If I Build It…

Welcome to Foxboro Blog, the official home of the New England Patriots on the Bloguin Network!  I’ve been covering the Patriots on my personal website, DeROK.Net since 2002.  During that time I’ve had the honor of chronicling two Super Bowl titles, a 21 game winning streak, a perfect regular season, and a host of other memorable moments.  Now it’s time to ramp up the coverage of my favorite team with a full-fledged blog of their own.  The goal is to build this site from the ground up and become the internet’s leading Patriots community.  I managed to do something similar for my favorite NBA team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, but I only got there through a ton of help from our super-star staff. I believe that Foxboro Blog can repeat that success, but only with similar contributions from my fellow Pats fans.  If you’d like to help contribute, feel free to drop me a line using the contact link on the main menu.  At the moment, my plan is to have a weekly schedule that includes a game preview, a game recap, and power rankings.  However, I’ve got a lot on my plate managing our 100+ sites on the Bloguin Network, as well as writing for DeROK.Net,, and my day job as a pediatric resident.  Honestly, I have no idea how I’m going to run this site on my own, but I couldn’t let Bloguin go without coverage of the Pats for any longer.  Also, I’m a huge fan of that Kevin Costner guy and believe that if I build it, the writers and readers will come.  So hopefully you’ll keep coming back as we cover the Patriots each week, as well as hot topics like Rex Ryan’s diabetes, Eric Mangina’s epic failues in Clevland, and Nextel’s recent attempt to purchase advertising space on Peyton Manning’s massive forehead.

Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson is the founder of the Bloguin Network and has been a Patriots fan for more than 20 years.