Where were you when the Pats won their first Super Bowl?

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    Where were you when the Pats won their first Super Bowl?

    I just knew they were going to win.  That season had a magical feel to it.  So I wanted to throw my first Super Bowl party in my first house, that I had owned for three years by then.  

    The house had a huge, long living room with a fireplace.  Perfect for the game.  I stocked up on a pile of wood that I bought from a neighbor and invited about 15 friends, with 12 or so attending.  

    I bought four or five cases of various premium beers, including Sam Adams, of course.  It was pot-luck, but I laid out a great spread of my own. Unfortunately, I was in the kitchen laying it all out when I missed the Pats running through the tunnel.  

    I had just bought a 42" letter-box projection TV, which was still a big novelty in 2001.  Plus I had a 32" regular TV in the den.

    Even though I was living in Bears country, Aurora, IL, everybody was pulling for the upstart Pats.  So every time they made a big play or scored, everybody cheered.  

    I generally loathe half-time shows, but U2 was superb, and their song selection and the production perfect for that year and event.

    By the fourth QTR, the whole house was baking from the fire.  And I had a little fire started with the cute lady who lived across the street. (Sorry honey, but remember, that was sooooo long ago.  Ancient history.  Now give me a kiss.)

    I will never forget that last drive, when Madden said, "They need to protect the ball and just go into over time," or whatever.  I thought, "Old dude, did you even watch this last QTR?  Have you been watching this team at all this season?  Ever hear of the kicker? Have you noticed that the Rams are starting to run away from a totally cooked Pats' D in the past QTR?"  I was so glad to see the team march down that field and shock the orthodox football world.  I remember Ditka picking the Pats, giving his sound opinion of why they would win, and I will never forget him doing it.

    The post-game was topped off by a rousing Bob Kraft speech, then a dozen phone calls, in and out, and just a great party for the rest of the night. 

    Unequivocally, that was my favorite New England market sports championship.
     
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    i was at my uncle's house watching the game, that was great.....still remember how loud it was there, even my uncle who is a giants fan, was thrilled
     
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    I had just moved into my first house in Fairfield, Ca. Just me and the wife. I did not watch the halftime show because all I could do is pace back and forth. The phone started ringing right as it ended and everybody who knew me and how long I had been a Pats fan called to congratulate me. So very sweet.
     
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    I was on a ski trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    I was sitting in the bar ( place was packed) at the hotel/resort.

    Most people were rooting for the Pats.

    I remember one guy from Illinois screaming at the TV when Ty Law picked off Warner and took it to the house saying, "What's Jesus telling you now, Kurt?"

     
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    My buddies dorm room at UConn
     
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    [QUOTE]I just knew they were going to win.  That season had a magical feel to it.  So I wanted to throw my first Super Bowl party in my first house, that I had owned for three years by then.   The house had a huge, long living room with a fireplace.  Perfect for the game.  I stocked up on a pile of wood that I bought from a neighbor and invited about 15 friends, with 12 or so attending.   I bought four or five cases of various premium beers, including Sam Adams, of course.  It was pot-luck, but I laid out a great spread of my own. Unfortunately, I was in the kitchen laying it all out when I missed the Pats running through the tunnel.   I had just bought a 42" letter-box projection TV, which was still a big novelty in 2001.  Plus I had a 32" regular TV in the den. Even though I was living in Bears country, Aurora, IL, everybody was pulling for the upstart Pats.  So every time they made a big play or scored, everybody cheered.   I generally loathe half-time shows, but U2 was superb, and their song selection and the production perfect for that year and event. By the fourth QTR, the whole house was baking from the fire.  And I had a little fire started with the cute lady who lived across the street. (Sorry honey, but remember, that was sooooo long ago.  Ancient history.  Now give me a kiss.) I will never forget that last drive, when Madden said, "They need to protect the ball and just go into over time," or whatever.  I thought, "Old dude, did you even watch this last QTR?  Have you been watching this team at all this season?  Ever hear of the kicker? Have you noticed that the Rams are starting to run away from a totally cooked Pats' D in the past QTR?"  I was so glad to see the team march down that field and shock the orthodox football world.  I remember Ditka picking the Pats, giving his sound opinion of why they would win, and I will never forget him doing it. The post-game was topped off by a rousing Bob Kraft speech, then a dozen phone calls, in and out, and just a great party for the rest of the night.  Unequivocally, that was my favorite New England market sports championship.
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    I was in the New Orleans Superdome watching it all happen.  I too felt we were going to win so my wife and I with our two kids made the trek down to New Orleans with no tickets in hand.
    We purchased 4 tickets the day before the game for 2200.  Hell you can't touch 1 ticket for that price now.
    In my home office I have the walls pasted with pictures taken before during and after the game.
     
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    Sr. year in my dorm suite at BC.  It was a rockin' night on campus.  You could walk outside and hear everyone across campus screaming and cheering.
     
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    I was in Laughlin, NV at a friends Super Bowl party that he puts on every year (until the ridiculous limit on TV size rule the NFL came out with) enjoying the game at the Flamingo Casino with my wife and friends.  I remember calling my brother in LA from my room at halftime saying "we can really do this, I believe we're gonna do this" when someone in the hotel pulled the fire alarm.  As we were hurrying to evacuate the hotel we found out that it was a false alarm (of course) and were able to get back to the party in time to watch the most exciting 2nd half of my life (only because they took our huge TD return away on the bogus pass interference call.)  That would have put the game out of reach at 21-3 instead the Rams score on the next play and we are all in for a helluva finish.
     
