Server Switch Imminent

August 2, 2009

After long months of talking about a server switch, I’m finally making the move.  But with the move, there will be downtime.  If things go according to plan, there will probably only be an hour of downtime.  If things don’t go like they should, there could be up to 24 hours of downtime.

If that is the case, do not worry.  There are two ways you can keep following PatriotsBlog.net.  The first will be by sticking to this blog at its original domain, https://patsblog.wordpress.com.  If there is downtime, this is where I will make all updates.  The other is at the “new” site, rather, the project site, which is at the domain: http://www.thepatsblog.com.

Since this may be the last post on this server, I thought I’d highlight a few of the features that will go into PatriotsBlog.net 2.0.

  • Fully integrated forum
  • Player profiles with scouting profiles
  • Chat Room (work in progress)
  • Fresher, cleaner look and feel
  • Cool sidebar widgets and more

See you soon!

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Introducing Threaded Comments

February 19, 2009

Even while I continue moving the website over to a new server, I’m still introducing new comments here.  Hoorah!

The newest: threaded comments.

Hopefully this will make the discussions here cleaner and better focused.

Now shoo.  Put on your Hoody and talk Patriots!


PatriotsBlog.net 2.0 Beta Released

November 7, 2008

After many hours of work, I am finally prepared to release the BETA of PatriotsBlog.net Version 2.0.  Lets be clear, I’m no professional web designer, but a lot of hard work has gone into making this website.  Some of the new features will include:

  • Home page w/ video and featured articles
  • Fully integrated forum
  • Online community – with intricate member profiles
  • Chat Room

While I understand FreeWebs seems low budget, I plan on upgrading to the premium package when the site is ready to go live.  For now, visit the site, sign up for the community forums, get a good feel, and GIVE ME FEEDBACK!

You can access the BETA here

DIRECT LINK: http://www.freewebs.com/patriotsblog


Depth Chart Updated

September 12, 2008

I’ve gotten a lot of complaints over the last few months that the depth chart needed updating, because it really did.  So, I’ve finally gotten around to updating it, doing my best to get it as accurately as possible.

You can check it out HERE.


Check Out Player Profiles!

August 17, 2008

If you take a look at the top navigation bar, you’ll see a page called player profiles.

My plan is to write up a scouting report on every player on the Patriots’ roster, starting with quarterback Tom Brady.  These take a lot of work, and it will be a few months before all the players are finished, but it’s definitely something that’s going to be worthwhile in the end.


Patriotsblog.net Needs More Writers!

March 31, 2008

This blog has been running for over a year and a half, and I’ve only had two other writers write for this blog, both of whom are no longer contributing.  That being said, if you want to write for the blog, shoot me an email at patriotsblog@aol.com.  All I need is a quick blurb about yourself and any writing experience you have.  As well as a writing sample about the Patriots.  This could range from a short paragraph to a full article.  The best thing is, if you’re accepted, there are no obligations.  You can write as much as you want, or as little as you want, it’s all up to you.  “Write” now (haha, get it?), we’re looking for:  General Writers|  Someone who can provide daily links  |  Game Recaps (for during the season)  |  Pro and/or college “scouts” 


The Comments Have to Stop

March 6, 2008

As many readers may have noticed, there were 74 comments yesterday, that included a lot of vulgar and outlandish terms.  I’m sorry for that, and I will do my best to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Mojo Rider and Loki182, while I respect your opinions, the language has to stop.  It is childish and immature.  One more comment like that from either of you, and your IP addresses will be permanently blocked.  Loki, I understand your a huge Pats fan, but you have to cool down with the language.

Update: Clearly Mojo Rider didn’t get the message.  He just started posting more vulgar comments under a name (same IP).  He’s blocked, and from now on, I’m deleting all other anti-Patriot arguments, unless it’s legitmate.  If you want to call the Patriots cheaters, fine.  Give your reason, state why you believe it, etc.  However, I will no longer tolerate CHEATERS, 18-1, things along those lines.  I’ve had enough.  Grow up.