BostonBrat

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Sucky suck suck

Well, last night sucked royally. Three professional sports teams, three spectacular losses and I know exactly what was the cause for such profound failure. All complaints may be addressed to my boyfriend because he did the UNTHINKABLE yesterday. While out picking up a few things at the store, he noticed a very nice sweatshirt in a bargain bin and he just couldn’t resist the ridiculous price ($3). The only problem – it’s not just any sweatshirt, it’s a Super Bowl *gasp* 42 sweatshirt.

He purchased a sweatshirt which is commemorating the worst night of my sports-loving life. AND HE BROUGHT IT INTO MY HOUSE! INTO MY BEDROOM! Do you know how much bad sports karma he unleashed?! (Because we all know my apartment is the epicenter of the universe so what is brought into it must have a drastic effect upon sporting events.) By the way, are there any New York Giants fans out there who would like a brand-new Super Bowl 42 sweatshirt? $50 or best offer. 😉

The Celtics and Red Sox losses are easier to handle but that Bruins loss in overtime sucked the life out of me. Tim Thomas was making acrobatic saves, jumping all over the place and a stupid, little bleepy got past him. That’s how it always happens. I think it’d be easier to handle if he hadn’t played the game of his life and if the goal was an impressive shot from anyone other than that ugly muck Walker.

Nothing to me will ever, EVER feel worse than how I felt on that fateful evening in February of 2008 – but last night was close and I feel for the diehard Bruins fans today. In time, Bruins fans, that pain will go away. It won’t be forgotten though. Not a day goes by when I don’t think to myself, “Gee golly (because that’s how I talk to myself in my head), if only Adalius Thomas would have just grabbed Eli. If only Asante could hold that ONE FUCKING INTERCEPTION!!! If only Rodney Harrison… Oh fuck this, I’m going to sleep.”

How ’bout dem Bruins?

Bruins force a Game 7 with Carolina.

It’s exciting to care about hockey again. It reminds me of how much I missed it. There was a time, you know, when my family was all about hockey. Not so much the Bruins but hockey in general.

My cousin played in college, leading his team to the Div. 3 NCAA Frozen Four in Wisconsin. We were there but I’ll save the story of how the people in Wisconsin were astonishingly rude to us for another day. And you thought Massholes were bad…. as if.

Da B’s, C’s, P’s and R-S’s

When I heard the Montreal Canadiens fans booing the “Star-Spangled Banner” in unison last night, I thought to myself, “C’mon Bruins, give ’em something to really boo about.” Thanks, Bruins. That was awesome. I haven’t been this excited about hockey since the 1998 USA Women’s Olympic Team (Sandra Whyte is from my hometown).

Best of all, the game ended just in time to catch Ray Allen’s two-seconds-left three-pointer to lift the Celtics over the Bulls in Game Two. All this after I spent my afternoon listening to the Sox score 12 runs over hapless Baltimore.

But it all got me to thinking (I know, ouch, my brain hurts), if the Bruins were able to go on and win the Cup, ending their 35+ year championship drought that would mean the team with the longest period of time since its last championship would be… gasp… the Patriots. Could that even be possible?

Da B’s

Last night, I didn’t watch as the Bruins forced a game seven against the Montreal Canadiens, but I did keep track of the score. As Ernie says, I give the Bruins no love, and he’s right. I don’t. And it’s not because I hate the team or don’t like hockey. It’s just hard for me to devote so much fan-love around the board and the Bruins are at the bottom of my list.

Joe Thornton In fact, after football, hockey is my second favorite sport to watch. Yes, even more than baseball which is great on a calm summer night but doesn’t exactly get my heart pumpin’, ya know what I mean?

I think much of my hockey apathy comes from the NHL strike a few years back or maybe I just gave up when they traded away my personal favorite, Joe Thornton.

And for the record, I always want the Bruins to win, as I do with the Celtics. They’re the hometown teams, of course. But I’m not going to bullshit about my allegiances and jump on bandwagons because I hate that crap. I’ve witnessed it with the Patriots and it makes me want to puke.

So, as the Bruins continue on their playoff journey, and the Celtics prepare to kick off their own, I wish them both luck and will cheer for them, but I’m not going to say, “I was there all along.”

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