There are no professional sports going on in Boston for the next three days. Three days?!?
Yes, three days.
So what is a Boston sports fan to do over these three days of complete boredom? Even prime-time television gets swamped with the Christmas specials rather than new episodes of our favorite sitcoms and dramas. Still, I am here to help you figure that out.
Over the next three days there are certainly any number of things you could do. Maybe you could use this time to make up for the hours that your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/goldfish has been harassing you for not paying enough attention to him/her/it.
Eh, probably not.
Here are some things you can do to keep your mind on the prize and expand your Boston sports network with your free time:
Boston has some of the most diehard fans in the country, and its bloggers are the best example of that. It is the group of writers not featured on WEEI, CSN, NESN, etc. who are the new backbone of the Boston media.
- CelticsBlog (Celtics)
- FenwayWest (Red Sox)
- Fire Brand of the AL (Red Sox)
- Townie News (Red Sox & Patriots)
- LOSCY (Celtics)
- North Station Sports (Celtics)
- Red's Army (Celtics)
- Sports Fan 4 (all four, including some extracurriculars)
- Something's Bruin (Bruins)
- Yankees Fans Suck (Red Sox)
Along with the rest of the blogs/sites listed in our blogroll.
I know, I was reluctant at first too. Even when I started mine , I linked it to the 4SB Facebook page so I didn't even have to go onto Twitter. But holy crap! Twitter makes sports fans just as informed as anyone with a press pass. You have guys like Peter Gammons , Pete Abraham , Ed Price , Dan Roche , Jorge Arangure , Ken Rosenthal , Gordon Edes , Ian Browne , and Mike Reiss all shooting Tweets out from places like the MLB winter meetings, phone calls with Scott Boras, drafts, owner's boxes, sidelines, etc.
How much closer can the regular sports fan get?
Well, you could follow some of the athletes as they Tweet directly too. Some of my favorites are Chad "Hachi Go" Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks, Ray Allen of our Boston Celtics, Chris Douglas Roberts of the NJ Nets, Shelden Williams of our Boston Celtics, J.R. Giddens of our Boston Celtics, and Paul Pierce of our Boston Celtics.
Head over to SupahFans.com and grab up some of its awesome gear to help fill out your Christmas/holiday shopping. Make sure you use the "4 Sport Boston" promo code "4SB" to get free shipping on any order over $25!
Gotta Keep Up!
Make sure you read up on the road ahead for your sports teams as the next couple weeks will be busy ones. The Sox are right in the thick of their offseason moves—as we saw just yesterday.
The Patriots are clinging onto their playoff lives, and have a tough battle in Buffalo this weekend with an AFC East rival that looks much different than last time we saw it.
The Celtics are on a red-hot 11-game win streak, and have a tough trip starting with Christmas in Orlando, followed by a West Coast trip to the Clippers, Warriors, and Suns.
The Bruins are looking forward to the big Winter Classic game on New Year's Day, and are trying to continue racking up points on the way to the playoffs.
Hopefully, we helped you to keep your mind sharp during an otherwise quiet week. Undoubtedly the radio stations will be trying to drum up some excitement with more Moss talk or Theo bashing. But now you know how to steer clear of the negativity and spread your Boston sports intake 100-fold.
(Originally posted on 4SportBoston.com )