View Full Version : Does This Mean The "Rolling Rally" Is Now Cancelled?

02-03-2008, 09:34 PM
Patriots 14 Giants 17

02-03-2008, 10:21 PM
welcome back to real boston sports....it was getting a bit strange when we just kept on winning.

we made it all the way to the end just to blow it...ahh, the good ol' days.

02-04-2008, 07:17 AM
I can't say I miss this feeling, but I haven't felt like this since the Sox in 2003. I woke up this morning hoping that I had a bad dream. Then I turned the TV on. Just makes me sick.

Suffolk 83
02-04-2008, 08:30 AM
that was one of the worst feelings you can possibly have from a sporting event. I feel sick. only 2003 alcs is worse in my book....(dont remember 86 cuz I was 3)

02-04-2008, 11:35 AM
I can't go to espn.com or si.com or watch espn today because of this. I did forget the feeling and i didn't miss it. Although, it's good to have reality checks every once in a while. This one was just real bitter.

02-04-2008, 11:45 AM
Thank god in a couple of weeks at least we'll see the Sox start spring training.

Ron Newman
02-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Don't forget the 36-8 Celtics.

02-04-2008, 02:38 PM
Bill Galvin must be happy, at least!

02-04-2008, 03:34 PM
oh don't worry, I'm not suggesting I miss that classic Boston sports tragedy feeling....in fact I hate it, I've been in shock and depressed all day. and it doesn't help to have idiotic Giants fans running around everywhere. It's as if no one is even acknowledging that this team went 18-0, the best start EVER achieved by ANY team in the big 4 pro sports.

to watch that all slip away...it's gonna be a looong time before this one wears off.

02-04-2008, 04:46 PM
This hurts worse than 2003, and I'm saying that as a Sox fan first, Pats fan second. The fact that the Pats had a chance to achieve perfection and complete the greatest season in football history, only to go and completely and utterly blow it...it's just sickening. 2003 was different. Sure, we won 95 games, but we were still only the Wild Card winners.

02-05-2008, 12:52 PM
It's amazing how things have changed. Back in 2001, the Pats were adored. The underdog. Classy players, classy coach, classy owner, shitty stadium and a national media that couldn't say enough good things. Now it's classless, cheap players, sour, sore loosing coach, a blind owner, an amazing stadium and national media that can't find enough stories to make the Pats look evil. Winning changes everything.

Ron Newman
02-05-2008, 01:26 PM
Two or three more World Series victories this decade would make the Sox a lot less lovable, too. Let's not be greedy.

02-05-2008, 02:18 PM
I'd rather be winning and hated than a lovable loser. ^;-)

Suffolk 83
02-06-2008, 08:44 AM
here's a thought: why cant Boston get some flatbed trucks or floats to put the players on so you can actually see them as they go by instead of the lame duckboats? Unless they are going to go back in the water.... after seeing pics of the Giants parade, you can actually see them clearly!

02-06-2008, 09:00 PM
Ahhh I still feel like puking after that loss....oo god that is the most depressing loss I have ever lived through.
I was at a friend's house, and one of my friends, Nick, who is a diehard Pat's fan (I am pretty diehard too) after the final seconds ticked away, he ran outside and we didn't see him again for another 30 minutes. When he came back, I thought I was gonna see cut marks on his wrist or something, but I guess he just laid out in the snow for 30 mins.
But ya, that just shows how bad that loss was. I wanted to kill myself.
And F*#$ Giant's fans...they are being wikid bitchy now after that..God I hate it!

Beton Brut
02-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Two or three more World Series victories this decade would make the Sox a lot less lovable, too. Let's not be greedy.

Good point, Ron.

I was bummed Sunday, to be sure, but I'm generally more bummed about dropping 2 to the Yanks in May. Aaron Boone's home run in '03 was more painful for me...Or Buckner in '86...Or Bucky Dent in '78...Or Game 7 in '75...

02-07-2008, 09:58 PM
I think the Sox are a lot less lovable already. I love them (more than I love the Pats), but lets face it... If any member of the Sox were busted with performance enhancers, or there was a big scandal about them stealing signs from other teams, people would hate them more than they hate the Pats.

The difference with MLB is that the Yankees always take some of that hate away... it's spread around. Although if you travel around the country, the Yankees and Red Sox are the same entity to people. Via baseball I've heard terms like "East Coast Bias" in reference to how the teams are treated (i.e. George Mitchell, with his strong Sox ties, being appointed to investigate steroid use), "the Sox[and Yankees] buy championships while [insert any other team here] use homegrown prospects," "The Red Sox [and Yankees"] energize their teams with the tears of African Orphans," etc. (Ok, so I made up the last one, but the point is people hate them now).

As far as the Super Bowl, I have to say I still haven't watched Sports Center (something I used to do daily), and I can't look at pictures from the Giants parade. I have to say though, it was a weird feeling after the game on Sunday. Everyone went silent... no one spoke for about 10 minutes, then the first things we talked about afterwards we spring break, skiing, and when the next time we were going to meet up was. It was like the awkward goodbye after a funeral where no one knows exactly what to say to each other. One of the darkest, eeriest feelings I've had in a while.

It wasn't like 2003 (and I too am primarily a Sox fan and a Pats fan second) because the Sox were the Underdog/ Wild Card team... plus they still hadn't done it. I was hopeful, and sad for sure when it ended, but I didn't expect it to happen (again, I'm 22... 2004 was the first professional sports championship I had experienced for a team i followed, so i didn't know what it felt like). This year, I expected it-we all did- I even planned where I was going to watch the parade from (my dad's office at 1 Beacon).

I hate to use the word cocky, but I felt we had it all but wrapped up... then it was ripped away with 30 seconds to go and that is a bitter taste. 2003 was bad, but it didn't have the same effect (although it was close). I can't say this is the worst defeat in Boston sports history (I simply haven't experienced enough of them), but this one is bad. It has to be close, doesn't it?

I'll be in Ft. Myers for spring break, by the way... a decision that was made after the Super Bowl. As pathetic as it sounds (i know there are far more serious issues in the world today), this is my "getaway" after the funeral. No lie- and it can't come soon enough.

Suffolk 83
02-08-2008, 09:12 AM
I usually watch sportscenter, read espn.com, boston.com, watch local news/sportscasts, and listen to weei all day at work. I still haven't done any of these things because I fear being reminded of sunday. You can watch sportscenter, because you can look at the ticker on the left that tells you whats coming now. that way you can change the channel if its anything about the Pats.... schilling was really bad news as well, that didn't help. I feel bad for the guy, but he's had a good career. Go Sox!

02-08-2008, 12:13 PM
The Schilling stuff is terrible. Boston.com says he'll be back after the All Star break, but we'll see. The Guy's 40- he won't heal like a 25 year old. I hope he returns for a while to help out, even if it's just making a spot start every now and then. He's had a hall of fame caliber career, so anything now is gravy, but i do feel bad for the man. Buchholz is going to be interesting to watch; he was the 6th man in line before this Schill news, now he may be fifth (unless of course they get someone else). It'll be interesting to see 1) how and if he can handle more innings (if Francona takes the baby gloves off) and 2) How teams fare against him once they've seen him a few times. Matsuzaka is poised to have a good year I hope. I just can't wait.

02-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Oh my god. This is by far the worst loss I have ever felt for a Boston team. Albeit, I've only been a real Boston fan (following teams) since the new millenium, so the only big loss I ever felt was '03 Sox/Yanks, '06 Pats/Colts. But this sent me into shock. I keep forgetting and then it'll pop up somewhere and I get sick. THIS SUCKS.

Well, there's always 2008.