I know, I know. I have the absolute worst job in the world. I did an interview with Patriots Cheerleader Alyssa Tosoni. Not only was she a great interview, she’s also a great person.
1. You go to school at UConn, which is split between Giants fans and Patriots fans. With such a heated rivalry, how do you deal with representing the Pats on the field and on campus?
Tosoni: I actually transferred to the University of Rhode Island, but like UConn, URI has many Giants fans. Being a Patriots cheerleader and Patriots fan, I am so proud to have the ability to represent my favorite team on campus, so I can take a little banter from Giants fans every now and again. I think a heated rivalry is one of the best parts of being a sports fan.
2. What advice do you have for all the girlfriends of sports nuts out there?
Tosoni: Let them enjoy it! It’s important for everyone to be passionate about something, and for guys, it’s often sports. I would advise girls to put some effort in trying to enjoy the sports their guys like, and turn it into something they can do together. As long as the guys aren’t trading in their girlfriends for ESPN and nachos every night, I think it’s a healthy habit.
3. Besides the Patriots, what teams do you root for?
Tosoni: My dad is a huge sports fan, so I also grew up rooting for the Red Sox and the Celtics. In high school, I started to follow college basketball and football and attended many of the UConn games. It didn’t take long for me to become a fan of the Huskies as well.