Boston Patriots Are on Track for a ‘Perfect Season’
Once the home of the Boston Patriots was Boston, but now the Boston outskirts of Fox borough is the base of actions for this NFL team. In 1970, the football squad began as an AFL team and fused with the ranks of the NFL. With two trips of Super Bowl in the record books, already players and fans are geared up to make a third appearance in 2009. Irrespective of how the season plays out, sports enthusiasts will make sure that Boston Patriots tickets become limited early.
This prevailing sports franchise dates back to 16th November, 1959. The 8th AFL franchise was granted to a Boston businessman, Billy Sullivan. People were summoned to offer suggestions for the name of the team and “Boston Patriots” was the one that Sullivan felt was the finest. An artist who worked for the Boston Globe designed the logo of the team.
According to David Barcomb , who is a sports fan, for the young team, the AFL years were tough ones. They did not have an out-and-out home field and played at Alumni Stadium, Fenway Park, Harvard Stadium and even Nickerson Field. Although in 1963, the Patriots had one appearance in an AFL championship game, they had to wait 13 years before they played in another post season event.
Eventually in the 1970s, the team changed their name from the Boston Patriots to the New England Patriots. This era also saw the team perform in playoff games, once as the 1978 Eastern Division Champs and once as a wild card. In 1985, the Patriots created a tremendous demand for Boston Patriots tickets as they had a winning season that was too sensational. In January 1986, this was highlighted by an appearance at the Super Bowl. In a span of four years, the Dallas Cowboys and the Boston Patriots are now the only teams to post 3 Super Bowl victories. The Boston Patriots are one of 8 teams in NFL that have been able to win two straight Super Bowl championships.
Today the Boston Patriots, or ‘Pats’, customarily record “sold out games” at home. The sports club also enjoys a remarkable level of admiration and respect from other NFL teams and sports writers. The Boston Patriots play in the American Football Conference’s Eastern Division where the commitment of their sports fans is legendary. With the leadership of both quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, the Boston Patriots have managed to record two inconceivable victory streaks. In 2003- 2004, the team’s 18 game winning run and an even more inspiring 21 game run during the 2006-2008 seasons are the lengthiest in NFL history. The scores would be even higher but playoff game successes are not counted in the official NFL records.
Currently the team plays in the ultra-modern Gillette Stadium and they have stayed consistently strong all the way through the last decade. According to David Barcomb , Boston Patriots is one of the top NFL teams and they take nothing for granted. The players are not satisfied to just replicate on their past endeavors. They continue to strive for domination and perfection in their chosen profession.