Shannon Stacey

The Christmas gift (of doom?)

If you’ve read All He Ever Dreamed, you might recognize this Christmas gift I received from my husband…

Patriots plaque

It’s hard to read, but the last game played at Foxboro Stadium was the infamous 1/19/02 snow game against the Raiders and we beat them 16-13. And the first game played at the shiny new Gilette Stadium was on 9/9/02 and we beat the Steelers 30-14.

It hangs in my living room with another Christmas gift from my husband—a signed across his thighs photo of Adam Vinatieri taken in the seconds after he kicked the Super Bowl-winning field goal on 2/3/02. It was our first championship. I might have cried.

Patriots pictures

Speaking of Gilette, I got to see it for the first time on Sunday. It was like a trip to Graceland and Disney all in one…and it wasn’t even open.

Me outside Gilette Stadium

Someday I’m going to see the inside.

3 comments to “The Christmas gift (of doom?)”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · March 21st, 2013 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Pick a date, buy the tickets, and go see your favorite team play. You won’t regret it. :-)

  2. Shannon
      · March 21st, 2013 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Waiting for the schedule to go up next month and then I’m picking a date.

  3. Anne
      · March 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am · Link

    OK, I know this is unrelated to your post, but I wanted to say I think you are super cool for giving the iPad mini as a second chance bracket prize in the DABWAHA! And good luck with All He Ever Desired. It would sure help my bracket if it won a few rounds! :)

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