Patriots fans watch the end of Super Bowl LII in Boston. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- We're used to big celebrations in Kenmore Square following local championships--but when the local teams fall, so do the spirits of fans.
With rain falling, along with the tears of Pats fans, Kenmore Square turned quiet quickly.
"We had some good days, and more good days to come," one sad fan told WBZ-TV. "I'm going to bed."
In Foxboro, Patriots fans watched in agony during the fourth quarter, until all was lost.
"I thought right up until just now, we had it," said Angela. "My best friend is an Eagles fan, and I could kill her right now--but I'm so happy for her."
Boston Police were out in force with roads blocked off, but with the loss and rain, the night ended quietly.
One college student, an Eagles fan, spoke to WBZ-TV about finally seeing his team win.
"Oh my God, this has been the happiest moment of my life," he said. "Twenty-one years I've waited for any victory, and we got it!"
It was a tough loss for the locals, who now have to rest on the five Super Bowl wins of the past and dust off the old Boston mantra, "Wait 'til next year."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports