Go Pats!

I'm from Massachusetts, born and bred! I'm the only daughter, with two New England Sports loving brothers. We all watched the Red Sox through their 84 years of heartbreak on the way to their two World Series wins. We all watched the Celtics, especially in the '80's with their great team of Bird, McHale, Johnson, Parish, Ainge, and Walton on the bench. My brothers attended all the victory parades, and I even watch the Bruins on occasion. I can't say we are "sports fanatics", but we love cheering on the hometown team.

However, our favorite team is the Patriots!

We watched when it was Bledsoe at the helm. We were there when Brady took over after Drew's injury. Heck, we watched when it was Grogan at quarterback! We were on held breath during the Snow Bowl and Vinitari's feild goal in the snow, and many of us let out a cry when Adam signed with the Colts.

We love the Pats!

So yes, I, like most of New England I assume, will be watching the Super Bowl and cheering on our team. We're proud of their achievement, going an unprecedented 18-0.

The Super Bowl has been called the second greatest All American holiday (Thanksgiving is first). Although not an official holiday, it has taken on a life of it's own with it's own traditions, foods, and even decor associated with it. It's a time when everyone gathers to watch the game, watch the commericals (I love the commericals! another great tradition!), watch the halftime show ("wardrobe malfuction!"), or just eat and hang out with friends. You don't have to be a football fan to watch the Super Bowl or even have a team representing you in it, but I think on Super Bowl Sunday, we all are pigskin fans for that one day.

We watch the Super Bowl even when our team isn't in it, but it's much more exciting when it's YOUR team with all on the line!

So, my daughter and niece have their Patriots cheerleader dresses, we all have our jerseys, my mom is cooking up a storm, and we'll be there, gathering on this great American holiday known as Super Bowl Sunday!

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 8:55 AM Now, I know which state the Patriots are from, I seriously had no clue until I read your journal.

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 9:02 AM

LOL - Actually, the Patriots are stationed in Massachusetts, but the entire New England area is considered a "state" in and of itself! LOL New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and CT are all New England states, but only Massachusetts has their own "teams". The rest of New England tends to rout for the "Boston" teams (except CT, which tends to rout for NY teams).

The Pats used to be called the Boston Patriots, but became more of a regional team. There has even been talk in the past of making the Boston Red Sox into the "New England Red Sox", but it hasn't happened yet. Regardless of the city or region preceding the teams name, the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots are all New England teams!

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 10:38 AM Thanks for the education...no matter how old we are, we are always learning.

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