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New England Patriots


Richard Goodick

Rich Goodick has been a fan of the Patriots since the late 1970's. In those days he could not afford to go to many games and watching them on TV was difficult due to blackouts. The games were not broadcast locally if it was not a sellout versus now where the stadium is packed and all of New England plans their Sunday afternoon around kickoff.

The team had its ups and downs through the 80's but Rich always remained a fan. He was excited in 1993 when Bill Parcells became the head coach and drafted Drew Bledsoe with the first overall pick in the draft. A year or so later, the team was sold to Robert Kraft and that was the beginning of the dynasty.

Rich attended many games through the years and when finances became more flexible, he was finally able to become a Season Ticket Member in 2012. Rich has not missed a game since. It has been a privilege to witness the success of the team, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady over the years. Rich has traveled to 4 Super Bowls and attended dozens of special events at Gillette Stadium. Being able to bring his family to the games and these events is something he never thought he would be able to do. Now, Rich looks forward to sharing the excitement and joy of the game with his grandchildren!

I am honored to have been able to witness the success of the team and the legacy the Kraft's have built in Foxborough.