Saturday, April 20, 2013
New England Patriots will open 2013 season on the road against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8 followed by the home opener at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12 against the New York Jets.
The NFL regular season schedules are out and the New England Patriots are once again in the spotlight with five primetime games including a Thursday night game against the New York Jets Sept. 12 in the 2013 home opener at Gillette Stadium. Last season, the Patriots traveled to face the Jets in a Thursday game on Thanksgiving night at MetLife Stadium and earned a 49-19 victory. Three of the last four Thursday games for the Patriots have been against the New York Jets, with a home game in 2008, the Thanksgiving night game in 2012 and this year’s game Sept. 12, which will be televised on NFL Network (kick-off 8:25 p.m.). The Patriots open the season four days earlier in Buffalo for a 1 p.m. game against the Bills. Perhaps the biggest game on …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Super Bowl Sunday is also a favorite day for a group of dogs up for adoption. The annual Puppy Bowl will air at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.
Super Bowl XLVII may be coming this Sunday, Feb. 3, but for those families with pets who aren't as interested in watching the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens go head-to-head, there's another sporting event to enjoy. Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX will also take place on Sunday, and feature more than 30 dogs, each available for adoption. New this year, too, will be a group of hedgehogs to cheer on the pups. The Puppy Bowl begins at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, and in celebration of the animal-themed event, we're asking Patch readers to submit photos of their pets. Photos do not need to be Super Bowl (or Puppy Bowl) themed. How to Submit: Please add photos to this gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Only photos …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Nancy Auerbach won tickets after donating blood during a recent blood drive.
A Sharon resident had the privilege of winning tickets to Sunday's playoff victory game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans. Nancy Auerbach won two tickets to the game by donating blood during a Dunkin' Donuts-sponsored American Red Cross blood drive. Auerbach was one of five who won tickets to the game on Sunday, chosen randomly from a group of 60 other blood donors. The ticket giveaway was part of the sixth annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign to benefit the American Red Cross.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The football legend died Saturday.
A friend of mine and I attended the 1997 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Drew Bledsoe and the New England Patriots were about to take on Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers. Taking the long walk from the French Quarter to the stadium, there was an older man in front of us, wearing an all-white body suit that appeared to be made of paper. The man was grunting to himself, and he traded several insults with fans walking around him. Frankly, we thought he was a nut and kept our distance. When my friend and I arrived at the stadium entrance, we realized that the man in front of us was Al Davis, the owner of the three-time world champion Oakland Raiders and one of the most enigmatic and litigious men ever to own a professional sports franchise. On …