For those of you thinking this would be a thread about me spending 5 hours with Ernie Adams and asking him all the questions us fans would love to ask, I am sorry to disappoint you. No, this is about a little tidbit from one of the many articles on the voting panel for the all-time Patriot teams of the various decades. Here is the relevant snippet: "Patriots' owner Robert Kraft dropped by midway through the five-hour meeting to thank the panel members for their willingness to devote a block of time in their busy schedules to helping the team kick off its anniversary celebration. The voting panel's membership consisted of retired beat writers Dick Cerasuolo (Worcester Telegram & Gazette), Ron Hobson (The Patriot Ledger) and Carlo Imelio (Springfield Union-News), current writers Mark Farinella (The Sun Chronicle), Jim Donaldson (Providence Journal), Dave Pevear (Lowell Sun), Paul Perillo (Patriots Football Weekly) and Tom E. Curran (NBCSports.com), Patriots' broadcaster Gil Santos, WEEI talk-show host Michael Holley, WCVB-TV sports anchor Mike Lynch, WBZ-TV sports anchor Steve Burton, former players Larry Garron, Steve Nelson and Andre Tippett, team researcher Ernie Adams, equipment manager Donnie Brocher, statistician John Hendry and Bryan Morry, executive director of The Hall at Patriot Place." ( The test of time - The Sun Chronicle Online - Sports ) **** I made me curious about whether this was the first time that members of the media sat and discussed anything with Ernie Adams for 5 hours. I thought he was more of a recluse, specifically shunning the media. His thoughts on the team of the decade for 2000s would be pariculary interesting to me.