I would like to hear from other people who were born overseas and how you got to love the Patriots.
Here is my story...
I have been a fan of sports all my life. Moved to the US in 2001.
Didn't know anything about Football (American Version)
Used to watch small clips and always wondered why they call it "Football"
I lived in the Boston area Nov thru Dec of 01 then moved to OH for school.
Watching the local News.
I remember this day so vividly: It was Feb of 2001.
I was in the University theater late in the evening. I remember people walking by the big screen tv, pause for a moment but didn't seem to be interested in the event.
For me, I had no clue what was taking place. I was having a meal and watching bunch of guys with helmets knocking the crap out of each other.
The night went by, didn't know it was the Super Bowl or the name of the teams who played.
I started following the Pats in 2004 season, year of SB against Philly.
Now, I breathe and eat Football for 7 days a week. Like most guys on here, I listen to Sports Radio every day, stay up-to-date with Pats news, players...
I don't miss any special reports about the Pats on the major sports networks...
I learned so much about the Pats. I don't pretend to know as much as some of you folks who have been attached to the team since the 60's.
So one day, it just hit me "that team i was watching on the big screen TV was the PATRIOTS, and it was Super Bowl 37 against the Rams"