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  1. Former Patriot Reche Caldwell Reportedly Shot Dead Outside Tampa Home Couldn't believe my eyes after seeing this headline.
  2. There is truth to this statement.
  3. Music is like wrestling. Is the best one to do it the one who is the most talented or the one who draws the most money?
  4. Ah, shucks - I misread your original comment about that. At first I thought you meant a 17,000 NFL stadium, because apparently to my brain, that makes sense. 17,000 NHL arena, yes. Couple parking garages in the vicinity and you could do it. Honestly, the convention center sort-of-kind-of looks like an NHL arena from the highway. I'll try to snag a picture from Google Earth or something. NFL stadium in the same plot? No. EDIT: Here's an ok view.
  5. Fairfield County and New Haven County. Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven, Waterbury. Then you have some pretty big suburbs like Norwalk, New Britain, and Danbury that population-wise are "cities" but physically aren't, if that makes sense. As for a 17,000-seat arena, I don't see how that would fit where they put the current Convention Center to accommodate what they needed. I really don't. They would have had to expand closer to the river and that would have cut off one of the busiest areas of commuter traffic for however long it would have taken to build the stadium. NHL arena? Sure. They could have done it. And they wanted to for the Whalers in '97 before Karmanos moved them. For an NFL franchise, the smartest move would have been a stadium on the outskirts, like they did for UConn's football stadium in East Hartford. It's exactly like Foxboro. Nothing, just houses, and then BAM - NFL stadium. As much as its enjoyable to poke fun at Hartford, they're doing things the right way right now by slowly developing the areas around the city and working their way in. They've completely revitalized Dillon Stadium on the south side of the city for the Hartford Athletic soccer team, and Dunkin' Donuts Park for the Yard Goats in the north end is beautiful. They're doing what they should have done for years - build up the minor leagues teams because it is a minor league city. Now, if the Wolf Pack could actually draw a crowd, they might be able to fix up the XL Center a bit...
  6. Yeah, Hartford is...peculiar. You might want to take a step over and be in West Hartford, but you don't want to take a step in the other direction and be in East Hartford. Also, separating the city from the Connecticut River by putting a giant highway between them might be one of the most ill-advised decisions in the history of the city. Luckily, they have plans to redo I-91, but knowing Hartford, it'll take 30 years before its finished. They could have done something in the northern end of the city where the Xfinity Center is right now ("The Meadows" for you locals) and is filled with nothing but their original convention centers and some car dealerships. Redoing something in the XL Center's footprint though might not work. It's congested down there. The convention center is a nice building, but would have been odd to have an NFL franchise play right there. They also had plans for all parking to be in parking garages in the area of the new stadium, which means, IIRC, no open flames..which means no tailgating. I don't know how that works. Even crazier is the fact that the city was willing to spend between $150 million and $200 million for an NFL franchise in the early-to-mid 1990's (but couldn't give much money to the Whalers because reasons), and their effort with the Patriots in the late 90's was their third attempt at luring the NFL to Hartford. They tried to lure the Pats in maybe 1991 or 1992 and then a few years later... Heck, Walter Peyton, Paul Newman, and Tom Selleck lobbied for Hartford!
  7. Since 2014, the Patriots have had some impressive 4th round selections: Bryan Stork James White Trey Flowers Shaq Mason Malcolm Mitchell Jarrett Stidham (maybe) If they continue this trend, I'll be more than happy with the deal.
  8. Well. There goes another. I’m a little bummed Gronk chose to come out of retirement now versus last year when it seemed like every week he was teasing a comeback. Bill usually does well in the later rounds drafting, so hopefully this pick becomes something
  9. This is $50 at the Patriots team store and I might just pull the trigger on this monstrosity.
  10. I'm really hoping it's not red. While those are cool as a one-off every now and then, I feel like the Patriots have established themselves as a more "blue first" team with the color scheme. I don't know. I'm optimistic about the uniforms and cannot wait to buy an Archangel Stidham jersey, but hoping they don't get too crazy from their current scheme which, for all its faults, I really like.
  11. Furthermore, Wham-Os "frisbee" isn't used in really any form of organized ultimate, either.
  12. Most likely not. Hartford was used merely as a negotiating tactic by Kraft with Foxboro. I don't believe there was any serious intention to move to Hartford, and considering the plans Hartford had in case they actually did, I'm glad they didn't. They would have moved back to the Boston area by 2004 or 2005 had it happened.
  13. No matter what type of uniform change we see from the Patriots, this beauty will forever be my white whale of sports merchandise.
  14. "These parts" are New England. And I know someone who is a beat writer for the team.
  15. The red uniforms need to stay as a one-off thing. They look great, but they also bring back way too many painful memories for true Patriots fans. The team was atrocious when they wore those things, which might be more reason for some people to want them back! For what it's worth, I'm hearing around these parts that the Patriots might have something close to their color rush uniform with the striping. White helmet and a different numbered font to match this updated front from a few years back: