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Bob Ryan | Exclusive Sunday Preview

Football finally establishes its foothold here

By Bob Ryan
Globe Correspondent / September 9, 2012
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Some might argue that the Patriots already had the town, and have had it for some time. Now there is no dispute. That trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a de facto surrender. The Red Sox laid down their arms, put up their hands, and walked away. The Battle of Boston was over. The New England Patriots have won.

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