Patriots fans rush to get Super Bowl championship gear

Some Pats merchandise was already out of stock by Monday morning

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Pats fans leapt from the edge of their seats Sunday night after a Malcolm Butler interception sealed a Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The New England Patriots were World Champions after an absolutely thrilling comeback.

For Pats fans who did catch a little sleep, once they woke up Monday and realized it wasn’t just a good dream, many wanted to get their hands on some glorious new gear. But those who didn’t head to Dick’s in West Springfield when it re-opened after the game Sunday night found they were out of luck just hours later.

The snow didn’t stop Patriots fans from getting to the store to pick up some Super Bowl gear, but it did stop the merchandise from arriving. Flight delays at T.F. Green Airport in Providence postponed any early shipments on Monday, and despite being in store first thing Monday, some people weren’t surprised most items had already flown off the shelves.

“It’s to be expected. People love the Patriots around here and people want to celebrate with them,” Jason Dout of Chicopee said. “We get kind of used to being Super Bowl champs, but I wanted to get something to commemorate it and remember it. It was awesome.”

Bob Arnett of West Springfield told 22News about the items he was looking at buying. “There was actually a really nice framed photo of the four Super Bowl tickets that they won. But ultimately a hat, hoodie, maybe a shirt,” Arnett said.

So while they may not have had the hat and hoodie for work on Monday, fans told 22News they wouldn’t stop checking on store shipments this week until they were dressed in Pats Pride.

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