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In his first time playing at his home since he became a professional football player, Tom gave us a great win. He was supposed to go the year he went out for his ALC. So this was huge for him, as well as Edelman who was back at his home too! What a great game.
- Our next game is Sunday and THE TIME HAS BEEN FLEXED. It is now at 2:25 PM. It is in New York against the Jets. As we go to them 8-2, they are coming in at 3-7, certainly not worth a Sunday Night game. But regardless, we will probably garner better ratings for the NFL. LOL!
- Looking for something to do Thursday morning? One of our members, James Hodnett is the General Manager of P.F. Changs will be preparing 1500+ meals for the homeless at PF Chang's at 1725 Briargate Pkwy. From 7 AM til 12 Noon. Anyone that wants to come help out will be greatly appreciated.
- We are raffling off an autographed Jerod Mayo Jersey for the month of November. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Homefront Cares. This is a local military charity that we sponsor. ALL of the money they raise stays here. It is not a national organization. Tickets are $1 and the same rule applies with the ticket drawing. We will draw that ticket on November 27th in between the 3rd and 4th quarter. Our Members Only Prize for November is a $100 gift Certificate to the New England Patriots Proshop!! Just in time for Christmas shopping. That will be pulled at the same time.
- id you notice anything new on Sunday? Yes, we have a TV out on the porch and Tim, the manager at the Fox and Hound had an electrician throw a wire from the North Room to the South Room. Now everyone can hear Cody’s calls for First Down and Gronk Me!!! If you see Tim, make sure you say thank you. This means that we will need someone each week who can sit at the top of the pool table to control the volume during commercials so everyone in the South Room can hear the music and announcements that we make on commercials. This also means you can hear who won the squares!!
- Patriots–Broncos December 17-18, 2016 Weekend Events
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Yes, it is a busy time of the year, but if you have never been to one of our events, you don’t know what you’re missing. Even if you don’t have tickets to the game, go to the Night Before Party and then the tailgate and then head back to the Bar. You’ll never forget it. Come one, come all. Let Pikes Peak Pats have a great showing
2/2/12 End of year party. We want to know how many people would be interested in a fun party to still celebrate our boys and the great fun filled year we had. Let me know and if we have enough interest we will definitely have a get together!!
2/1/12Well, I am officially out of mourning!! It was still a great year and we had a great season. Not the ending we wanted, but when we have Gronk back next year, we'll be superb!!
Super Bowl Squares – I have received a couple of emails and here's the deal. It makes no difference that the Pats are not in the Super Bowl. You are still in the running. Here's how it works. There are winners for the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters, $375 each. There is a $775 winner for the final score – not necessarily for the end of the 4th quarter because if we go into overtime the winner will be the final game score. There is $25 to whoever has the horrible numbers that never win 2–2, –5, 8–8, and 9–9. There is $25 for the 4 neighbors of the winning numbers, so if the score is 3 and 0, then the square on top, below, to the right and to the left also win each quarter. The final winners are the opposite score each quarter. So if so if the score is 3 and 0, then the square that is 0 and 3 wins $25 each quarter.
4 score winners2–4 horrible score winners2–4 opposite score winners- and 16 neighbor winners. That's 28 winners in total. You have at least a 1 in 4 chance of winning your $25 back. Cody will be at the Fox and Hound the day of the game. If you are there and you win, you will get your money then. Otherwise you will receive your money the following weekend as Cody is busy the Monday after Super Bowl until Saturday, the 9th. ALL winners will get a call. DO NOT WORRY. This is a great Super Bowl Square and I feel bad for all those that didn't get a chance to participate.
1/17/12 Please go to our facebook page and "like" us!! The guy who runs all of the social media for the Patriots looks at stuff like that. Get everyone you know to like us!!
1/15/12How unbelievable that Denver lost and that we now have to play the Ravens with that loser Ray Lewis. The game is at our Mountain Time 4:30 PM. Come dressed up in all your Patriots glory!!
We will have both the North Room (our regular room) and the main room. The main Room is on a first come first served basis so we need to get there in droves EARLY. The North Room, (our regular room) will be for Patriots fans only. We are politely asking members to use the main room if you are bringing friends who are not Patriots fans. It really isn't fair for someone to hold up seats for non-Pats fans especially for the playoffs. We are not really strict with the regular season, but we are asking for some leeway here for the playoffs.
The pool tables in the North Room will be used for the food. F&H will decorate with red, white and blue balloons and crepe paper. We will use all of our banners etc.
