Please don't hate us but the honest truth is that the Patriots going to the Super Bowl to most New England fans this year is no big deal. This isn't like 2001 when the Patriots were a team of destiny or 2007 when New England was looking to go undefeated. This year going to the Super Bowl was just kind of expected.
People around here aren't planning the big parties like years past. You're not going to have to get to a bar hours beforehand to insure you get a seat for the game. The enthusiasm just isn't there. Don't get me wrong - everyone will still be watching the game but this time as fans and not fanatics.
This year it's not personal - it's business. It seems strange.