In the fall of 2004 I traded my Tom Brady jersey for a Corey Dillon jersey. Dillon joined New England as a Patriots running back that fall and went on to rush 1,635 yards as the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
This fall I finally thought about replacing my jersey and spent some time thinking about who I’d replace it with. I decided on tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, but somehow I never ordered the shirt. And now here we are: AFC Championship game, and all I’ve got is my old (but very lucky!) Corey Dillon jersey. What to do? Make it do, of course. I’m actually pretty excited, both for the game, and my very special Gronk jersey. Go Pats!