Whether it's the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins or Celtics, I despise all Boston sports teams. And I can't put my finger on why. They are the only teams in sports where I don't care who they are playing, I want them to lose.
The Red Sox are not even in the Pirates' league. It just bothered me that Sox fans always called the Yankees the Evil Empire because of the Yanks' payroll. Yet those were the years when Boston had the No. 2 payroll. It could also be that I'm a Blue Jays fan and the Sox are always making the playoffs while the Jays haven't been there since 1993.
The Patriots knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs a few times, so that brings some of the hatred. But I also can't stand their fans. When I was in college, there was a restaurant on campus that had about 10 televisions and NFL Sunday Ticket. Needless to say that is where I spent most of my Sundays. Anyway, it just annoyed me that the Pats' fans would cheer for every two-yard run, and then also cheer when their defense stuffed the opposing team after a two-yard run. Unless a short run gets a touchdown or a first down, is it worth clapping and wooing?
There is also my deep hatred of Bill Belichick that enhances my dislike for the team he coaches. If you listen to NFL analysts today, they will tell you he is the amazing, great, beautiful, brilliant, blah, blah, blah. I will agree that he is a great defensive coach. But I think Tom Brady makes him look a lot better.
Damn you, Brady!
Sorry, I had to get that out there. The guy is a great quarterback, there is no other way to say it. I feel obligated to hate him, but he is the hardest Boston athlete to hate. He plays the game the right way, he stays out of trouble off the field and he is really good at what he does. However, he did get Bridget Moynahan pregnant and then dump her, so he is a jerk and I hate him!
Pittsburgh has no basketball team, yet the Celtics anger me more and more every day. I used to love Kevin Garnett. I was even happy at first that he got a championship. Then he turned into a tool, and I blame Boston!
Did you see him during the playoffs this year? You know, when he was hurt but still talking smack on the Magic? Smack talk is great, if you're on the court and playing.
There was also the miraculous recovery of Paul Pierce in Game 1 of the 2008 finals. The guy went down screaming, holding his knee and needed to be carried off the court. He comes back a few minutes later and is fine. What? It reminded me of the Italian national soccer team.
I hate the Bruins the least because they choke in the playoffs when they get there, and it's harder to find Bruin fans to get mad at.
To make amends with the Boston fans out there, I love the Dropkick Murphys and the Departed. Affleck is a tool though.
World Full of Hate - Dropkick Murphys