FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Football may be a game of inches, but it is defined in moments.
Starting today, Patriots fans can define the "Top 10 Moments in Franchise History" at Patriots.com.
There have been many memorable moments in the Patriots' first half century of play and - in celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary season - a nomination committee took on the task of pooling together a collection of 50 snapshots in time that will take fans on a stroll down memory lane.
Fans will have the final say, creating their "Top 10 Moments" list by sorting and ranking their favorite moments from that list. Voting begins today and closes on Aug. 1.
The results will be announced starting in October with a series of features on "Patriots All Access" and in the pages of Patriots Football Weekly.
During the offseason and throughout the 2009 regular season, Patriots fans have been invited to discuss, debate and cast their votes in a series of 20 "Top 10 All-Time" lists on Patriots.com as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. The lists have chronicled all aspects of Patriots history, including the most recent "Top 10 Opponents of All-Time" list.
Now, focus shifts to capturing the most significant moments in the last 50 years. Some may have come with a kick, like Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI, or with the spinning wheels of a tractor, like Mark Henderson clearing the path to victory in the "Snow Plow Game." It might only have been one moment, but the memories can last a lifetime.