2:00 pm

Glenn Stout “The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots”

_0001_glennThe Patriots first played in Boston, in the fledgling American Football League before joining the NFL and becoming a team that now represents an entire region as the New England Patriots. But they were born in Lowell, the hometown of their founder, Billy Sullivan. Author Glenn Stout will trace the circuitous route the Pats have taken from their humble beginnings as the last team admitted to the AFL, through their first few decades when they were one of the worst teams in professional football to their place now, as a sports dynasty.   The Pats is a story that is best told through stories, and through people, beginning with Sullivan and his Lowell upbringing, which provided the inspiration for his aspirations. And now the Patriots are stitched into the fabric of the region, the names of their greatest players and figures resonating with generations: Gino Cappelletti, Ron Burton, Jim Nance, John “Hog” Hannah, Steve Grogan, Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady.  Come hear the story of The Pats, and share some stories of your own.