In Tales from the Patriots Sideline, former players share their tales of the tumultuous years. They played home games in six different venues, as well as one in Birmingham, Alabama. Their initial owners had to sell the team after going bankrupt promoting a Michael Jackson concert tour. The new owner may have been even more inept. Their coaches have been a colorful lot, too, including one who accepted a new job the day before a playoff game.
From the AFL years through the lowest of low seasons, Patriots history has also been sprinkled with the occasional spikes of success, including two Super Bowl trips that ended in double-digit losses. They were a franchise on the verge of being relocated before current management took the team to its new heights as two-time Super Bowl champions. Fans can find stories about it all in Tales from the Patriots Sideline.
About the Author
Michael Felger has been a sportswriter for the Boston Herald for more than 13 years. He has been the papers lead Patriots writer since 1999. He also covered the Bruins as the lead reporter from 1997-99. Felger appears on local sports radio station WEEI and is a regular analyst for WBZ televisions Patriots coverage. He is also a fill-in host at Fox Sports New England. Felger is married and lives in Boston.