Our nerves are frayed. Our patience is running out. Hated rivals are beating up on Boston.
Lakers, Jets, Yankees, now the Montreal Canadiens. How much more can we stand?
Seeds of discontent were planted on Causeway Street last May when the Bruins came home for Game 7 of their second-round series against the Flyers and lost, 4-3, after leading 3-0. You might remember that as the same series the Bruins led, three games to zero.
Since that fateful night, we have seen the Lakers beat the Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals (a game the Celtics led by 13 points). We have seen the Rex Ryan Jets humble the 14-2 Patriots in a playoff game at Gillette Stadium. We have seen the Red Sox miss the playoffs for the second time in eight years, appear to vault over the Yankees during an expensive winter, only to fall five games behind the Bronx Bombers in a thus-far miserable season.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Woe Is Us
With the first loss by the Boston Bruins last night, Shank says the sky is falling on the local sports scene.