Frustrated Eight Year Old Fan Wonders If He’ll Ever See Patriots Win Super Bowl

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Updated: November 19, 2013

BOSTON – After watching his beloved Patriots suffer a disappointing 24-20 loss Monday night to the Carolina Panthers, eight year old Aidan Hartley of Boston MA wondered if he will ever see a Pats championship in his lifetime, according to sources close to the frustrated youth.

Hartley: "Good thing I still have the Red Sox to cheer for. THEY never seem to go through long championship droughts."

Hartley: “Good thing I still have the Red Sox to cheer for. THEY never seem to go through long championship droughts.”

 

“It’s just really hard to root for them sometimes, you know?” said Hartley, wearing his beloved Rob Gronkowski jersey and Patriots cap. “I mean, they’re pretty good most years. They almost always make the playoffs. But they just don’t seem to have what it takes to get over that hump and win a Super Bowl. At least, not that I’ve ever seen.”

 

Hartley, born Feb. 15, 2005, has been raised from birth as a New England fan by his parents John and Denise. And while the boy has seen his team lose in the playoffs to the Jets, Ravens, and Colts, as well as a pair of Super Bowls to the Giants, he has never known a Patriots championship in his lifetime, a fact that has begun to weigh on him.

 

“It gets really disappointing,” said the young fan. “Every year, I get my hopes up, and every year I end the season feeling crushed. Ethan, my friend at school, is a Steelers fan. He’s seen his team win two Super Bowls! Why did I get stuck rooting for a team of choke artists? It’s not fair!”

 

“I’m starting to think I might never see the Patriots win a Super Bowl,” concluded the youngster. “Man, being a Patriots fan is hard. Maybe they need a coaching change or something.”

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I wonder if this kid and “the next great Browns QB” or “first great Lions head coach” are going to school together now?

  2. Anonymous

    November 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Hahaha! Shoulda been a Giants fan!

  3. cheese

    November 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

    At least he saw the Sox win this year! And most 8 year old fans of any team don’t see their favorite teams win it all. Btw have the Browns contacted this 8 year old to play Quarterback for them yet?

  4. bobman2

    November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Especially tough on the poor little guy since the Red Sox have won twice in his lifetime! It’s bizarro world!

  5. Nemo

    November 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Won’t you end this child’s pain and let the Patriots win a Super Bowl?

  6. Anonymous

    November 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Shaddap kid, you don’t even know what we eighteen year-old 49er fans have to deal with!

  7. Geoff Houtman

    November 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This and “Andy Reid Fired” on the same day makes PFM king of the innernet.. Well done chaps

  8. Meredith

    November 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Try being a Texans fan! Or any fan of Houston sports in general. Outside of the Rockets in the 90s.

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  10. Anonymous

    November 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, poor kid. The Red Sox have won 2 World Series, the Celtics have won the NBA championship and the Bruins have won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Lol on the ending remark though.

  11. Anonymous

    November 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    He should try being a Redskins fan. FML.

  12. David

    November 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Maybe, if they start taping their opponents practices again…

  13. Anonymous

    November 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    kid needs to get some pussy

  14. Anonymous

    November 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I really have you all beat. I’m a 21 year old BILLS fan.

  15. Meredith

    November 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    At least you’ve been able to root for the same team. Try being a 35 year old native Houstonian!

  16. Sean

    November 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    hahaha, patsies fans are spoiled anyway

  17. All Eagles Fans Everywhere

    November 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Shut your suckhole kid.

  18. Anonymous

    December 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Try being a 13 year old Dolphins fan. All i know is 7-9 or 6-10, BUT THAT ONE 11-5 YEAR is what we all talk about lol. Too bad i don’t like basketball, only thing MIA has

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