I remember reading this post quite a while back and I apologize as to the author of it reposting it. I just think that this should be seen again. I still get goosebumps every time I read this and wonder, HOW FAR WE HAVE COME! Enjoy, as often as I have. Part One *********************************************** To all you 50-somethings who remember the days in Boston, the merger, and the egress to Foxborough, did you ever imagine a week like this? To all you 40-somethings who remember the Ken Sims Bowl, can you believe how far your team has come now? To all you 30-somethings who know what Lisa Olson's place in Patriot history is, how does it feel now that the Patriots are at a dipolar opposite from the 1990 season? To all of you whose memory of the Patriots only goes back as far as a near-fumble caused by Charles Woodson, you need to go to school. Patriot school. All you know is greatness. All you know is that your team is (ho-hum) driving towards another (yawn) Super Bowl and is on the verge of (zzzzzzz) a 16-0 regular season. All you know is the Patriots have the best owner, coach, quarterback, stadium, and the most Vinces since Y2K. You look at Patriot Place being built and probably think that this team is all about tradition, entitlement and all that is superlative. If this is you, then we suggest you pay attention to this one-time offer. Call it a visit from the Ghost of Patriots Past. Long past? No, their past. Maybe yours, too, but mostly the Patriots' past. We will begin with this preface. This week may be the most astounding week in Patriot history. The NFL Network is 98 percent Patriot coverage all week long, and they plan to devote six hours of pregame coverage for one lousy regular season finale where the Patriots plan to finish the first regular season undefeated since the schedule grew to 16 games in 1978. Everyone nationwide hates the Patriots because all they do is win. To top things off, the NFL decided on Wednesday afternoon to capitulate to pressure from United States Senators and allow the game on its network to be simulcast on NBC and CBS so that the entire nation will see Saturday night's game. The Patriots will thus get about as much television coverage as the State of the Union address.