I took my kids to the Wold Series Parade today, and besides getting trapped in a gas station parking lot because of a fence, things went pretty smooth (PS...Fence lasted about 15 minutes before late teen/early 20's heroes tore the thing down, freeing all of us). I was stationed right outside of Fenway Park, after having attended the season ticket holder rally, which was awesome. Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Baker, Dr. Creepy (John Henry), Chanty McChantenstein (Tom Werner)....
Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics took on Blake Griffin and his Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night in a back to back battle in the East.
After a disappointing loss Saturday night at home 3-0 to the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins were looking to right the ship Tuesday night against a Carolina Hurricanes squad that has been grabbing headlines early on in the NHL season for their surprising play and unique goal celebrations. Brad Marchand and company were looking to snuff out any possibility of post-game theatrics as they rolled into Raleigh for their first meeting of the season with the 'Canes.
Question: Which quarterback has the most wins in Buffalo since 2001?
Answer: Tom Brady.
No....not the most wins for a VISITING quarterback...this also includes quarterbacks who actually play(ed) for the BUFFALO BILLS. Brady has more wins in Buffalo this century than any Bills quarterback. YIKES. Tom Terrific also won his 29th game versus the Bills on Monday night, which is the most wins for an NFL quarterback versus any opponent. Ever. Brady is now 29 - 3 versus the Bills. Simply put: Tom OWNS the Buffalo Bills. And although the Bufflo put up a Hell of a fight on Monday night, it was business as usual, as Brady and the Patriots downed Buffalo 25 - 6 and won their fifth straight.
THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS! Damn, it feels great to write that. I spent the first twenty-four years of my life convinced that the Red Sox would never win a World Series and now here we are in 2018 and I've seen them win four of them. It's been an incredible run and this season may have been the most fun of all. Nothing can ever top the catharsis of 2004, the brilliance of 2007, or the healing power of 2013, but this 2018 team may have been the most thoroughly fun team of them all. Watching this team from spring training right through to the end of the World Series has been one of the most joyous and rewarding experiences I've ever had. Even better has been what this season has given me beyond the enjoyment of watching great baseball night in and night out. It's given me the opportunity to bond even more with my wife and children, an opportunity to take risks and hone my sports writing skills, the opportunity to write for Guy Boston Sports, and the opportunity to meet new fellow Red Sox fans and writers. This certainly won't be the last Red Sox related thing you'll read from me, but this will be the final recap of the 2018 season so let's get down to it.
The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night, in case you hadn’t heard. When Chris Sale got Manny Machado to literally drop to his knees for strike three and the final out of the season, the Red Sox proved to many critics that the 108 win regular season was not a fluke. Having the best record in baseball going into October almost seemed like a bad omen for the Sox. They had not played meaningful or inspired baseball for the last month and a half of the season, and I for one was wondering if they could reignite the type of intensity it takes to win the whole damn thing. The offense had slowed down considerably, and the bullpen was a hot mess with Matt Barnes on the DL, Craig Kimbrel’s inability to throw strikes, and Joe Kelly being his usual unpredictable self. Starters David Price, Rick Porcello, and Chris Sale had zero postseason starting wins between them. Sale’s injury was concerning. There was a LOT of pressure to bring the trophy home. And amazingly, some of the biggest contributors were bit players and bottom of the order type guys, like Jackie Bradley bringing home the ALCS MVP. But that’s what it takes to win in October...contributions from 1-25 guys on your roster. Credit to Dave Dombrowski...for all the whining and moaning about him not getting a bullpen arm at the trade deadline, it turned out he didn’t need one. Instead, he acquired Nathan Eovaldi (a starter) and Steve Pearce (journeyman platoon player) who were arguably the most heavy contributors to this championship team. Let’s break down who chipped in when it mattered the most.
I don't know about anyone else, but I was an absolute wreck after the marathon game three. Between going to bed after 3:00am and needing to be up at 7:00am to get my oldest daughter ready for her softball tournament, I was exhausted on Saturday, enough so that I took a nap (and anyone who knows me knows that I hate napping). Still bleary-eyed and groggy, I settled down to watch game four hoping the Red Sox would get some measure of vengeance after giving the previous game away. With every pitcher in the postseason starting rotation unavailable due to game three, Eduardo Rodriguez got the spot start for Boston while the Dodgers countered with former Red Sox (and Massachusetts native) Rich Hill.
The Boston Celtics entered Saturday night's game in Detroit with the 29th worst offensive rating in the NBA (99.6). Although Boston was fresh off a comeback win, in which they mustered up enough offensive conviction late in the game to ultimately defeat OKC 101-95, fans were still questioning this team's chemistry and viability long-term.
The 743rd installment of the Bruins and Canadiens took to TD Garden ice on a busy day for Boston sports. With the Celtics taking the undefeated Pistons in Motown and the Red Sox preparing for game four of the World Series in LA the first meeting of the new season between these historic rivals still manages to draw attention. Tuukka Rask returned in goal after Jaroslav Halak posted a 26 save shutout on Thursday. For the Habs it'd be Carey Price in goal after Antti Niemi started in Buffalo.