Boston Reporter Says Pats Fans Are "Smarter, Classier, And Healthier" Than New Yorkers

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I linked to one of her pieces the other day, but obviously The Herald's Jessica Heslam didn't want to end the war of words there. Ms. Heslam decided to take the war to a new level actually....

Pats fans consistently show better taste than their Gotham counterparts, according to Nielsen.

We drink Amstel Light, not Bud Light. Giants fans slug back lots of whiskey.

We are likely to read connoisseur magazines like Wine Spectator. Gotham fans like to pig out on junk food like pretzels, chips and nuts. They’re also less likely to favor organic food than other New Yorkers.

Giants tailgaters are conspicuous consumers who party off the backs of Land Rovers and showy BMW SUVs. Pats fans are more likely to tailgate off the back of an understated Lexus or a sturdy Volvo SUV.
Well then. If the studies say that's the case it has to be true. Although I think this guy might have something to say about that article.

Pats fans a cut above (Boston Herald)
Newspaper Fight! (Awful Announcing)
Going Undefeated Makes Your Fans Want To Off Themselves (Awful Announcing)

25 Comments:

...and she is working for a Boston newspaper because she couldn't get a job for a New York newspaper, so she writes a column for shock value hoping to get a little publicity for herself to help her lousy career.

Masked Writer said...
Jan 27, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  

Sounds like Michigan vs Ohio State. :>

Jeff said...
Jan 27, 2008, 7:00:00 PM  

Didn't know where else to post this, but I was watching the Cavs-Lakers game today, and is it just me, or does Jeff Van Gundy sound disturbingly like Pam Ward??

Anonymous said...
Jan 27, 2008, 7:12:00 PM  

Ha...good one Anon. I just love how he and Mark Jackson go at it every game. God I can't stand Jackson.

Jan 27, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

I prefer Sam Adams, myself. The beer, of course, not the gigantic defensive tackle.

NHZ said...
Jan 27, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

No worse than this horrendous article that takes the opposite position: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22792627/

Anonymous said...
Jan 27, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

I'm glad to see this. It validates years of personal research, in which I arrived at the conclusion that New Englanders (sports fans or otherwise) are arrogant, pretentious assholes.

Empire State Strikes Back said...
Jan 27, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Man, PETA's "study" that those who hunted had small penises was more scientific than this.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 27, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Light beer is shit, no matter the brand.

yournamehere said...
Jan 27, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Does anyone know if Erin Andrews is dating a black dude? I hear she is and is close to being engaged...anyone know?

Jan 27, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Oh goody- more Boston/New York shit; just what this world needs.

Bruce said...
Jan 27, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Just want to say, as a MA native (though not a big Pats fan).. I love pretzels and I hate Volvo drivers.

It's really futile for Boston to try to one-up NY. Let's just take what we got and go with. As FJM pointed out, whether the rest of the country loathes us for it or not, this is a special time for Boston sports fans. Sure, there will be bandwagoners, just like every winning franchise has. It comes with the territory.

On the contrary, it's a crappy time for NY sports, other than this semi-miraculous Giants postseason. Mets had an epic blow up. Yanks struggling in the postseason. The Knicks have been the laughing stock of the NBA for most of the decade now.

As for the people.. I mean, it's six in one hand half a dozen in the other. The accents are different, but they're all basically the same typical north east ball bustin' assholes.

And as for the cities.. I love Boston, it's my favorite city.. but it ain't no NY, and even most Bostonians will concede that. So no need to bark up that tree.

I sorta can't wait for Boston to hold all 3 sports trophies (fuck hockey). We'll be epic douches. Maybe south park will write an episode about it. That'd be pissah.

Colin said...
Jan 27, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

Heslam is the "media reporter" for the Herald and she doesn't really report on much. This is the problem when you get to the Super Bowl or the World Series or Final Four. Editors start assigning reporters to write about things they have no clue about and TV statins send out the feature reporters for similar pieces.

Steve said...
Jan 27, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

Who cares about this? I don't. I haven't been this disinterested in the Super Bowl...EVER.
I'll still watch...but for the commercials...

Anonymous said...
Jan 27, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

this is a joke right ?

Jan 28, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

More fricking East Coast bias?

Yeah, sounds like the shiznit.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 28, 2008, 5:46:00 AM  

Every time you see one of these Boston-NY oneupmanship type of things and you begin to getted annoyed and pissed, just remember: it could've been a Brett Favre farewell montage, backed by a James Blunt song. It helps, people, trust me.

pm said...
Jan 28, 2008, 8:02:00 AM  

I just types "getted." It should be "get."

/chagrined/
/winces/
/hides in corner/

pm said...
Jan 28, 2008, 8:04:00 AM  

BTW, this stuff is coming from NY people, as well. Here's a nice takedown from KT over at FJM one such piece: http://www.firejoemorgan.com/2008/01/i-am-being-baited.html

pm said...
Jan 28, 2008, 8:07:00 AM  

The only thing I look less forward to is "New York Is Better Than Boston (or vice versa)" posts is Media Day.

J.J. said...
Jan 28, 2008, 10:03:00 AM  

I don't know which thing I loved better from last night, the fact that NBC chose to show Men's Figure Skating over the NHL All-Star Game (at least the NHL signed an extension with Versus), or that ESPN had Keyshawn interviewing Bill Belichick.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 28, 2008, 10:13:00 AM  

I had no idea that the NHL All Star Game was even played this weekend until I saw the Alyssa Milano post on TBL.

And yet, I know every single place Tom Brady went to this week, and whether he was or wasn't wearing a boot, and whether he did or didn't have a noticeable limp.

J.J. said...
Jan 28, 2008, 10:30:00 AM  

Lexus and Volvo? Yep, those are the autos of the average person.

Anonymous said...
Jan 28, 2008, 10:35:00 AM  

Giants fans may have their faults (like miles and miles of back hair), but it's still better than being classified as a Boston sports fan.

GMoney said...
Jan 28, 2008, 11:00:00 AM  

I think I'd rather eat pretzels than the huge helping of crow that 90% of Patriots fans are having today.

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

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