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    @ my home in Memphis Tenn with great friends from Boston and Memphis.

    All the Memphis friends were sure we were dead and tried to cheer us up. "All Ya'll had a great year, this is fixin to be a tough game so ya'll keep your heads up." To which the Beantown crowd said, "What the fu-- did you just say? 

    All the Boston friends were jazzed "It is going to be wicked cool when we beat the pi.s.s out of these guys!" Same response from the Memphis crowd.

    Had a blast, won the game and set off for a night on Beale Street! If all ya'll aint been for a night on Beale ya'll have not lived yet....
     
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    By the way, I feel even more confident this year!1
     
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    I have not lived yet, but since I plan to visit an old friend in Bowling Green on a spring sales road trip, I'll make a point of checking out Beale Street along the way.  Thanks for the recommendation.

    How ironic that in every SB36 recollection, the whole country outside of MO was pulling for the Pats to win, but four years back, the whole country outside of N.E. was pulling for the Giants.  

    I wonder what the perception is today.  Still mostly hatred of Pats?


     
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     Vegas baby! Went there for a Saturday wedding, and stayed for the Superbowl. We were at a big party at an off stip casino. We had a blast, plus I bet the Pats and the under, so that was my big win for the weekend!
     
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    Nothing so glamorous as some of the above.  I was in my family room with my son and his buddy.  When Ty made that pick six I thought I was going to jump out of my skin.  What a brilliant defensive game plan by BB! 
     
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    At home in Kansas watching the game.
     
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    in the land of make believe 
     
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    Had a huge bash at my apt with my roommates.  It's a night I'll never forget......although with the amount I drank that night I'm surprised I haven't!!!
     
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    watched 2002, 2004, and 2005 at my brothers house in Windsor Locks Ct ( I live in upstate NY, relocate from Mass)  and had to get close to the roots for the games.

    then my jerk brother moves to upstate NY and we had to watch Gints at a brother in laws... never doing that again! turned down his invitation immediately .

    My brother has since called the people who bought his house to see if they would like guests this Sunday.
     
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    One of my friends had a little get together at his place.  It was just a couple 21-22 year old guys hangin' out and chillin.  We weren't really die hards as we are now...i had stopped following football for a bit in fact up until 2000...due to college, other stuff, etc. 

    But that was probably the most honest and wonderous feeling we had...I mean, we were along for the crazy ride that was the 2001 season.  It was crazy the yelling and screaming we were doing.  We all did pick the Pats...and up until the flag against Big Willie, we thought my friend who picked the Pats by 3 TDs was a god.  Then it really got interesting.

    Ahhh...good times. 
     
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    In the family room in the basement at our old house in Quincy with my wife, a few neighbors, my 15 year old stepson and a half dozen of his friends, and our 7 year old daughter. She passed out in the 4th quarter, and when Vinatieri made the kick, we all started screaming. She had a rude awakening, had no idea what we were yelling about and started crying. But we were all a pretty happy bunch...
     
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    I was in the Superdome with my wife in the middle of a thousand Rams fans. We had moved here about 5 weeks before the game and a friend from Boston offered us free bees so we walked from our rental in the garden District. We were all given head phones that could tune to any and all broadcasts. Of course, we chose Gil and Gino. After the Rams tied the game the guy behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said Madden on Fox TV broadcast said they should/would kneel and wait for overtime. My wife was incredulous. She immediately said "no way, Brady isnt going to miss his chance". I don't know how many of you have been to a superbowl but you may not know that Steelers fans buy up all the tickets they can on the promise that every year they will be in the game. A lot go anyway even when they do not make it. This guy was in his Steelers shirt as was his wife and teenage kids. When the kick went thru we went nuts. After a minute he tapped me on the shoulder and said congratulations and shook our hands. Quickly most of the surrounding St Louis people did the same. A true touch of class from two of Americas great sport cities.
     
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    I've got to tell the precurser to where I ended up first, great story.

    I was living and working in San Diego at the time, born in NE. I was down down in Mexico for the weekend. I stopped at Caliente a sports book place the first week of the season. I wanted to bet the Pats to get to the super bowl at 50:1 odds, but there was a long line to put a wager down on any team. I left and didn't place the bet. 

    Well we all now how the season went. Every week during the long win streak I kept thinking crap, I would have won 5k, they are going to the SB. So I went back down to Mexico in week 14 and ready to place the bet. Well, they were so hot that bet was no longer on the board. They were only offering the Pats to win the SB at 15:1. I thought to myself, man the Pats winning the SB. I couldn't imagine it happening, but wasn't willing to walk away without any wager. So I dropped 200 on it.

    When they won the Conference Championship game I figured if I go to the SB and they win it's a free trip. So I went to New Orleans with several friends. We never ended up buying game tix. We partied in the Bars there. You guys will love this, we partied with several Steelers fans. They were calling the Pats Americas team, because of 9-11. I guess these were the fans Big Willie was laughing at, except they never cancelled their reservations.

    The Pats fans owned NO, it was at least 10:1 Pats fans.
     
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    I was dying of a heart attack in my living room here in Pennsylvania.  I was brought back to life with a last minute Vinatieri field goal.
     
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    i was a freshman in college, living with my uncles in Guadalajara Mexico... i was the only one in the house watching the game...  :D
     
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    In a local tavern with best friends and my best girl, and the best tail-gate with the best prime rib... and it was the best Pat's victory I'll remember.
     

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