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  1. StockingAnarchyNumber12

    StockingAnarchyNumber12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Hello, everyone! Recently, I have been wanting to get some friends into Patriots football but don't want to come off as overbearing or annoying in advertising them to them.

    What's your strategy with friends or maybe even your own kids. Do you showoff highlights, invite them to games or ramble for hours about them? Eventually I will also want a son or daughter of my own on that note so I ask a second question for mothers/fathers of Pats Fans.

    Do your kids like Patriots football? If so, how did you get them into it?
     
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    I was at a Fourth of July celebration the other day and the question came up as to who to root for. One of the guys said he just wanted to root for winners. I immediately chimed in, "Great, we have another Patriots fan here!" Worthy of a laugh but you could see he wasn't really about the winning as he wasn't a fan. :)
     
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  3. StockingAnarchyNumber12

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    You did your best. Probably a secret Jete fan.
     
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    Patriots Football is one product that definitely sells itself. If someone doesn't have a rooting interest in another team and they aren't a Pats fan then I think what you need to sell is the game, not the team.
     
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    StockingAnarchyNumber12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Amazing how right you are with "Patriots sells themselves". Its almost unreal looking at their longterm success.
     
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    Trying to get people into a sport run by corrupt immoral human beings that regularly sweep the immoral acts of its employees and players under the rug for a buck if they can? How about you don't do that for the greater good of society?
     
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  7. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    This should do it...
    Convert to Patriots Fan.jpg
     
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    Show them these videos









     
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  9. Tony2046

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    Don't worry about the kids angle. You'll have them brainwashed before their first memory. Haha.

    I wouldn't recruit anyone to become a patsfan. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to utopia but you can't force it to drink from the fountain of youth.
     
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    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Well, it depends on who your target is.

    For foreigners/those who don't already understand football: watch a game with them, explaining what is going on.

    I was on a visit to the U.S. in the early 80s and my one of my hosts (in LA) was scheduled to take me to Disneyland on the Sunday afternoon. I noticed that he wasn't super-keen and asked, gently, if he had other plans. "Well," he said, "to be honest, I'd be watching football." "Well, why don't we do that?", I said. So we sat in his living room with beer and snacks and we were joined by his next-door neighbour who'd played for USC. It was a lovely afternoon -- and a big help in starting to understand a very complicated game. Fortunately, they didn't make me a Rams fan!
     
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    My nephew is from NOLA and is a diehard Pats fan because of Gronk, not sure if fandom over a particular person is a valid method, but it could be interesting if a potential fan knew a players story.. i.e. Van Noy was a foster child, the McCourty's are twins, Brady was overlooked and undervalued etc. Then there are coaches like Scar, McDaniels et al, whose story might impress them..

    Another way is to wear Pats gear proudly and have it subtly and overtly displayed all over the house.. it seems that people want to join things that makes them proud.
     
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    Um, well in my case the Pats were our local NFL team, we had the coolest and classiest logo and uniforms in sports, there were some great players, we weren't entitled snobs, we certainly never were undeservedly pumped up by media (LOL), we had a colorful, humble grassroots background, and when we started winning we beat the crap out of all those suckbag snobby teams in the league (except Dallas).

    I've remained a passionate fan since, although every time I see the flying elvis logo and uniform I'm nauseated.
     
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    I was born into it. Never stood a chance.
     
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    A buddy of mine is a diehard JEST fan who was about to have his first child. I had a pre birth intervention. I pointed out the half century of JEST disappointment and suggested he allow his newborn to become a Pats fan...”let the kid experience the joy of winning instead of the gloom and doom of constant failure.”
    His response: “ Fu$k that..... Jets baby all the way”
    Some species never evolve. JEST fans and co$kroaches come to mind
     
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    Every time we read about you whining about the logo, so are we...
     
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    It was easy here

    I just said "oh Giselle's husband plays on my team"

    In which my mom said "oooh really, he's so handsome. Ok we can buy the tickets"

    And thats how i went to my only Pats game
     
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    I usually start with something light. A week straight of being strapped into a chair with the same Pats highlights playing over and over to “This is the End” by The Doors on repeat. If that doesn’t do it, I usually waterboard them. If they persist after that, I’ll rip finger nails and toe nails out with needle nose pliers, put cigs out on their testicles, electrocute them with low voltage, and finally rip their skin off (starting with their feet) and dipping the affected body part into hydrogen peroxide.
     
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    Here it is allready a "win" to introduce american football and the NFL

    Normally i do it

    Next step is to introduce the best Team

    Easy one ;)
     
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    signbabybrady Pro Bowl Player

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    Not really that hard. Here in Germany there is suddenly an NFL boom happening and they like winners. So there are lots of Patriots fans. Didn't even need to introduce them to anything they found out themselves.
     
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