It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
January 27, 2009 - 2:45 pm
Here is the transcript from today's conference call with Patriots Sr. football advisor Floyd Reese . (Big props to the fine folks in the Patriots media relations department) FR: Let me start off by saying, first of all, thank all you ladies and gentlemen for coming. It'€™s going to be a pleasure...
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Mike Petraglia
January 27, 2009 - 2:19 pm
The opening line of the NFL press release read, "They're going fast." Indeed. The first 70,000 tickets for the NFL game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium this October 25 have been sold -- including 20,000 tickets in the first seven minutes of sales -- the...
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Mike Petraglia
January 27, 2009 - 9:30 am
Remember when we pondered a couple of weeks ago how the Patriots would adjust to all the changes going on in Foxborough. Well, we got part of our answer on Tuesday when the team announced a couple of moves to take the place of the departed Scott Pioli , who is now working his first general manager'...
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Mike Petraglia
January 21, 2009 - 10:39 am
It's been a rough couple of months at Black Rock, otherwise known as CBS. Big cutbacks and staff reductions have hit hard nationally and locally at WBZ Radio and TV. Well, here's a big lift for those at Channel 4 and their sister station TV-38. The Patriots and Kraft Productions announced on...
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Mike Petraglia
January 20, 2009 - 10:13 am
On the day we as a country inaugurated our 44th president, a leader who believes change will be the foundation of stronger, more prosperous country, it seems appropriate to apply that theme to the NFL and ask which teams made the biggest changes and which ones figure to move toward a more...
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Mike Petraglia
January 14, 2009 - 4:57 pm
Scott Pioli was finally introduced Wednesday as the new general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs . One thing is for sure, he's got plenty of work to do to improve a team that finished 2008 with a 2-14 mark. They will pick third in the NFL Draft , behind only the winless Detroit Lions and the 2-14...
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Mike Petraglia
January 13, 2009 - 1:49 pm
Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick wished Scott Pioli the best of luck as the new general manager of Kansas City and thanked him for his decade of service to the Patriots. In that time, the Patriots Vice President of Personnel helped build the foundation that produced six AFC...
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Mike Petraglia
January 07, 2009 - 4:34 am
1994: Patriots appear headed for St. Louis, only to remain in New England. 1997: Bill Parcells leaves the Patriots in the wake of Super Bowl XXXI. 1999: Patriots appear headed to Hartford, only to remain in New England with the promise of a new 68,000 seat stadium in Foxboro. 2000: One day after...
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Mike Petraglia
December 31, 2008 - 12:15 pm
Jerod Mayo received his just deserts today after feasting on offensive players in his rookie season in the NFL. The Patriots linebacker received the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honor on Wednesday. On Wednesday, he answered questions in a conference call. What does it mean to...
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Mike Petraglia
December 31, 2008 - 5:43 am
There's no doubt what the single biggest question facing the New England Patriots this off-season. Let's take a quick look at that and some other issues facing the Patriots as they get an extra six weeks to figure it all out. 1. How healthy is Tom Brady ? Bill Belichick said at his wrap-up presser...
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