Saturday, January 21, 2012
LET'S GO PATS!!!!!!
Ok, it took me a while but I am finally in Patriots mode. I always loved the Pats but after years of working at the stadium my love affair with them faded, a lot. I don't know if it was the traffic, the parking, the traffic, the drunks, the traffic or maybe it was the traffic, but I was always annoyed whenever game day rolled around. Thankfully for me most of the games are on Sundays and since that is family day I managed to avoid working most of the worst of it. I did work two games this year (yeah thanks NFL for scheduling a home game on Christmas Eve, my kids loved that one) but with only one more home game this year (on a Sunday!!!) I know I am in the clear.
I think what really put me in the spirit last night was the Gronk contest. Watching a bunch of grown men (and a couple of ladies) doing crazy things to spike the ball like Gronk was priceless. But hey, tickets to the game for the winner will make people do just about anything, such as stripping down to almost nothing in the freezing cold to try to impress the judges. Too bad that he was more impressive with the clothes on so he didn't fair to well. But there are now going to be four happy people sitting at Gillette tomorrow night thanks to their ability to Gronk.
It also could Wes Welker that put me in the spirit. I was watching the news this morning and saw a story about how he gave a pair of tickets to the game to an Iraq War Veteran. That makes him a class act in my book, regardless of how he plays (which is usually fantastic).
So to all my fellow New Englander's out there, LET'S GO PATS!!!!!