We will be having a buffet that will consist of: Salsa and chips, cheese and crackers, fruit trays, veggie trays with dip, both Caesar Salad and House Salad. Then the buffet table will have Beer Battered Chicken Tenders, Grand Champion wings in 4 different flavors, Spicy Chicken Billiard Sticks, Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza, and Italian Ziti. Dessert will be a special cake. PPP members: $15 & kids-$10. Non-members $20 & $15.
This includes tax and tip. Drinks are on your own. This is the deal of the year!!
I will need a headcount this Thursday, January 17th. When you email please let me know how many adults and how many kids. You DO NOT have to do the buffet. You can order off the menu if you want, we just thought that this would be easier for most of us. When you get to Fox and Hound the day of the game we will have a sign-in table where you will pay your fee and get a bracelet that will allow you to go to the buffet table.
REMEMBER: Come early!! GO PATS! GO PATS!! GO PATS!!
1/7/12Well it's us and the Texans. Woo woo!! Make sure you are there in all of your regalia.
The following Saturday, the Broncos have to beat the Ravens and then on Sunday we have to beat the Texans and then we will have the Patriots coming to Denver to play the Broncos for the AFC Championship. If that happens, how many people would be interested in coming to a night before party at Kate Mullen's in downtown Denver on Saturday night, January 19th? Details to be worked out later. There would be a fee (Probably $20) that would include appetizers, a small souvenir, a DJ, and raffle tickets for free Patriots prizes at the end of the night. There will also be a special raffle prize with paid tickets for a super prize. All proceeds would go to the Homefront Cares Organization. which offers support for Colorado's service members, veterans, and family members who have been impacted by deployment in harm's way. They serve all branches of the military, whether active duty, Guard, Reserve or veteran. Please email Anne if you would be interested in coming. Just trying to gauge the interest!!
1/6/12I received the following from Allen Mathews who runs the Hungry Heroes part of the Homefront cares Organization.
Thank you all for your efforts in welcoming home our Hungry Heroes in 2012. You were part of over 330 greeters from at least 12 organizations who spent over 600 hours greeting 55 flights last year. You handed out almost 8400 McDonald's quarter pounders with cheese and 400 cases of Coke beverages to almost 7700 soldiers returning to Ft Carson, as well as another 1400 soldiers and Marines.
None of this could have been done without you and your organizations' presence at all hours of the day and night. We're especially grateful for the continued support of McDonald's and Coca Cola.
We've already starting greeting units returning from Afghanistan in 2013 so be prepared to see an email announcing your group's time to greet. Thanks again and Happy New Year,
Allen "Al" Mathews
12/27/12In case you didn't know:
Seven members of the New England Patriots have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl squad. Quarterback Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, LB Jerod Mayo, WR Matthew Slater(special teams), WR Wes Welker and DT Vince Wilfork have been selected to represent the New England Patriots and the AFC in the 2013 Pro Bowl on Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.
It is the eighth Pro Bowl selection for Brady (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and fifth for Mankins (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), Welker (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and Wilfork (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
Gronkowski and Slater earned their second straight Pro Bowl invitations, while Mayo (2010 and 2012) also earned a Pro Bowl berth for the second time.
Gronkowski, Mankins, Mayo and Wilfork were selected as starters.
12/27/12 Here's hoping everyone has had fantastic holidays with loved ones and friends. We had a real nail biter last Sunday and we all know that the Pats have to come out of their coma and wake up or the playoff run is going to be short and sweet.
The winner of the Gray Brady jersey was present at the game, congrats to Tony Garner. How he won when I had 100 tickets is beyond me. We also had the winners of the guess the M&M's with the Emergency Roadside kit won by Thomas Garside. The actual amount was 1344 and he guessed 1251. The winner of the guess the Hershey Kisses with the Patriots backpack was Michael Stone who guessed 309 and the actual amount was 311!
Our next and final season game against the Miami Dolphins is this Sunday with a time change from 11:00 AM to 2:25 PM!
Don't forget that this is our last Members Only Raffle prize for the year.
For those interested, just in case the Pats come out to play the Broncos in the playoffs we have been tentatively penciled in at Kate Mullen's up in Denver for a night-before party. We have not made any decisions or plans just yet as we have to wait and see!! Just a quick heads up!! Come on down Sunday and hope to see you there with all of your regalia on!!
12/22/12 We hope to see you all Sunday morning at Fox and Hound for our 11:00 game at Jacksonville. This is the day we will raffle off the Tom Brady jersey with all proceeds going to Toys for Tots. Many thanks to all who so generously gave to our toy drive. Thanks to the management at F&H who delivered all of the toys.
