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Super Bowl XLII

 

Patriots 14

vs.

Giants 17

Sunday 02/03/08 @  6 pm

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http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/double_coverage/

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Gather at The Vine, home of the Patriots Fan Club of Arizona and OFFICIAL Pats Fans headquarters for the Superbowl!

Schedule of Events:

New England Patriots
Fan Club Of Arizona
(Founded, 1997)
P.O. Box 43273
Phoenix, AZ 85080

Web: www.nepfca.com E-Mail: nepatsaz@aol.com

Big Blue Collar Bash for Pats Fans


With all the Big Name celebrities appearing at Super Bowl Parties all across the valley, with the big buck admission fees, the New England Patriots Fan Club Of Arizona will be holding their own Super Bowl Week party, and admission is absolutely free, nada, zilch, zippo.

You won't see any Hollywood celebrities, any big name, non football, sports stars, or recording artists, but you will see thousands of Patriot fans, the real hard core, blue collar fans that, actually, know the names of the players, unlike the celebrities who will be headlining those other events.

And, there will be sports writers, radio stations, tv stations, former Patriot players, and even some of the executives of the Patriot's front office, there for the fans to talk with, mingle with, and collect photographs, or autographs, or just to discuss football, not which movie they might be appearing in next. And, a man named Kraft might make an appearance, as he has done before.

Patriot fans all across the nation are familiar with The Vine Tavern, on Indian School Road and 28ths Street in Phoenix, which has been the headquarters for the local fan club for nine seasons now and has been the site for three prior Patriot Super Bowl events, and two others when the Pats were in town to play the Cardinals.

These events have been attended by thousands of Pats fans that have made the club, and The Vine, gain national prominence as the place for Pats fans to be, in Phoenix.

The event will begin at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 31st, and any, and all Patriot fans are welcome to attend. (Giant fans are, also, welcome) ADMISSION IS FREE, PARKING IS FREE. FOOD AND BEVERAGE ARE NOT.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th

There will be a crew at THE VINE from WBZ-TV, Channel 4 in Boston to do a video on the club (with your's truly) and they want to have a lot of Pats fans there, in Pats gear, for the video which will appear on Boston television.

SO if you can get to the Vine, it is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th, between 5-5:30 PM.

ALL PATS FANS ARE WELCOME... COME ON DOWN.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31st

The Official "Blue Collar Patriot Fan Super Bowl Pre Game Bash" will be held at the Vine on Thursday Evening, January 31st beginning at 7PM until "whenever."

The Vine will be extending the property into the parking lot with chain link fencing, outdoor seating, tables, bar, grill and TV's, and there will be a great Disc Jockey on hand for musical entertainment.

Videos of Patriot 2007 success will be played on the TV screens.

We can't name names at this time, but we are expecting some guests from the Patriots, some Boston media, possibly some forum Patriot Alumni Players, and the COORS GIRLS and the BUD GIRLS.

Admission is FREE, and there is NO cover charge. All Pats fans, members or not, are welcome. We are expecting Patriot fans from all over the country, and out of the country to converge on the Vine. DON'T MISS IT.

While there will be Super Bowl parties all across the valley during the week, you would pay anywhere from $200 to $1,000 or more with the hopes of, maybe, seeing a celebrity or former sports star....at the VINE, you will have a ball with real fans, and some great guests that actually will talk to you, and who will be able to name at least three players on the Patriots, which I doubt any of those, other, celebrities can do.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND

Unofficial get togethers at the Vine. Just drop in, see who might be there, say hello and maybe have a quick bite, or drink. There are bound to be a lot of Pats fans coming in and out, and maybe some unexpected personalities, too.

Brad Darr, from New Orleans, will be be holding his famous "Pats Pep Rally and Voodoo Ceremony" at the Vine Tavern and Eatery in Phoenix, AZ home of the New England Patriots Fan Club of Arizona Sat Feb 2 at pm a must attend for all Pats fans prior to SB 42.


SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd

What may be the biggest Fan Super Bowl Party in the valley, the Vine will, once more, have the area extended with the fencing, and with the addition of the outdoor area will be able to accommodate thousands of Pats fans. There will be Pats items for sale, and lots of other great things going on, including some give aways, etc.

IF YOU ARE A PATRIOT FAN THAT LIVES IN THE VALLEY, OR VISITING THE VALLEY, AND DON'T HAVE A TICKET TO THE GAME, THE VINE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. DON'T MISS IT.

Doors will open at approximately 10AM. Kickoff for the game is 4PM, Arizona Time.

Latest News: (Newest on top)

Mr. Kraft stops in at The Vine to meet with the fans and gives away 2 Superbowl tickets!

 

01/27/08 Tedy's NFL press conference video.

 

01/27/08 Check out my Sendoff Rally pics here!  Listen to my  Soundseeing tour of  the Rally.

 

01/27/08, on CNBC @10:00PM ET "Touchdown! The Patriots and the Business of Winning"

 

GOVERNOR PATRICK TO GIVE A SUPER BOWL SENDOFF AT GILLETTE STADIUM SUNDAY
Entire Patriots team to participate;
Event open to the public with free admission and parking
        FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - A trip to the Super Bowl deserves a super sendoff, and that’s just what the AFC Champion New England Patriots will get at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick gives a sendoff celebration at Gillette Stadium.
        Patriots fans are invited to see their heroes off in style prior to the team’s departure for Arizona to take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. The entire team, as well as head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, will greet fans from the Gillette Stadium field just before boarding buses to the airport.
        The event is free and open to the public. Parking at Gillette Stadium is also free. Gillette Stadium parking lots and gates will open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. sendoff. Please note that tailgating will not be allowed in the parking lots on Sunday.
WHAT:   Super Bowl Sendoff with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
WHEN:   Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.
WHERE:  Gillette Stadium
WHO:    Governor Patrick, Robert and Jonathan Kraft, Bill Belichick and the 2007 AFC Champion New England Patriots.

