As Good as it Gets
First of all, Happy New Year! And has there ever been a happier New Year for a Boston sports fan? Seriously, can it get any better than this?
Consider what the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics have done the last two months. Since Game 4 of the ALCS, when the Sox were down 3-1 to the Indians, here is the combined record of those three teams.
Sox are 7-0
Pats are 16-0
Celtics are 27-3
By my count, that adds up to 50-3. That’s a little ridiculous. New England is positively spoiled right now. This is the opposite of around 1997, when the Patriots were all we had. That year, the Celtics and Bruins were both terrible and the Red Sox had a rare sub.-500 year in which they didn’t contend.
These are, in fact, the Good Old Days.
The best part about it? There isn’t yet an end in sight. The Patriots are three wins away from their ultimate goal and Brady should be in his prime for another five years at least. The Celtics are just starting what should be a golden run of three or four years. The Red Sox are positioned to win now, and for the next several years.
So what do you do? Sit back and enjoy and hope there are no major injuries. And savor this time. One never knows if all the stars will quite be aligned like this ever again.