Patriots’ Fans In Boston Harbor Plenty Of Animosity Toward New York, Eli Manning

BOSTON (CBSNewYork) –– The Super Bowl is just the latest chapter in the New York-Boston sports rivalry.

In the heart of Patriots nation, it’s not easy being blue, especially with plenty of trash talk going on in Beantown.

CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis got quite the welcome to Boston, where Patriots fans have no love for New York or Eli Manning. In fact, they hate him.

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“We gonna get you guys, okay, New York is done,” Melvin Valentine said on Friday.

“There’s ‘Go Pats’ everywhere, so it’s not very Giant friendly,” said Deana Camisa, of Scotch Plains, N.J.

Whether it’s on the streets downtown or inside the local pubs, it is tough being a Giants fan in Patriot nation. It also seems everyone wants Manning’s head on a stick.

When Tara Jauch, of Dartmouth, Mass., was asked what it was like being a Giants fan in the area, she said “it’s not good, it makes me very, very unpopular.”

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Dennis also did some comparing and contrasting between Beantown and the Big Apple.

So which one is better?

“Boston in some ways, but New York in others. So it sort of makes me round out to be neutral,” Jauch said.

Though there is nothing neutral when comparing the Empire State Building, which stands 102 stories tall, to Boston’s Prudential Tower, which is half the height. New York wins.

“It’s big, so that pretty much the only difference to be honest, and New York people think they’re too cool for school I guess,” said Patriots fan Maurice Mersier.

New Yorkers do have their pizza — piping hot from just about any corner. But Boston has it’s rich and creamy, lumpy and hearty New England Clam Chowder.

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Dennis went straight to the historic Union Oyster House, where the chef was admittedly biased.

“I know they make good pizza in New York, but clam chowder — you can’t beat it here in New England,” John Glufling said.

What about the beer?

Sam Adams is on tap just about everywhere in Boston. In New York, Foley’s Pub in Midtown has banned it just for Super Bowl weekend.

“We’ll have a lot of Patriots fans on Sunday; they just won’t be drinking Sam Adams,” said Foley’s owner Shaun Clancy.

So in the end, it might just come down to this weekend’s game — Tom Brady and the Brady Bunch or Big Blue and Manning.

Boston or New York?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • andy d

    boston sux g men rule kicked your ass again lmfao

  • Jerry Irwin

    Eli Manning is a punk. Tom Brady has more class in his little finger than
    Eli has in his whole body. I am not in Boston I am clear over on the left coast
    western Washington and I have not liked Eli since he became the Giant
    starter. When he refused to shake Tom Brady’s hand that should tell you all
    you need to know. Brady and the Pats have been playing at the top level for
    over ten years. How long have Eli and the Giants been doing it. Eli is like a
    poor relation jealous of what Tom and the Pats have accomplished in the last
    ten yrs. Not to memtion Billichick the best coach in the NFL. The pats will still
    be at the top when Eli and the Giants have slid back to the bottom where they belong.

    • steve m


    • zodiac

      Jerry-Pats lost last 2 SB’s to Eli. Read about it in the paper. Eli is a punk but last 3 times they played Eli owned Brady and pats. Giants are on top right now so I will live in present.

  • Vik

    New England — a sorry A$$ bunch of sore losers. Did you not think that the Babe’s curse would go over to football? Do us a favor — go pock your cah by the bah.

  • SerfCityHereWeCome

    Don’t get mad, guys, get even (and then some) on the diamond. I Don’t know how you can hate Eli, but you can’t annihilate the Y*nkees savagely enough so suit me, a FORMER NYer (or is it called Bloombergrad now?) who fled the People’s Hellhole for the Lone Star State.

    • SerfCityHereWeCome

      Yeah, I know, a lowercase “d” for “don’t” and “enough TO suit me…”…

    • Jz

      Right cause Yankees were in the playoffs and Boston was home after missing playoffs.

  • Solid Citizen

    I wonder how much animosity is being harbored around Boston Harbor today …it could be a new alternative energy source that qualifies for a Solyndra type subsidy

    Quo warranto, B.O.?

  • John Kerry

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! You chowder heads! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • Louie

    keep disrespecting us chowderheads, were going to kick your teeth in agaIn, Bradys soul belongs to us!!!!! GO BIG BLUE!!!!

    • Jerry Irwin

      Louie you talk awful big for someone who probably never laced up a pair of

  • ojjjjjo

    I was in Boston during the summer. People in Boston are nasty, stopped at a place to eat and people in the parking lot kept saying “they are from NY”. When leaving some assholes threw beer bottles at our car.
    In NY we see a car with a Mass plate and its no big deal, In Mass watch out they will kill you.


    • Noo Yawkah

      And that’s precisely why we hate Bostonians. They’re class A morons who should learn to do their talking AFTER they win a game, and not treat an aberration from 2004 as the start of a dynasty.

      Btw, in NY, we call New England Clam Chowder Dolphin puke. Give me two slices and a coke any day, three if the pizzas REAL good.

  • Bill

    Sports fans in general need to grow up and stop acting like idiots.

    • Steve


    • Jean

      You said it. There are a lot more important things going on in the world. At the end of the day, it is just a game.

  • Brian


    • Vernon Hell

      That’s right!
      New York has New Yorkers
      California has Californians
      Massachusetts has Massholes

  • Go Big BLUE

    Oh the poor misguided fools. It’s bad enough they have to live in Boston but to be so lost, so full of senseless hope… So stupid. Time to spank some New England but! Go Big. BLUE!!!

  • Barbara Bracale

    Beantown is full of gas. GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!

  • Bullett

    That’s good that the Boston area hates Eli. That means they also respect him as a leader on the field of play. Go Giants!

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