Come ready to cheer on the boys in Florida. GO PATS!!
12/17/12 Patriots 2013 Opponents Finalized!
December, 16, 2012 5:20 PM ET — By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the Texans clinching the AFC South today, the Patriots' 2013 opponents have been finalized, as a trip to Houston rounds things out.
Maybe another trip home next year?? Just something to think about!!
12/14/12Monday...work night...school night...nationally televised...how many people would we ordinarily see? About 20–30!! Well if you were not there Monday night in our crowd of 90 then you missed the best time ever. Who would have thought that it would have been such a public beating??? It was like they didn't show up for the game!! It was an absolute, wicked, awesome, fun time at the Fox and Hound!! What a great night for the Pats to kick some Houston butt!! Best record in the NFL wearing their silly Letterman coats!! LOL!
Next game, Sunday night against the 49er's at Gillette!! Come on down dressed in all of your gear for the 6:30 game. I swear they do their best when we are loud. So wear your jersey and come ready to cheer!
They are coming in at 9–3–1 and we are as you know 10-3. The 49er's come to town Sunday surrendering just 14.2 PPG, stingiest in the NFL.
They are our toughest defense we will have faced!!
Don't forget that we are still going to be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are still going to be selling the $1 tickets for the BEAUTIFUL Gray Tom Brady Jersey which will be raffled off on December 23rd.
12/9/12 Two quick things!
- Happy Hanukah to all of our Jewish members as well as to the Krafts!! Happy 8 days.
- Let's remember Pearl Harbor and give a silent thanks to all who have served and are serving now, especially to those that made the supreme sacrifice and the ones they left behind.
Don't forget that we are still going to be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are still going to be selling the $1 tickets for the BEAUTIFUL Gray Tom Brady Jersey which will be raffled off on December 23rd.
See you Monday night by 6:30. GO PATS!
12/7/12That was quite the game on Sunday. As far as Patriot's history goes, Brady became the 1st starting QB in NFL history to win 10 division titles, surpassing Joe Montana's 9.
The winner of our Member's Only Raffle prize was Buddy Rutherford, a longtime member of the Pikes Peak Pats. Our next Member's Only Raffle prize which will be drawn on December 30th is called "Burgers for everyone?"which is a Patriots Cook out Extravaganza which includes a Patriots grill cover, a Patriots tank cover, a Patriots apron, and a Patriots Barbeque Tool set.
Don't forget that we are still going to be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are still going to be selling the $1 tickets for the BEAUTIFUL Gray Tom Brady Jersey which will be raffled off on December 23rd. You do not need to be present to attend. We will pick a number and if the person isn't there, they will have exactly one week to call or email me to claim their raffle prize. I will send out an email with the winning number that night. We will also pick a second number as a back-up.
Don't forget to take your guesses in the Guess How Many M&M's and Guess How Many Hershey Kisses are in the jars. The winning prizes are a Patriots Trooper Back Pack and a Patriots Roadside Emergency Kit. Members only may take guesses. The closest without going over will win.
Next game is Monday night against the Houston Texans who are having a killer year. They come in at 11–1 and the game starts at 6:30 our time. Come on down with all of your gear and let's help by really cheering loudly!!
11/27/12 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On Thursday, Nov. 22, the New England Patriots took the field on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth time in franchise history and the fourth time since 2000. Unlike the previous three contests which pitted New England against the Detroit Lions, this year’s game featured a divisional match up against the New York Jets. The Patriots set a new Thanksgiving Day franchise record by recording a local household television rating of 35.2 on Thursday night. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Patriots high rating on Thanksgiving was 25.24—a number achieved during the team’s 2010 victory over the Lions. This year’s game also received a household share of 61. The household share of 61 means that on average 61 percent of all televisions in use in the Boston market during the game were tuned in to the Patriots.
OK, now for our little business!!
- Would the Pikes Peak Pats be able to meet a flight of 270 soldiers from Fort Carson coming back from Afghanistan on Friday morning, Nov. 30th at 1:30 AM? I know this is a very inconvenient time for most people but these guys and gals have certainly put up with plenty of "inconveniences" for a year. When they come in at this time of morning, it is even more important that there is a crowd to greet them and give out the cheeseburgers, drinks and Whoopie Pies. Our being there at that time of the morning, shows them how much we care!! So far I have Kevin Stone and Bernie Kokinos willing to give up some sleep. I need at least 4 more members!! Believe me it will be the best 2 hours you've ever donated, giving so little but getting back so much.
