What It's Like To Be A New England Patriots Fan When You're Not In New England
Start writing a post

What It's Like To Be A New England Patriots Fan When You're Not In New England

Once a Patriot, Always a Patriot

What It's Like To Be A New England Patriots Fan When You're Not In New England

Hello, my name is Kes Baker, and I am a New England Patriots fan. Now, there is only one little problem with that: I go to school in the middle of Pennsylvania. This is Steelers/Eagles territory, which is not too friendly to Patsnation. So, here is what it's really like to be a Patriots fan when you don't live in Patsnation.

Firstly, you are one of the few people in the area that supports your team. It seems that almost everyone dislikes Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots, and being outside of New England really emphasizes that. I feel like I am one of the only Patriots fans on the campus. However, I am definitely not alone. Usually on the weekends, I will see at least 10 people wearing some sort of Patriots gear. I always get oddly excited when I see a Patriots fan; I am truly not alone in my opinion that the Patriots are awesome.

Secondly, my friends who actually follow football always give me crap for liking the Patriots. Well, I grew up in New England, what do you expect? So to those of you who are Eagles/Steelers/any other team fan, if you don't like my team, I'm not upset. You are entitled to your opinion, just like I am entitled to mine. So don't give me crap for liking my local team when I don't give you crap for yours. I like the Patriots, and frankly, they are a good team. Just because they beat your team doesn't mean they are all terrible...


Lastly, not being in New England means that I don't get to see every Patriots game. This is obviously a bummer, but there are other ways to enjoy the game. If I can't watch the game, I will follow it on Twitter and listen to a local Boston station that broadcasts every game. A dedicated Patriots fan will always find a way to support their team.

I love being a Patriots fan. I love my team. I hate that I'm not always able to watch the games, but that doesn't stop me from supporting them.

Once a Patriot, always a Patriot.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments