Northshire is excited to present Jerry Thornton, the author of Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)--a history of the modern Patriots who have attained an unparalleled level of controversy, drama and turmoil, seen through the lens of their Super Bowl games.
Since 2001 the Patriots have played in eight Super Bowl championships and won five, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. In a league designed to ensure that no one franchise can dominate over time, New England won for over a decade and a half. A dynasty that began with an improbable run to a championship in 2001 has rebuilt, rebooted, and retooled several times over, winning most recently in 2017. But in those years, no other franchise reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil--or even came close.
"Jerry has done a great job capturing the details and emotions of the Patriots' five championship seasons. It has been an honor to be on two of those teams. I hope we can add a couple more chapters to the book." - Julian Edelman
Jerry Thornton, bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty, provides an all-access pass to the Patriots' years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan. Thornton is a Patriots staff writer for Barstool Sports and a frequent guest host on WEEI radio.