On Sunday night the New England Patriots became the latest team to bring a major championship to the Boston area, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.
There's a certain sense of camaraderie that seems to form between athletes representing the same city in different sports. And while that may not always hold perfectly true (Tom Brady's baseball loyalties come to mind), the Red Sox certainly got behind the Patriots last night.
Dustin Pedroia is, unsurprisingly, a fan of good defense. And while Malcolm Butler came away with the most impressive sequence of plays on the night, it's pretty safe to say Pedey's got Darrelle Revis in mind here:
Best Corner in the League has a Ring Now! #I'mHappyBro— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) February 2, 2015
Shane Victorino had quite a bit to say...
Tom Brady = Greatness— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) February 2, 2015
Brandon Workman wins the prize for best prediction on the night, calling for a big second half from Brady, who finished the game by completing 13 of 15 pass attempts as he led the Patriots on two big touchdown drives in the fourth quarter.
I have a feeling Tom is about to have a huge second half!— Brandon Workman (@b_workman12) February 2, 2015
Pats win it! Have fun tonight Boston!!— Brandon Workman (@b_workman12) February 2, 2015
Mookie Betts...well, like Pedroia he needs to step his hashtag game up. And he commits one hell of a faux pas which we won't get into here. But those are just rookie mistakes. He'll figure it out.
The New England side of me is out! Good job Pats! #didn'tneeddeflatedballs— mookiebetts (@mookiebetts) February 2, 2015
Even some former Red Sox got in on the fun. Will Middlebrooks apparently had some nice seats:
But if there's one man on the Red Sox who knows how to celebrate a win, it's Mike Napoli.
Yall ready for this!!!! Getting hype pic.twitter.com/65KnDs1Kro— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) January 31, 2015
Let's go pats!!!! http://t.co/b9YGm2czqb— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 1, 2015
Yooooo I told you to hit play!!! Shit is real you're a champion. I'll see you at Disney land!!! Love you my dude!!! @edelman11— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015
Sudden urge to rampage down Boylston!!! Who is with me???— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015
Party at cure lets go— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015
He may still be running shirtless through the streets at this very moment. We can only hope.