Well, well, well I am back. For good this time! After the hustle and the bustle of the 9-5 grind, of which I still am going to do, I have decided to take this hobby back up again. Luckily for me, sports don’t sto- oh shit they did that one time this year- anyway sports was the main focus I followed when writing this blog but I may venture into a few other realms as I take this up again. So without further ado – the song of the post, and how I am I feeling having caught the blog itch again.
Starting off with tonight, the Celtics blew a f’n amazing chance to close the series out. Granted, it’s tough when you’re playing two teams at the same time, the The Topeka Referees and the Toronto Raptors. All complaints aside because this is a reentry post, but I’ll be honest here, the Celtics are getting out coached right now. I don’t know if it’s cybermetrics or sabermenstration but I’ll tell you that Nick Nurse is shouting his way to the Finals right now. You have Lowry their best player with 5 fouls in 2OT and you just simply do not attack him? You let the germanic Fab Melo ‘catch and shoot’ with 6 seconds left on the clock? You have you brightest young star falter in primetime? You don’t draw a play up for Jaylen Brown at all after 8 mins left in the 4th quarter?! Kemba disappeared faster than this months direct deposit. Brad, what is u doin’ bb? JFCFGS. Game 7.
The Bruins will get a longer separate post. However it sounds like they are going to be re-hauling pretty heavily based off of the things I have seen lately with all the zoom calls. Admittedly I didn’t watch all of them start to finish but oddly enough the Bruins haven’t said much on the future of Jake Debrusk, who, while a streaky player, has tremendous upside and is showing shades of Blake Wheeler (and Reilly Smith). If they trade him now, he will play motivated the rest of his career and torture the Bruins any time they face each other. Can’t shake the feeling they could ship him west to Alberta to have his dad call his games. If it returns Brock Boeser, I feel… okay about it. Of course it will not be a straight up one for one, more would have to go back. I honestly think that they look to retool internally, free up some cap space by not resigning Krug and chase Taylor Hall for a 3 year 6.9M/Year hit. Stictly because I love imagining lines:
Marchand – Bergeron – Studnicka
Hall – Krejci – Pastrnak
Debrusk – Coyle – Kase / Bjork
Ritchie/Frederic – Kuraly – Wagner / Seneshyn
Gryz – McAvoy
Carlo – Vaak – Zboril
Chara – Clifton – Lauzon
Rask – Halak – Swayman (if he stars)
The Red Sox are in a similar boat. Yikes for the future but let’s see this thing play out. As one of my last posts stated, f*** the ownership – I do not find joy in Red Sox baseball anymore thanks to you, Fenway Group. And if we’re being honest, no one does anymore for all of baseball. Its all about money filtering up to you greedy bar owners. Yep I said it. Fenway Park is Boston’s 4th most expensive bar. It’s no longer about the baseball or the product or bringing pride to the city it’s simply simply simply about the bottom line and Sweet Caroline (bah-bah-crickets). And thank the baseball gods that this is the smartest city in America and your truest fans won’t come back when you start doing well. We realize what we are to you and you should be ashamed. You are not the almighty deity that brought the World Series to the Sox in ’04, David Ortiz is, the fans are, the atmosphere of legitimately caring for the team was. F*** the Red Sox Ownership.
The Patriots, missing a legit god, are still poised to do very well in today’s NFL. The moves Bill made in the offseason and the talent they have on the trenches and the secondary make this team quietly good. If McDaniels and Bill can coach Cam Newton into some patience and trust in the systems they have set forth, I see a very scary offense. There’s a lot of unproven talent on both sides of the ball and this season some teams might overlook them (just like the Falcons did Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl). So I do see a slide back from the Pats this year but at the same time I think they will have some players shine and make some noise and could rally around Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty as proven leaders and proven winners.
Alrighty, I must sign off for now. I am committing to be back this weekend with the recap of the Celtics blowing a 2-0 lead.