- 2. Our next game is Sunday, December 2nd at 11:00 AM our time. Our Members Only raffle prize which is usually drawn at the last game of the month, for the month of November, it will be drawn that day between the 3rd and 4th quarter. I will repeat for the last time that it is a Patriots Bathroom Ensemble which includes a Patriots shower curtain, Patriots shower curtain rings, a Patriots soap dish, a Patriots towel and Patriots face cloths.
- We start collecting Toys for Tots, (brand new unwrapped toys) and will start raffling off that beautiful gray Brady authentic jersey for the same $1 per raffle ticket with all proceeds going to Toys for Tots.
- If we could have as many people as possible bring their toys this Sunday then we could take our club picture holding up the toys. The weather is supposed to be 67 degrees!! Hopefully with a Marine in full dress uniform!! I have a call into the marine Corps Recruiting Station! This will go on the front page of our web site and of course on our face book page!! Come dressed in all of your gear for the picture!!!
11/22/12Happy Thanksgiving and Go Pats!
11/21/12 Well I guess I am sort of the good luck charm because when I left our score seemed to skyrocket. Too bad they didn't pull the Gronk! What a bummer! Great win but now we are faced with the prospect of the Gronk out for the rest of the season! And right before the Jets game! Damn!
The winner of the Brady Jersey raffled for $1 a ticket was Sean McNaley and we raised a total of $340. Hats off to all of our generous fans. We soooooooooo have the best Fan Club in the world. If there were a contest we would definitely be in first place!
So, it's a very short week for us as we are playing the Jets on Thursday night at 6:20 Mountain Time. Happy Thanksgiving to all and especially to those serving somewhere without family and to those families having Thanksgiving without loved ones. Our eternal thanks and sincere best wishes to all of our wonderful servicemen and women.
Ok,though it will be Thanksgiving night, I know we will be having a bit of a crowd depending on how many are home and what time everyone is eating dinner. I have received multiple emails from people and though it won't be a big crowd, I think we will have about 40ish fans there. Unfortunately, I won't be coming as I get really tired at the end of the day. Cody and Joyce Kokinos, our Treasurer are going to be there so there will definitely be some prizes for half time.
I am sure that the Jets are dancing a jig that Gronk is out. We need this win in the worst way. Though we're 7-3 and they are 4-6, we all know they always come ready for bear! But I truly believe that we have what it takes. So come prepared to cheer on our boys.
Enjoy your turkey and remember that our Members only raffle prize which is usually drawn at the last game of the month,for the month of November, it will be drawn on December 2nd. In November we only had 3 games and our last is Thanksgiving and since we won't have a big turnout we have decided to make it the first week of December.
And let's not forget that we start collecting for Toys for Tots in December too!!
As a matter of fact, the game on December 2nd is at 11 am our time so if we could have as many people as possible bring toys for our collection, maybe we could have a huge picture of the entire fanclub taken at half time holding toys such as we did a couple of years ago. So everyone who is a member try to come that day. If there is foul weather we will take it indoors and if not we can go right outside on the north side of the building.
11/10/12We have only 2 weekends to collect foodstuffs for Care and Share because: #1, our bye week was the first weekend in November and #2, Thanksgiving is early this year, there are 5 Thursday's in November and Thanksgiving is on #4.
We will have an Authentic Brady Jersey as a raffle prize with all of the proceeds from the raffle going to Care and Share. The raffle tickets are $1. So come prepared to buy up tickets and remember it goes to a great cause.
Members Only Raffle: Because the last game in November is actually on Thanksgiving Day, we will have the November drawing on December 2nd, Paying adult members only. Here is how it will work. After the third quarter we will have a special color ticket that will be for paying members only. We will draw for that prize and the member MUST BE THERE. If we call your number and you didn’t make that game, your ticket will go back into the pile and you will be eligible to win for any of the following months. We will then draw another ticket until we have a member there win that month's prize. The winner of October's Member's Only Prize was John Tobin. October's prize was called "Drinks anyone?" It was a wine carafe, 2 metal embossed wine glasses, a cork opener, and 2 wine stoppers as well as a pack of those cute little umbrellas for all of your exotic drinks!!
The November's Member's Only Raffle Prize is called "Excuse me please!" It is a Patriots Bathroom Ensemble which includes a Patriots shower curtain, Patriots shower curtain rings, a Patriots soap dish, a Patriots towel and Patriots face cloths.
