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Bill knows it. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

They’re 1-3. Their QB is banged up. They’re a shell of their former selves. The Patriots suck, and you deserve better.

 

Look, I get it. For two decades, you happily spent each and every autumn Sunday cooped up in your man cave or rumpus room or what have you, watching your beloved Patriots make mince meat of the competition. With Coach Bill Belichick at the helm and Tom Brady–the greatest QB of all time–leading the charge, your New England Patriots made it to NINE Super Bowls in a twenty-season span. And they won six. In your lifetime, you will never see another pro sports team go on a run like that.

 

No, I’m serious. You never will. And it’s over now. So it’s time to make a choice.

 

Sure, you can continue to sacrifice your Sundays to the NFL gods, watch a sub-par Patriots team roll to a 5-12 record, and go to bed mad. But what kind of choice is that? And let’s be honest, it’s not just the Patriots that are sub-par. The NFL product itself leaves much to be desired by way of sports entertainment. According to this piece from FiveThirtyEight: “An average NFL broadcast lasts well over three hours, yet it delivers a total of only 18 minutes of football action.” And when that action leads to head trauma that leaves players staggering around the field or laid out and giving the fencing response, you need to ask yourself: what exactly am I watching here?

 

12 Things To Do This Fall Instead Of Watching The Patriots Suck

You said it, not me: fall is the best season in New England. So give Bill and the gang a break and take back your Sundays. Get out and enjoy all that fall has to offer. I said it: you deserve better.

  • Go Apple Picking

    Here’s a handful of orchards I like and an apple-picking song I wrote with my good friend Hardy to inspire you.

    Let Adam 12 and Hardy Take You Apple Picking in Massachusetts
  • Visit A Haunted House

    Or a haunted graveyard. Or a haunted forest. We’ve got a lot of haunted places here in MA.

    The 12 Most Haunted Places in Massachusetts
  • Watch A Stephen King Movie

    Still want to surf the sofa on Sunday? That’s fine. You’ll do better with one of these than Sunday Night Football.

    The 12 Best Stephen King Movies, Chosen By You
  • Watch Another Scary Movie

    Why stop at the Stephen King spooks?

    The Greatest Horror Movie Villains: 12-Inch Poll

     

  • Hit A Local Brewery

    We’ve got breweries from all over New England for you to check out.

    Local Breweries to Visit This Fall
  • Fix A Fall Cocktail

    Not a beer drinker? We’ve got you covered.

    10 Best Cocktails for the Fall Season
  • Go Leaf Peeping

    Peak foliage is almost upon us. Blink and you’ll miss it.

    New England’s Best Foliage!
  • Navigate A Corn Maze

    Or a corn “maize,” if you’re feeling punny.

    The #1 Corn Maze In America Is Right Here In New England
  • Carve A Pumpkin

    Or, if you’re feeling lazy, let someone else do the carving for you.

    See 5000 Carved Illuminated Pumpkins Only Minutes from Boston
  • Stock Up On Halloween Candy

    And remember: if you buy it AFTER Halloween, you get a discount AND you save money!

    Each State’s Favorite Halloween Candy, We Couldn’t Be Prouder of Massachusetts!
  • Work On Your Halloween Costume

    Halloween is on a Monday this year, so you know the weekend before is going to be chock-full of Halloween parties.

    13 80s and 90s Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are Always A Hit
  • Have A Donut

    An apple cider donut, that is.

    Here’s Where To Get The BEST Apple Cider Donut In Massachusetts