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New England Patriots: From Doormats to Dynasty @ Central

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 more crowns than any other. 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, 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 and 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 Super Bowl triumphs. This presentation is fun and enlightening so don’t miss it! Marty will host a Q&A following the program.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Use the form below or contact the library for assistance.

Author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin has won more than 45 awards as a sports journalist, including first place for general excellence from Associated Press. He covered the Red Sox extensively during his career. His books have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, and The Wall Street Journal, and his title The Great American Cereal Book reached No. 1 on Amazon.com in both the 'Americana' and 'Breakfast Book' categories.

Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:30am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Robin Nyzio; 401-943-9080 x3; rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org
James T. Giles Community Room
Central Library
  Author Event  

Register for this event using the form below. There are 95 seats available.