Written by DML
Many years ago, I had to attend a conference in Boston. I had made the arrangements months in advance and did not realize the conference landed on Super Bowl Sunday.
Being a huge fan of football, and a guy who always celebrates the big game by hosting a massive party at my home, I was totally bummed-out about the timing of my trip.
Turns out the New England Patriots made it to the Super Bowl that year, so it made it a bit more interesting to watch the game in a Boston saloon outside the hotel where I was staying.
If you’re not a sports enthusiast, you may not know there is a huge rivalry between New York sports fans and Boston sports fans. The rivalry ties to the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
It started nearly 100 years ago when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees and, as a result, the Yankees became the best baseball team in America.
The rivalry has grown into a hatred, of sorts, where any Yankee fan who watched a game at Fenway Park is likely to be verbally abused for all nine innings, and vice versa.
On the day of the Super Bowl, I left the conference and went to the local bar where I ordered some wings and a beer.
Everyone around me had on a New England Patriots football jersey. I was dressed in a suit.
People would ask why I was dressed so nice, and in giving my answer I revealed my New York accent. Immediately, I became the most hated man in Boston.
When the Patriots won the Super Bowl that night, I left my bar stool and headed out the door. As I exited, the entire bar chanted, “The Yankees suck, the Yankees suck….”
Upon entering the street I saw the city of Boston on fire, literally. Patriots fans took their celebration to the next level (typical liberals).
I tell you this story to emphasize the following point:
Over the past decade, the Red Sox and Patriots have made it to the championships in their respective sports many times. And each time I have rooted for the other team because, as a New Yorker, there is no way I would ever root for the Red Sox or the Patriots.
However, this year I will break my rule.
Today, I will root for the Patriots to win. Reason being, Tom Brady (QB), Bill Belichick (coach), and Robert Kraft (owner) all support President Trump.
Despite pressure from the media, Brady, Belichick, and Kraft stick to their guns when it comes to supporting the president.
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