Re: To all Pats fans...Leon, UD and your multiple personalities are welcomed as well.
posted at 1/1/2011 11:15 AM EST
In Response to Re: To all Pats fans...Leon, UD and your multiple personalities are welcomed as well.
[QUOTE]Was a fair-weather Pats fan in the Grogan days, followed them more closely during the mid-'80s, and became a fully devoted fan in '96, rarely missing a game since then. I will watch most of the NFL games broadcast locally in any given week. NFL football is the only sport I devote myself to watching full-tilt. I think I found this forum around 2006 or so. I seem to remember flipping out here about the bad calls in the AFCC game. I was living in Illinois and missing the local sports coverage, so I went searching online for stories. Though I am from R.I., the Globe had better coverage than the ProJo at the time. I grew up in Cranston and successfully shed the accent in my 20's. As for my name here, my name is "Chris" and I got my nickname of "Woody" from several different people who did not know one another, because they all thought I resembled Woody Harrelson when he was on Cheers. (I ran into him once when he was on a date on New Year's Eve at the Last Call with a woman I knew as the customer of a bike shop I managed in Providence. I am pretty sure now that she was Lisa Bonnett, but she used a different name. Whoever she was, she was very friendly. That Harrelson is taller than you would think.) I didn't see my resemblance to Harrelson, but being in sales I liked that my customers remembered the name "Woody", so I adopted it. Eventually, a guy with whom I worked in Chicago dubbed me "Chris, AKA Woody", and that stuck. There are some people that only know me as Woody. As for my avatar, I think I need to replace it because I've been taking some busting for it. That's me playing my '68 Gibson J-50, and no, I don't sound anything like the guy in Animal House. Far, far from it. Hell, I would smash his guitar, too. I don't remember reading any posts by NEALI, so I cannot write about him.
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That just doesn't look like a Gibson to me, but it must sound incredible being a '68.
I lived in Chicago recently as well. I can't imagine a better city anywhere in this great country of ours.
Grew up in MA, went to college in NC, now back in NC, and started watching the Pats when I started watching all sports. This would have been 1982ish. First memories of any tv viewing.
My favorite live Pats moment was the 1996 AFC Title game. It was an incredible thing to experience because of the atmosphere. I am not even convinced the new stadium has ever gotten that loud since that game.
When the ball dropped into Otis Smith's arms, the place just went into another level of noise and nirvana not seen or heard since the 1980s Celtics or Bruins playoff games at the Garden.
Incredible time, which really in some small way, started all of this under the Kraft regime.
Funny how our resident trolls haven't chimed in yet. They still reside in mommy's basement.