Lisa Guerrero, now blogging for the LA Times, had some choice words this week for fans of her former employer, the New England Patriots, as they struggle through the Matt Cassel era in Foxboro:
"And they give L.A. fans a hard time for not staying to the bitter end.
I, of all people, should not be surprised. From 1992 to 1994, I was the director of entertainment for the Patriots.
Believe me, those bleak years were anything but entertaining. Back then, they played at Foxboro Stadium...in front of maybe 20,000 fans, best known for urinating off the upper terrace and assaulting women in the dirt parking lot. In other words, this was a drunken, dirty, obnoxious crowd.
I don’t mean that in a good way.
Those fans were an embarrassment. The team stunk -- 6-10 in 1991 and 2-14 in 1992 -- and there wasn't a lot to cheer about. Remember Dick MacPherson? Exactly.
But isn't that when true fans continue to show up ... and know how to use the indoor plumbing?
Well, exit Hugh Millen/Scott Zolak and enter Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady. Guess what? The crowds started showing up again."