The great Fitzy wandered into the Gilette Stadium parking lot this past week to ask tailgating Pats fans on what message they had for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski as they return to New England this Sunday night. The dynamic duo led the Patriots to glory, so the emotions are running high as our guys, now our enemy, come back to the place where it all happened.
No biggie. Just the biggest regular-season game in the history of the NFL. Tom Brady, who spent 20 years and garnered six Super Bowl rings, comes back to Gillette to face his old team and the coach that many believe was the reason for his departure to become Florida Man. This is epic. Shakespearian. With the entire nation watching.
Someone around here found an old DVD in their desk this week labeled "Pats 2002". So naturally, our interest was piqued, and when we popped it in our old DVD machine, we found some never-before-seen footage of Portland's New England Patriots Super Bowl Parade and Rally from April of 2002. This was the birth of the Patriots' Dynasty-we had no idea that this team would go on to win SIX Super Bowls!
The NFL released the New England Patriots 2021 schedule this week, so we now know for sure when Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will be making their return to their old stomping grounds of Gillette Stadium. The Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on our Pats on October 3rd, in a Sunday night prime time matchup. This will be a historic game, and if you want to watch it in person, you better be ready to break the bank.
The New England Patriots released their 2021 schedule on Wednesday night, May 12th. The Pats 1st preseason game is August 12th vs. Washington. The regular season begins September 12th vs. the Miami Dolphins and concludes January 9th at Miami. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowksi and the super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Bucs come to Foxboro Sunday, October 3rd.
It's a spending spree like the Patriots have never seen! Some big moves today by Coach Belichick. This is the most money the Pats have ever spent in free agency. Things are certainly getting interesting in Foxborough, and it's only Day One of free agency.
Celeste and I were honored to talk to Lisa Ireland this morning. Lisa is a frontline healthcare worker at River Ridge Center in Kennebunk. We don't know what Lisa had planned for this weekend but whatever it was, her plans have changed. Lisa was chosen as one of four Mainers to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl in Tampa. Better yet, she's traveling on the Patriots Plane!