Eighteen Years Ago Today For the Flying Elvis

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March 31, 2011 at 06:15pm ET

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The Patriots "Flying Elvis", as posted by the team on Twitter earlier this afternoon.

On this date in 1993, the Patriots switched from their old "Pat the Patriot" logo, for the "Flying Elvis" that fans are familiar with today.

Since the logo change fans have seen a different team here in Foxboro, one that became a consistent contender, and later - following the addition of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick - a championship calibur club that's won three Super Bowls.

Coming off their first Super Bowl win in 2001, they added a new stadium in 2002, and went on to win another title a year later in '03, and followed it up with another in '04. We've even seen an undefeated regular season and one of the longest home winning streaks in NFL history.

Needless to say it's been quite an era since this logo change - although two likely Hall of Fame additions certainly didn't hurt either.