Our next game is this Sunday at 11:00 AM our time. We play the Bills at Foxboro. The following Sunday our originally scheduled game against the Colts has had the time changed from 11:00 AM our time to 2:25 PM our time. Come ready to cheer and bring whatever canned goods you can. Be prepared to buy the $1 raffle tickets for the Brady Jersey.
Don't forget that we have a bye this week. NO GAME ON SUNDAY
11/3/12 Thank you to a fellow member of the Pikes Peak Pats, there is a great deal here on groupon for the Fox and Hound! You have until the end of the night to purchase the deal. It's a coupon for $10 for $20 worth of casual fare for the Fox and Hound. Could be good to use at a Pikes Peak Pats gathering, so take advantage!
If you are interested in purchasing this coupon, please click here to redeem this offer!
11/3/12Many, many thanks for my beautiful bouquet. Has certainly made the pain in my knee more tolerable. Unnecessary but totally appreciated.
Don't forget that we have a bye this week. NO GAME ON SUNDAY
10/23/12 For those that were there last Sunday, what a blast. Gut wrenching and nail biting but a blast. I just don't know how many times our hearts can take it! I don't know if you ever watch ESPN but listening to those guys talk about the NFL in general is eye opening. We are presently 4–3 which is as we all know NOT a great record but out of 32 teams we only have 7 teams that are better than us. How bizarre is that? We have Giants 5–2, Bears 5–1, Falcons 6–0, 49ers 5–2, Ravens 5–2, Texans 6–1, and Vikings 5–2. Crazy! Out of all those teams we only meet 2 of them for the rest of the season.
Remember that next week is Members Only Raffle. This will take place between the 3rd and 4th quarter. This Months raffle prize for Members Only is called "Drinks anyone?" It is a wine carafe, 2 metal embossed wine glasses, a cork opener, and 2 wine stoppers as well as a pack of those cute little umbrellas for all of your exotic drinks!!
Remember if your name is not called for this months prize do not throw away your ticket, it is still good for the rest of the Members only raffles the rest of the year!
Our next game is this Sunday at 11:00 AM our time. We play the Lions at Wembly Stadium in London! You can not receive a raffle ticket for halftime unless you speak in an English accent to Cody! So Pip, Pip and Cheerio if you want a halftime ticket. Fox and Hound will only be serving Beefeaters Gin that day. (Just kidding!) Go Pats.
10/20/12Our next meeting is tomorrow, Sunday, October 21, for the Patriots–Jets game at 2:25PM. We are at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. Come and join to cheer on the Pats against the Jets!! Go Pats!
10/18/12Well, it's been a long week and that loss was a killer. What trash talking punks those Seahawks are. Very disappointing. Probably about the most bizarre thing right now is that the entire AFC East is 3–3. The Pats, Jets, Dolphins and Bills!! And so that brings us to our next game on Sunday at 2:25 PM at the Fox and Hound in New England. As usual this will be a great rivalry game so come prepared to cheer. Don't forget to sign in on the sign in sheet, because the more people in the room the more prizes we pick. One for every 10 people!!
10/13/12Our next meeting is tomorrow, Sunday, October 14, for the Patriots–Seahawks game at 2:05PM. We are at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. Come and join to cheer on the Pats against the Seahakws! For those who didn't make it to Foxboro for the Broncos–Pats game, we would love to share our amazing time with pictures and stories! Go Pats!
10/11/12 I am finally somewhat caught up on my sleep from one of the most fantastic weekends evaaahhh!! We all had such a blast and the fact that we beat the Broncos made it 100 times better!! Hopefully the next time we do this, we can get notice much sooner and that way have more people sign up and be able to come out and enjoy one of the most premium stadiums in the NFL. The new stadium was built after I moved here to the Springs and although I have been to Patriot Place and the Proshop, I had never seen a game in the stadium. It was the same for many of us. More details on Sunday!!
Our game Sunday is at Seattle against the Seahawks at 2:05 our time. This will mark the first time that Tom Brady has ever played in what is considered to be the loudest stadium in the NFL. We will need lots of cheering so come prepared in your Pats gear and with your outdoor voices!!! GO PATS!
10/7/12IT HAS ARRIVED! We are in Massachusetts for the big game! Broncos VS Patriots. We are here and will be set up in the NE corner off lot 3 right next to the pedestrian walkway. Looking at the map it's the lowest right hand corner of lot 3 next to lot 4. Woo woo! For everyone back in Colorado, everyone else is still meeting at the Fox and Hound in the North Room.The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500.
