i love the Patriots since beginning '80 when in Italy they showed, for the first time, alive on tv, a Super Bowl (it was Super Bowl XV between Oak and Phi won by the Raiders 27-10)... the reason why i choose New England ? i liked immediately the uniforms (the reds + pat patriot) and it was immediately a love and passion... form that year 1981 i started to be a real passionate Patriot fan and i reached in these years (january 1986) the 'maximum' reaching the Super Bowl (it was a beautiful run...) but the end was, as we know, bad. A bad loss with the Bears... Then the actualy glory,the dinasty in the NFL ! And then for me the best was last autumn (end october-beginning november) when i was able to come to Gillette Stadium, making a 'football holiday' in US, and able to see this year 2 NFL games at the stadium (i was on the 'red seats') screaming like a crazy... I saw Bills @ Pats, Sunday Night and Colts @ Pats , Monday Night + 1 NHL game Bruins-Penguins. i was able to make also a trip to the stadium, go inside, stay on the sidelines, go to the Pro Shop (spending a lot...). and you ? when you started to love the Pats ?