upset belly + buckets of snot + headache = yuck.
We might as well been on the Patriots bench for the game against the St Louis Rams today.
My brother got tickets for section 110, row 1 seats 7, 8 and 9. I was in seat 7 on the 45 yard line and my sister was in seat 9 on the 47 yard line. We made a sign up and tied it to the railing in front of us:
My mom would joke that she wanted her ashes scattered across Gilette Stadium when she died. With the field turf that they have now, it would be kind of silly to do that – but we did get front row seats to a game for Mama. Before the game started Andre Tippett was walking back and forth behind the Patriots bench. He stopped almost in front of us and was talking to someone. My sister said he said “Nice sign” about our sign ~ though he didn’t come over. None of the players did, nor did they react to any of the comments made by the crowd. I saw Randy Moss and Teddy Bruschi giving the sign the eye during the game:
And Coach Belichick had to have seen it, as he came over to talk to the defense several times through out the game:
So while Mama’s ashes weren’t scattered on the field grass, the Patriots did hear of Mama, and her fond love of the team.
The game was pretty fun to watch, a close game with some good plays by both teams. What amazed me was how much time Belichick spent not watching the offense. While the offense was out on the field, he spent most of the time with the defense – or at least standing by the defense going over the pictures and writing down notes in his book. While one unit was out on the field, the other unit would mostly sit on the bench and talks amongst themselves. Like all the secondary would stay together, all the wideouts, etc. Occassionally one of them would get up and cheer the other unit:
Sitting so close to the team was an amazing experience and well worth the cost of admission.
back from the Patriots game – the seats were great & so was the game! so tired!
the sign for the Patriots game on Sunday is 75% done. just need some Patriots logos. can’t wait for Sat: meeting up with sis & brother
starting dinner (heating up in the oven now), checking rss feeds, reading the news, watching Superman Returns, still wondering WHY.
kitty took a nap on the pile of cloths I got from mom’s room. now he smells like mom. giving him a hug is like hugging a purring momma. . .
car is cleaned out, radio is working, new plates are on it – she’s ready to roll!
and a freebie from the honda dealer. w00t! now to eat lunch then clean out the car. . .more reminders of mom. . .
Mass RMV totally rocks. I wish I could give the lady who helped me out a hug. now on to the Honda dealer.
just got back from Philly – driving back reminded me why I take the train -> stupid drivers. i’m sooooo hungry, waiting on dominos