Beantown Bummer

by enzian
May 18, 2009 9:44 AM
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What a week to forget for Boston sports fans! Yes, all of you front-running, sports bar-crowding, lucky SOBs who represent "The Nation" -- the die hard fans of the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox who have been living in fat city for far too long in recent years. It's about time the chickens have come home to roost.

Big Papi (Red Sox DH superstar and ex-Twin David Ortiz) is in such a slump and leaving so many men on base that he actually got benched over the weekend. The Bruins, the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the NHL playoffs, battled back from a 1-3 deficit against the Carolina Hurricanes to force a Game 7 (the two greatest words in the English language to sports junkies) at home in Boston. They blew a lead and then lost a stunner in overtime. And sweetest of all, the Orlando Magic actually held their poise and showed some maturity and mental toughness as they dismantled the gutty, KG-less, World Champion Boston Celtics, beating them by 19 in Boston for Game 7. The same Celtics that were 17-3 in Game 7s at home and 32-0 when leading 3 games to 2 in a best of 7 series. Not anymore...

A perfect capper to a great week for us Boston-hating transplanted New Yorkers. Now let's see what the Magic can do against the seemingly invincible Cleveland LeBrons--I'd be very surprised if the Cavs undefeated and double digit victory streak continues through this Eastern Conference final. The drama begins again on Wednesday night.

--Matthew

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