January 29, 2005 |
The Gillette Co. might be moving its headquarters out of Boston after 104 years, but the company plans to keep its name on the home of the New England Patriots, who face the Eagles next weekend in Super Bowl XXXIX. Gillette agreed to be acquired by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble in a $57 billion deal announced yesterday. The deal raised questions about whether the Patriots' home in Foxboro, Mass., would still be called Gillette Stadium, but company spokesman Eric Krause said nothing will change.
September 8, 2008 |
New England quarterback Tom Brady, the reigning NFL MVP, limped off the field with a left knee injury yesterday in the first quarter of the Patriots' game against Kansas City. Multiple reports said last night the injury may be season-ending. Yahoo Sports quoted a source as saying Brady had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "It's bad," the source said. "We're going to have to play without him. " NFL Network and ESPN both reported a similar pessimistic prognosis for Brady.
May 24, 2005 |
Troy Brown is coming back for a 12th season with the New Eng-land Patriots. The receiver-turned-defensive back, whose willingness and ability to play both ways made him the face of the Super Bowl champions' team-first philosophy, agreed yesterday to a 1-year contract with the team. "In this era, it is very unusual for a player to remain with one team for as long as Troy's career as a Patriot," coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "Troy Brown is a special player and person and we are glad to have him back.
May 15, 2012 |
LOYOLA SCORED with 0.3 seconds left in the first overtime session and then won the game with a goal with 20 seconds left in the second to eliminate Penn, 10-9, in the first round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament in Baltimore. The game featured nine ties and five lead changes, and not once did a team hold a lead by more than one goal. Loyola (13-5) never led in the second half. Penn (9-8) took an 8-7 edge on a Caroline Bunting goal with 4:32 left in regulation, but Loyola countered 50 seconds later.
September 9, 2005 |
When the smoke finally cleared and Ozzy Osbourne quit lip-synching, the New England Patriots started what they hope will be a historic run to a fittingly numbered Super Bowl. If the Patriots, who unveiled their third world championship banner in four years last night at Gillette Stadium, actually win a third straight title in Detroit in February, it will be huge. Extra large, even. The road to Super Bowl XL has begun. The Pats began their journey with a 30-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
December 13, 2007 |
The spy games between the New York Jets and New England Patriots began last season. The Jets were caught videotaping at Gillette Stadium last season and the Patriots had that New York employee removed from the area, according to published reports yesterday. Jets coach Eric Mangini said his team received permission to film behind both end zones during the playoff game in January. "We taped the game, is what we taped, and we taped end-zone copy of the game, and we tape a double end zone, which is standard operating procedure for us," Mangini said.
November 25, 2007 |
Quarterback Donovan McNabb's status was downgraded from doubtful to out by the Eagles yesterday, which means A.J. Feeley, as expected, will start tonight's game against the unbeaten New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles also downgraded safety Quintin Mikell's status from doubtful to out. J.R. Reed will make his second career start at strong safety in place of Mikell, who suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee in last week's game against Miami. Feeley practiced the entire week with the first-team offense, while McNabb was treated for a sprained right ankle and swollen thumb.
December 31, 2007 |
How far would someone go to be "Fan of the Year" of the New England Patriots? How about driving 5 1/2 hours each way from his home in the Poconos for nearly every home game in the past 32 years? That's what Swiftwater, Pa., resident Pat Noone has done to cheer on the Patriots at their homefield in Foxborough, Mass. He's only missed two games since 1975. The team honored Noone for his loyalty at a ceremony at Gillette Stadium. Noone received the Joseph R. Mastrangelo Patriots "Fan of the Year" trophy in front of a crowd of about 70,000 before a game against Miami.
November 15, 2006 |
Vinny Testaverde, who came out of retirement last season to help out the New York Jets, was signed yesterday by New England. The 43-year-old quarterback, the first overall pick by Tampa Bay in the 1987 draft, has played 19 NFL seasons and has 269 touchdown passes, eighth in NFL history, and is sixth with 45,252 yards passing. He becomes the third quarterback on the Patriots' roster, behind Tom Brady and second-year man Matt Cassel. The Patriots will be his sixth team.
November 21, 2007 |
Randy Moss is, as Sheldon Brown said, "probably the best wide receiver to play the game. " "You can't throw Randy Moss a bad pass," Brown said yesterday morning, after getting a massage on his day off. "He has a wingspan that's unbelievable; therefore, if the ball is eight feet high, he can go get it. If it's low and in front three or four yards short, he's long enough to stretch back and catch it. I've never seen a guy that tall with probably as...