It was a tough way to end a season. Losing the Super Bowl in the final minutes to a New York Giants team that the New England Patriots desperately wanted to beat.
Then last night the Celtics got beat by one point at home by their most hated rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Celtics who won a title in June of 2008 and have been in the finals or in the playoffs every season since, are now barely above .500.
All of this comes on the heels of the Boston Red Sox blowing a playoff birth that at one point seemed inevitable in a September collapse for the ages, last fall.
Even the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins have been shrouded in controversy since goalie Tim Thomas chose to avoid the White House visit and make an Anti-Obama political statement. The team that once had the best record in hockey now has the fifth best record and second in their conference. They've gone 5-6-1 over their last 12 games.
Yes, it has been a rough five months or so for Boston sports fans.
Things really aren't that bad though.
For younger Boston sports fans or even older ones with short memories, here's a little trip down memory lane back to 1997.
You think sports in Boston are bad right now?
Here's a recap of the year 1997.