10/6/12We have all landed in Massachusetts and are getting ready for the big day tomorrow! Woo woo! For everyone back in Colorado, everyone else is still meeting at the Fox and Hound in the North Room.The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500.
10/5/12Just a quick note. It is definitely going to be raining by 4–6 pm on Sunday. As part of the money you paid we were going to surprise everyone and give you a rain poncho, but I am afraid people will buy their own, etc, so bring warm clothing but don't bring a rain poncho!!! Also big news...Matt LaPan from the New England Patriots is in charge of Fan Club Registry and all of the social media such as Facebook and twitter etc. He wants to highlight our club for this game and so he is going to come to our tailgate and he wants to take pictures etc. They will be posted on the Patriots Facebook on Sunday before the game and then somehow we have to call etc. so please be at the tailgate by 12:25. He wants a group shot of everyone wearing the rain ponchos for the Facebook!! Is that just too funny? So please don't be late or you'll miss it!! And let all of your friends and family know!!
10/2/12 If you weren't there Sunday then you missed the best time! It was just so exciting! We certainly needed it and it was great for our spirits as well as,for the morale of the team! THIS MAKES IT GREAT FOR THOSE OF US GOING TO FOXBORO NEXT WEEK!!
Our next game is this Sunday at 2:25 PM our time against none other than the Denver Broncos. Come ready to cheer and be loud. That is the key to their success, the louder we are the better they do. Don't forget that there will be several of us out in Foxboro for the Broncos game including Kevin and I and Cody. But rest assured you are in great hands with Mike and Jackie McCoy. If you want to help put up our banners etc., just go up and volunteer! Make sure you go listen very carefully for my Woo Woo. Hopefully I will be yelling my head off!!!
I have to apologize to those who have joined within the last 2 weeks...there was a mistake on my part with your emails not being put on my list. This has been corrected!!
For those going to the game at Gillette, there is a separate letter that was sent out. If you didn't receive it please email me.
GO PATS and we will hopefully have lots of pictures and stories to tell!!
9/29/12 Our next meeting is tomorrow, Sunday, September 30, for the Patriots–Bills game at 11:00AM. We are at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. Come and join us to cheer on the Pats against the Bills!
9/26/12 Let me first apologize for forgetting to write my letter last week!! I must have been so upset by our loss to Arizona that I just couldn't talk about it. Or it could have been that I left the next morning and went to Chicago to visit my daughter and then to Boston to visit family that did it!! Regardless, it was such an up and down game that we were all literally exhausted afterwards. And then to have another fiasco against those Ravens. God, I hate Ray Lewis.
I am not even going to talk about the reffing but I have been asked by multiple people to pass this info along and so I will:
To write a letter:
National Football League
Attn: Roger Goodell Commissioner
280 Park Avenue
New York New York,10017
To email: Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net
To phone and leave a message: 1 (212) 450–2000 or 2027
Our next game and let's hope to God that we will have the real refs back is Sunday against the Bills in Buffalo at 11:00 AM our time. Come dressed in our gear and be ready to cheer. This Sunday is our first Members Only Raffle which will take place between the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Here are the rules for the Members Only Raffle: Paying adult members only. We will have 4 special raffle prize drawings for members only at the last game of the month. We will have these drawings on September 30th, October 28th, and (because the last game in November is actually on Thanksgiving Day, we will have the November drawing on December 2nd, and the last one on December 30th.If we go to the Superbowl again, (which I am not going to jinx us and say we are!!!) we will also have one at the Superbowl. Here is how it will work. After the third quarter we will have a special color ticket that will be for paying members only. We will draw for that prize and the member MUST BE THERE. If we call your number and you didn’t make that game, your ticket will go back into the pile and you will be eligible to win for any of the following months. We will then draw another ticket until we have a member there win that month's prize. The prize for September is a Pikes Peak Pats golf shirt and a Pikes Peak Pats spring jacket. Once you win for one of these special raffles, you can not win again.
Make sure that if you have signed up that you have received your special raffle ticket. We have been encouraging everyone to keep the ticket in your lanyard. But do whatever is best for you. If you have already signed up and haven't received your ID and ticket make sure to get them before the game starts.
A separate email will go out to everyone who is going to the game in Foxboro with info about that game. And not to worry we will have people filling in for Cody and I when we go to the Broncos game in Foxboro.
