I have read the forum posts here for years and finally decided to join. The Pats have been my team since the early 1980's (I'm 38, so I let the 1970's slip by without declaring allegiance). I was born in Boston and grew up in Hudson, MA (where I presently am). My time with the active duty Navy brought me to RI and Norfolk, VA, and my post-military law school and legal career with state and federal courts brought me to New Haven, CT and El Paso, TX. Most recently, I enjoyed Middle Eastern hospitality through a reserve recall with a Navy security group. My spare time (since returning from the Gulf, lots of it) is spent discussing sports, weightlifting, and geeking out on computers. I love following the Pats, and look forward to talking about the team in this forum.