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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New England Patriots Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. New England Patriots – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1960 as part of the AFL (American Football League) and joined the NFL in 1970. The team has been known as:
Boston Patriots 1960-1970
New England Patriots 1971-Present

2. New England Patriots – The Championship Record
Four Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl XXXVI February 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
Super Bowl XXXVIII February 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
Super Bowl XXXIX February 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
Super Bowl XLIX February 1, 2015 New England 28, Seattle 24

Four Other Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl XX January 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
Super Bowl XXXI January 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
Super Bowl XLII February 3, 2008 N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
Super Bowl XLVI February 5, 2012 N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17

Eight AFC Conference Championships:
1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014

3. New England Patriots – Home Stadium History
1. Nickerson Field, Boston
1960-62
2. Fenway Park, Boston
1963-68
3. Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill
1969
4. Harvard Stadium, Boston
1970
5. Foxboro Stadium / Schaefer Stadium / Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro
1971-2001
6. Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
2002-Present

4. For more information on the Patriots, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Patriots' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_England_Patriots_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Patriots' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the New England Patriots and the history of the Patriots franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our New England Patriots YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yhRPZFQFAc or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/New-England-Patriots-c121/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Patriots.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 17, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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