you have double the amount of baseball teams, football teams, and just as infuriating hockey and basketball teams to complain/be sad/be embarrassed/be infuriated about in your neck of the woods.... why add complaining about boston sports fans on top of it?
i'm just happy about all the teams doing well and enjoy watching. but it does suck when they lose when winning or losing... either way when your local team that you root for loses is stinks.
oh yeah i was born in boston, grew up in rhode island, and am a boston sports fan through and through but peyton manning is better
than tom brady in a pure football/statistical/machine-like sense.
but brady just gets how to rally his team around him and work a situation better he has a better coach at the helm. he'll still get in teammates faces, but its more for team aspects rather than individual embarrassment.
peyton manning still gets the often mentioned "manning face" and happy feet (and eli kinda does too) where when the shit hits the fan (like he might lose) he starts to almost implode (because of all the hard work he put in might be for naught)... he gets angry at himself and it almost looks like he's disgusted with his teammates (for not living up to his high standard - which most of the time is actually true).
so in effect manning is a better qb. he can do whatever brady does even better football wise. but real world results and team management goes to brady (and since football is a team sport - you can see the difference).
Originally Posted by Slopho
+100000. Isnt this what any and all treads having to do with Boston sports should start with? New England as a whole complains too damn much about being losers. First it was the Red Sox 86 years without a WS, well you finally did what "the evil empire" did and purchased one. (Now STFU)
Then it was the Boston Bruins, I remember the late 90's when Ray Bourque had to run (not walk) out of town just to chase a championship because he knew Boston wasn't doing shit. Also playing hockey in Boston seems to turn you into a thug (see Marty McSorley) I'm not saying he was a saint before he got to Boston, but he wasn't a felon until he played there.
Before Tom Brady the only thing the New England Patriots were famous for was having the second most gay old school helmet (followed only by Tampa Bay) and for being destroyed by the Bears in the Super Bowl. William Perry scored a touchdown on you fools!! But good job keeping Payton in check that game, what did you lose by 40pts?? In the Super Bowl??? The only other time I felt that sad for the losing team was when the 49ers crushed the Chargers.
The Celtics are the Celtics, you had arguably one of the top 3 players in the histoty of Basketball in Bill Russell and the city treated him like shit. Welcome to Boston.