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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thanks Tedy!

So I know this isn't banner related, but 1) it's been a while since I've checked in, and 2) given the history Dan the Banner has started to form with the Patriots, it's fitting to touch on the news that broke just tonight. I was saddened - and a little surprised - to hear that Pats LB/Captain/Fan Favorite/Heart and Soul Tedy Bruschi is planning on announcing his retirement in a news conference tomorrow morning, after 13 years in the NFL, all with the Pats. I know, I know, he's getting up there in age, he's lost a step, and he's discussed retirement for like the last 4 seasons. Still, I always expected when he did retire it would come in the off-season and not after another year had started up again. Also, I was surprised it was this year that he's calling it quits because I figured having lost his starting spot, he'd have enough to make it through one more season in a reserve role. Alas, I guess the trials of camp proved to much for the much-loved Tedy, and all of us Patriots fans will surely miss the man who epitomized a professional during his tenure with the Pats...although I'm sure he'll still be spotted around the team here and there - and is it really out of the realm of possibility to see a Junior Seau-esque late season return sometime in the next year or two? Wishful thinking perhaps, but I'm just throwing it out there.
Nothing new going on with the banner, I've been pretty busy working all day every day the past week or so, so I haven't even been able to think about the next move for the banner. But I will focus more attention on that in the coming days. For the record, I was not able to get a picture with Tedy and Dan at any point - which is even more unfortunate because Bruschi is Danny's favorite Patriot - but as always I will keep my eyes open when in the Gillette Stadium area, you just never know when Tedy might show! Stay on the lookout for more banner updates, hopefully coming soon!!
Thanks again Tedy for all the great memories, you were the best!

-The Banner Keeper

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