Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
From the Doritos baby to Ferris Bueller, Super Bowl Sunday delivered plenty of laughs. But what ad reigned supreme?
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
As many across New England try to rebound from another heart-breaking Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants ... we try to lighten the mood for our fellow Patriots fans in mourning by revisiting a part of Super Bowl XLVI that has nothing to do with the game itself – the commercials. Today we are asking: What was the best Super Bowl commercial of 2012? This year's ads featured plenty of Super Bowl Sunday staples—funny babies, cute dogs and a bunch of celebrities (Jerry Seinfeld, Clint Eastwood, Betty White and David Beckham, to name a few). The Associated Press reports that companies paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot during Sunday's game, which was expected to attract 111 million-plus fans. However, nearly half of the 70…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Patch editors weigh in on Sunday’s big game.
Patriots or Giants … who are you taking? Super Bowl XLVI is almost here. Enough of the hype, trash talk and analysis – we’re ready for some football. On the eve of Super Sunday, several Patch editors took the time to answer the most asked question over the past two weeks – who will win Super Bowl XLVI? Here are their answers: Courtney Jansson, Foxborough Patch Editor: I feel this is going to be a close game. Both teams are extremely talented, however in the end, the Patriots will have more drive to pull this out! – Patriots 28, Giants 21 Michael Hardman, Boston Patch Regional Editor: Giants score on five field goals while the Pats find the endzone on two Rob Gronkowski scores. I can't lose. The Pats are my AFC team and the Giants my NFC …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Foxborough selectmen discussed reaching out to the board of selectmen in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
In what is the annual tradition of a "friendly bet" between government officials during championship games, this year's Super Bowl match up between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants proves no different. On the heels of Tuesday's announcement featuring Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's "friendly Super Bowl wager," Foxborough selectmen discussed reaching out to the board of selectmen in East Rutherford, New Jersey to place their own "choice bet." "Last time we were in the Super Bowl with the Giants, [we reached out] to the board in East Rutherford," said selectman Mark Sullivan. Board members recalled the last Super Bowl between the rival teams, making a "choice bet" to wager clam …
Do you have a lucky jersey?
Sports can make fools of us all. I don't believe in luck or supernatural forces, yet I am utterly convinced that the Patriots win or lose based on what jersey I wear or where I sit on my couch. I've had good luck with my home blue Drew Bledsoe jersey (for when the Pats are at Gillette) and my white Ben Coates jersey (for when they're away). If they need a karmic reversal at halftime, I'll switch jerseys. So, Wrentham, which jersey (or strange ritual) do you wear to bring luck to the Patriots? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick finalized a Super Bowl bet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are placing a friendly wager in advance of Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. In honor of Super Bowl XLVI, Governor Patrick wagered 46 Centerville Pies, Legal Sea Foods clam chowder and 46 cases of all natural chips from Food Should Taste Good. Governor Cuomo wagered 46 cheesecakes from Junior's in Brooklyn, 46 cases of New York-made yogurt and 46 dozen bagels from Ess-a-Bagel in Manhattan. The loser’s wager will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choosing. “In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I wish the Giants well — but not that well!" said Governor Patrick. “We are looking forward to bringing another Super …
Take your picture with the trophy through Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon will have the 2011 Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy on display through Saturday, Feb. 4. The trophy will be available for photo opportunities with admission to the Hall. Guests who bring their own cameras will be able to pose beside the trophy for a photo in The Grand Hall presented by Waters Corporation. The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon hours: Did you have your photo taken with the trophy? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The New England Patriots held a Super Bowl XLVI rally inside Gillette Stadium Sunday before departing for Indianapolis, where they will play the New York Giants on Feb. 5.
UPDATE (7pm, Jan. 29): The Associated Press reported "roughly 25,000" fans were in attendance at Sunday's rally. Gil Santos of 98.5 the Sports Hub and MC at Sunday's rally had reported an estimated 15,000 in attendance. FOXBOROUGH – Roughly 15,000 fans from all over New England gathered inside Gillette Stadium Sunday to send the Patriots off to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots organization made the event free to the public and gave players and coaches an opportunity to address Patriots Nation before leaving town on "business." Perhaps different from other Super Bowl trips in recent years – five in the last 11 years to be exact – the Patriots appear to have a renewed sense of focus …
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi reflected on Super Bowl Sunday, his career, his battle with non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma, and his charitable foundation.
About 60 fans hungry for another New England Patriots Super Bowl title learned over breakfast today about another Super Bowl-hungry bunch. Former Patriots offensive guard Joe Andruzzisaid during the Temple Sinai of Sharon Brotherhood's Seventh Annual Sports Breakfast that the current roster reminds him of the 2001 team, which began New England's streak of three Super Bowl champions in four years. "Our '01 team, there's a reason why we came out as a team that year: because we were a bunch of nobodies," Andruzzi said one week before the Patriots face the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, in Indianapolis. "Nobody knew Tom Brady. Nobody knew anybody on that team. They knew a few guys, the first rounders, Willie McGinest, this guy, that guy. …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Super Bowl is possibly the only day of the year you don't wish you could fast-forward through commercials.
Just one more week until the biggest day of the year for American advertisers. Oh, you thought it was the biggest day of the year for football fans? A few fun facts, then: According to USA Today, the average cost of a 30-second advertising spot in this year's Super Bowl broadcast is $3.5 million. For those of you not doing the math, that's about $116,666.66 per second. The Super Bowl, and thus the commercials shown during that time, are seen by an average of 111 million viewers. About 162.9 million viewers watched "some part" of last year's Super Bowl, breaking the previous year's record by some 4.5 million. Whether the most original, amusing, or straight up shocking, companies pull out all the stops to reach potential customers with the "…