Sports

Patriots fans show off team spirit

These Patriots aficionados demonstrate their loyalty through various rituals and home decor.

All photos were provided by the fans.

Don’t move

  • Superstitious Katherine McCord of Boston stays in the spot where she was standing when the team scores, and avoids parts of the city she considers unlucky for sports.


The rules of the relationship

  • Jimmy Vanaria, pictured with his girlfriend Adrienne Steinhoff, has to sit in the same seat for every game. He sends Steinhoff a text message before each game starts that she can’t respond to, or it’s bad luck. He won’t wear anything with a Patriots logo on it during the game — unless of course they are losing and then he’ll go and change his clothes. After anything good happens for the Patriots, such as first downs and touchdowns, Vanaria claps 11 times in a row and then gets up and fist bumps everyone in the room, in the same order, and only once, except for Steinhoff, whom he’ll fist bump three times. At halftime, he goes outside, regardless of the weather, to throw the football around or it’s bad luck.

Home art

  • Myke Furhman has this oil-on-canvas portrait by Quincy artist Kacee Evitts hanging above his mantel at his Connecticut home. Called “Patriot Man,” it depicts Furhman tailgating prior to the subzero home playoff win against the Denver Broncos in January 2012.

Dress up

  • The tailgate display of Stan Kelly of Concord, N.H., always includes cutouts of Danica Patrick, Mini Me, and Chucky the doll, as well as Patriots wear.

Loading comments...
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.