We are not in the most favorable position right now but it's still the beginning of the season and this weekend we have an important divisional game with the Bills who are 2–1. So come, be loud and have a good time. GO PATS!
9/22/12Our next meeting is tomorrow, Sunday, September 23, for the Patriots–Ravens game at 6:20PM. We are at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. Come and join us to cheer on the Pats against the Ravens! Dont forget about the Patriots–Broncos game coming up! Talk to me at the game on Sunday if you are still interested. Only a couple spots left!
9/16/12 Our next meeting is tomorrow, Sunday, September 16, for the Patriots–Cardinals game at 11:00AM. We are at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. Come and join us to cheer on the Pats against the Cardinals! Dont forget about the Patriots–Broncos game coming up! Talk to me at the game on Sunday if you are still interested. We need to start making accomodations for the game in New England!
9/10/12I hope everyone is thinking about the news I announced at the game on Sunday! Broncos VS Patriots in Patriots territory! Space is limited, and will fill up fast, so be sure to contact me sooner rather than later if you want to join in on Patriots fun in Foxboro! Go Pats!
9/9/12Well, what a great way to start the season! Nothing like a win on the road. A crazy start up for the club this year. We signed up 36 NEW members so far this year and we are only on week 1!! So welcome to all our new members and welcome back to everyone else for what is truly going to be a great ride. Unbelievable how our rookies and new drafts did so fabulously today. Not that we don't have work to do but we did stupendously this afternoon.
On my way home in the car Bill Belichick called me to thank us for our support but thought that we could do a little better with our cheering. He said even the guys in the locker room were taking about how quiet we seemed. Probably because Cody had to leave early this morning. We missed him. We'll have to step it up next week.
Let's go over the facts for our great announcement that we had at the beginning of the game!!
We have 30 tickets to be raffled off to lucky buyers for the October 7th Patriots/Broncos game at Foxboro. They are $99 tickets (face value); they will be $109 and are in the 320 321 and 322 section on the top of the second tier. It's on the visitors side in the southeast side of the stadium. We got these tickets through the largesse of the Vice President of Public Relations, Stacey James. A couple of us had talked about maybe trying to go to a Patriots game this year when the schedule came out we thought that the Broncos game would be a good bet as it was a 3 day weekend. But we had no idea of course that that was where Manning was going to go. So I wrote my email anyway and after a few weeks he responded and said he'd see what he could do. Well suffice it to say they sold out of the Broncos game in about 12 minutes. The NFL as you can well imagine is considering this their prime game of the season. So emails back and forth and finally a week ago he tells me to call him with a credit card and when I called him he told me what had transpired!!
Apparently, he gets 20–25 media tickets that he can give to people and was willing to do so for us but needed them for the massive numbers of media requests. He then went to the Director of the Ticket Office and he told them there wasn't a ticket to be had in the whole stadium. Robert Kraft had a bunch scattered all over the stadium under his name and he wasn't allowed to give them to anyone. Sooooooooo Stacey went up to Kraft's office and said, "Remember the group from Colorado the Pikes Peak Pats?" And Mr. Kraft said, "Of course. They had the MHK patches and that great huge tailgate and gave us Whoopie Pies!!" "They want tickets....release them to them!!" Is that the most wicked awesome story ever?
Rules for the Patriots vs. Broncos Game
- You had to have been a paying member in 2011.
- I already have 25 on the sign-up list and for everyone who was not at the game here today you have the chance to email me by Wednesday, 12 MN MST to submit your name.
- Thursday morning I will pick names out of a hat for the winning tickets.
- I have to have a check for $109 by Friday at 5PM.
- No one gets their ticket until the tailgate on October 7th.
- After we pick the names there will be a waiting list also picked out of the hat on Thursday. You will need to make your travel arrangements on your home although we do have a hotel in Franklin about 8 miles from Gillette. We will be looking into a small bus to drive us to the game. My cousin Joey who most of you probably met at either of our 2 games up at Mile High has graciously offered to do the tailgate for us. It will be $25 and include ribs, steak tips, beans etc. Joey does know how to throw a bash!! You can invite friends and family if you'd like.
So please email me if you are interested in buying a ticket. If we don't get many people signed up then all of the people on the list will get a ticket.
Notice our new addition to the North Room. We have a flag from Lt. Colonel April Cantwell who has been with us for a few years and just got back from a deployment in Afghanistan. She presented to us an American flag that was flown in Kabul. It is on the left side of the wall under the big TV's. Many thanks to April for her service and her phenomenal gift to the club. We have one other flag that we will be presenting to the New England Patriots when we go to Foxboro.
