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