I hope that you’re happy now like you’re supposed to be. And I know that this will hurt you more than it hurts me. -Elvis Costello
I’ve been meaning to get to this one. Making my stomach upset, this one. Put me in oxyen debt, this one. First, a little background. When I was a kid, my best friend’s brother played on those BC teams with Doug Flutie. So, when I was a kid, I was at all those BC games with Doug Flutie. I was there as Flutie led BC to three bowl games in three years. I was in Foxborough when Flutie beat Alabama. I was at Alumni Stadium when Fluite beat Clemson. I was at a lot of games when Doug Flutie beat a lot of teams. Needless to say, there’s a special place in my heart for Doug Flutie. You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul. You’ll be my breath should I grow old. That’s why I hold so much disdain for Steve Grogan.
Some folks say Steve Grogan was the toughest summamabitch quarterback to ever play the game. Some folks say Steve Grogan was the model of consistency and true determination. That’s some folks. But, like Bob Dylan, “It ain’t me babe.” You see, during the NFL strike back in 1987, Doug Flutie broke ranks and crossed the picket lines. You see, during the NFL strike back in 1987, Doug Flutie finally got the shot he so deserved to get in the door and have a chance to hang around. Flutie became the Brian Daubach of the Patriots, and some players still have never forgiven him for it. Steve Grogan is one of those players. Back then, the Patriots belonged to Grogan and he felt there was no room for Doug Flutie and his backscabbing ways. In the end, Steve Grogan ran Doug Flutie out of town. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
That’s why when I saw that Steve Grogan was crying about Bill Belichick giving the ex-Patriot the cold shoulder and excluding him from having contact with the current team, I had to laugh. I had to laugh, because I’ve outsmarted even myself. My enemy, my foe, is an animal. In order to conquer the animal, I have to learn to think like an animal. And, whenever possible, to look like one. I’ve gotta get inside this guy’s pelt and crawl around for a few days. I had to laugh beacuse now Steve Grogan knows what it feels like. Now Steve Grogan got his. What he got was not nearly enough but in days like these, I’ll take what I can get.
Peace out homies. Six two and even!