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Dec. 13, 1988

\ Dec. 13, 1988 Patrick Sullivan’s tenure as general manager of the Patriots was hardly dull. The son of the team’s founder, Billy Sullivan, made a higher climb up the ranks than might be possible anywhere but in the kingdom of an old charter franchise of the American Football League. Patrick began as a Patriots ball boy, became an assistant in the public relations department, then served as the manager of Schaefer Stadium, assistant general manager and, finally, general manager. His most memorable moment as the GM may have come when he heckled Howie Long during the Patriots’ playoff win ...

Dec. 1, 1993

Dec. 1, 1993 In one day, the Patriots turned into the St, Louis Whatevers, turned right around and set the deepest roots possible in Foxborough. From the day Billy Sullivan founded the Boston Patriots the club had chronic financial problems, careening from crisis to crisis. They went 12 years before finding a home of their own. Eventually they basked in relative success at Schaefer Stadium, the bargain-basement, bare-bones stadium they built in Foxborough, then slid back toward the abyss, largely thanks to producing the money-draining Michael Jackson Victory Tour in 1984.. In 1988  they sold the franchise to Victor Kiam, ...

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