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  1. PATSNUTme

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    I don't usually notice this as I'm watching the beginning of the game. But today I noticed the crowd noise during the very first play and the spirit being shown.

    We have been critical of the Gillette crowd in the past. Today they braved the elements and were really 12th man out there.

    I don't much care about the reasons. I would just like to say Thank You to every one who was there. GREAT JOB!
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    I shoulda been there!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
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    Something about the bad weather gets everyone pumped up......good stuff. Definitely helps for these late season games.
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    I am jealous.. seemed like alot of fun out there ..
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    could not agree more............you folks that were at the game....here is cheers to you.....You guys rocked!!!
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    i agree too: compliments to the crowd ! well done !
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    More props to those stalwart fans at the game today! Great 12th person!
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    Absolutely. Earlier this week I was making fun of my boss because he was going to today's game--mind you, I was making fun of him because it originally sounded like freezing rain and sleet, and it seems he always gets crappy weather when he goes.

    After seeing both the game and the crowd, I'm jealous...looks like it was a great time, and obviously a remarkably fun game to watch.
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    Thanks, Nutter, my friend!

    Just got back in the door and my fingers will hardly type. On the floor are about fifteen items of clothing, all steaming and sopping wet! But what a great game! What a team! They were worth shouting for today.

    But don't include me in the compliments for the sound on the first drive. I was still trying to get into the stadium. I bottled out of my big plans for tailgating and took the train. Could anyone believe a train company that runs out of tickets? I mean not having enough little pieces of paper! How difficult is that to work out? Anyway, they took an hour and thirty-five minutes to get from South Station to the stadium and we were still waiting in line to be frisked when the sounds were coming from the stadium for the first touchdown. :mad:

    The first half was exciting and oddly cosy (snow coming down but I was warm in a million layers of fleece and polyester). The folks around us up in the 300s were great (well, except for two d*ckheads in front of me who thought that the best thing to do was to stand up half-way through any exciting play -- fortunately, their need for beer sent them inside soon enough) and I was in a good enough mood (three beers and a plate of chilli fries!) to try to be everyone's friend. The second half was tough when the snow turned to sleet and my gloves (and everything else) soaked through.

    But we kept cheering till the end -- except for that stupid touchdown it was just about a perfect day. Of course, you folks watching on TV will have seen more detail than we did by far, but the one thing that I don't think you could appreciate on TV is how astonishing it was for Cassel to complete all of those passes in such brutal conditions.

    Oh -- and this is for Wes Welker. :youtheman:
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    So Mikey, DID the Minutemen shoot at ya? We gots ta know!
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    Nuttin personal -- dey wuz shootin at everywun. :D
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    Happy that you made it Mike. I knew it had to be the visiting Brits making all that noise.

    Yes I was all comfty in my living room in front of my TV. But I just made up for it by one armed snow shoveling while Mrs Lucky operates the snowblower.

    I did get to see the Jest lose though.:rocker:
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    That, of course, would have been worth seeing -- almost as good as the one-armed snow shovelling. I assume that your better half was taking pictures ...
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    see this is why you cant talk about the crowd noise when you are not there. I am not saying it was bad today as I think it was good but the stands were only 2/3 full for the first few drives at best and never filled up but yet the crowd noise was "great" and other days when it is full people call us quite when I am there evey week and I know people are trying and it just isnt the best place for noise.

    PS: the crowd is always great when we get to throw snow in the air hehehe thats an anual right since the Mia game a few years back.
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    I was there... and you're welcome. :singing:

    Was up in 313 and had a good portion of the area up and shouting. It doesn't really get any better than a playoff push snow bowl game to get your blood flowing. It was an awesome time.
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    I was there. I drove from my parents house in RI. It usually takes 1 hour and it took 3 today. The crowd was excited and I was impressed by the amount of the fans that showed up. It was a bit of a late arriving crowd (understandably) but the place was pretty full in the lower levels a few minutes in.

    The snowthrowing adds a nice effect, but I was disappointed at the "young adults" around me packing iceballs and chucking them at other areas of people in the crowd. Or at the Arizona players for that matter. Pretty sure that is the reason why the NFL made them make an announcement putting an end to it.
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    After the way you dressed for the Steelers game, I assume your wife wouldn't let you out of the house. :D

    I wass there yesterday and one thing I discovered - either my ugly, expensive jacket is not gore tex as advertised, or gore tex is not waterproof. I got a heck of a lot more wet yesterday than I did at the stillers game. The dang coat weighed 50lbs by the time I peeled it off.
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    One reason for the late arrivals was some of the gates were closed. I walk in from the north st side and the gate I usually go thur was closed, forcing us to use the fidelity gate, along with a million other people. Thank god the pat downs were almost non-existant or I would have missed the 1st qtr, instead of the 1st score.

    To add insult to injury, the ramps to my nosebleeds in 304 were covered with snow & slush, making a 10 minute trip much harder & longer than usual.
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    Thank you. And, I was among the chosen few who stayed until the final gun, as always, regardless of weather or score.

    :youtheman: = (me)

    I'm in my 15th year of going to games at Foxboro and am STILL trying to outfox Mother Nature. It seems that no matter what I wear, I end up cold or wet or both. I've got Under Armor, multiple layers of polyester/nylon weather garb, what is SUPPOSED to be a waterproof rain suit, waterproof boots, etc. Found out yesterday the waterproof gloves I bought recently at REI aren't. And, my rainproof pants have a leak somewhere that I can't find. It might be time to check out what hunters wear. Yesterday was the supreme test of cold AND wet AND wind at the same time. I could not believe how many people were there in blue jeans and those flimsy $1 rain ponchos. I had multiple layers top and bottom.
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    I was one of those idiots in jeans and sneakers :rolleyes:
    I, however, won't be wearing jeans and sneakers to another snowbowl again.
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    snow games are great! rain games suck. yesterday was both rolled into one!!

    - FRITZ
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    I wore jeans with long johns underneath and stayed pretty warm. My biggest problem was my gloves; they're warm, but once they got wet, it was miserable. That's why I'm going to get these: What I wish I had on Sunday. You know they're good gloves when they have "soft nose wipe material on back of thumbs."
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    I am a lifetime Season ticket holder and have had lots of rain and snow games. I actual like those $1 ponchos. for light rain or possible rain I bring one and use if needed. For heavy rain or games like yesterday I wear rain pants and the Poncho.

    I find it hard to keep the wet out completely but they keep it out of the key areas. Than just layer up and use hand and feet warmers. I had the feet warmers in but never got cold enough to need the hand warmers yesterday
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    I had a ton of layers and a poncho but I made the grave mistake of not planning for rain beyond the poncho. My feet were soaked and eventually even my gloves were soaked though they were good for the larger portion of the game, probably until the 3rd (I actually thought they were waterproof because they've gotten wet before and never soaked through.)

    Cold feet and cold gloves for the after-game tailgate sucked. My hands and toes were numb and my fingers were turning white at the tip when I finally gave up and went into the car for the last bit of tailgate breakdown.

    It was miserable but I was glad to be there. Next time I'm getting different shoes, that's for goddamn sure.
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    After watching games broadcast from NE, NJ, Seattle, KC, DC, Denver, Cleveland & Chicago this weekend, I feel that the Omissioner & the league should buy one minute of time during both the 1pm & 4pm games, and use that time to thank all of the people who attended all of those games in such brutal conditions. If not for the loyalty of its fans, the NFL would not be the moneymaker it is. What other sport anywhere else in the world asks its patrons to attend its games in conditions such as those that existed this weekend? Congrats to everyone who braved the elements to journey to Foxborough, and who stood & cheered throughout.
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