Tales from the New England Patriots Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Patriots Stories Ever Told

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This revealing look at the first forty years of the New England Patriots captures the stories of passion, power, and struggles of one of the most remarkable franchises in sports. True Pats fans know that while today the team’s owner, coach, and stadium all rank among the best in the NFL, the early years were a much harder road. For decades the Patriots was a team known for having comically inept management and ownership, as well as the worst stadium in the NFL. Now die-hard New England fans will relive the whole...
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Overview


This revealing look at the first forty years of the New England Patriots captures the stories of passion, power, and struggles of one of the most remarkable franchises in sports. True Pats fans know that while today the team’s owner, coach, and stadium all rank among the best in the NFL, the early years were a much harder road. For decades the Patriots was a team known for having comically inept management and ownership, as well as the worst stadium in the NFL. Now die-hard New England fans will relive the whole history of the Patriots—from past pain to present glory. This newly revised edition of Tales from the New England Patriots Sideline covers it all. Former players share the hilarious and shocking tales of the team’s early tumultuous years; the glaring absurdity of which only highlights the present golden age. With an epilogue by Bill Belichick, and newly revised to include the Patriots three Super Bowls of the new millennium, this is a must-have for any football fan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613212424
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 370,375
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Felger is a beat writer and columnist who has been covering the New England area for over two decades. When he’s not writing, he can be seen on Comcast Sports Net.

Ernie Palladino is a sportswriter with nearly fifty years of experience. He spent thirty-three of those years at the Journal News (Westchester, N.Y.), including twenty covering the New York Giants as a beat reporter. Presently, he writes Ernie Palladino’s Giants Beat for Scout.com, part of the Fox Sports Blog Network. He lives in Staten Island, New York.

Steve Grogan was the New England Patriots quarterback from 1975 until 1990. In 1995, he was enshrined in the Patriots Hall of Fame. He currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Bill Belichick has been the head coach of the New England Patriots since 2000. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Steve Grogan vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The AFL 1

Chapter 2 The "BS" Patriots 15

Chapter 3 The Spirit of '76 27

Chapter 4 Inspiration 49

Chapter 5 Hog 61

Chapter 6 The '80s Revival 69

Chapter 7 Foxboro 85

Chapter 8 The Sullivans 95

Chapter 9 From Plunkett to Grogan to Eason to Bledsoe 109

Chapter 10 The "BS" Patriots, Part II 125

Chapter 11 The Kraft Era 139

Postscript 163

Afterword Ernie Palladino 169

Epilogue Bill Belichick 183

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