Famous UU John Adams Handicaps the Super Bowl
Phyladelphia with all its Trade, and Wealth, and Regularity is not Boston. The Morals of our People are much better, their Manners are more polite, and agreeable -- they are purer English. Our Language is better, our Persons are handsomer, our Spirit is greater, our Laws are wiser, our Religion is superiour, our Education is better. We exceed them in every Thing, but in a Markett, and in charitable public foundations.
--diary of John Adams, October 9, 1774
Says Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy:
"Somehow we never think of Founding Father John Adams as a trash talker, but it's clear that the second president had strong feelings regarding the two regions represented in this year's Super Bowl. ... Adams sounds like a true Patriot, one who wouldn't mind having a Sam Adams with Sam Adams and taunting the Yankees from the back row of the bleachers at Fenway Park."