Toronto Mike

One More Year, Dougie


I own the jerseys of two Dougies.  One is a #93 home Toronto Maple Leafs jersey with Gilmour on the back and the other is a #7 Bills jersey for Flutie.  At the age of 43, Flutie is considering retirement.  I hope he plays one more year.

In March of 2005, I feared Flutie was done after he was released by the San Diego Chargers.  I wrote at the time, "There were so many reasons to root for the diminutive quarterback. There's the hail mary pass while at Boston College. There's the years of MVP service in the CFL and the two Grey Cups he brought to Toronto. There's the glorious NFL comeback with the Bills when he guided them to back-to-back playoff berths. We all loved #7."

There's one trophy Doug Flutie hasn't won, and that's the Super Bowl.  As Tom Brady's backup, that's always a possibility, but he has to give it one more year.  I hope he does and that he goes out on top.  He wasn't the biggest guy on the field, but there's little doubt he has heart to spare.

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