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Doug Flutie just retired from Pro Football. Being a Bills fan, I remember Flutie well. He was a great quarterback, and his hail mary will be remembered as one of the greatest passes ever thrown in football. He retired well. I think he deserves his due, and that he retired gracefully. Compare this to MJ, Lemieux, or Favre. All kept playing past their prime, as did Flutie, but Flutie took a role as a backup willingly. He didn't sign on as a starter. He knew what he could and couldn't do, he knew what was best for him and for football, and I think his retirement deserves respect, not only because of his career, but because he handled it well throughout the whole process.

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Flutie is a god in Boston, Buffalo, and Calgary. How many athletes can claim to that?

And a fun fact, his birthplace is about a 30 minute drive from my house.

how many other short people can say that?

What? Take me there. NOW!

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It was sort of fitting that he ended his career with the team that he started it with. Unless I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the Patriots drafted him. You know, no matter who he played for, he was one of those athletes that you just couldn't hate. Even when he was with Buffalo, one of my Patriots rivals, I couldn't help but cheer for him. He had a good career, and he didn't overstay his welcome like a certain overrated basketball player who I won't name, but we'll call M. Jordan. No, too obvious, let's call him Michael J. Yeah, that'll do that trick!

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It was sort of fitting that he ended his career with the team that he started it with. Unless I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the Patriots drafted him. You know, no matter who he played for, he was one of those athletes that you just couldn't hate. Even when he was with Buffalo, one of my Patriots rivals, I couldn't help but cheer for him. He had a good career, and he didn't overstay his welcome like a certain overrated basketball player who I won't name, but we'll call M. Jordan. No, too obvious, let's call him Michael J. Yeah, that'll do that trick!

that's kinda funny. When he came in to the game in Buffalo last year, he got the loudest cheers. We wanted him to score.

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He probably should have retired long ago. I mean I know the guy loved the game but you'd like to go out strong wouldn't you?

I completley agree. I'd want to be remembered as the best. Not someone who was once awesome and then failed to live up to previous expectations.

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He was at his height at around age 22 when he threw the pass that will get his name put down in the books of football lore. SHould he simply never have gon to the USFL, CFL, or NFL since he reached his high point there? Sure he went down hill eventually, but he knew that and lived with it, and acted accoedingly, unlike so many others

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