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Going Green

January 18, 2008

Very Superstitious


"It's a team I've always followed and I cheer for the team," he said. "No individual players."

While Kosik will take in games at Foxborough occasionally | none of which the Patriots have lost | he said he misses his game-watching routine when he's not home. Kosik once dragged a carload of NASCAR fans away from a race with 50 laps to go so that he could be dressed and in place near his Patriots shrine for a 4 p.m. kickoff.

Kosik, a plumber, worked on Gillette Stadium when it was being built and has a few souvenirs from the experience. Some pieces of the old stadium, as well as pictures of the new one in progress, are all displayed in his basement with other paraphernalia.

While working at Gillette Stadium, Kosik said he greeted every player while working near the entrance one day, and they all kindly said hello. The atmosphere made it difficult to get work done, he admitted.

"It was tough because I'm such a fan," he said. "So everything I saw, every time I walked into the building, I was just speechless."

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