|Posted on June 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM|
Picture courtesy of WCVB Channel 5 Boston
February 2002. October 2004. June 2008. And now June 2011. The trend continues. A few months ago, I wrote about Boston’ sports fan being the most spoiled of them all. One team wins and gains national exposure as much as the NFL owners locking out their players. In the meantime, the others are rebuilding faster than you can spell “#winning.”
When fall 2010 arrived, a lot of us thought that the Celtics would be the one bringing joy to the city when June comes. They fought hard on those old legs, but another team had formed a conglomerate of crybabies with the sole purpose of defeating our beloved Celtics. Trading away key players’ expiring contracts may have proved to cost the Celtics more than Antoine Walker thought he had in his bank account. They succumbed to the crybabies of South Beach, and lost in the second round of the playoffs. TD Garden had other plans.
Behind the goaltending of Tim Thomas, and consistent determination from the rest of the team not let him down, the Boston Bruins forced game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. As the game came to an end, there were all the Bruins players coming to embrace Tim Thomas. The Boston Bruins have done it. They stopped a 39 years drought to win their sixth cup in team history. Most of all, they let the trend of spoiling us, Boston sports’ fans, and that is why “It never ends.”
Until another time, GO RED SOX.