There's something not quite the same about the atmosphere for me before, during and after Super Bowl XXXIX as there was when the Patriots won Super Bowls XXXVI & XXXVIII.
Before XXXVI - Dorm food and friends on Bay State Road.
Before XXXVIII - Broadcast a smacktalk filled campus radio show with a Carolina Panther fan.
Before XXXIX - Did Property homework.
During XXXVI - Watched with 1,000 people in the George Sherman Union on Commonwealth Avenue.
During XXXVIII - Watched in a packed apartment on Park & Beacon Streets.
During XXXIX - Watched in an apartment in Cleveland, with few fans of either team, and most people not even watching (no offense guys).
After XXXVI - Enjoyed Boston's first sports riot in presumably a generation (at least), witnessing the festivities both in Kenmore Square and on Lansdowne Street.
After XXXVIII - After making a face appearance early in the Kenmore Square riot, took a seat at P.J. Kilroy's Pub, when those there decided to stream out and take part in the riot.
After XXXIX - Watched the Simpsons, and did more Property homework. Weak.
But hey, the important thing is that the Pats won, again. To all those who ask, and some already have via phone, there was never any fear. These are the Patriots, and they always win.
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