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VIDEO: On 25 Year Anniversary Of Buying Team, Patriots Hall of Famers Thank Robert Kraft

Robert Alvarez
January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET

January 21st will mark the 25th anniversary of Robert Kraft’s purchase of the New England Patriots from James Orthwein.

To honor the occasion, a few Patriots team Hall of Famer members shared some personal congratulatory messages to Mr. Kraft.

For more on the anniversary, be sure to also check out a new story by PatsFans own Bob George highlighting some of most seminal moments in Patriots history.

Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm ET

On Tuesday, current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to share Christmas messages and photographs over their social media accounts.

Check out some of the best below.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas fam

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Merry Christmas from the squad!

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VIDEO: Looking Back At The Patriots 20 Point Comeback Over The Vikings In 1994

Robert Alvarez
November 30, 2018 at 10:40 am ET

As the New England Patriots prepare for their first meeting against the Minnesota Vikings since 2014 and for just the 12th time ever, the team YouTube account took a look back at one of the more memorable games between the two from November 13th 1994.

You can also checkout an in-depth recap of the game and it’s significance to the turnaround of the Patriots franchise written by Barstool Sports’ Jerry Thornton.

Patriots Congratulate Drew Brees For Setting NFL Passing Record

Robert Alvarez
October 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm ET

During Monday Night Football, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the NFL all-time record for career passing yards following a 62 yard touchdown pass to receiver Tre’Quan Smith.

Brees finished the game with a career total of 72,103 passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 for first place all-time.

Following the record breaking touchdown pass, current and former Patriots took to their social media accounts to congratulate the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

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Former Patriot Donte’ Stallworth also took time to share  a person story from his first meeting with Brees.

As an added bonus, here is Peyton Manning congratulating Brees for breaking his record.

WATCH: Drew Bledsoe Featured On Barstool Sports “Wine Walk”

Robert Alvarez
May 25, 2018 at 8:27 am ET

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe took Barstool Sports’ Liz Gonzales on a  tour of his Washington state winery this past week and talked about life post football.

From Barstoolsports.com

”You may know him from wearing #11 for the Patriots for 9 years (NBD), or for most recently becoming buddies with Terry Rozier, aka Scary Terry, either way, you know Drew Bledsoe.

He revitalized the Patriots, mentored a young Tom Brady, took a hit that nearly killed him… and now he makes world-acclaimed wine.”

This is his story brought to you from Doubleback Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.”

Checkout Parts 1 and 2 from the feature story below.

Videos courtesy Barstool Sports

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Mother’s Day

Robert Alvarez
May 13, 2018 at 9:45 pm ET

Both former and current New England Patriot players took to their social media accounts on Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day. Check out some of the best personal messages and photos below.

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Drew Bledsoe Assists Boston Celtics With Epic Troll Job On Milwaukee Bucks Guard

Robert Alvarez
April 30, 2018 at 11:21 am ET

It’s been nearly 18 years since former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe was a key figure in the local sports scene, but over the past two weeks, Bledsoe gained some newfound Boston attention from a very unlikely source, Terry Rozier and the Celtics playoff run.

To set the stage, in Game 1 of the Celtics first round matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, C’s point guard Rozier called Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe “Drew”, either by accident or a little subtle trash talk after the teams Game 1 victory.

In response, the Bucks Bledsoe claimed he had no idea who Rozier even was after the Bucks tied the series in Game 2.

The Patriots meanwhile, saw the war of words as a perfect way to troll the Milwaukee Bucks while also showing some support for the local basketball team. The series was a tight back and forth that resulted in a Game 7 in Boston.

Fast forward to Saturday, the Celtics took the trolling a step further by inviting the actual Drew Bledsoe to share a pump up video during the fourth quarter of Game 7.

“That was special. That was dope,” Rozier said after the Celtics 112-96 game seven clinching victory. “I don’t know who thought of that, but that was nice.”

So at least for one series, Drew Bledsoe had some of the sports spotlight shined back on him and he didn’t disappoint. Helping provide one of the funniest and random Boston sports collaborations of recent memory.

PHOTO: Drew Bledsoe Reflects Back On 1993 Draft Anniversary

Robert Alvarez
April 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm ET

On April 25th 1993, the historically bad fortunes of the New England Patriots franchise shifted to good following the selection of Washington State University quarterback Drew Bledsoe with the first overall pick.

Prior to drafting Bledsoe, the Patriots earned a mere six playoff berths from their founding in 1960 to 1992. Winning four games.

With Bledsoe under center beginning in 1993, the Patriots, who were just three seasons removed from a 1-15 season, returned to respectability and qualified for the playoffs four times over the next six years, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXI. Bledsoe would earn three Pro Bowl selections in that span.

Bledsoe was elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011.

The drafting of Bledsoe, coupled with Robert Kraft purchasing the team a year later from James Orthwein, saved the franchise from relocating to St. Louis and ensured that New England would have a football team for years to come.

Since 1994, the Patriots have sold out every home game for 24 consecutive seasons.

On Instagram Wednesday, Bledsoe reflected back on the 25th anniversary of his draft day.

Drew Bledsoe Named Patriots Honorary Captain For AFC Championship

Robert Alvarez
January 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm ET

The New England Patriots announced on Friday that former quarterback Drew Bledsoe will serve as the teams honorary captain for the AFC Championship game on Sunday afternoon against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bledsoe, who played for the Patriots from 1993-2001, was the starting quarterback during the teams run to Super Bowl XXXI, beating the Jaguars 20-6 in January 1997 for the second AFC Championship in franchise history.

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft released a statement following the news;

“Drew Bledsoe played such an integral role in our efforts to rebuild the Patriots,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “He gave fans hope for the future by providing many memorable moments during his record-breaking career. For a franchise that had only hosted one playoff game in its first 35 years, winning the AFC Championship Game at home in Foxboro and taking the Patriots to the playoffs for three consecutive years were unimaginable goals prior to his arrival.”

Bledsoe will be on the field for the pregame festivities when he accompanies the Patriots captains for the coin toss, he was previously an honorary captain for the 2011 AFC Championship game when the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm ET

With a win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the New England Patriots earned a first round bye for the eighth consecutive season. However despite Week 17 still being a must win game to decide the first or second seed, the team put a pause on the regular season finale next week to celebrate the Christmas holiday with their friends and families on Monday.

Speaking with the media Tuesday, even head coach Bill Belichick answered a Christmas related question with a football twist,

Below are some of the best postings from social media shared by the 2017 Patriots, their wives and former Patriots.

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Merry Christmas!! #flex

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Promise I'm otw with gifts but first Pizza…

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