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Fan Club of the Month: New England Patriots Fans of the Northwest

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When you're a Patriots fan and you move away from New England, it's nice to find a group of people to catch the game with. It's nice to have a group to cheer with. It's nice to have a group to celebrate the team's wins with.

For Scott Trippi, who's originally from Shrewsbury, Mass., creating the New England Patriots Fans of the Northwest was his way to connect with supporters of the ream in Olympia. Located an hour and a half from Seattle and two hours from Portland, Ore., Scott describes the club as deep in Seahawks territory.

"[I]t's amazing because up until about three years ago, it was not a big deal," Scott said. "We could go and have a good time and celebrate and root on the Patriots without having to worry about the Seahawks."

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With Seattle's appearances in two of the last three Super Bowls, Scott and the club have had a tough time finding their club's regular location. For now though, they set up shop for the Patriots nationally televised games at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Olympia or O'Blarney's Pub in Lacey, Washington.

"That's when we go to the bars because that way we're the only game playing," he said. "So it makes it more fun when we don't have to worry about anyone else cheering for the other team and all that other stuff."

When the 15 or so members get together to watch the Patriots in action, Scott expects to see different faces each time. As the group works on attracting Patriots fans in the Olympia area, Scott has turned to business cards to hand out to people he meets when he goes out. With the group's logo and contact information easily accessible, Scott hopes they will encourage more people to watch with club on game day.

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When you're a Patriots fan and you move away from New England, it's nice to find a group of people to catch the game with. It's nice to have a group to cheer with. It's nice to have a group to celebrate the team's wins with.

For Scott Trippi, who's originally from Shrewsbury, Mass., creating the New England Patriots Fans of the Northwest was his way to connect with supporters of the ream in Olympia. Located an hour and a half from Seattle and two hours from Portland, Ore., Scott describes the club as deep in Seahawks territory.

"[I]t's amazing because up until about three years ago, it was not a big deal," Scott said. "We could go and have a good time and celebrate and root on the Patriots without having to worry about the Seahawks."

1243866_628964887133970_1776660916_o-1-603x323px.jpg

With Seattle's appearances in two of the last three Super Bowls, Scott and the club have had a tough time finding their club's regular location. For now though, they set up shop for the Patriots nationally televised games at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Olympia or O'Blarney's Pub in Lacey, Washington.

"That's when we go to the bars because that way we're the only game playing," he said. "So it makes it more fun when we don't have to worry about anyone else cheering for the other team and all that other stuff."

When the 15 or so members get together to watch the Patriots in action, Scott expects to see different faces each time. As the group works on attracting Patriots fans in the Olympia area, Scott has turned to business cards to hand out to people he meets when he goes out. With the group's logo and contact information easily accessible, Scott hopes they will encourage more people to watch with club on game day.

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Scott also uses Facebook ads to target people who show interest in the Patriots in cities and states that are close by. Before each event that he hosts, he creates ads to reach to places he never imagined.

"Usually it's thousands of people," Scott said. "I get people all the way into Montana, Idaho, Oregon. I mean the borders pretty big actually and that usually helps promote my meetup groups as people end up showing up that I've never seen before."

Though the club is still looking to solidify the number of members that joins its ranks, Scott is gearing up for the upcoming season. 

"I want to see how Jimmy [Garoppolo] does, and the back-up [Jacoby Brissett] looks really good," Scott said.

As he continues to connect with other fans through Facebook and his business cards, Scott hopes to make a lasting Patriots mark in Seahawks country.

To find a fan club or bar in your area, visit the Patriots Official Fan Club and Bar Registry

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Scott also uses Facebook ads to target people who show interest in the Patriots in cities and states that are close by. Before each event that he hosts, he creates ads to reach to places he never imagined.

"Usually it's thousands of people," Scott said. "I get people all the way into Montana, Idaho, Oregon. I mean the borders pretty big actually and that usually helps promote my meetup groups as people end up showing up that I've never seen before."

Though the club is still looking to solidify the number of members that joins its ranks, Scott is gearing up for the upcoming season. 

"I want to see how Jimmy [Garoppolo] does, and the back-up [Jacoby Brissett] looks really good," Scott said.

As he continues to connect with other fans through Facebook and his business cards, Scott hopes to make a lasting Patriots mark in Seahawks country.

To find a fan club or bar in your area, visit the Patriots Official Fan Club and Bar Registry

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