Boston Massacre: The Winningest City in Sports

Scott OttersenCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2008

Of all the sports towns that could have been blessed with good teams, why did it have to be Boston?

The Red Sox have won two World Series titles in the last four seasons, the Patriots have the modern day version of a dynasty, becoming the first team ever to go 16-0 in an NFL season, the Celtics were handed the best team in the NBA by inferior GMs who decided it would be ok to give away All-Stars for pennies on the dollar, and even the Revolution have made it to four straight Championship games in soccer.

All I ask is why Boston? 

Why not Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or even Seattle?

Do the sports gods dislike me that much?

It's come to the point where I've almost decided to start watching hockey, just so I don't have to put up with hearing about Boston every night. With my luck, I'd start watching and the Bruins would put together a winning streak and become one of the best teams in the NHL. 

I'll stay out of hockey...for now.

As for where my allegiances lie, I am a Yankees fan, Cubs fan, Bulls fan, and semi-Bears fan.

I say semi because I find it hard to root for one team in football. I love watching it so much that I've developed "feelings" for several teams and wouldn't mind seeing a few teams win each week.

So, I'm sure you can tell why I hate Boston, just from reading that I'm a Yankees fan. Hatred runs in the blood for anything Boston. It's just the way it's supposed to be. I wouldn't expect any Bostonian to feel any different had this sports takeover happened in the New York area.

But with Isiah running the Knicks, they need not worry about that anytime soon.

And with Eli at quarterback they're also safe there.

I would much rather see it happen with the Jets, only because the Mangini-Belichick feud.

Not only do the Red Sox winning ways eat away at me, the fact that Kevin Garnett—one of the best players ever to play in the NBA—could have been on the Bulls kills me.

Had Chicago management not sissied out of trading away the "untouchable" pieces, the Big Ticket would be wearing a Bulls jersey right now and Chicago wouldn't be sitting at 13-19 looking up at the rest of the Eastern Conference. 

Not only that, but Boston would not be the dominant team right now. 

How does not trading Luol Deng look now? How do you not pull off that trade to get one of the most dominant players in the NBA today? What had Luol Deng done to garner the respect he received from management that told them he was untouchable when talking about Kevin Garnett—and even the likes of Kobe Bryant?

I think Deng is a nice player, but he's nowhere near the class of a KG or Kobe. And he never will be.

But the Bulls kept their players and let KG walk into Boston, allowing Ray Allen to join him, and now the Bulls' record of 72 wins is in trouble of being surpassed. I don't even want to think of what I would do if that happened.

Why Boston? I ask. I'm hoping for a blockbuster trade or another strip club shooting (nobody hurt, of course) to take the public eye and the media pen off of the Boston Celtics, if not just for a day.

If there were any team that I hated more than the Boston Red Sox, it would be the New England Patriots. 

For starters, I HATE Tom Brady. I'm a Notre Dame and Ohio State college football fan, so Michigan obviously isn't a favorite school of mine.

Second, there is just something about the smug look on his face, and the quiet arrogance in his speech that rubs me the wrong way. Not to mention the fact that he's become a pop icon recently with the birth of his child and the dating of supermodels. 

Why can't he just get injured? That's all I'm asking. I never wish harm onto anyone, but this stuff happens in sports, does it not? Why can't it happen to Tom Brady? Where is Lawrence Taylor when you need someone's knee to be taken out?

My disgust isn't only for Brady. I know he's retired, but Corey Dillon is one of my least favorite football players of all time.

I don't really know what he did to me, but I just couldn't get behind him. And the fact that he won a championship just makes it that much worse.

Same for Rodney Harrison. 

And Junior Seau. 

I think it's a load of crap that players are allowed to leave contract with one team, sign a mini-contract with another team, retire as a member of that team, and then come out of retirement after only FOUR days to join a better team just to win a ring. 

It's the reason I hate Roger Clemens and it's the reason I'll never be a Seau fan.

I won't even get started on Belichick.  That is self explanatory.

On top of all that, I believe the Randy Moss trade should not have been allowed to happen. I don't care if he did have a few off seasons in Oakland. A fourth round draft pick? Randy Moss is only worth a fourth round draft pick? That trade was blasphemous.

The league should institute some sort of Fantasy rule, where GMs get to vote on trades and if more than five GMs vote against it, it can't happen. 

Yes, I'm being sarcastic, but something needs to be done when a ridiculous trade comes through like that one did. My only hope is that they lose in the playoffs because that is the only thing that will make having to sit through this season worthwhile...Go Jags!

As for the Red Sox, I don't even need to give you a paragraph on why I dislike them. I'm a Yankees fan—I'm supposed to hate them.

If the Celtics and Patriots go on to win their respective championships this year, you will never hear from me again, because I will be moving to Australia or some other country where I'll never hear about the MLB, NFL, or NBA again.

Either that or I'll move to Boston.


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