I went to the Niners game. I drove up from NJ and was pumped to sit with my brothers and sisters of Patriots Nation. After all, I'm surrounded down here by NY sports fans and I get very psyched to watch games with Boston sports fans. On that Sunday night, I got to my seats along 17 rows up from the Niners sideline. Directly behind me were Niners fans. Directly next to me were Niners fans. In the few rows in front of me there were tons of Niners fans. Whenever anything good happened for the Niners, there was much noise in my ear about it. These were very loud fans. I was rather unhappy about all of this. After all, part of the reason to make the long trek to Foxboro is to watch among fellow Pats fans. A few questions: 1. How do you deal with the presence of opposing fans? Does it bum you out at all? 2. Does the prospect of teams with fans who travel really well make you less excited about going to games? Does it change whether you buy tix? 3. Are there much fewer opposing fans along the Pats sideline than the visiting sideline? I assume that the answer is yes but don't exactly know. 4. Do you have other thoughts about this general issue that you want to share?