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WHV Press Release: NFL History of the New England Patriots

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 04 2008 - 10:39 AM

GET PATRIOTIC WITH WARNER HOME VIDEO’S RELEASE OF NFL HISTORY OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DVD ON NOVEMBER 4 COMMEMORATIVE DVD FOLLOWS PATRIOTS HISTORY FROM PAST TO PRESENT FEATURING GROGAN, CAPPELLETTI, TIPPETT, BLEDSOE, BELICHICK, BRADY & MOSS AS THEY TRANSFORM NEW ENGLAND INTO A PROMINENT NFL FRNACHISE Loaded with Highlights and Interviews, this Two-Disc Collector’s Set Features Classic Patriots Moments BURBANK, CA (September 4, 2008) –Warner Home Video (WHV) and the National Football League (NFL) are giving New Engalnd Patriots fans a DVD they have long been waiting for. NFL History of the New England Patriots will debut this season, full of the defining moments and enhanced content that every Pats fan desires. From the Cappelletti and Grogan days through Brady and Moss of the present team, this two-disc collector’s set is a must have. NFL History of the New England Patriots will be available on November 4 for $26.95 SRP. They began as a team without a permanent home. Nearly 50 years later, the New England Patriots are one of the most successful franchises in the National Football League. From the nomadic days in Boston to glistening Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, NFL History of the New England Patriots covers the great games, star players and unforgettable moments throughout the franchise’s history. From the early days of Cappelletti, Hannah, Grogan, and Tippett through the modern day players such as Bledsoe, Coates, Brady and Moss, this two-disc set tells the story of one of the great teams in pro football history. “Having won three of the last seven Super Bowls, the Patriots have cemented themselves as one of the greatest teams in NFL history,” said Eddie Scannell, WHV Director, Sports Marketing. “This DVD takes an in-depth look from the early days of the franchise though the Kraft/Belichick/Brady era of today. This is a must-own DVD for Patriots fans everywhere.” Disc One: The Complete History of the New England Patriots Disc Two: Inside The Mind of Bill Belichick Tedy Bruschi – Comeback Warrior Foxboro – A Look Back The Snow Game Rodney Harrison – Champion! Gino Cappelletti – Patriot For Life Belichick and Lombardi The Inner Strength of Mike Woicik Watson’s Chase Patriots 2004 Ring Ceremony Patriots 2005 Ring Ceremony Steve Grogan 1985 Patriots


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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Ockeghem



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Posted September 04 2008 - 02:42 PM

This is the one I will be purchasing. I've been a fan of the (Boston / Bay State(!) / New England) Patriots since the 1966-1967 season. I loved Julius Adams and Daryl Stingley, among others. My earliest memories are of Cappelletti, Taliaferro, and Nance. When Fairbanks got on the scene, we really started to make a move. That 11-5 year in the 1970s was astounding to fans of the Pats, since before then we had frequently been 2-12, 3-11, 4-10, etc. I don't recall the Holovak years very well. The first coach I recall vividly was Clive Rush.

I remember a neat story from when I was around 13-14 years old. My grandfather, who worked as a police officer and worked some of the Patriots' games back in the early 1970s, brought me to Schaeffer Stadium during the off season. He only lived a couple of miles from Route 1, so it was an easy jaunt. I actually got to go onto the field. How I wish I had had a football with me. It would have been a blast attempting yet another 63-yard field goal. Posted Image

I see that they are calling it "The Snow Game" in the collection. Fans affectionately refer to that one as "The Snow Plow Game," unless it's another game that they are highlighting. The one I am thinking of has to do with Henderson coming onto the field to clear a patch of grass for John Smith. The Patriots defeated the Shula-led Dolphins 3-0 on that day. Posted Image

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Dave Kalloch

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Posted September 05 2008 - 08:18 AM

I'm pretty sure the Snow Game was in the playoffs against the Raiders in '02, when the ref overruled a fumble called against Brady after reviewing the instant replay. Pats went on to win the game in OT, and rest, as they say, is history.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Ockeghem



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Posted September 05 2008 - 03:36 PM


Yes, good call! I haven't heard that game referred to as that. I hope that the Snow Plow game is referenced somewhere in the set as well. Posted Image

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Mike LoMonaco

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Posted June 07 2009 - 01:30 PM

I was about to begin a separate topic on this, and then found this thread... Wow -- I have been a diehard Pats fan since the Boston days of their "Pat the Patriot" logos splashed on everything; hands down the best helmet/team logo in the history of the 'League. I have been looking for something like this to recap the history of the team... Where can this two disc set be purchased?

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Cheetah


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Posted June 07 2009 - 03:16 PM

The best logo in the history of all sports period. However I also really like the "flying Elvis". I'd rate the newer logo the second best in the history of sports. Let's go Pats, Sox, C's & B's!

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Mike LoMonaco

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Posted June 07 2009 - 03:49 PM

UGHHHH!!! I hate the Flying Elvis...Posted Image

I love the original logo and wish they would bring that uniform back; those were the days Eason, Grogan and James were on the team...I also love the old original Tampa Bay logo...

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