Monday, April 29, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick donned a Watertown Police hoodie – cut at the sleeves - to his NFL Draft press conference Friday night.
Kraft employees have stood as “1 Boston” for those affected by the Marathon bombings and now the New England Patriots have shown they’re “Watertown Strong,” saluting those who answered the call in the massive search for two bombing suspects last week. On Friday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wore a special Watertown Police Department hoodie and a Boston Strong ribbon to his press conference following day two of the NFL Draft, where the Pats selected four players in rounds two and three. Asked why Belichick was wearing the customized hoodie – cutoff sleeves and all – the coach said, “to support the Watertown Police.” “That was an unbelievable job they did,” Belichick said. “I’m sure we all followed it, followed as closely as we could. …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Patriots will wear Watertown Police hats during Thursday's NFL Draft, and Belichick will have a special sweatshirt.
Look for the Watertown Police to get some attention during Thursday night's NFL draft. The New England Patriots put in a request for Watertown Police hats to wear during the draft, and police got a special request from Head Coach Bill Belichick. "The Patriots wanted Watertown Police hats for their whole staff. I joked, they will probably call and want a hooded sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off for Belichik," Deveau told the Town Council Wednesday night. "Wouldn’t you know they called (Tuesday) and wanted a Watertown Police hooded sweatshirt." This was not the first request for Watertown Police garb, Deveau said. On April 20, the day after the manhunt ended in Watertown, he got a request from the Boston Bruins for hats to wear during …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch the games this Championship Weekend.
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, battling for the right to go to their second straight Super Bowl, and sixth in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The NFL Championship Weekend begins Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox when the Atlanta Falcons host the San Fransisco 49ers to determine the NFC champion. Then, at 6:30 p.m., on CBS, the Patriots kick off against rival Baltimore. There is some recent history between the two teams, beginning in 2009, when the Ravens marched into Foxboro and stunned the heavily favored Patriots, 33-14 to knock the home team out of the playoffs. New England got some revenge in the AFC Championship Game last year, beating the Ravens 23-20 to advance to …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has wagered on the Patriots/Ravens AFC Championship game happening this Sunday.
What makes football even more exciting? How about a wager between two sheriffs? That is the case for this Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson spoke by phone Friday and agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship Game, according to Koutoujian's office. “It was great to speak with Sheriff Anderson today. I always enjoy having the opportunity to talk with my colleagues from other parts of the country,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “He was clearly optimistic the Ravens will win Sunday, but I’ll take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick any day - especially this Sunday.” Should the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Patriots President Jonathan Kraft told media Sunday The Kraft Group and his family will donate $25,000 to those affected by the Newtown tragedy.
New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub Sunday the Kraft family and Kraft Group will be donating $25,000 to help those affected by last Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 26 people, including 20 elementary school children. “Your heart just sinks and you get nauseous and you never would expect anything like that would ever happen [in Newtown] … it’s just horrible,” Jonathan Kraft said.… “Our family [and] the Kraft Group donated some money and we encourage other people who are in a position to do that to do it.” Friday’s tragedy hit close to the Kraft family because of a box company they own in Newtown with a factory less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School. “We’ve run a …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Pats have a chance to exact revenge on the Giants for ruining the undefeated season; how will it turn out?
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl, and they get another shot at the New York Giants - the team that ruined the Pats' perfect season in 2008. Sunday's win against the Baltimore Ravens tested the cardiac wellness of New Englanders. Don't worry, you have two weeks to recover. The big game in Indianapolis renews the Boston-New York rivalry. Will the game be a triumph for Beantown or another heartbreaking loss to the boys from the Big Apple?