Fans come out to Thank Brown
9/17/12 1:00 PM
For 15 years, Troy Brown approached his job with humility and purpose. Even as a proven veteran, he used to say that he walked into the locker room every day and looked to make sure his belongings were still there, a sign that he hadn’t been cut. That’s what happens when you have been cut as Brown was back in 1994, his second year in the league.
“It was something I deserved,” Brown said. “I didn’t play well in the preseason. “It made me a better player. Being cut was not fun.”
That was 1994. Three Super Bowl rings and 18 years later, Brown spent a glorious Saturday evening in front of a couple of thousand enthusiastic Patriots on hand to celebrate his induction into the team’s Hall of Fame.
“We love you Troy!” screamed a Patriots fan from the crowd. “I love you too,” he screamed back. The crowd that filled the Patriot Place plaza and the stair adjacent to the CBS Scene restaurant was energetic and loud in its support of Brown and the Patriots alums present to see him receive the sharp, red jacket given to inductees.
In fact, two nights earlier during an appearance at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, Brown received a standing ovation from the sold out crowd in the 150-seat Raytheon Theater.
Signs in the crowd paid homage to Brown’s selflessness and to his now-famous locally “BINGO” phrase. It was back in February of 2004 after the Patriots returned home from Houston with their second Super Bowl title in three years that Brown stood in front of thousands of fans in Boston’s City Hall Plaza and screamed, BINGO! We got BINGO! We win again.”
Brown took time to thanks the fans during his induction speak but the fans on hand were there to thank him for years of dedicated service.