Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Latest Leg Of "Curse" Ends After Four Months!

Man, they just don't make curses like they used to. When the Patriots lost the Super Bowl, idiot Yankee fans who happen to be Giants fans (despite that lots of Yankee fans are Jets fans, lots of Giants fans are Mets fans, lots of older New Englanders are Giants fans, and plenty of people's favorite teams are not all from the same city) proclaimed the "curse" was back on the city of Boston. Yes, the curse that ended in 2004, then incredibly, uncharacteristically even by curse-standards, came back, before being broken again in 2007. (Please note that the "curse" affected only the Red Sox between 1918 and 2004--the 20-odd championships by the three other Boston teams in that period were "allowed.")

So, this past February, "it" was "back." Red Sox fans, as reigning champions, were somehow supposed to feel "cursed" yet again. Select Yankee fans delighted in the fact that things were finally--whew!--"back to normal." Even though, granted, the Red Sox hadn't even gotten a chance to repeat as champions. It didn't matter. The city of Boston was back to the losing ways that it had grown so accustomed to since the start of the "curse," not including the years 1929, 1939, 1941, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2007.

But amazingly, tonight, just four months and a few days after the return of this "curse," the Celtics miraculously broke the chains of...of...who the hell's curse is this anyway?...and won another championship for the losing-est city of all time with their mere 32 major championships. Incredible.

I will be very clear about this. I have no NBA team. I'm not reveling in the glory of a championship. I'm happy for the Celtics, as I rooted for these guys all season, but I would not try to take credit for this being "my team's championship." That would be unfair to all the true Celts fans, and would make me no better than all the people I grew up around who knew nothing about baseball, never seemed to care, and then, when October rolled around, would suddenly have on a shiny new Yankee hat and a championship T-shirt on. Nor am I some bitter Pats guy--I am not a fan of the Patriots. Again, I know the different sports have nothing to do with one anther, but...

I am ecstatic knowing that all the Yankee fans who have sunk to the level of thinking their team benefits from the failures of teams in other sports, (see first two letters here) now have to see another Boston team win. Did you see the articles going into game 6? Some of the New York writers were fooled, yet again, into thinking there is some magical power that doesn't let teams win based on the city they play in. Which makes no sense, considering that city's teams are winning again and again and again!

So can we stop this now? Can everybody just stop with the curses already? Could this possibly be the straw that broke the fake curse's back? If you're gonna say Boston's cursed because the Pats lost, you have to say it's un-cursed when the Celtics win. Even though it had been broken just three months before by the '07 Sox, which was actually a re-break since it had been broken three years before that. Does this sound silly to anybody? (Especially coming from fans of a team who's seen three different Boston teams win a total of six championships since it won its last one...)


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