Monday, October 29, 2007

Dueling Dynasties

Simply amazing. The Boston Red Sox have won their second World Series championship in four years and the New England Patriots are destroying every team put in front of them as they march to another Super Bowl. And the Sox once again did it with a four game sweep - I really thought the Rockies were going to make it a fight. I thought their amazing playoff run of winning every game (until they ran into the Red Sox) made them the team of destiny this year.

"Once in a lifetime" events are becoming common place in New England sports. This is just a remarkable time - but I'm sure glad I'm old enough to have lived through some of the heartbreaking years to appreciate this even more. Lots of kids growing up now will just expect this sort of magic every year. Who knows, maybe this will become an 86 year dynasty.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh, To Be A New England Sports Fan

This is truly a blessed time for every sports fan in New England. The New England Patriots are on pace to go down as the greatest team in NFL history and the Boston Red Sox are headed to their second World Series in four years. Plus, even the Celtics and Bruins are looking like they will be good again and it is in the 80's today. New Englanders love to complain - but there is nothing to complain about anymore (at least in the sports world). What an amazing time.

Friday, October 19, 2007


We were awoken this morning around 1:30am by a loud bang that shook the house - turns out it was a 2.5 magnitude earthquake centered just a few blocks away at the center of Littleton Mass. This is about the fourth quake I can remember feeling here in New England, but this was the first time it was just a loud, single bang. Growing up in Leominster I recall a few that were a couple seconds of rumbling and shaking. Lori wanted to get up explore the house to see if anything was wrong, but I opted to just go back to sleep figuring it was a gun shot from early morning hunters or a late night celebration for the Red Sox win in Cleveland in the American League Championship Series. It was only upong seeing the news this morning that we realized it was actually an earthquake. Been hearing for many years about how overdue New England is for a major shake, but I'm happy with just the occasional 2.5.