Above is the magically wonderful, the one and only, FENWAY PARK, home of the Boston Red Sox, AND I'M GOING THERE TONIGHT! WOOHOO! Can't wait. The Red Sox are my favorite sports team, hands down, followed closely by the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, and the Boston Bruins. Why Boston? I'm from Connecticut. We have no pro sports teams for ourselves so we share Boston with the rest of New England: Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. (There's some quick geography for ya). Although I was only a causal supporter of sports up until my senior year of high school, my passion for my teams has grown more and more to the point where if you insult my teams, I'LL PROBABLY KILL YOU.
There are some people who LOVE having long, in-depth conversations about why YOUR team is a "bad" sports team. I don't get it. Do you really think after a simple conversation I'm gonna say "Yeah, you're right. My team's awful and yours is great. I'm clearly an idiot."? No. It's stupid. Love the teams you love and let other people love their teams too...except for the Yankees (because they're evil), the Cowboys (because they're evil), the Heat or the Lakers (evil evil evil), or the Padres (They just suck. Trust me, I've seen it. They are not good at baseball. They should give up and spend all 9 innings playing Cornhole in the parking lot with the fans.) KIDDING. I'm trying to prove a point that if you're a sports fan, you're gonna love the teams you love and hate the teams you hate no matter what, so arguing is pointless. I recently had jury duty and had an awesome conversation with a Yankees fan about how both of our teams were doing this year. No "Yankees suck" or "Red Sox suck" talk at all, just facts and stats about the season. It was a great, intelligent conversation with a fellow sports fan. You guys should try it some time.
In conclusion, let me summarize this post with a few key points:
1. My Team is awesome
2. Your Team is not awesome
3. My Team will beat your team every time we play each other
4. Your Team will never beat my team, even when they actually beat my team
5. My team is awesome even when we suck, and your team sucks even when they're playing great.
"Dean, these points make no sense."- Casual reader of this Blog. They don't have to!!! This is what makes sports so great. You love your team through thick and thin with more bias than a girl telling you how hot their best friend is. That's the way it should be. Now go in peace, my brethren, and love your teams with all thine heart, and speak not against the teams of thine fellow man. AMEN AND AMEN.
Thanks again for listening and... GO SOX!!