10 reasons for optimism after the Patriots loss
4. We skipped winter
Being native New Englanders, we're well aware of the possibility of snow into March and Aprll. But it reached 50 degrees in Boston on Monday, and even the diehards have to admit that it's been pretty nice. There's been very little shoveling, and the ground hasn't been covered in a sheet ice for four months as sometimes happens. Even if you're a winter sports enthusiast, the mountains are only a short drive away. Winter may still come, but it's good for everyone when it's about three months shorter.