Football

Nov. 15, 1968

Another reminder of how distant the Patriots’ past really is.

A gentleman by the name of Sam Morris Jr. of San Antonio was in the line reserved for anyone seeking to buy the Boston American Football League franchise.

Owner or a radio station in San Antonio, Morris said he was looking to buy the Patriots, plus a team in the Texas Professional Football league, and the Washington Senators.

He also offered USC running back O.J. Simpson a $1 million contract. It isn’t clear what he expected from Simpson since he was still at USC and would have to go through the AFL draft process; unless Morris planned to have Simpson play in the Texas Professional Football League.

Quoting the AP story: Morris “plans to get someone to build a domed stadium to house these attractions here.”

It’s nice to have big dreams, even when they fail to drift within reality’s sight lines.