But apparently the Boston fans and media disagree with that rationale.
How's this for rubbing it in your face? The Boston Herald recently had an article that says Patriots fans are smarter, classier, healthier and own pricier homes than "the riff-raff who root for the New York Giants."
Oh, very classy Boston Herald, very classy indeed.
The article goes on to say:
Some 62 percent of Pats fans living in the Boston area earned a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or have some higher-education experience, compared to 59 percent of Giants fans, according to the latest marketing data provided by the Nielsen Co., the TV ratings firm.
Likewise, 72 percent of Pats fans live in homes worth north of $200,000, compared to 63 percent of Giants yahoos, the Nielsen data show.
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.
And it just goes on and on.
Strangely, the article didn't look at "jackass factor" for fans of both cities. Sure New York is high in that category, but Boston takes it to a whole other level.
For years, we've had to listen to Boston fans bitch and moan about how they hadn't won a World Series, and how the Pats weren't any good, and how God forbid they hadn't won an NBA Championship in so long - despite the fact that they've won more than any team in pro basketball.
So now things are going well, and they won't shut up - with Bill Simmons being Public Enemy #1 for writing a national column on ESPN that is essentially a brown-nosing board for his Boston area teams. And to top it all off, they're downgrading other people in the process. Sounds like you're trying to compensate for something, Boston. Like perpetually being in New York's shadow.
So congrats Boston, you've been on the fence for a while, but you're now officially the most annoying fan base in all of sports.
Enjoy the run, because when it's over, everyone's going to rub it in your face.
And by the way, everyone knows you're a complete tool if you drink Amstel Light.