The team held a naming contest after Billy Sullivan was awarded the final franchise in the upstart AFL in 1959. The contest had a number of write-in names, and Mr. Sullivan liked the name "Patriots" and so named the team.
The Revolutionary War.
The only nick name the organization has had is the Patriots. The team was originally known as the Boston Patriots The team was renamed the New England Patriots in 1971.They got the name from England. (HISTORY CHECK) When America went to war with England to gain independence, England fought under the nickname "The Patriots" (hints the name "New England Patriots"). Funny how stuff like that works, huh?
A New England Patriots name is Logan Mankins.
The Boston Patriots.
They were originally the Oilers but the name changed to the Patriots
The New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots have had the name Patriots since 1960. They were originally named the Boston Patriots, but in 1971 it was changed to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots got defeated in Canada and New York, but then sprung up and had victories in New Jersey and Saratoga.
The original name was the Boston patriots named for all the patriots from the American revolution
The Patriots moved to Foxboro Ma after the 1970 season. Before the move they were known as the Boston Patriots. After moving out of Boston proper to the suburbs the owners of the Patriots decided to change the name to the New England Patriots in order to try to grow their fan base in the New England Region instead of just concentrating on the fan base in Boston.
The Patriots Stadium is called Gillette Stadium.