The New England Patriots are one of the most successful teams in the NFL. They have been dominating the league over the course of the past two decades. This year, they finished the season with a glorious win over the Los Angeles Rams on Super Bowl LIII.
Tension was high before Super Bowl LIII played out. One Patriots fan, Gary Bell, was feeling anxious when he talked to his son prior to the big game. He told reporters:
“I was so worked up, I get way too into it and I didn’t know what to expect, and I said to him, ‘If this is another 2- or 3-point Super Bowl, I’m going to have a heart attack. I can’t take another game like that.’ I was joking, but then I actually had one.”
He went on to share:
“I kept saying to the doctor, ‘If they would just score a touchdown, I bet my heart rate would go down.’ They kept saying to me, ‘Would you stop worrying about the football game!’ It was funny, but everyone there was still into it. I’m very, very lucky. There’s no permanent damage. They said I should be living a normal life.”
He explained that thing turned to the worse after a detail at a homeless shelter:
“It was like an elephant was on my chest, like Darth Vader was choking me with the Force. I didn’t want anyone in the department knowing about it, I was embarrassed, and I didn’t want to believe it was a heart attack. I was so scared. They remembered me from the day before, wheeled me in, and when they gave me the EKG, the person turned white as a ghost and took off. I knew it wasn’t good. The next thing you know, I have a team of doctors surrounding me, sticking me with needles, giving me IVs, putting stuff under my tongue. They said, ‘Listen, Mr. Bell, you’re having a heart attack.'”
Is this too much or is the man just an ultimate Patriots fan?!