Welcome to PatsFans.com

English Pats fans - FULL intro

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by OldEnglandPatriot, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I thought I'd introduce myself, having found this forum last week; reading posts here helped me calm down a little after the incredibly frustrating loss at Denver.

    I'm from England, and started following the Patriots in 1985 when 'American Football' was a new phenomenon on British TV. I wanted to pick a team to support, and at age 15 the best I could think of was to choose the team in red, white and blue with the word 'England' in their name. (My poor next door neighbour picked the Dolphins and has suffered ever since).

    It was obviously an incredible bonus that Ray Berry's Patriots went on to surprise their way to the Superbowl that season.

    Anyway, my level of support and interest has ebbed and flowed over the years, partly due to the difficulty of following the sport from across the Atlantic - I actually missed the Green Bay Superbowl entirely. But the dawn of the internet and satellite TV in England in recent years got me back into the sport and the Pats with a vengeance, and Superbowl 36 was the sporting highlight of my life... the entrance as a team sent shivers down my spine, and I fell totally in love with the new (to me) Patriots at that moment. The guys sacrificing that traditional moment of glory being introduced individually, to come out as a unit, that was something.

    And now, I moved to Canada in October 2005 and suddenly can watch every Pats game on TV. That has been just awesome - but not as awesome as going to my first game. Drove through the snow from Ontario to Buffalo in December and enjoyed the Pats' comprehensive victory. I can't tell you how it felt to be sitting there watching Tom Brady and co in the flesh... something I never imagined I would get to do.

    So that's me. I enjoy reading the board and expect to chip in from time to time.
     
  2. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    6,491
    Likes Received:
    142
    Ratings:
    +334 / 31 / -16


    A Very Patriotic Welcome Too!!
     
  3. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

    Only 54 more to go! Post some bushisms on Zuma's thread and you'll get it in ten minutes. :D
     
  4. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    17,741
    Likes Received:
    863
    Ratings:
    +2,540 / 20 / -26

    Welcome to where YOU belong, as do all football fans in England. You said your next door neighbor was a Dolphin fan? Change your locks....we hate the Dolphins historically.....nothing of ANY value will ever come from any aqua and orange association.

    Your NEXT step HAS to be attending a game at the Razor....if you show some stick to it -tiveness I'm sure some of the locals here can get you in to a game and a tailgate....I know I can....just remember, the PATRIOT fan is loyal....thick or thin, rain, snow, sleet, wind, freezing cold...nothing matters...just the red white and blue
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    thanks

    Thank you. And believe me, getting to a home game is now top of my wish list. On that point, I'd be interested to know how difficult it really is. I mean, if I turn up and am prepared to pay a scalper, will I basically get in? My (American) girlfriend has friends in Providence so going to a game is not at all out of the question in terms of travel/somewhere to stay.

    In the longer term there is a fair chance I might be living in Connecticut in a year or two... so I'll get there by hook or by crook.

    But the immediate plan, having seen that we play at Detroit next season, is the short drive through Windsor to see that game. Girlfriend is a Detroiter so I'll get to that for sure.

    Buffalo and then that, maybe I'll just watch the Patriots in road games where they are almost certain to win....
     
  6. marty

    marty In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    It's tough to get tickets these days (the price of being contenders lately) if you get a chance to come south in late summer, you might want to try and get to a training camp session. They are held at the back of the stadium area on their pratice fields. Obviously not the same as a game but you get to see the guys up close, and it's fun to sit on the grassy knoll in the summer sun!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    20,550
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0

    Nice to have you neighbor.
     
  8. italian pat patriot

    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    20
    Ratings:
    +28 / 1 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    wellcome on board from another european.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>