Red Sox Pushing Hard on the Public Relations Front

Chicken and beer. September collapse. The firing of Terry Francona. The hiring and eventul firing of Bobby Valentine. 

Since the 2007 World Series Championship season, the Red Sox have been in shambles. The team is more of a side attraction to what is Fenway Park, the amusement park that the owners are selling more than the product on the team.

Fans are fed up as season ticket sales are down. The team is on the bottom wrung of fandom in Boston.

Queue the public relations onslaught.

Super Bowl: Yes, We Boston Fans Can Sulk

Boston has been known, over the past 12 years or so, as Title Town. However, since the 2011 Stanley Cup, Boston teams have floundered when it comes to winning on the big stage. 

The Boston Globe published a story today, on Super Bowl Sunday, about the sulking Boston fan base -- a fan base who has been accustomed to winning, but is now relegated to think about our pre-2001 days when we all found comfort in our losing ways and used those feelings to fuel the passion we have for our teams.

Theory: Doc Rivers to Coach Orlando Magic, Again

Doc Rivers is leaning either towards coming back as the Celtics head coach or he's retiring. And, if you've read the buzz online this morning, it looks like he's learning towards pina colada's as opposed to lay-up drills.

Of course, Doc says he wants to spend more time with his family. I can't argue with that. Who doesn't?

Will we miss Doc as the head coach? Yes. Will the team be the same without him? Probably not. Will the players play for any other coach, including Paul Pierce? Not so sure.

What I'm almost sure about, it's purely speculation, is this:

Doc Rivers will be the head coach of the Orlando Magic, agai, and he's why:

Thank You Eddie House

Just a quick shout out to Eddie House who was traded to the Knicks today. Eddie was a core member of the Celtics for the past few years and was instrumental in the run to the 2008 championship. He's going to basketball purgatory in NY.

Ironically enough, I took this picture during the '08 championship parade. And as the sign reads, Eddie House, departing.

Thanks Eddie.