Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Starting with the 2013 seasons, fans will be limited in what type of bags can be brought into NFL stadiums including Gillette Stadium.
When fans go watch the Patriots play later this year, they will be subjected to a new league-wide policy on what bags can be brought into a stadium. According to the New England Patriots, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium Plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium: Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: non see-through purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. The decision to change the policy was made unanimously by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security. …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Russian president Vladimir Putin claims Bob Kraft gave him his 2005 Super Bowl right, but the New England Patriots' owner said it belongs to him.
Maybe, it was lost in the translation. Russian president Vladimir Putin is claiming New England Patrots owner Robert Kraft gave him a Super Bowl ring and isn't giving it back, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Kraft has different side of the story. Last week, he told the New York Post that he saw Putin the $25,000 ring during a 2005 meeting in Russia. "I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin)," said Kraft in the New York Post. "And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring.' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out." CNN is reporting that ring is considered a gift to the Russian president and is now in the Kremlin library.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tim Tebow signed a contract with the New England Patriots Monday and was expected to join the team at mini-camp.
It's been a busy couple of days for Tim Tebow. The quarterback agreed to sign a free agent contact with the New England Patriots Monday and is expected to be at mini-camp today. With all that going on, Tebow probably hasn't had time to do some real estate shopping, so let's help him. Let's do the neighborly thing here and help him search for a new home in Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk. Why should Tim make him home in Sharon while in he playing next-to-door in Foxborough?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talked about the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl in Foxborough if Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey goes well.
Could a Super Bowl ever be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough? New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he would welcome the opportunity if Super Bowl XLVIII next February in New Jersey goes well. “Let’s see how [the Super Bowl in New York goes],” Kraft told reporters Tuesday outside the NFL owners meetings in Boston. “We would love one day to hold [the Super Bowl locally] if it’s a good experience.” Kraft was in Boston Tuesday with the NFL’s 31 other owners to vote on the sites of Super Bowl L and LI and discussed what would need to happen for the area to host its first ever Super Bowl in Foxborough. “I think part of what it would require is political people in Boston and Providence coming together so we could really have the …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders interacted with the Newtown, Conn. Community’s youth in a free “Football for You” clinic Saturday.
The New England Patriots gave the Newtown, Conn. community a reason to smile this past Saturday – 154 days after unspeakable tragedy struck the small, quiet town. About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders conducted a free “Football for You” youth clinic Saturday at Newtown High School just over five months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012. “This is part of the New England community and I think all of us were devastated when we saw what happened here,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft via Patriots Today. “If it can happen here in the town of Newtown then it can happen in any city or town in America.” The Kraft …
Kraft will be recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Business and Philanthropy on June 13th at the Waldorf Astoria.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence for outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy at a gala benefit on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The award will be presented by Sanford I. Weill, chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. “We’re delighted to honor my great friend, Bob Kraft by presenting him with Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence,” said Weill. “Bob has made such a remarkable impact on the lives of so many, complementing his great success in business with a strong commitment to giving back to the community. This is exemplified by Bob’s fortitude…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko held a youth football clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities this week at Harvard University.
The New England Patriots teamed up with AccessSportAmerica this week to participate in a football skills clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick joined quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko instructed the students at Harvard University’s Harvard Stadium on Wednesday, May 8. Belichick, Mallet and Mesko worked with members of the Harvard football team to assist with instruction at skill stations, such as throwing, catching and blocking. AccesSportAmerica is a national non-profit organization, which inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults living with disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.
The New England Patriots took the Texas Christian wide receiver with the 102nd pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
After using three of their first four draft picks on defense in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots chose to give quarterback Tom Brady another target to throw to with their first pick in the fourth round. The Patriots selected Texas Christian wide receiver Josh Boyce with the 102nd pick (fourth round) of the NFL Draft. Boyce is listed at 5-foot-11, 206 pounds and according to NFL.com, ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. “Josh had a good career at TCU,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “Really top kid, strong, tough, fast. He’s had good production down there. We had him as a receiver there at the top of the round then we had quite a bit of time on our hands.” Belichick added he liked Boyce’s consistency, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A look at some of the personalities that have come to live and work in Wrentham.
Wrentham has some long history, but did you know it also has been home to some major people? Probably the most famous was Helen Keller, who shared a home here in 1896 with Anne Sullivan. In the summers of 1898-1903, they lived in a cottage Sullivan rented on Lake Pearl. In 1903, they moved to 349 East St., where Keller lived until 1917. Educator Horace Mann, made famous by many streets and plazas in Franklin, studied law in Wrentham. Mann was an educator, congressman and the first secretary of the newly created Massachusetts Board of Education, the first such position in the U.S. Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane once lived here as well, and actor Mark Wahlberg still currently owns a summer home here, according to IMDB.com. The late former…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The King Philip Boosters Club is hosting a charity game tonight.
1. The King Philip DARE Support Group will host a Dough Raiser at the UNO Restaurant at the entrance to the Wrentham outlets May 7, 8 and 9. Dine-in or take-out on these dates, present a coupon and up to 20-percent of the amount you spend will help fund the DARE program in the KP Middle School. 2. The King Philip Boosters Club is hosting a charity basketball game with current New England Patriot players Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the King Philip High School. The Patriots will be facing a team of KP coaches and administration. All proceeds benefit the King Philip Booster Club. 3. The Annual SADD Walk of Tears in loving memory of Maura Howard, a graduate of King Philip High School and Amy Callaghan of Franklin High School, both victims of…