So I was only eight years old during most of 1986, having a birthday in December, so I don’t remember much. We could probably thank lots of beer for some of that inability to remember.Really all I remember is my Dad bringing home a Celtics Championship T-Shirt for my brother and I that looked something like this:
I remember the ’86 World Series vividly but have been reminded, oh so many times, thanks to ESPN classic as well as Joe Buck and the wonderful people at the FOX network.
I can just imagine that in ’86 couldn’t have felt as awesome as this does. Sitting on the couch at 10:30 at night and I get both the Sox and Celtics and I’m torn as to what I want to watch. I’ve been without baseball so long that I want to see every pitch yet at the same time can’t miss another Celtics thumping.
Well that’s over with. The Celtics won again and it’s only the top of the fourth with the Sox. Life is good.We have the odds on favorite to win the Super Bowl next year (even without a secondary and an aging linebacking corps). The Sox are the odds on favorite to win the World Series (and their ace hasn’t thrown a pitch). And oh yeah, the Celtics are going to wrap up the Eastern Conference probably by the end of the week.
Imagine you live in New York? I mean for argument sake. You have the Knicks who are a mess and haven’t won a Championship since 1973 (like the Bruins almost). Sure the Giants won a Super Bowl, but what about the Jets? The Jets last Super Bowl win? Their only one. In 1968. And the Yankees haven’t won the World Series since 2000 losing in the ALDS the last three years.
My only hope is that the management and ownership with the Sox, Pats, and Celts keep up the great work, don’t sell their teams and keep competent people in the front office. I know I don’t want this ride to stop anytime soon.
Oh and Jeremy Jacobs? Please sell the Bruins and Fleet Center. Sell them to Wyc. Heck sell them to the Causeway Day crew. Sell them to anyone that will turn the team around and get them on board with the rest of Boston’s sports landscape.
So yesterday morning ESPN.com reports that Bill Parcells is in negotiations with the Atlanta Falcons to by the Vice President of the team. That was reported all morning and listed as the primary headline on ESPN.com most of the day.Then, I’m driving home and hear that the talks have broken off between the Falcons and Parcells and Parcells is back on the Miami radar to take over as Vice President of the Dolphins. So you decide not to take the job for a franchise without a QB only to take a job with a team without anything? A team set to go 1-15?!? Am I the only one licking my chops on this one?
Having the Mangani in the division already motivates Belichick to rock him every time they face each other. Now you’re going to put the “mentor” in his division as well? I think Coach Bill will do everything in his power to stick it to the Dolphins the way we’re sticking it to the Jets. Parcells repeatedly took credit for Belichick’s work yet when the two parted ways, Belichick won 3 Super Bowls with the Tuna, the Tuna won zero without Parcells.
Now I understand that Parcells isn’t going to be the head coach, but all the same, I think that Belichick would love to stick it to hum, just like he stuck it Dallas and the Jets when Parcells was in charge.
So may I be the first to welcome you, Big Tuba and your yellow hair to the worst decision of your career. Have fun on South Beach with Shaq and Hulk Hogan. I’m sure you’ll botch the #1 pick and keep the Dolphins post Marino era running its course of mediocrity.
At what point do we just feel spoiled as Boston Sports fans? I say, not any time soon. In a week when the passing game was stymied because of the elements, our defense and special teams stepped it up along with Maroney and the ground attack.
From the opening drive, you knew that this wasn’t going to be the rout that we all wanted it to be. Yet when Seymour drilled Clemens into the ground, putting him out for the game, and Wilson intercepted the pass you thought maybe the team could slaughter them.
Leave it to the Mangina to try and beat the Pats by running the option. Look, as the commentators pointed out yesterday, it doesn’t work in the pros because the defenses are too fast and the coaches too smart. It was an act by a desperate man on his last legs. Amazing he goes from a Wild Card berth last year, to 3-11 this year. Way to suck.
Already our friends down in Miami are thinking they can upset the Pats. I understand that the Pats were played hard by Baltimore in 40MPH winds and the Jets game was played in a shit storm, but last I checked, we’re the fucking Patriots. I don’t care who Miami throws at us, or what kind of weather there is, the Pats win this game and that’s with Matt Gutierez playing the second half with Troy Brown and Kelly Washington as his wide-outs.
Bottom line is that even with God trying to stop him by dumping a half blizzard and monsoon on Gillette, Belichick is out for blood and to stamp his name in the history books as the coach of the greatest football team in history. A giant “FUCK YOU” is coming to Don Shula and the Dolphins this weekend.
Admit it. We all thought that we’d see his name, we all hoped he’d be on there. Amazing that Dan Duquette, apparently, was right. Clemens was in the “twilight of his career”. So once he gets to Toronto he orders himself up some steroids and he’s a Cy Young pitcher again. Even better he’s in NY and is suddenly rejuvenated again when injected with HGH; him and his butt buddy Andy Petitte. And despite the evidence, Clemens just like Barry Bonds*, still denies it. What a piece of shit.
There were some surprising names on the list, surprising to me anyway. Mo Vaughn. For a guy that used HGH he looked like a dumpy load year in and year out. Tejada was no shock given his incredible decline over the last 3 years after cashing in huge on his MVP year in Oakland. The same exact statement can be used for Giambi that greeseball.
Onto more important things. Like Mangina’s return to Foxboro. So it turns out that this weasel was taping the Pats signals last year at Foxboro, coincidentally a game the Pats lost. Then he tries to say that Coach Bill is the cheater?!? The New York Post continues to put an asterisks next to the Pats 13-0 win loss record? Fuck you New York and I think Bill, Brady and the boys are going to take that same mentality heading into this game.
Remember the bomb to Moss in the first game, the one where he beat 3 defenders? Get ready to see a lot of that. I don’t care if it’s a monsoon blizzard with 40MPH winds the Pats are going to light up the scoreboard against the J-E-T-S, SUCK, SUCK, SUCK! I think the 27 points is an understatement. What that implies is that worst case scenario the Pats will go up 4 touchdowns. I agree that they’re going to go up 4 touchdowns, in the first quarter.
Bruschi and the defense are as psyched up for this game as the offense is to pick apart the Jets secondary. When the media implied that the Pats should have asterisks next to their Super Bowl winds you could see the fire in Caveman Linebacker’s eyes. He’s going to be out for blood. The Pats “D” should be in the face of Clemens or Pettington or whoever the Jets roll out there for the slaughter.
I’m predicting a 42-6 rout. I’d go higher on the Pats but I think the elements will play a slight factor. I also think that Bill will start to rest the starters once they go up five scores. Let’s here some chatter out there on your thoughts.