It’s a new tradition. Gillette Stadium’s signature lighthouse was reimagined as a new 22-story structure with an amazing observation deck to be enjoyed by fans all year long (opening in October). Someone with tight connections to New England and/or Patriots fandom will be named “Keeper of the Light.” Their duties include ringing the ceremonial bell inside the new lighthouse, signaling that it’s game time!
Tom Brady was absolutely fitting as the first Keeper of the Light and bell-dinger for the season opener. Kenny Chesney, who has sold out Gillette Stadium more times than any other music artist, was Keeper of the Light at the Patriots second home game. He posted about it afterwards:
So now the question is, who’s next? Also, will this tradition die a quick death if the Pats just keep losing? So far we’ve had two amazing bell-dingers… and two losses. This is the first season the Patriots have started 0-2 since waaaaaaaaaaaayyyy back in 2001. So if the slide continues much longer, the lighthouse might be torn to the ground by an angry herd of superstitious Patriots fans. OK… hopefully that doesn’t happen. A) because damaging property is a no-no and B) hopefully because we go on to win all of our remaining games and the Super Bowl.
Anyway… it’s a fun topic! Who should be our “Keepers of the Light” lighthouse bell-dingers for the remainder of the season? Or in the future in general? To be clear, if a list exists of “Schedule of Bell-Dingers” I haven’t seen it. However, if you have you know more than me. But ignorance is bliss in this case because we’re going to swing for the fences (baseball analogy in a football article, really?) and nominate some good picks for future Keepers of the Light.
If you have a good recommendation, comment who you think would make a good Keeper of the Light and I’ll add some to the list below!