Today in New England Patriots History – July 28th, 1988

Victor K. Kiam II, the owner and chief executive officer of Remington Products, Inc. of Bridgeport, Conn., agrees to purchase the team from William H. “Billy” Sullivan, Jr.

The Kiam era was an embarrassment on and off the field for the Patriots.

Kiam’s Obituary in the New York Times written, perhaps fittingly, by Jayson Blair:

Victor Kiam, 74, Entrepreneur Who ‘Bought the Company’