Thursday, October 06, 2005

It will be more fun this way...

What fun is just straight domination? Not much. People watch sports because it is dramatic by nature, emotionally and spiritually jarring in so many ways, yet so sweet when all is said and done. Well, Boston fans, we've got drama:

The Red Sox are down 2-0 and looking elimination in the face once again. After dropping an ugly game 1 in the first inning, then our big game pitcher blowing a 4-run lead after a Graffy error, it's time for the fun to begin. We have pitcher emeritus Tim Wakefield on the mound, the best offense in baseball in the home dugout, and the shattered dreams of Clevland, Oakland, and New York remembering what it is like to have pushed Boston to the brink smiling at our team. Get it done.

The Bruins dropped the opener to their hated rivals from the north in the spectacular fashion that you hate to see, with the winning margin dribbling past the line with a few ticks left on the clock, having outshot the opponent the entire game. We'll reverse this to the Habs in game seven next spring, breaking the hearts of the pea-soup drinkers for once.

The Pats have struggled mightily this past weekend, going their last three quarters without a defensive stop with Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison watching from the sideline. Though they are missing several key players, I think back to the last time the team stood at .500, identically 2-2, having lost to a Redskins team as the injury woes continued to pile up and the future looked bleak, possibly even bleaker than today. I also remember their next loss, 22 games, a calendar year, and a superbowl trophy later.

Have faith Boston fans. Things may look down at the moment, but that will pass. Let's enjoy the ride.


At 11:18 AM, October 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd enjoy the ride more if we were winning. If this doesn't pass, a pox on your first born!!!

My God, wouldn't it be marvelous if I turned out to be a homosexual?

At 5:36 PM, October 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

go sox

At 6:55 AM, October 07, 2005, Blogger Fletcher Austin McGuffin said...

I am so excited and confident that we will win this game that I won't even bother watching it. Of course, that is mostly because I have freaking class on Friday nights from 5-7, and I may be able to catch just the beginning and end, but regardless, I believe it.


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