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Patriots fans before the Belichick era

It’s playoff time again for the New England Patriots. When looking for archive photos of fans through the years, it reminded me how spoiled we have been recently. Amid images of enthusiasm and devotion, signs of frustration are also seen during the early years of the team. Now with the Patriots’ huge success, the mix of emotions is amusing. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite