Monday, October 29, 2007

Being a Boston Sports Fan

Well, this has as much to do with my own personal tastes for international football and formula one racing as it does with Boston. But since I simply can't put into words how f***ing cool it is to see the Red Sox AGAIN sweep the World Series (uh, Terry Francona is now the winningest manager in postseason baseball history...thinking Belichick yet?), I'll just highlight everything going right in my own personal sports universe at this moment:

  • World Series Champions - 2004 & 2007 Boston Red Sox. Now the class of the league. Much like the Patriots, soon to be hated for winning by too many runs in a game for too long a stretch of time, after they find Francona stealing signs from opposing teams.
  • Super Bowl Champions - New England Patriots - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007. Ok, the last one isn't set in stone yet. But the last three weeks saw scores of 48-21, 49-28, and 52-7. Two of those wins were against teams with winning records; one of those wins (Dalas) was against a team that was 5-0 and is now 6-1. We're seeing one of the best football teams ever assembled in a league of parity, tear it up against everyone, including the now-infamous "eff you" touchdowns that the Patriots are simply not holding back, despite the potential for backlash down the line (okay, not down the line, it's already happening).
  • 2007 Formula One - Constructors' and Drivers' Championship - Ferrari. After Schumacher left last year, finishing second, Kimi Raikkonnen steals the driver's title this year away from hot rookie Lewis Hamilton and teammate/sworn enemy to Hamilton, Fernando Alonso (2-time defending champ). It was the first time in twenty-plus years that there was a three-way battle for the championship, and Raikkonnen had the lowest chance of winning, but they gutted it out.
  • 2006 World Cup Champions, automatic qualifiers for 2010 World Cup, and contenders for the 2008 European Cup - Italia. As I've stated here before, another "eff you" team...can't get enough of that.

Did I mention that Kevin Garnett is playing for the Celtics and even the Bruins are showing signs of a bright future with a couple of amazingly talented young players? I think everyone outside of New England hates us about now...I wouldn't have it any other way.

As long as the Sox keep Lowell & Manny, & don't bother with A-Rod, all should remain well for the foreseeable future.

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