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Over the last decade, Patriots owner Robert Kraft has turned his New England franchise into one of the most valuable sports commodities in the world. The sixth-most valuable, to be exact.
In this yearâ€™s ranking of the worldâ€™s most valuable sports teams, released by Forbes on Monday, the Pats come in valued at an estimated $1.4 billion, tying the Los Angeles Dodgers for sixth place on the list.
Manchester United ($3.1 billion) tops the list, becoming the first sports franchise to be valued at over $3 billion, while the Yankees and Cowboys ($1.85 billion) represent the highest-ranked American squads, tying for No. 3 overall.
Forbes calls the Patriots â€” which rank third among NFL teams behind Dallas and Washington ($1.45 billion) â€” â€śone of the NFLâ€™s best-run teams on and off the field,â€ť and notes the fact that every New England home game has sold out since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002.
If the rankings prove anything, itâ€™s that football â€” both American and international â€” really is k...
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Here are the facts New England Patriots fans need to take some time to think about with regards to Tom Brady. Brady has two years left on his five-year contract extension from 2010, and is due $43,600,000 dollars over the next two seasons. This is partly because he restructured his contact for 2012 to save the Pats some money. Itâ€™s always painful to talk about when the Pats will...
The most pessimistic Patriots fans will likely still be grousing about the latest playoff loss (or talking about trading Tom Brady) when the team is suiting up for their first official game in September 2013. But if youâ€™re among the more optimistic members of Patriots Nation (those who have no interest in trading Brady), there are plenty of reasons to excited for next season.
Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal writes that â€śthere are signs the normal downhill trend has begunâ€ť in regards to the play fromÂ Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Kenyon points out that although Bradyâ€™s completion percentage was a respectableÂ 63 percent this season, it was hisÂ lowest percentage since the 2006 season.Â Kenyon adds that theÂ percentage of his passes that went for...
Hereâ€™s a voicemail Patriots fans want to make sure they hold on to.
As a gesture of appreciation, the Pats have sent a prerecorded voice message of Tom Brady expressing his gratitude to all season-ticket holders and club members, ESPN.comâ€™s Mike Reiss reports.
It is common practice for teams to reward loyal fans for their support with special postseason gifts, but Reiss says...
There is nothing like Super Bowl week.
Former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk did a lot of venting at the site of Â his greatest defeat to the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 36.
Faulk spoke with CSNNE Â at the New Orleans Super Dome, the site of this yearâ€™s game that also staged that game.
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A New Hampshire paper suggests the New England Patriots might want to trade Tom Brady. I think this writer must be an Arizona Cardinals fan. Never in a million years would Tom Brady be traded.-TO
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Itâ€™s no secret that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a giant fan of Ed Reed.
From Belichick musing with Tom Brady about Reedâ€™s defensive skills in A Football Life to the lovefest that Reed gets every time Belichick is asked about him before a Ravens game, itâ€™s obvious that Reed is among the players Belichick most admires, if heâ€™s not the favorite.
Now, thereâ€™s a chance...
In what seems to be a growing trend among sports teams, the New England Patriots are making their stadium more "technology friendly". The Patriots have called upon Cellular Specialties, a wireless network company which already serves as the a wireless infrastructure provider for the Pats, to install a 4G LTE network at Gillette Stadium. The new 4G Network will provide...
The New England Patriots came into this season with the pundits praising their wide receivers. However, as many of you know, through injuries and underperformance, the Patriots wide receivers became a hotbed for criticism and the need for improvement was apparent. Right now, the Patriots have three wide receivers going who are unrestricted free agents:
Recently, the New England Patriots's offensive line was found to beÂ the second best in the NFL. Not bad for one that was highly questioned going into the season. Well, if you've got a prized asset to block for, with the promise of Ugg Boots if you do well, how couldn't you be awesome?
However, there are two members of this unit who could become free agents this year...
Who wants to see Tom Brady in an Arizona Cardinals uniform?
Well, he pulls it off. Just like he does most things. And one writer from a Massachusetts paper says it would benefit the New England PatriotsÂ if he was actually in one next season.Â Yes, seriously.
Now, before you call him crazy, let's look at his arguments, and then give reasonable responses that prove his...
Whatâ€™s the most humiliating product a football player could possibly endorse?
Yet the adult diaper found a way to cross into the mainstream (no pun intended) in a new commercial featuring Pro Bowlers Clay Matthews, DeMarcus Ware and Wes Welker.
ANNOUNCER GUY: Now I know you donâ€™t need them, but would you try these on for charity and prove how great the fit...
Remember that whole "Spygate" thing? As a Patriots fan, does anyone ever bring that up to you?
Like most things in the media, the perception of spygate got blown way out of proportion. It was cheating, certainly. Did it help? Of course it did, otherwise Belichick wouldn't have been doing it. However, most fans and even analysts kind of got so lost in a game of telephone...
San Francisco 49ers wideout Randy Moss has never been one to mince words. He continued that trend Tuesday during Super Bowl Media Day.The self-proclaimed greatest receiver of all time touched on everything from comparing Jim Harbaugh and Bill Belichick to stating he wasn't happy with his current role. But the former New England Patriot did have some not-so-outlandish things to...