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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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C Baker
This book lays out the reason the New England Patriots have been able to sustain a high level of excellence over the past seven years in an era of salary cap limitations that aggressively promotes parity. Despite this, the Patriots have appeared in four of the last seven Super Bowls, winning three of them. This year they posted an 18-0 record before being defeated in Super Bowl XLII 17-14 by the New York Giants in a rather poorly played game on the Patriot's part.

How do they do it?

First, Robert
Nathan Cordero
This book has told me a lot about the football organization the New England Patriots. The rise to success of where the Patriots are now wasn't so easy to get to. There were many bumps in the road to get where they are today. Being a Patriot fan wasn't easy from about 1960-2000. During this time frame the Patriots didn't win a single super bowl. It wasn't because they were a bad football team. In the 60's there wasn't much success at all but that changed in the 70's. During the 70's they were a g ...more
David Roche
Not badly written. Just horribly edited. Was it edited at all? I'm always stunned when I buy a book or get one from the library and find a ton of grammatical mistakes, typos and words omitted from sentences. These are professionals, aren't they?
At one point there were quotes from Bill Belicheck. And two paragraphs later, almost the exact same quote. Shouldn't someone have caught this.

It's not a bad book. But it doesn't cover much of what I didn't already know. And there are NO new interviews; j
A workmanlike account of the New England Patriots' rise to football greatness written by the Sports reporter for the Boston Metro (who knew such an august paper of record even had a sports reporter?). One for the Belichick is a genius crowd.
Jim Bouchard
This is one of those books that really helps apply the lessons of sports to business and real life. After all, pro-football is big business; but it requires some translation to get to the lesson and this book does a great job of it!
Jeff Raymond
Marketed as Moneyball for NFL fans, it's more of a neat history of the Pats with some interesting, but not relevatory, information on how the Pats do business now. Probably not a great read for someone who follows the team closely.
If you love the Patriots and are interested in learning about how they pick their players, management, front adm. staff this book is for you. It also tells the ridiculous history of the Patriot's organization.
A must for a Pats fan...It give a great insight into Belichek's philosophy on building a TEAM not just compiling a collection of players...It really does explain the patriots dynasty.
If I read this book before Patriot Reign, I would have loved it but it was a repeat of Patriot Reign and Tales from the Patriot Sidelines.
some good stuff, but it dragged out.
not much insight into team building rather than talking about it over and over.
Shelley Sherman
This is the perfect book for me, a PATRIOT fan!! (especially during their rotten years)
Matt Quesenberry
Probably one of the better books out there on the New England Dynasty.
I've seen an advance copy, and man it is going to take the world by storm!!!
Not as good as it should have been.
A rehash of other books....
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