Updating my Pats jersey

Ready for the big game! Go Pats!

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!


In 2012, I'm not going to buy anything except what I've used up or worn out. For all else, I'll make do with what I already own or I'll do without. I've come up with some guidelines. Update: for 2013 I'm going to continue along, but not as strictly.


I'm Meg Hourihan. I live in New York City but was raised in Massachusetts. I blame my Yankee-ness for this crazy idea. Read more about me and this project.


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