Everybody knows the story that the underdog "no-name" Patriots chose to be introduced as a team in SB 36. I often hear a bogus story about how it was an accident, or that it had been thought up at the last minute. Patriots fans who followed the team know that they did the same team entrance all year, or at least since early in that season. The New York Times article on the game quotes Bill Belichick and confirms this: ''That's the way the players want to do it,'' Coach Bill Belichick said. ''We've been doing it since October.'' Sports of The Times; For New England, Team's the Thing - New York Times A Patriots forum SB 36 recap also confirms this: "I knew then that the Patriots were going to be introduced as a team. This is only a story to those who have not followed the Patriots at all this season. The Patriots have forgone the individual introductions since week 3 against the Colts. The Super Bowl introduction was not an attempt by the Patriots to make a statement to outside observers. Those who knew and followed this team were not at all surprised." GoPats.com - Patriots Unofficial - Clint's Corner Archive The thing is, I have never read what players or coaches came up with the idea. It was really inspiring and gives me chills in watching the tape. It to this day personifies the "all for one" team mentality. Never before as the pregame introduction seemed like a "must-see" with regards to a tape of a fooball game. Does anybody know the scoop on how it got started, supposedly in the early season game vs. the Colts?