I have a colleague who is a fan of everything Boston. Celtics. Red Sox. Bruins. Patriots.
He started running his typical junk about the Capitals, once I told him it was those teams playing in the first round. I actually enjoy it because I get to write posts like this one instead of responding to his nonsense.
Then again, I don’t have to respond to a fan of a town in complete possession of the most arrogant fans in sports.
Outside of the Celtics, in a long-time orchestrated league, Boston has been best known for what? Torturing its arrogant, obnoxious fans with sporting disasters:
Red Sox flopping, pulling a Fenway Fade on an annual basis in September. Oh yes, they’ve won two titles this century. Hooray for the Red Sox. Actually, I kind of like the Red Sox. The funny thing is, the Red Sox hadn’t won a title for EIGHTY SIX YEARS before 2004. Red Sox fan acts like they’ve just been running over the Yankees their entire lives. Sure. If Red Sox fan is eight years old, that’s true. If not…well, here are a few reminders:
– Bob Gibson against Jim Lonborg on two days rest
– Jim Willoughby gets relieved in Game Seven
Littering your own field after getting humiliated by the Yankees
The second greatest collapse at the end of a season, ever
In football, the Patriots CHEATING their way to Super Bowl wins. I know, they didn’t really cheat. Of course. That Tuck Rule thing didn’t really happen. And since the Patriots were found to be cheating in their Spygate scandal, how many Super Bowls have they won?
Yeah. That number. The number preceding “One”.
Hey, it’s not my team’s coach with the nickname “Belicheat”, is it?
Bruins won the Cup last season. Give credit where credit is due. They beat the Canucks in games when they counted the most. However, the Bruins should have won, and probably before 2011. It had been a while. The Bruins had last won a Cup two years before Washington was granted a franchise.
I don’t have anything against Boston teams. After all, when I was visiting up there last year, it was a lot of fun watching the Bruins compete for a Cup. I actually like sports fans who like sports. But Boston fan needs to remember, it wasn’t that long ago when the Celtics hadn’t won for 22 years, the Bruins hadn’t won for 38, and the Red Sox hadn’t won for eighty-six. This unusual confluence of championships is exactly that, unusual. Some humility is in order here. It doesn’t take much to go backwards into being the most hated person in town. Just ask Terry Francona. You know, the only Red Sox manager who has won anything in the last 90 years, suddenly becomes a wife-beating, drug abusing philanderer who must be fired.