In the first part of my Boston Sports Round Up, I took a look at the Celtic and Patriots. In this blog, I’m offering some notes on the Bruins and the Red Sox. Let’s go to the Bruins first.
Boston Bruins—Good and Odd
The Boston Bruins had what I consider to be some good news and also some odd doings. First let’s consider the good.
Coach Claude Julien has received a contract extension. The details were not announced but it’s expected to be for three to five years. Julien coached the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in four decades but said, “I remain hungry.”
Julien also said, “I love the organization, and I love the city — I couldn’t ask for a better situation.” Julien, who is 52, said that he’s always learning and he believes that as a coach he must constantly adapt.
“You evolve every year as a coach,” he said. “Most of the guys who know it all are retired.”
Julien is a great guy! I really like him. Now to Tim Thomas.
I don’t know what’s up with this guy. He bails on the White House trip, decides to sit out a year and now on Facebook has decided to enter into the gay marriage fight.
Thomas wrote on Facebook:
“I stand with Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay.
Cathy told Baptist Press that the company was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.”
Over 1,700 people like his post. That’s all fine. I guess what I’m confused about is what is this guy running for? Isn’t he a hockey player? He has every right to do what he’s doing, and I guess some people care, but I don’t care what he thinks about gay marriage, the tax structure or online poker. I care if the guy is a team player and focusing on the Bruins.
He’s not being or doing either. I am stupefied. By the way, this is a pet peeve of mine partly because I am not political at all and never offer my opinion on this stuff. Okay, enough said. I don’t expect Tim Thomas to ever appear in another NHL game again.
The Red Sox Are in First!
Okay that subheader is a complete lie. But I just felt like I had to write and read something positive about the Sox. If I am stupefied by Tim Thomas, then I am dumbfounded by the Red Sox. I don’t know what to say about their performance thus far.
But I am sure I will have SOMETHING to say during the Yankee series. I do hope it’s positive