Why Ray Finkle's hometown hates him so much.It was mentioned by Ace that Ray was the only professional athlete ever to come out of his hometown of Collier County. The word "only" in that sentence seems to imply that Ray was the first, and also the last. Perhaps THAT'S another reason the townsfolk made him a pariah. Ray was the first athlete out of that town. As such, he was also the standard by which all potential future athletes in that town would be judged. So, when he missed that field goal, he didn't just cost his team victory, and he didn't just cost himself his career as a football player. He also cost his town any more chances of getting anymore professional athletes out of it. It's likely that the NFL decided that, if Ray Finkle made such a blunder in such a crucial game, everyone ELSE they recruit from Collier County is likely to do the same. So, in short, Collier County is mad at Ray because, thanks to him, the NFL may never recruit anyone from their town again, ever.
- How would they react knowing what Finkle tried to do?
The raccoon at the start of When Nature Calls......survived falling off a cliff and grew to become an intergalactic bounty hunter.