A psychosomatic condition experienced by New England Patriots fans when they realize they have inherited the dead weight of another franchise. Symptoms include excessive expletives, browbeating and social media posting. Lapsing into unintelligible ranting in a Boston accent has also been observed. The illness is rarely fatal, but extremely painful. Although binge drinking, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs, and extensive psychotherapy have been suggested as largely palliative treatments, there is no cure. Prayer on one knee is frequently suggested for the comfort of the patient.
My friend from Southie came down with a wicked bad case of Tebowculosis on June 10, 2013.