The Patriots are making it to the playoffs and have been trying to earn their spot back in the Super Bowl championship. Looking back at the history will give readers more appreciation of where this team came from and how it is today.
The team started when Billy Sullivan was given the franchise on November 16, 1959. Later ideas were given out as to what the teams name should be. Billy Sullivan decided to choose the “Boston Patriots” as a remembrance of the City’s role in the development of America. Later it was developed by Phil Bissel becoming “Pat Patriot”. The team had many home fields in Boston including Nickerson Field and Fenway Park. In 1971 however they had their own home field in Fox borough, Massachusetts.
Patriots were put in the American Football Conference (AFC) East Division and are still part of it now. There are other teams that are part of this division which includes Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets. In 2002 they received a new home field in Gillette Stadium under the leadership of Bill Belichick. It was then that they were able to win three Super Bowls and made it to many of the playoffs afterwards.
This team is also taking care of their players. They have some of the most top paid players even when it comes to practice. For example, player Thomas Austin is earning a salary of $8,820 weekly which equals to $149,940 for season of 17 weeks. The reason why the team is paying more is because they would like to keep their players from entertaining others or just simply to give them a reward for coming to practice. The Patriots this 2012-2013 have already made the playoffs first going against Texas Houston. The crowd seems to have them as one of their favorites.
It seems that this year as well, the pat's has once again, a legitimate chance at winning the hole thing again. you can check it out for much more information and odds, but as always, pats nation find a way to stay in contention.