Schadenfreude reigns among Pats fans

New England faithful happy Colts lost, see big hurdles ahead for their team

Updated: February 8, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the perfect New England Patriots world, this would have been the site of a frigid but unforgettable welcome-home party. Instead, the majority of parking spaces at Gillette Stadium were unfilled Monday morning. Foot traffic was sparse.

No, the Patriots weren't returning to town as Super Bowl champions, but for most of the fans that showed up here at the team's Pro Shop what unfolded in Super Bowl XLIV was the next best thing.

"Any team that beats the Indianapolis ...

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