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ON SECOND THOUGHT

One man’s journey offers view to a thrill

His vision isn’t what it could be, far from it, which is why Patrick Yarber was in the stands at Gillette Stadium, continuing his journey, fulfilling his quest.

Yarber, 53, lives in Nashville, home of the Vanderbilt Commodores, who smacked a 24-7 loss on the University of Massachusetts last Saturday in Foxborough. Yarber is a huge Vandy fan. In fact, he’s just plain huge, 6 feet 6 inches and 290 pounds, a package we like to refer to as “Gronk-like’’ around our neck of the pigskin patch.

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