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November 6, 2007 12:20 PM

Beantown USA

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It seems like all of a sudden the entire world of sports revolves around New England. This, in and of itself, isn't bad. It's just that Boston fans are notoriously more vocal than the rest of America about their allegiances, which if you aren't from Boston, can be simply annoying to the rest of us. Cubs fans are similar. Lord help us all if they ever win a world series. It would rival only the annoyance of Cornhuskers fans which, thankfully, have absolutely nothing to cheer about these days.

I finally watched the first part of the Tom Petty documentary. It's very good and I recommend it to those who enjoy his music or just the creative process as a whole. I admire Petty for standing up to the music industry and holding on to the ownership of his music which, after all, was his to begin with.

Drew



Discussion

  • November 6, 2007

    7:18 AM

    Jeff writes:

    Drew, you are too nice.

    Here, let me read between the lines..."Boston fans are notoriously more vocal"...what you mean to say..."they are FREAKING OBNOXIOUS"

    Red Sox? = Yankees evil twin, their payroll is just as high and fans are just as obnoxious.

    Patriots? = Cultish cheating leader who has the utlimate weapon--QuarterBot.

    Cetics? = We'll see

    Thank God for the Bruins!

  • November 6, 2007

    7:28 AM

    Huskerman writes:

    Oh, we have plenty to cheer about. Any time Nebraska takes the field is a time to celebrate. It is just the outcome of the game that we have not been able to cheer about this year. But hopefully that will all change one day.

  • November 6, 2007

    11:27 AM

    Boston writes:

    Boston has a chance to pull off a big first in sports.
    League championships in the same season in Baseball,
    Football,Basketball,Soccer.
    Hockey? As long as Jeremy Jacobs owns the Bruins we'll never win a Stanley Cup.
    Our teams our built to win championships for years to come.
    Its great being on top and having ownership getting us fans the personell to win those titles!

  • November 6, 2007

    1:36 PM

    Jay writes:

    Why is everyone so peeved about Boston having fine sports teams? The Pats are a shining example of how to build a great team. The way they go about business is to show zero pity for anyone. If a defense can't stop them, then it's the fault of the defense. Play harder.
    The Red Sox? Combine the best scouting staff in baseball with an owner like John Henry who is as passionate about winning as he is gracious to everyone he shakes hands with and you have a recipe for a fine franchise. Look at the roster for Boston and you'll see a bunch of unselfish, professional players who play hard. The only player in question might be Manny, but he's easily forgiven for being a preceived arrogant prick because he's possibly the most difficult hitter to face in the majors. He is also as clutch as they come.
    I'd say that Colorado fans are just pissed about their team getting swept in the World Series. The Rockies had every opportunity to steal game 2 of the Series, but their offense failed to come through. If they win that game, they might have ended up winning the series. But, they didn't.
    Don't blame Boston for being a solid sports town.

  • November 6, 2007

    3:32 PM

    phil writes:

    Hey Jeff,
    1st -red sox have approx. 65% of yankees payroll.

    2nd - patriots cheated just as much as the broncos did when they violated salary cap rules in late 90s to keep Elway and the rest of the team.

    3rd - next time know what your talking about before you blog.

  • November 6, 2007

    5:01 PM

    Jeff writes:

    yeah Phil, 65% last year and climbing and now that Arod's gone that number's got to getting closer. And in the big bucks environment of baseball, the RedSox are right their with their buddies the Yankees in overpaying players, making it tougher for smaller markets...

    maybe the Broncos cheated, but I DON"T REMEMBER a $500,000 fine + 1st DRAFT PICK as a PENALTY! What a bunch of cheaters. I heard Don Shula today recommend if the NECheaters go unbeaten they should get an asterisk ala BARRY BONDS! here here Coach Shula. Too bad that won't happen as the Steelers will smack them around in a few weeks anyway.

    So Phil, here's some more FACTS for you to whine about!

  • November 6, 2007

    5:51 PM

    Brett writes:

    Everyone is JEALOUS
    of our Boston sports teams success.
    If they were winning-they'd be bragging like us in Boston.
    Denver isn't that big of a sports town anyway.
    Its all about skiing.
    Come to think of it-Denver sucks at making beer too.
    Coors had to merge with Miller just to take on Budweiser!
    BOSTON-Best Sports Town
    in the USA!
    Denver-ski town USA

  • November 7, 2007

    7:32 AM

    MJ writes:

    If I remember correctly the Broncos lost a pick or two and were fined. But I don't believe they lost a 1st rounder.

  • November 7, 2007

    12:13 PM

    Ted in Vegas writes:

    He should've made it the Pats fans and the Sox Fans throwing the balls.

    Only thing worse I've seen was Cowboy's fans and Yankee Fans, and then only marginally worse.

  • November 12, 2007

    9:42 AM

    Dave writes:

    Everyone knows that Boston has some excellent teams this year. Everyone also knows that Boston fans are the same as Yankee fans; shining examples of poor sportsmanship and extreme rudeness. I hope this behavioral attitude stays back east and doesn't infiltrate Coors Field.

  • November 14, 2007

    1:16 PM

    Howard writes:

    No, Denver is not a big "sports town", as one poster suggests. But, Colorado is a HUGE sports STATE! This is a big sports TIME ZONE! As far as being steadfast, loyal, year-in-and-year-out Sports Fans Broncos fans have no peers. The ONLY team I would tip my hat to is Redskins fans (they have the record for attendance), but that is all. Cheese fans, Chefs fans, Bean fans were showing up disguised as empty seats when Broncos were entering thier third decade of sellouts - and now they're halfway through the 4th!

    So, don't tell us; we'll tell you!

    Howard in Colorado Springs

  • November 14, 2007

    1:16 PM

    Howard writes:

    No, Denver is not a big "sports town", as one poster suggests. But, Colorado is a HUGE sports STATE! This is a big sports TIME ZONE! As far as being steadfast, loyal, year-in-and-year-out Sports Fans Broncos fans have no peers. The ONLY team I would tip my hat to is Redskins fans (they have the record for attendance), but that is all. Cheese fans, Chefs fans, Bean fans were showing up disguised as empty seats when Broncos were entering thier third decade of sellouts - and now they're halfway through the 4th!

    So, don't tell us; we'll tell you!

    Howard in Colorado Springs

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