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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It All Comes Back to the Red Sox

No column about the Patriots can be complete without the requisite Red Sox references. Because sports fans in New England cannot understand anything without somehow relating it to Red Sox history.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the Globe since Sunday and won't for another week. Many folks don't want to re-hash the pain through 'we-told-you-so' journalism and are staying away from print and electronic sports media for the time being. For a couple months (at least) we were fed the Patriots through an IV by the media. Now it's time to just do other things and not revisit the past. Shaughnessy is intolerable even when things are GOOD, never mind now.

paul said...

I hope he keeps using the "History Boys" line. That's classic, topical and downright fu-nny!

It's okay though. Newspapers are on their way out and we'll be talking about Dan Shaughnessy and the No Paycheck Boys here pretty soon. (or better yet the Irrelevant Boys)

Objectivebruce said...

They sold 360,000 copies of the Globe, 203,000 copies of the Herald, 103,000 copies of the Worcester Telegram,57,000 copies of the Patriot Ledger, 85,000 copies of the Springfield Republican, 50,000 copies of the Cape Cod Times, and at least 70,000 copies of the Eagle Tribune newspapers.

Don't hold your breath waiting for newspapers to be all the way out. Declining circulation? Yup.
On the verge of extinction. Hardly.

Anonymous said...

OB's numbers = a nice case of 'rationalizing.' Yes, numbers to be quite proud of, to be sure. I'm sure those receiving pink slips will fall in right behind you on that score.

dan said...

I like how today he calls couglin the oldest coach to win a SB. what about Dick Vermiel with the Rams? I'm sure Dan heard someone say that (or some similar comment) and didn't bother to verify/fact check before he mailed in his article.

Monkeesfan said...

So what's Shank going to say if it's true that Curt Schilling is done for the year?

Monkeesfan said...

Shank, here's a Red Sox analogy for you - they collapsed in the 2003 playoffs and then came back to win two World Series. The Patriots' two previous Superbowl losses were followed by winning seasons, and this Pats team is far deeper than those 1986 or 1997 squads. And Coughlin is such a great coach that he has an 8-6 career playoff record.