The Boston Globe reported today on a terrible ailment plaguing Patriots fans who've been subjected to repeated Patriots playoffs appearances: "playoffs fatigue." Symptoms include lack of a desire to attend postseason games, decreased levels of excitement about the playoffs, and a "been there, done that" attitude, causing a significant drop off in ticket prices at Gillette Stadium. From the Globe:
â€śI know what itâ€™s like at Gillette when the fans are high-fiving each other,â€ť said Ramsey A. Bahrawy, an attorney in North Andover whoâ€™s decidedly not going to Saturdayâ€™s game.Â Â â€śI donâ€™t want to go and be disappointed. Iâ€™d rather watch on my [50-inch] TV at home.â€ť
â€śI canâ€™t justify it,â€ť said North End resident Patrick Clunan. â€śI donâ€™t want to spend $300 or $400 to watch a game they may very well lose. Iâ€™d rather see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. I know I wonâ€™t freeze â€” or go home disappointed.â€ť
For reference, tickets are going for as low as $86 right now.Â Meanwhile, fans of fellow AFC East-ers Buffalo Bills have not witnessed a playoffs game since 1999.Â Who knows how long this suffering will last for Patriots fans. Tom Brady is 36, so it'll probably be another 3-4 years of distressing playoffs appearances.