I have to admit, im kind of stunned there was such a small response to the 10th anniversary of the Patriots winning the 1996 AFC Championship thread. It brings up a question for everyone. Obviously there is much celebration among us for the Belichick/Brady era. And we wax nostalgic for all things of the 60's. There has been a huge response when the late 70's teams are discussed and, of course, the 1985 team, the first Patriot team to go to the Super Bowl. But there isnt ever much talk about the Bill Parcells teams. Sure, there is lots of Drew Bledsoe discussion. But not much at all about the 1996 AFC Champions. Bledsoe, Curtis Martin, Terry Glenn, Ben Coates, Shawn Jefferson, Bruce Armstrong, Ted Johnson, Todd Collins, Chris Slade, Otis Smith, Willie Clay, Law, Milloy, Vinatieri. That was a great, great season. Is it because of how Parcells left? Or because that team lost the Super Bowl? I remember being so proud of that team when they came back from the 10-0 defit to charge ahead 14-10. I was convinced they were actually going to win it at that point and that in Bledsoe,Glenn, and Martin we were looking at the new Aikman, Irvin, and Smith. And when they came back to pull within 27-21 I again, was so proud of them. We were lucky enough to get a do-over 5 years later. In New Orleans. Summerall and Madden. But that 1996 made a great showing. They werent a fluke. And I'll always love that team. 10 years ago today I went into work flying so high. lets never forget.