Our next game is the home opener on September 16th at 11AM MST at Gillette. We will be playing the Arizona Cardinals. Come dressed in all of your gear and be ready to CHEER! GO PATS!
9/7/12 Our first game is an away game at 11 AM our time against the Tennessee Titans in Tennessee. We are back at our home bar the Fox and Hound. We will still be staying in the North Room. The Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 3101 New Center Point Drive, Colo. Springs, CO 80922 719–570–0500. We will have a very special announcement in between the first and second quarter. If you want to be a part of something super wicked awesome, then you better be there!
9/3/12 Special request: Over the past couple of years, Pikes Peak Pats members, working with The Homefront Cares Organization has been greeting Troops from Fort Carson here in Colorado Springs who are coming back from Afganistan after being deployed for a year. We greet them with a McDonald's quarter pounder, a drink and usually a dessert. We also give out free "Mother Hugs". Our name has come up suddenly for a greeting slot on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:50 in the morning. I am presently in California visiting my sons, so I will not be able to be there so was wondering if I could have 4–5 volunteers to help out. Please email me if you can help out. It will usually take up about 2 hours of your time. But we need your flexibility as sometimes the plane is delayed and sometimes come in early. We literally see them before their families. It will be the most rewarding 2 hours you have ever volunteered!
Each organization is asked to provide up to 4–5 greeters for each flight we meet. We have several individuals who are not aligned with an organization that they will use to fill in when necessary. I will need the name of every greeter for each flight and everyone will be asked to use a government issued photo ID at the gate to the A/DACG facility. If you can help out I will send out directions to you. Let me say that your presence, welcoming smile, and the quarter pounder w/cheese are very much appreciated by the returning soldiers and their leadership. Thanks for being there for our troops!
8/28/12 It's the last game of pre–season, so we are still at The Overtime Sports Bar and Grille, 2809 Dublin Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 719–570–0500 for just one last game! It is located on the SE corner of Dublin and Union. Fox and Hounds is unable to get the pre–season games so we will most likely be seeing all of these games here at the Overtime. We will resume our regular season games at the Fox and Hound starting September 9th.
8/23/12 It's still pre–season, so dont't forget that we meet at The Overtime Sports Bar and Grille, 2809 Dublin Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 719–570–0500. It is located on the SE corner of Dublin and Union. Fox and Hounds is unable to get the pre–season games so we will most likely be seeing all of these games here at the Overtime. We will resume our regular season games at the Fox and Hound starting September 9th.
8/19/12 It's still pre–season, so dont't forget that we meet at The Overtime Sports Bar and Grille, 2809 Dublin Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 719–570–0500. It is located on the SE corner of Dublin and Union. Fox and Hounds is unable to get the pre–season games so we will most likely be seeing all of these games here at the Overtime. We will resume our regular season games at the Fox and Hound starting September 9th.
8/11/12 We have decided that since we give practically everyone a raffle ticket we are going to have a special raffle ticket for paying members only where we will have 4 special raffle prize drawings for members only at the last game of the month. We will have these drawings on September 30th, October 28th, and (because the last game in November is actually on Thanksgiving Day, we will have the November drawing on December 2nd, and the last one on December 30th.If we go to the Superbowl again, (which I am not going to jinx us and say we are!!!) we will also have one at the Superbowl. Here is how it will work. After the third quarter we will have a special color ticket that will be for paying members only. We will draw for that prize and the member MUST BE THERE. If we call your number and you didn't make that game, your ticket will go back into the pile and you will be eligible to win for any of the following months. Once you win for one of these special raffles, you can not win again.
8/7/12 Football is back and the pre–season starts this Thursday at 5:30 PM Mountain time against the Saints! We will be meeting at The Overtime Sports Bar and Grille, 2809 Dublin Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 719–570–0500. It is located on the SE corner of Dublin and Union. Fox and Hounds is unable to get the pre–season games so we will most likely be seeing all of these games here at the Overtime. We will resume our regular season games at the Fox and Hound starting September 9th.
I will have registration forms with me at the game. Make sure you are wearing your Pats gear!! For those who already paid their registration fees, I have held onto those checks and will deposit them next week.
PATRIOTS vs Dolphins
Sunday, 11/26 @ 11:00Am MST
|05||10/5||@ Buccaneers||W 19-14|
|06||10/15||@ Jets||W 24-17|
|10||11/10||@ Broncos||W 41-16|
|11||11/19||@ Raiders||W 33-8|