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Butterfingers stunt tweaks Patriots’ dropped pass

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:52 p.m. HST, Feb 08, 2012

BOSTON >> People aren’t quite done piling on New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker for a dropped fourth-quarter pass that helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl.

An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars in Boston’s Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: “Thank you Wes Welker.”

The tongue-in-cheek stunt by Pawngo.com drew takers for the candy and a citation from the city for commercial dumping.

Pawngo CEO Todd Hills says in a statement to The Boston Globe the Denver- and Chicago-based company “thought Boston fans might at least get a laugh out of it.” He says the company respects Welker and the Patriots.

Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions but dropped a slightly off-target pass from quarterback Tom Brady with about four minutes left Sunday night. The Giants won 21-17.

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joshislost wrote:
Wow im a Raiders fan that pretty much hates the Patriots for the "infamous tuck rule". IAnd if any of you patriot fans are s tupid enough to hate on Wes Welker for dropping that pass should really grow up. Hes a huge reason you folks even got to the super bowl. Lame, Giants plainly just has the patriots number plain and simple. Losers
on February 8,2012 | 10:04PM
koolau wrote:
The heat on Welker should be spread throughout the Patriots team. Branch and Hernandez dropped critical passes that were much more catchable than Welker's, and would have potentially impacted the game results. Granted, a "professional" like Welker should have caught the ball, but it was thrown by a much more celebrated Brady who threw it behind him. If Welker caught it, there would have been tabbed just short of a miracle catch. (This is the same storied Brady, who on his first play drew a penalty for throwing the ball where no one was, and gave the Giants their first 2 points.) Shame on Patriots fans for putting the loss only on Welker. Weren't they watching the whole game? (......and no, I'm not a Patriots fan, just a fan of good football games.)
on February 9,2012 | 06:00AM
jimbone wrote:
why was'nt Todd Hills out there on the field catching passes. To all the nay sayers, tryout for the team. Maybe you can catch a simple ball thrown at you. Gezz, everyone ain't perfect.....
on February 9,2012 | 06:25AM
bubbaButt wrote:
Yeah, just ask Giselle, she can attest to that!
on February 9,2012 | 08:20AM