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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Boston: Best Sports City in America?

Let's take a realistic look of every Boston sports team.

1. New England Patriots. Was just one first-down away from a 4th Superbowl appearance in 6 years, they were considered a top team in the NFL. This offseason, they acquired Wes Welker, Donte' Stallworth, Adalius Thomas and most notibally, Randy Moss. At 7-0, they are one of the best teams ever in the history of the NFL. Tom Brady has gaudy stats of 27 TD and just 2 INT. He is on pace for 62 TD's which would oblierate Peyton Manning's record. They are also on pace for the most TD's in a season, most points, Tom Brady for passer rating, and could challange for most yards in a season. Not to mention Randy Moss is on pace to break Jerry Rice's record for 22 REC TD in a season. The Patriots are favorites to win it all and are running the table for 16-o. There is a very good chance they win another Superbowl.

2. Boston Red Sox. After winning the AL East Pennant, beating the New York Yankees by 2 games, they swept the Los Angeles Angels in 3 games to advance to the ALCS vs the Indians, who had just beating the hated Yankees 3 games to 1. The Sox fell behind the series 3-1, but they rallied again to win the series in a blowout score in game 7. In the World Series against the feel-good story Colorado Rockies, the Red Sox took game 1 in a blowout 13-1, and game 2 in a pitching duel 2-1. It looks as though the Sox will easily win the WS, making 2 in the past 4 years.

3. Boston College Eagles. Ranked number 2 in the country, the highest ranking ever in BC history. QB Matt Ryan is a Heisman canidate, and the Eagles are 8-0. Trailing by 10 points with just over 2 minutes in the game, Matt Ryan had a Heisman moment and rallied the team to win the game with a TD pass, onside kick recovery, and then a game winning TD with 11 seconds left. The Eagles have a chance to win the BCS.

4. Boston Celtics. Going from the 2nd worst team in the league to title contenders. After losing out in the Durant, Oden sweepstakes, the Celtics acquired all-star veteran Ray Allen from the SuperSonics, which promtly led to the Celtics acquiring 10 time All-star, future Hall-of-Famer, league MVP, Kevin Garnett in one of the biggest trades in NBA history. The Celtics now have a new "big 3" and can compete with any team in the league. They are favorites for the Eastern Conference and have recharged the life of Celtics fans. It is not out of the realm that the Celtics go to the finals, and possibly win.

5. Boston Bruins. The butt-end of many jokes, the Bruins have quietly started off the season very well at 6-3. They are one of the better teams in the Conference right now, and Tim Thomas has been the best goalie in the league. They may not win the Stanley Cup, but to make it to the playoffs would exceed many fans expectations, and if they can get past the first round, that would be great.

6. New England Revolution. Okay, so soccer may not be popular in the US, but Beckham had to help a little. Robert Kraft's Revolution have gone to the finals 3 of the past 5 years, but have yet to win. They have a nominee in footballer of the year in Taylor Twellman and have one of the best goalies in the league in Matt Reiss. There is a good chance the Revs could make it to the finals, and maybe this time, they will actually win it all.

7. Boston Cannons. Okay, this is stretching it, but Boston does have a MLL team (lacrosse for those who do not know). The Cannons have been one of the better teams in the league for a while, and acquired Mike Powell, one of the top players in the world, this offseason. The season was going to cancelled, but owners revived talks and saved the season. The Cannons could make a run to win the MLL title.


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