Janine and Dad

My dad and I have been in the process of converting my little sister into a psycho-Patriots fanatic like us for a few years now and I think our evil plot is beginning to stick. Little Sis now comes over every Sunday to watch the games. Of course, she has her Sidekick glued to her hand for most of the game but progress is progress.

We began this arduous conversion a few years back during the Super Bowl years when my dad had me take the youngin’ to a Deion Branch autograph signing. When a woman asked us who Deion Branch was, Little Sis replied, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHO DEION BRANCH IS?!” It was the most attitude I had ever seen out of the eight-year-old.

She now accompanies us to all Patriots Training Camps and she will also be with us when we FINALLY visit The Hall.

And best of all, now that she’s over on Sundays my dad has begun explaining the game of football to her. Why does a player run one way… why is that guy doing that… et cetera and so forth.

Hey, I was around her age when I started watching. Who knows, maybe she’ll even surpass me in complete New England Patriots Obsession or “NEPO” as I like to call it. 🙂

After watching yesterday’s Patriots-Raiders game, I have come to the conclusion that the entire Oakland squad has quit on the season and just wants to get it over with and fast.

The Patriots’ playoff chances would have gotten a lot better if only Buffalo didn’t blow chunks all over Giants Stadium. I understand the concept of “Playing to win” but with slightly more than a minute left and a running attack that had been successful all game… AND a goofy loser at QB, why on Earth would you attempt a pass?!?! Reminds me of that Patriots-Steelers game in the playoffs in 1997 when the Patriots fumbled and the Steelers eventually got the game-winning field goal. And I only remember that because my dad cried, literally cried, for like an hour after the loss.