vote for Brown. He Has One Hell of a Stimulus Package.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/scott-brown-...


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cadmium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:55 AM
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39. That crowd is responsible for a lot
of Brown's support. His daughter (American Idol singer) Ayla is a star on the BC basketball team and is a local celebrity. He probably attracts a lot of Boston College - related Catholic support. BC is often a voice of liberal Catholics but there are probably a lot of personal relationships with Brown family and certainly with Flutie.

Screw Them.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:40 AM
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41. I can imagine that the BC connection has been exploited to the fullest
and yeah, screw 'em.

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:28 PM
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14. Millionaires support Republicans?
zOMG!

Why was I not alerted!
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leftygolfer Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:30 PM
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18. I have more in common with martha than i do rich athletes
schilling, flutie, etc...big freakin' deal. We need healthcare help, they don't. Of course they love the status quo.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:36 PM
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20. I'll never forget when Mike Ditka called him Bambi.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:38 PM
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21. LOL, I never heard that one!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:47 PM
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27. Flutie was #2 QB for the Chicago Bears
during their Superbowl season back in the eighties. #1 was Jim McMahon who was a bigmouth, always getting hurt. He and Ditka had a screaming-at-each-other type of relationship. When McMahon was hurt and Flutie stepped in, people asked Ditka if he was going to yell at Flutie like he did at McMahon... Ditka said "I would feel like I was yelling at Bambi".

:rofl:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:55 PM
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30. I think that's a riot and thanks for mentioning that.
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harkadog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:38 PM
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22. You are quoting Mr. ultra Repug? Ugh
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:47 PM
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26. Mike Ditka introduces Gov. $arah Palin at Rally!
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:40 PM
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23. If I recall correctly ( always iffy), he was involved with or even pres.of the young republicans
chapter at Boston College...Not a big surprise. Athletes, especially white ones, are often pretty conservative from what I've seen and experienced over the years. The Bill Waltons and Adam Morrisons really are the exception.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:41 PM
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24. And sadly, the Pat Tillmans
:cry:

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:41 PM
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25. That sounds about right.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:51 PM
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28. It happens.
I have no clue who my athelete heroes support politically. It's just not relevant.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:58 PM
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31. This athlete had his heart in the right place
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:40 PM
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32. Wellstone played basketball?
Had no idea.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:43 PM
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34. He wrestled. nt
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:32 AM
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36. Lots of athletes grow up to be politicians.
Do we choose which politicians to support based on their athletic prowess? Should be choose which athletes to support based on the political leanings?

How about we act like big boys and girls and make a clear separation of the two?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:41 PM
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33. Oh shit!!
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:44 AM
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37. I used to have a crush on that little twit.
No more.

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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:59 AM
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40. He was my favourite football player when I was a kid...
*cries*
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:33 AM
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45. He fizzled with the Bears during the '80s, causing McKaskey to fire manager Vanessi
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