Monday, February 25, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process can, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24-…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This recipe will make you the life of the football party.
I'm not a psychic, but I know what you will be doing Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to about 10 p.m., at least most of you. You will be watching the big game between our New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, as the teams battle on the gridiron to determine who will go to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Whether you are going to a big party or watching the game alone in a secret room so nobody can see your emotional reaction to every play, you need snack foods. You'll have to find the chips on your own, but here is recipe for a chili-cheese dip to go along with those chips. This recipe comes from Judy Putnam , editor of the Peachtree Corners Patch in Georgia. Enjoy the snacks, and Go Pats! Ingredients Directions Layer the ingredients in the…
Monday, January 14, 2013
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens for the second consecutive season in the AFC Championship game next Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Winner advances to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
On Saturday the galaxy aligned for the AFC Championship game to return to Foxborough for a second straight season after the Baltimore Ravens upset the Denver Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime of the AFC Divisional Round. All that stood between the Patriots and a return to the AFC Championship game was a Lone Star - the Houston Texans. On Sunday, that star burned out in Foxborough as the Patriots rolled past Houston, 41-28. Now, for the fifth time in team history, the AFC Championship game will be played in Foxborough. The Patriots are 4-0 all-time in AFC title games at home and 7-1 overall. "It’s good to be able to play in the AFC Championship Game next week," said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. "I’m really proud of our players; I …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Tickets to the Jan. 13 AFC Divisional Playoff game in Foxborough go on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 7.
Hosting playoff games in Foxborough used to be rarity for the New England Patriots and its fans prior to the Robert Kraft era. In fact, the Patriots hosted just one playoff game in the first 34 years of the franchise's history - a loss to the Houston Oilers in 1978 - prior to Kraft buying the team in 1994. Since then, the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs 14 times, including 12 times as AFC East division champions. With a 12-4 regular season record in 2012, the Patriots claimed their fourth consecutive division title and enter this year’s playoffs as the second seed in the AFC. It is the fourth time in franchise history that the team has earned the second seed. What's better is that in three of those seasons the Patriots advanced to…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
A monthly roundup of nearby restaurant news from around the region.
We know Norwood residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking. Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month. Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories covered in the past month. DEDHAM Harrows is Bringing Chicken Pies to Dedham A restaurant serving the Reading community is coming to Dedham. Harrows Chicken Pies has been serving the residents of Reading since 1935, but will now give Dedham residents a taste of the product. WALPOLE Red Wing Diner: Serving Walpole for Over 80 Years A staple restaurant on Rte. 1 in the Walpole-Foxborough line, the Red Wing Diner owner …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The New England Patriots will wear black-ribbon logos on their helmets and hold a moment of silence before Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough.
Foxborough will be center stage of the National Football League world for the second time in six days Sunday night when the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers in primetime on NBC's Sunday Night Football. But even a game with so much significance on playoff positioning will simply be less important in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The New England Patriots, along with the rest of the country, will have the 26 victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on their minds and in their hearts during Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. In recognition of Friday's tragedy, the Patriots plan to honor the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by wearing black-…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Norwood Food Pantry will be one of the local organizations benefiting from this year's Celebrate Volunteerism Food Drive at Patriot Place.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Volunteers at the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood will be rooting extra hard for the New England Patriots this coming Sunday, Nov. 18. Not just for a victory over the Indianapolis Colts – but for a big turnout of generous fans, who’ll come to Gillette Stadium toting cans, bags and boxes of non-perishable food to donate to the Patriots Celebrate Volunteerism Food Drive. “We’ve been notified by the Patriots that the Norwood Food Pantry will be one of the local hunger-fighting organizations that will benefit from this year’s drive,” says Ruth Taeger, Executive Director. “And we’re absolutely thrilled to receive this kind of wonderful help and support from our favorite team.” The food drive is part of the New England Patriots …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
War Room, Moving the Chains, Patriot Reign and Tom Brady vs. the NFL are four books that will fill in the time when no games are being played.
If all the talk on sports radio and TV during the week isn't enough for you, these four sports books will fill any need you have more information about the New England Patriots. "Tom Brady Vs. The NFL" by Sean Glennon: The author makes a case for No. 12 being No. 1 all time. The book tracks Brady from his college experience at the University of Michigan to being a seventh round draft pick by New England up until he found stardom. The first part of the book is about the history of Brady's rise to all-pro status, followed by numbers match-up against other quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Johnny Unitas, Brady's boyhood idol, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Peyton Manning to name a few. Read and let the debate begin. Montana wins the …