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Are You Talkin' to Me?

Oct. 16, 2006
Oct. 16, 2006

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Are You Talkin' to Me?

True tales from the similarly named

JOSH SCOBEE
Jaguars K
Age: 24
6'1", 190 pounds

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JOSH SCOBEY
Seahawks RB
Age: 26
6', 220

WHEN THEIR collegeteams played in 2001, says Scobey, "it was weird. I'd run and they'd showhis photo; he'd kick off and they'd show mine." That preceded a biggermix-up. "My brother [Matt] was dating a girl but hadn't met herfamily," says the Jags' Scobee. "One day her dad called and said, 'Weknow why you haven't brought Matt home. We were watching the NFL and saw thathis brother's black. We don't mind you dating a black guy, honey.'" Scobeetold Scobey the story and "We laughed," Scobee says. "We say we'rebrothers from a different mother."

JAY FEELY
Giants K
Age: 30
5'10", 210

A.J. FEELEY
Eagles QB
Age: 29
6'3", 225

THE NFL EASTrivals refer to each other as "pseudo cousin," and first met in 2003.Feely, who's married with three kids, once got a scare when he was confusedwith Feeley, who famously dates U.S. soccer star Heather Mitts. "A friendof Heather's from college who had never met me was at a charity soccer event inTampa, and Jay was there," explains Feeley. "She went up to him,smacked him on the back and said, 'How's my girl doing?' Jay was like, 'What?Who? Huh?' They stood there like that for a minute or two. It finally dawned onher that he wasn't me."

CHRIS HOKE
Steelers DT
Age: 30
6'2", 305

CHRIS HOPE
Titans S
Age: 26
5'11", 206

BEFORE HOPE movedto Tennessee as a free agent this off-season, the two played together with theSteelers. "Phone messages were a problem. Notes in the front office were aproblem," says Hope. "Sometimes he'd go to an autograph signing wherepeople were expecting me, and vice versa." Even Hoke's family haddifficulty telling the two apart. "My wife's grandmother was watching agame, and Chris got a personal foul, hit a guy late or something," Hokesays, laughing. "She called my wife and said, 'Wow, I didn't know yourhusband was that mean!'"

SIX PHOTOSFERNANDO MEDINA/WIREIMAGE.COM (SCOBEE, SCOBEY); EVAN PINKUS/WIREIMAGE.COM (FEELY); JOHN PYLE/CAL SPORT MEDIA (FEELEY); HOWARD SMITH/US PRESSWIRE (HOKE); JOE MURPHY/WIREIMAGE.COM (HOPE)