Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Starting with the 2013 seasons, fans will be limited in what type of bags can be brought into NFL stadiums including Gillette Stadium.
When fans go watch the Patriots play later this year, they will be subjected to a new league-wide policy on what bags can be brought into a stadium. According to the New England Patriots, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bags, packages, or containers at stadium Plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium: Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: non see-through purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. The decision to change the policy was made unanimously by the NFL Committee on Stadium …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Russian president Vladimir Putin claims Bob Kraft gave him his 2005 Super Bowl right, but the New England Patriots' owner said it belongs to him.
Maybe, it was lost in the translation. Russian president Vladimir Putin is claiming New England Patrots owner Robert Kraft gave him a Super Bowl ring and isn't giving it back, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Kraft has different side of the story. Last week, he told the New York Post that he saw Putin the $25,000 ring during a 2005 meeting in Russia. "I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin)," said Kraft in the New York Post. "And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring.' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out." CNN is reporting that ring is considered a gift to the Russian president and is now in the Kremlin library.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tim Tebow signed a contract with the New England Patriots Monday and was expected to join the team at mini-camp.
It's been a busy couple of days for Tim Tebow. The quarterback agreed to sign a free agent contact with the New England Patriots Monday and is expected to be at mini-camp today. With all that going on, Tebow probably hasn't had time to do some real estate shopping, so let's give him some help. Let's do the neighborly thing here and assist him in his search for a new home in Mansfield. Why should Tim make his home here while he is playing over in Foxborough?
Monday, June 3, 2013
The Hall at Patriot Place receives prestigious award for second consecutive year
Editor's note: The following release is courtesy of Patriots Media Relations. The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon has been recognized by Newton-based TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. The esteemed award places The Hall in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor over the past year. A Certificate of Excellence is given annually to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. In 2012, The Hall received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for consistently ranking among the best attractions with a rating of 4.5 out of five. TripAdvisor travelers are impressed with the Hall’s extensive library of …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talked about the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl in Foxborough if Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey goes well.
Could a Super Bowl ever be held at Gillette Stadium? New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he would welcome the opportunity if Super Bowl XLVIII next February in New Jersey goes well. “Let’s see how [the Super Bowl in New York goes],” Kraft told reporters Tuesday outside the NFL owners meetings in Boston. “We would love one day to hold [the Super Bowl locally] if it’s a good experience.” Kraft was in Boston Tuesday with the NFL’s 31 other owners to vote on the sites of Super Bowl L and LI and discussed what would need to happen for the area to host its first ever Super Bowl. “I think part of what it would require is political people in Boston and Providence coming together so we could really have the right number of hotel rooms and …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Bruschi will join Gil Santos as the Patriots Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and will be inducted during a public ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 11th outside The Hall at Patriot Place Presented by Raytheon.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Patriots Media Relations. The New England Patriots announced Tuesday former linebacker Tedy Bruschi has been voted by fans as the 19th player and 21st member to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame. Bruschi will join Gil Santos, the Voice of the New England Patriots, at an induction ceremony during training camp that is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 11. The induction ceremony is open to the public and Patriots fans are encouraged to attend. Bruschi will also be honored during a halftime ceremony at the 2013 home opener when the Patriots host the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12. It has been a busy month for Bruschi, who, just two weeks ago (May 7), was named to the College Football Hall…
Monday, May 20, 2013
About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders interacted with the Newtown, Conn. Community’s youth in a free “Football for You” clinic Saturday.
The New England Patriots gave the Newtown, Conn. community a reason to smile this past Saturday – 154 days after unspeakable tragedy struck the small, quiet town. About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders conducted a free “Football for You” youth clinic Saturday at Newtown High School just over five months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012. “This is part of the New England community and I think all of us were devastated when we saw what happened here,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft via Patriots Today. “If it can happen here in the town of Newtown then it can happen in any city or town in America.” The Kraft …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light on head coach Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Southeastern Regional High School students in the cabinet and collision repair department constructed cornhole boards that will be auctioned off for Matt Light's charity.
Students at Southeastern Regional High School in Easton were paid a visit by former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light Wednesday morning. Light mingled with students and autographed sets of cornhole boards constructed by the cabinet and collision repair departments. The boards, when completed, will be auctioned off at Light's charity cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium on June 1 to benefit the Light Foundation. "This foundation emphasizes character building and accountability, which is the same thing we do," said Southeastern Collision repair instructor Robert Morin. Morin said the students had been working on the cornhole boards for about two weeks and they were slated to be completed by the tournament on June 1. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The New England Patriots took the Southern Mississippi outside linebacker with the 52nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After trading out of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots chose Southern Mississippi outside linebacker Jamie Collins with the team’s first pick in the second round (52nd overall). “Jamie [Collins] is an interesting guy that came into college as a safety, played inside linebacker, played outside linebacker in a 3-4 and then played defensive end last year,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “He’s been a very productive player in the kicking game. He’s got a lot of versatility, solid player, hard worker, great kid.” Collins, according to NFL.com, is a versatile defensive end/linebacker hybrid that racked up 20 tackles for loss (10 sacks) for Southern Miss during his first-team All-Conference USA senior …