February 6, 2012

Mainers at the game: Cherished call for gold medalist

By Mike Lowe mlowe@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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During that time, the young Bicknell played football at Orono High and had a 38-0 record to start a streak that reached 48.

It was obvious he was enjoying his first Super Bowl and wanted to share it with his family.

ALLISON MELANGTON, the Auburn native known as Allison Cummings at Edward Little High who was the president and CEO of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, was worried all week that she might not be able to attend the game.

But Sunday dawned, the sun was shining and the temperature very comfortable.

As she walked away from Lucas Oil Stadium about four hours before kickoff, she seemed relieved -- and grateful.

"There were a million scenarios in which I couldn't go," she said, her ever-present blue-and-white scarf knitted by her sister, Lynn Cummings, wrapped around her. "But I think I'm going to go. And I think I'm going to relax and put my feet up."

DAVE DOSTIE of Skowhegan arrived Thursday without a ticket and sweated his way through the weekend before finally securing a ticket two hours before kickoff. He paid $1,100 for an $800 seat, which he felt was a pretty good deal.

"This means a heck of a lot," said Dostie, a season-ticket holder who has missed just one of the Patriots' seven Super Bowl appearances. "I've always been one of their biggest fans, and I've told (owner) Bob Kraft that I wasn't going to miss this one."

Staff Writer Mike Lowe can be contacted at 791-6422 or at:

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Correction: This story was revised at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 2012, to correctly spell the name of John Beaupre.

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