Yep, this pretty much sums it up. Go Niners.
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.
Red Sox are in shambles. Bruins are locked out. Patriots don't play frequently enough. Celtics are always off from playing.
So during the down time, it's MLB.tv and post-season baseball for me. Love the iPad app and the quad camera view.
Who are you pulling for? Me? Anyone but the Yankees.
Since 2001, New England sports fans have experienced three Super Bowl championships, two World Series championships, one NBA championship and one Stanley Cup (not to mention an undefeated regular season and two other Super Bowl appearances).
So, you think we're complacent here in New England?
(Via The Point After)
If you read my blog regularly, there's a few things you know about me. I'm a proud dad. I love sports. And I'll never pass up an opportunity to tailgate -- whether at the stadium or at home.
So, when I was approached by the folks at Apartment Guide to be part of their "Tailgating Blogger Challenge," I said, HECK YES!
The program kicks off October 20th - 26th (my official kick off really). Regardless, Apartment Guide is asking guys like me to talk about what I plan to do with the $200 Amex gift card their giving me to throw a tailgate session at home.
The timing couldn't be more perfect. The Patriots are one a bye week, but have a tough game coming up next weekend against the Steelers. However, being the NFL fanatic that I am, you KNOW I'll be glued to the tube watching this week's NFL action. And, courtesy of Apartment Guide, the boys, family and I will be chowing down on some chili, burgers, sausages and of course, a splattering of chips and dips. We tend to keep it simple, but hearty, of course.
As part of this challenge, I'm going to write another post or two, detailing my tailgating activities. As a result, Apartment Guide has been kind enough to offer me a $100 Amex gift card that I can use to give-a-way here on my blog. Stay tuned for how you can get your hands on that little puppy.
So, be on the look out for a post about the give-a-way, and of course, a post about detailing what a tailgate with the Big Guy is like. It's not just tailgating, it's an experience.
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Damn it's great to be a Boston sports fan. However, guess if you're not, you have a legit reason to hate us.
Why, you ask?
Well, we're just awesome. :P
While America pauses and reflects on the horrific events of September 11, 2001, there's parallel path that's being taken by many who are moving on, healing and celebrating life, not mourning.
Of course, this path is walked because time is a powerful thing. It heals and is a catalyst for people to move on from tragedy. And, one of the ways in which people move on, is by watching sports.
Who could forget professional sports getting back under way in the fall of 2001. The NY Yankees in the World Series (and nearly winning it). NFL stadiums bleeding red, white and blue (capped by a team called the Patriots, winning the Superbowl earlier that year).
And today, the NFL kicks off their Sunday ritual with celebration and remembrance.
There's a ton of stories and videos about 9/11 and the 10th anniversary. I've been sucked into it big time. The days is still very clear to me and the images I saw on the screen will forever be burned into my head.
The stories and images are horrific. However, over time, stories have developed that put the day and life into perspective.
The Boston Globe launched a new blog called the Obnoxious Boston Fan. Yes, you guess right. It's all about Boston sports, with a slant towards how obnoxious us fans can be as we follow the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox.
For those of us who are part of this heralded (and hated group), you'll love it. For those who aren't, you'll hate it.
Guess that's the point.
Here's the intro from the fan himself: