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Pat Patriot, commonly referred to as "Pat The Patriot," is the mascot of the New England Patriots, a National Football League (NFL) franchise based in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He is depicted as a soldier of the American Revolution with his wife, Patty Patriot. The logo version of Pat wears a tricorne hat and a Continental Army uniform. This was the Patriots' official insignia until 1993, when it was replaced by the current logo which is known as "Flying Elvis". Logo Pat was created by Worcester Telegram - Evening Gazette cartoonist Phil Bissell in 1960.[1][2]

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1 1979 new logo consideration 2 Live mascot development 3 Live mascot character design 4 Super Bowl appearances 5 Live mascot performer 6 References 7 External links

1979 new logo consideration[edit] In 1979 the Patriots considered replacing Pat Patriot with a new logo, mainly because Pat Patriot was very detailed and was therefore difficult to replicate accurately on various promotional materials and merchandise. Unsure if this would be a good decision for the team, executives decided to let the fans vote for the logo they preferred during halftime of a Patriots' home game. Pat Patriot was the overwhelming victor.[3] Live mascot development[edit] The live mascot Pat was originally developed in the early 1990s and made one of his first public appearances at the 1995 Pro Bowl[4] as a Team NFL Hero. Team NFL Heroes were a line of mascot-like characters developed by NFL Properties; most of the characters only lasted a season or two but a handful ended up being adopted as official mascots by their respective teams, either immediately after the Team NFL Heroes project was canceled or years later with Pat being an example of the former. The live mascot Pat we know of today was intended at first to be a completely different character from the Pat Patriot logo; this is supported by the fact that Pat's name was listed as "Revere" (a reference to Paul Revere) on Team NFL Heroes merchandise. Live mascot character design[edit] Live mascot Pat wears either the Patriots' home uniform which consists of the navy blue jersey, number 1, with silver pants or the away uniform which consists of the white jersey, number 1, with navy blue pants. Which uniform Pat wears depends on which uniform the team wears in the game he is appearing at. Pat previously wore jersey number 0 until a fan approached team owner Robert Kraft and asked if the number could be changed. This interaction was caught on tape by NFL Films and shown on television. Super Bowl appearances[edit] Pat has represented the Patriots as the team's live mascot in nine of the ten Super Bowls the team has appeared in: XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI and LII. Live mascot performer[edit] From 2009 to 2016 the person inside the live mascot Pat costume was Adam Visbaras. From 2012 to 2014 a second live mascot performer was added for games and special events portrayed by Matthew Hamilton, cousin of Patriots Cheerleader Kathryn Hamilton.[5] References[edit]

^ Palma, Briana (January 16, 2015). "Pat Everlasting". New England Patriots. Retrieved February 19, 2015.  ^ Caputo, Paul (January 23, 2016). "Now to Make Some History: The Story Behind Pat Patriot". SportsLogos.net. Retrieved February 19, 2018.  ^ Lukas, Paul (July 28, 2011). "The untold story behind the Patriots logo". ESPN. Retrieved February 19, 2018.  ^ Gaines, Cork (September 10, 2017). "In 1995 the NFL used some bizarre mascots that were never seen again". Business Insider. Retrieved February 19, 2018.  ^ Bagni, Adam (January 27, 2017). "Only on 10: Patriots mascot reveals identity". WBTS-LD. Retrieved February 19, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Pat Patriot at the New England Patriots' official website Pat Patriot on Twitter

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New England Patriots

Founded in 1960 Formerly the Boston Patriots (1960–70) Based and headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Franchise

Franchise History Hall of Fame Patriot Place Seasons Players Coaches First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Strategy Broadcasters

Stadiums

Nickerson Field Fenway Park Alumni Stadium Harvard Stadium Foxboro Stadium Gillette Stadium

Culture

Billy Sullivan Robert Kraft Jonathan Kraft Pat Patriot Cheerleaders "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" "Crazy Train" "Your Love" Patriot Reign Family Guy

"Patriot Games" "3 Acts of God" "Gronkowsbees"

"Stunning and Brave" (South Park episode)

Lore

Snowplow Game St. Louis Stallions Tuck Rule Game 16-0 Spygate 2007 game vs. New York Giants Helmet Catch Butt fumble Deflategate 28–3 Philly Special

Rivalries

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New York Jets Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts Brady–Manning rivalry

Division championships (20)

1963 1978 1986 1996 1997 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Conference championships (10)

1985 1996 2001 2003 2004 2007 2011 2014 2016 2017

League championships (5)

2001 (XXXVI) 2003 (XXXVIII) 2004 (XXXIX) 2014 (XLIX) 2016 (LI)

Retired numbers

20 40 56 57 73 78 79 89

Media

Broadcasters WBZ-FM Radio network Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti Bob Socci Scott Zolak

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League (1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League (1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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List of National Football League mascots

American Football Conference

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West

Billy Buffalo (Buffalo Bills) T. D. (Miami Dolphins) Pat Patriot (New England Patriots) None (New York Jets)

Poe, Rise & Conquer (Baltimore Ravens) Who Dey (Cincinnati Bengals) Chomps (Cleveland Browns) Steely McBeam (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Toro (Houston Texans) Blue (Indianapolis Colts) Jaxson de Ville (Jacksonville Jaguars) T-Rac (Tennessee Titans)

Miles, Thunder (Denver Broncos) K. C. Wolf, Warpaint (Kansas City Chiefs) Boltman (Los Angeles Chargers) Raider Rusher (Oakland Raiders)

National Football Conference

NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West

Rowdy (Dallas Cowboys) None (New York Giants) Air Swoop, Swoop (Philadelphia Eagles) None (Washington Redskins)

Staley Da Bear (Chicago Bears) Roary (Detroit Lions) None (Green Bay Packers) Ragnar, Viktor (Minnesota Vikings)

Freddie Falcon (Atlanta Falcons) Sir Purr (Carolina Panthers) Gumbo, Sir Saint (New Orleans Saints) Captain Fear (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Big Red (Arizona Cardinals) Rampage (Los Angeles Rams) Sourdough Sam (San Francisco 49ers) Blitz, Taima (Seattle Seahawks)

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