RIP Gino Cappelletti

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It's funny, the first time I went to a game, in the new stadium (2002), first reg. season game, I mentioned to some guys in the row in front of me that I wished Steve Grogan was the quarterback of the team in 2001, that won the championship. That was because I was a Grogan fan, from when he played with the Patriots from 1975-on. I had nothing against Brady- he played well and deserved to win. But, I was a Grogan fan. You would've had to have seen him play, back in the day, to understand. He tried So hard!

But now I'm thinking about Gino Cappelletti. Although I never watched him play, I wish he had won a championship, or more, with the Patriots. He deserved to win.
 
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I have so many fond memories of watching him and the other Patriots from way "back in the day" on our B&W Zenith TV.

And then as an announcer with Gil Santos.

RIP Geno, you are much beloved, and worthy of the "Big Hall" for all your contributions.
 

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But now I'm thinking about Gino Cappelletti. Although I never watched him play, I wish he had won a championship, or more, with the Patriots. He deserved to win.
I think as an announcer he still felt a part the SBs, I mean as an experience at least? There's some solace in that, and his calls are immortalized from them.
 
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I'd just like to mention, Gino was tied for the most int's for the Patriots in 1960, with 4, I'm pretty sure. Back when he played, players may have played a few positions. I know he was a defensive back, at first with the Patriots, a placekicker, field goal and point after kicker, and a wide receiver. It shows how great of an athlete he was. He was a very important player, for the 60's Patriots. He scored alot of td's, also.
 
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