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The Inconvenience of Being Human
Rick Reilly
November 16, 1998
Somewhere between making TIME and the ABC World News Tonight and getting turned into the kind of cuddly American hero people want to hang from their rearview mirrors, Doug Flu-tie lost his baby.
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November 16, 1998

The Inconvenience Of Being Human

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Who knows? Maybe Flutie and his Flakes will wind up in the Big Bowl. Maybe not. But one day soon Flutie will have a Sunday when he'll throw three interceptions or fumble twice or trip over his own size 11s and people will grumble, "Told you. Too short," and Flutie will slump home and there will be Dougie, laughing and smiling and happy.

Maybe that's why.

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