The New England Patriots are the football team of choice for most Bostonians. With two recent, thrilling Superbowl victories, many Bostonians have come out to show their New England unity. After both Pat wins, mini-riots took place in the Boston area (Kenmore Square, Harvard Ave., Cleveland Circle, etc) with plenty of bonfires and stoplight-climbing.
So, if the Pats end up in the Superbowl again any time soon and have a shot at winning...head to Boston and bring a roll of toilet paper.
Equipment: Toilet paper, matches, bottles (unfortunately, some unruly fans began throwing bottles at reporters on the scene), car-tipping gloves...
Like the Red Sox, Patriots tickets can be hard and/or expensive to come buy. Regular tickets sell out as soon as they go on sale and season tickets have a waiting list that is years long. That means that if you can find and are willing to pay for tickets, you are sure to see quite a show in a stadium packed full of crazy fans. Pre-season tickets are easier to come by, but you run the risk of watching the Pats get clobbered when the coaching staff only plays second stringers in order to determine who to put on the roster.
To get to Gillette Stadium from Boston, we highly recommend taking the train. On game days, a special train leaves South Station prior to the game and returns just after it finishes. Traffic can be such a mess!
Equipment: Not surprisinly for New England, it can get very cold in the winter, especially when you are just sitting around, so be sure to bring plenty of warm clothes.