Now don't get me wrong, I have loved the complete dominance that has swept New England. But unfortunately, I've become a lazy fan. I now expect that we'll win every game, and every title - and frankly, the world of sport just isn't as interesting when you are Goliath. I'm a David guy - I cheer for the guy who isn't supposed to win. I pull for Bryce Drew, race with Toad in Mario Kart, and cheered for anyone who entered the squared circle against Earthquake. Thus, recently, the world just hasn't been right for me - being on the other side.
Alas, this past weekend, gives me hope that the tides are beginning to change. After pulling off one of the greatest win streaks in NBA history, the Celts have dropped 4 of their last 6, and are looking to sign New York defect Stephon Marbury?!?! The Red Sox are having a sober off season, missing out on the Teixiera sweepstakes, thanks to an artful Yankee acquisition. The Pats missed the playoffs, and then franchised Cassell, committing $29 million to two players at the same position! Now I shouldn't jump to conclusions about what Danny, Theo, and Billy are thinking since they've made all the right moves recently, but each of these moves has caused me to raise an eyebrow or two.
Of course, though, we had our highlight on Sunday. The Tyrese Rice led Eagles upset the UNC Tarheels - expected to contend for the title of greatest college hoops team of all time. But BC, never the bearer of dominance, now looks to be firing Jags as Joe reported below.
Ahhh... now I'm starting to feel right again.