 

 

 

Divisional Playoffs:

Patriots 31

vs.

Jacksonville Jaguars 20

Saturday 01/12/08  @ 8:00pm

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AFC Championship

 

Patriots 21

vs.

Chargers 12

Sunday, January 20 @ 3:00pm

(Click banner for complete coverage from Patriots.com)

 

Owner Kraft the Leader of Unbeaten Pats
By HOWARD ULMAN

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The billionaire owner of the New England Patriots stops to buy his morning coffee and feels "a communal buzz" among the customers. He continues to his office where pictures of him posing with President Clinton and the first President Bush hang on a wall.

Rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, Robert Kraft tries to relate to everyone.

"I care about the image of the team," he said. "I want us to represent something that people can connect with and feel good about."

That image has taken a hit during the Patriots unbeaten season — the Spygate controversy in their first game, a temporary restraining order against wide receiver Randy Moss this week — but Kraft is one of the most respected and influential NFL owners.

He's been instrumental in hammering out television deals and at times has put the good of the league above his own interests. He is considered close to commissioner Roger Goodell, who may have imposed his stiff penalty on the Patriots for illegal use of a camera in the opener to avoid hints of favoritism.

Kraft also remains tight with Goodell's successor, Paul Tagliabue. During an interview in his office Tuesday, the phone rang. Kraft picked it up. It was Tagliabue and they spoke for about five minutes.

In 1994, the 66-year-old native of Brookline, which borders Boston, bought a team that had won four playoff games in its first 34 years and played in a bare-bones stadium with metal benches, and turned it into a model franchise.

He opened Gillette Stadium in 2002 after building it with private money and today the team that plays in that showpiece is 17-0 and going for its fourth Super Bowl championship in seven years. It will get to that game with a win over the San Diego Chargers in Foxborough on Sunday.

"It's like running a business," said Kraft, owner of a company that trades in paper commodities and does business in more than 80 countries. "You have to be a few steps ahead of your competition. You have to work harder. You have to plan more. You have to try to get good people."

There's no doubt that his hiring of Bill Belichick as coach in 2000 was a very sound move. Yet Belichick has incurred enmity from opposing coaches, players and fans.

They criticized him after a Patriots video assistant was caught taping defensive signals being sent in from the New York Jets' sideline. His brief, unsmiling post-game handshakes with coaches are captured on camera.

He's been accused of running up the score, and his meetings with reporters are cliche-filled exercises in which he rarely smiles or reveals anything of substance.

"Bill is one part of the face of this team," Kraft said. "There are many other faces. And, as a collage, I'm pretty proud about what this team is and how it conducts itself on and off the field, and no one's perfect.

"I think Bill is a man of substance. I don't pay him to kiss up to people in the media. I pay him to be respectful of the media but to win football games. That's his task."

Kraft is respected by and respectful of other families that have owned teams for a long time — the Rooneys with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Maras with the New York Giants. He also is friendly with Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys.

There is also a connection between the owner and the fans.

When Kraft gets stuck in traffic, people notice him.

"They start honking and giving me the thumbs-up," Kraft said. "They're enthused. They come with suggestions. They come over at a light and say something."

Players find him equally approachable.

"I think he's made wonderful decisions for this organization ever since I've been here," said linebacker Tedy Bruschi, drafted by the Patriots in 1996. "He's a guy that can really relate to players. Thanksgiving time you can ask him, `Is he a white-meat guy or a dark-meat guy.' He'll give you an answer."

For the record, it's dark meat.

At one of the Patriots Super Bowl celebrations at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Kraft was goaded into a few dance steps with his much younger, more nimble players.

"He can sort of hang with us a little bit," Bruschi said with a smile.

Not surprising, considering Kraft loved watching players who preceded Bruschi with the Patriots from his seat in Section 217 in the old Schafer Stadium. He bought six season tickets in 1971, the year it opened, and often took his sons.

Then his view of the team expanded.

"In the late '70s, I started dreaming about whether I could own it and what it would be like," Kraft said.

Today's fans love what he's brought them — perhaps the best team in NFL history playing in a comfortable, modern stadium.

"I know what it was like when I sat in the stands and I feel their joy and that's a turn-on," Kraft said. "This isn't something where I just came in and bought an asset. This has been a passion of mine since I've been a little kid."

Owner Kraft the leader of unbeaten Pats - Yahoo! News

 

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HOW DID THEY GET TO SUPER BOWL XLII
  Wild Card
(Jan. 5-6)
Divisional
Playoffs (Jan. 12-13)
Conference
Championship (Jan. 20)
SUPER BOWL
XLII (Feb. 3)
A
F
C
31
29

Jacksonville
Pittsburgh

20
31

Jacksonville at
New England

San Diego  12

at

New England  21
6
17

Tennessee
San Diego

28
24

San Diego at
Indianapolis

 
N
F
C
14
35

Washington
Seattle

21
17

NY Giants at
Dallas

NY Giants  23

at

Green Bay   20
24
14

NY Giants
Tampa Bay

20
42

Seattle at
Green Bay

 

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