Some of the most entertaining stories from one of the most remarkable franchises in sports are told in this revealing look at the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots. While the team's owner, coach, and stadium now all rank among the best in the National Football League, the team was known for decades as having comically inept management and ownership, as well as the worst stadium in the NFL. In Tales from the Patriots Sideline, former players share their tales of the tumultuous years. They played home games in six different venues, as well as one in Birmingham, Alabama. Their initial owners had to sell the team after going bankrupt promoting a Michael Jackson concert tour. The new owner may have been even more inept. Their coaches have been a colorful lot, too, including one who accepted a new job the day before a playoff game. From the AFL years through the lowest of low seasons, Patriots history has also been sprinkled with the occasional spikes of success.
|Publisher:||Sports Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.50(d)|
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As one who has lived through most, but not quite all, of what this book covers, I was most impressed by Felger's not taking the easy way out with this book. Many books of this type are merely reprints of earlier work that appeared on a newspaper sports page. This book has original research and fresh interviews, so the Pats' rise from the NFL's doormats to the very, very top has both historical perspective and currency. I'm sure that this book won't help to solve the world's great problems, but it chronicles something I thought I'd never see - the New England Patriots as World Champs - twice! A must for the collection of any true Patriots fan.