09-25-2007, 07:07 AM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Aug 2005
Re: Schadenfreude for the Sox Haters
Just as you have to eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty's day in Southie, kids in metro Boston are taught that the Sox are as equally important as breathing.
It's part of the culture. Like going to church on Sunday. Your parents made you go, their parents before them made them go......etc...etc.
The fact of the matter is the Sox are a very boring and unlikeable team of guys as a whole. There are a few individual players that are likeable, but for the most part, the team lacks character.
This year, when they get tossed out of the 1st round of the playoffs, they will be quickly forgotten by most.
The intrigue of this years Pats team is greater than EVER in its history.
They HAVE THE POTENTIAL to be the greatest team in NFL history, surpassing the 86' Bears and posssibly the 72' Dolphins. Can ANYTHING the Red Sox have accomplished rival that?
Plus they are a completely likeable group of players. Smart, hard-working, loyal to the team, unbelievably fun to watch and they never give up.
I DO begrudge the whole Red Sox first mentality in this area because what we have in this football team is something 99% of the country would die to have.
Here they will always play second fiddle to the Sox.
I like the Sox, but I fear this area will miss out on something truly special because they can't take the generational blinders off their faces.
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