A trip to the fridge in Janine Loprete's house and there it is... One of the loves of her life -- the Patriots!
Let's just say you'll know where to find her any Sunday through December!
"Every weekend we watched football, every weekend," she says.
Her love of football was passed down from family.
"My mother! My mother had six kids, five girls and one boy," she says.
And Janet Loprete from Rutland loves sports!
"My mother was a big fan, still is! And I've got to be and my daughter is into it, has cozies, earrings and t-shirts, just like I do!" she says.
It doesn't matter who you are -- big and small dogs included -- at Liesha Heller's house it's Patriots gear galore on just about every surface from the couch to the tables! She even has a Patriots Christmas tree and doesn't mind it being up early this year!
For almost a decade now, her husband, who we should mention here is a Raiders fan, surprises her with a Patriot's ornament from the Danbury mint.
"Even though he's a Raiders fan, he still supports me with my Patriots," she says.
Speaking of guys, this is Liesha son's who's dating avid Giants fan -- Michelle Bruner!
"I love having all the fans in the family! The women get into it big time! Most of the time they're getting into it more than the guys," she says. "I was born into football. My Dad is a huge Giants fan. He's got this troll doll that he rubbed on everyone's heads. I remember that since I was younger and his father, my grandfather would take him over to St. Mike's when they practiced in Vermont for training and stuff like that and that's how he go into it locally."
Michelle's Mom Cindy married into Giants nation. At first, she didn't watch the games at all.
"Eventually I stopped and watched, I started asking questions and I got caught up in the fun and excitement," she said.
"Instead of just having a Mom who's like, you watch your football. She's right there with us, going, "yah, go Giants!"
Even their house is designed around football. You can see the game -- from just about everywhere.
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