Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bad week for Boston? Great week for the rest of us.


I'm not going to lie, I don't really like Boston sports. In fact, I borderline hate every team located in Massachusetts. Other than the Bruins, because I don't watch enough hockey to care.

Writing this I tried to come up with which of the major three teams I like the least, and I've concluded that I dislike them all equally and I dislike them all...a lot.

So this week was naturally a good week for me, because it was a bad one for them.

Well I guess it was more than a week ago, but on the 23rd the Red Sox lost out on the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes to their not so beloved cross town rival Yankees. Granted the Red Sox were not hurting for offense, but Tex going to the Yankees helps their lineup astronomically, which is probably not what the Sox wanted to have happen.

Granted, it remains to be seen how that deal will turn out, so most of Boston turned their attention on the Pats. On the 28th they would have been delighted after a win against Buffalo, to give them their 11th of the year. However the Dolphins and the Ravens also both won, which insured that the 11-5 Patriots missed the playoffs, while the 8-8 Chargers made it in.

To add injury to insult on Monday the 29th the Patriots got the wonderful news that Tom Brady's knee injury was not healing, had been infected, and he could miss all of next season as well! At least they'll only have to give Matt Cassel a huge new contract or franchise tag him (which takes up more money) if they want to keep the soon-to-be free agent around as an insurance policy for next season.

Meanwhile during all of this on the 25th, 26th and 30th the Celtics lost to the Lakers, Warriors, and Blazers, respectively. For a team that had lost twice since November 1st, losing three times in five days probably was not the easiest thing to handle.  There goes all that talk about 72 wins. KG, Paul Pierce, plus Ray Allen and friends are probably not too happy.

At least some of us are still laughing!

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