Home Sweet Patriots Home
BELGRADE, Maine (WCSH/CNN) — A New England Patriots fan’s home is getting a lot of attention now that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.
On the outside, ordinary, but on the inside, something extraordinary.
“You really have to see it for yourself.”
It started small. “Well, it started like every kid. You get a t-shirt or a hat or a sweatshirt.”
That turned into sweatshirts.
“I forget I have some of these.”
It then got a little out of control.
Homeowner Tony Yotides says, “Well, it kind of grew slowly. It might have gotten to become a bit of an obsession.
But to this family, it’s just a way of life. It’s the way they bathe and the way they play.
“If it’s got a logo on it I’ll buy it,” says Yotides.
With a doorbell like this, it’s no wonder people call it ‘The Patriots House.’
Yotides has everything from the Fatheads to the finest details even down to the dinner plates.
His girlfriend, Tonia Stevens, says, “By far. I think he has more than some of the stores I go in.”
His love for the Patriots only paralleled by his love for his family. It’s what brings them together around this 70 inch screen.
And it’s that kind of super fandom that spreads.
I was never a football fan but you know when you live with one it’s kind of hard to be a Patriot fan,” adds Stevens.
Getting ready for the big game, there’s one thing that he wants and doesn’t have. Yotides says, “I could hang out with Tom and Giselle at their new house in California for a week or so, that’d be all right. I’d clean the pool you know, whatever.”