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December 13, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
40. AV setup. PT
Whiton Room
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 x1404
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From Doormats to Dynasty: History of the Perennial Powerhouse New England Patriots

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

From the struggles of the Boston Patriots to the decades of Super Bowl crowns, this lively and illuminating program will take you on a roller coaster ride through the history of the franchise that has captured 6 NFL championships. Author and veteran sports writer Marty Gitlin, who covered the NFL in the newspaper field and for CBS Sports, will discuss and show videos of the greatest and most interesting players, teams, events and moments of the team since its birth in the American Football League in 1960. Watch the exploits of such early standouts as Gino Cappelletti and Babe Parilli, relive the disappointment of the Jim Plunkett era and the talents of Steve Grogan and Sam “Bam” Cunningham. Experience again the transition from Drew Bledsoe to Tom Brady, and enjoy highlights from the Greatest of All Time under Bill Belichick, including their Super Bowl triumphs. This presentation is fun and enlightening so don’t miss it! Marty will host a Q&A following the program.

Registration is not required for this event.

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