Patriots Rookie Reveals He Was Named After ‘Party Of Five’ Character

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By Siyag | October 18, 2022

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In his first professional game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4, Zappe came dangerously close to pulling off an upset.

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After six weeks, Zappe has kept the Patriots in the race. In each of his three outings, he received a passing score of 100 or higher.

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He has thrown four touchdown passes and one pickoff. On Sunday, he completed 300 passes for the first time in his career, losing to the Cleveland Browns.

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Fans will learn a little bit more about the Western Kentucky freshman as Zappe continues to be the starter.

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On Monday, Zappe came on Boston's WEEI 93.7 with Audacy and discussed the meaning of his first name with "Merloni, Fauria & Mego.

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According to Zappe, he was named after Scott Wolf's Bailey Salinger from the film "Party of Five.

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"Party of Five" peaked in popularity in the middle the to late 1990s and ran its course until 2000. In 1999, Zappe was born.

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He claimed that his mother named him Bailey because she liked the character.

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She was with my dad, so Zappe speculated that she wouldn't publicly admit to having feelings for him.

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She was expecting me at the time, and she loved that he was the main character, so I suppose it was Bailey, Bailey, and that's how I got my name.

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Zappe replied that he didn't know anything about Jennifer Love Hewitt when questioned. He claimed he, too, had never watched the programme

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