Well you can say what you want about New England sports fans, just don't call us pessimistic. The Springfield Republican held a readers poll last week to gauge the fan's expectations for the 2013 season and the Minutemen should, by fan's standards, fare pretty well. The poll has the Minutemen winning four games (!) including three in the MAC. The MAC victories include Buffalo, Akron and a close-call (51.82-48.18) win over Miami (OH).