New England Patriots Postgame Quotes 11/20

By Ramya


Why are Patriots called New England? 

In 1971, the Patriots moved into a new stadium in suburban Foxborough, Massachusetts, built on land granted by the Bay State Raceway. The team was renamed the New England Patriots on March 22, 1971, to reflect its new location

When did the Patriots change their name? 

As a result of the move, they announced they would change their name from the Boston Patriots to the Bay State Patriots, after the state of Massachusetts. The name was rejected by the NFL and on March 22, 1971, the team officially announced they would change its geographic name to New England.

What were the Patriots before New England? 

Founded in 1959 as the “Boston Patriots,” the team was an original member of the American Football League (AFL). The Patriots joined the NFL during the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. They changed their name to the New England Patriots when they moved to Foxborough, MA. in 1971.

Did the Patriots change their name? 

From 1963 to 1969, the Patriots played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox baseball stadium. Then in 1971, two significant things happened. The team changed its name to New England Patriots and moved to a new 60,764-seat stadium in the town of Foxboro, about 25 miles south of Boston.

Why is NY not considered New England? 

Why are New York and New Jersey not part of New England, when York and Jersey are in England? This has always driven me crazy. New York and New Jersey were originally both part of New Netherland, which was a Dutch colony, not an English one

Why are the 6 states called New England? 

John Smith named the region New England after he explored its shores in 1614 for some London merchants

Did the Patriots dump Brady? 

Since they were unable to agree on the length of time set on the contract, the Patriots released Brady. He ended up signing up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who were more willing to offer him the kind of contract that he wanted.