The Patriots History

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A Boston businessman with the name, Billy Sullivan Jr, had with a strong sports promotional background and acquired an AFL (American Football League) franchise on November 22, 1959. In Keeping the New England heritage, the nickname, “Patriots” was selected by an assembly of Boston sportswriters in a contest to pick the name. The Patriot defeated the Buffalo Bills in the first AFL pre-season game on July 30. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in their first ever regular season game on September 9th. .During the Patriots ' first ten years, finding a convenient playing home in the Boston area was almost as vital as putting a competitive team on the field. The Patriots played at Boston University Field in 1960 and 1961 and at Harvard in 1962…show more content…
Veteran coach Bill Parcells in charge and the successful stockpiling of awesome talent through the NFL draft, the Patriots won the AFC Championship in 1996 and earned a trip to their second Super Bowl but lost to the Green Bay Packers 35-21. In 2001, the Pats hired a new head coach, Bill Belichick. The 6th round pick, Tom Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe who got injured by a jets playing hitting him hard and decleating him. Lucky for that Patriots, Tom Brady became a rising star while completing the season winning Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17 by a winning field goal by Adam Vinatieri. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have created a present-day dynasty in New England. The powerful pair of Brady and Belichick have lead the Pats to six Super Bowl appearances and won half of them. Their most recent SUper Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XLIX in 2014, conquering the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 with a game winning goal line interception by a cornerback Malcolm Butler. Tom Brady’s favorite target to pass to is probably. Julian Edelman. The Pats selected him as a 27th round pick. On his first career punt return, he returned the ball 75 yards for the touchdown. The Pats drafted Rob Gronkowski, a tight end in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 draft. He turned out to be one of the greatest if not the greatest tight ends of all

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