I’d like to take this opportunity in my return to the blog, to congratulate the Celtics on their championship, they make all of Boston proud. Welcome to the brotherhood of Boston teams with recent championship rings!
The Patriots are in good shape to maintain the championship-winning ways that Bostonians now expect. So far there haven’t been any team-crippling departures short of asante samuel and Rosie Colvin. It’s hard to doubt Coach Belichick going into any year these days. He hasn’t truly disappointed since, conceivably, the 2002 season of the post-superbowl hangover season. Maybe we will have a 2002-type season because of the bitter end to the 2007 season, a la New York Mets’ 2007 collapse leading into this week’s firing of Mets manager Willie Randolph. But I don’t think this is a likely scenario.
The other question raised by the Celtics’ win: Does this futher hurt fans’ wounds from the Superbowl loss? After all, if the Patriots had won the Superbowl it would be an unprecedented Trifecta of Titles. But, personally, I think the Pats have already done their part for greatness with the undefeated regular season, a very unique feat, with those 70’s Dolphins as the only other example.