The Hub Of Sports Has Hit A Rough Patch
With New England Patriots season over, the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins were left with the task off shouldering the load of Bill Belichick’s bunch failures.
But, ever since the NFL season came to an end for Patriot fans, the B’s and C’s have hit a snag and are reeling as of late. With both teams in a funk, what do Boston sports fans have to look forward too?
I mean, it’s only 41 days until Spring Training starts.
Not so fast folks. Kevin Garnett returned to the Garden parquet on Friday night after missing 10 games with a hyperextened right knee and scored 13 points to propel the Celtics to a 98-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers to snap a three-game losing streak.
There is a beacon of light at the end of the tunnel for Boston fans even if that light doesn’t reflect the Boston Bruins at the moment. The Bruins are now losers of five straight and hold the ninth-place spot in the Eastern Conference. Things are falling fast for the lifeless Bruins who are playing with the urgency of a pre-season practice rather than a January playoff implication game as the Black and Gold may have hit rock bottom today with their 5-1 loss to the bottom-dwelling Carolina Hurricanes.
So, with the bleak play of the Bruins, at least the news of Garnett’s return can bring some life back to the Hub. Maybe Beantown fans can have something to look forward too other than Casey Kelly updates.
Or American Idol.
Even with snow still on the ground and temperatures south of 32 degrees, the NBA season is about to start heating up and so too should the play of the Boston Celtics. And even with the discouraging play of the Bruins, don’t throw the towel in yet. The Bruins still have over 30 games left on the schedule and that’s plenty of time for them to turn their season around.
So keep your clickers tuned to NESN and FSNE, you sure don’t want to miss anything good.