Being A Boston Sports Fan

Written by Jason OConnor

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Being A Boston Sports Fan Author: Jason OConnor Copyright: 2005

Being a Boston sports fan sometimes reminds me of battered-wife syndrome. You get beaten down, but you keep coming back. You’re given just enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, just enough to ensure your devotion, but then you’re inevitably and sorely disappointed. I don’t know why a woman would ever go back to a coward who hits her, and I often don’t know why I remain a Boston sports fan. The Pats, Celts, Sox and Bruins make you want to like them, but it’s sometimes painful to remain a devoted fan throughout all their turmoil.

I grew up in a hockey family and my dad was particularly faithful torepparttar 140914 Bruins. From a very early age I can remember him watching Bobby Orr and Esposito skate circles around other teams. Byrepparttar 140915 time I was old enough to actually understand what was going on,repparttar 140916 Bruins were comprised of some more awesome players like Middleton, O'Reilly, Pederson, and Milbury. I used to love to watch Boston play Montreal with my father, but it seemed like Boston lost a lot more than won.

It was great to see Terry O'Reilly beatrepparttar 140917 heck out of other players, and it was cool to watch all these veterans a few years later skate around without helmets whilerepparttar 140918 rest ofrepparttar 140919 players had to wear them. I guess it was some sort of grandfather clause or something. They just looked tough. When Cam Neely and Ray Bourque started playing I enjoyedrepparttar 140920 Bruins just as much. But after Orr and Esposito were gone, none of these more recent players wonrepparttar 140921 Boston Bruins a Stanley Cup, quite frustrating.

But not to fear, The Celtics around this time were hot. Likerepparttar 140922 Bruins/Canadians,repparttar 140923 Celtics/Lakers rivalry was a blast to experience, especially whenrepparttar 140924 Celts won. And they did. I remember probably one ofrepparttar 140925 greatest NBA teams ever to exist, Bird, McHale, Parish, DJ and Ainge. They weren’trepparttar 140926 prettiest bunch of guys around, Bird being particularly funky looking, but they were so fun to watch. It was wonderful to see them beatrepparttar 140927 L.A. Lakers inrepparttar 140928 1983-84 championship andrepparttar 140929 Houston Rockets in 1985-86 championship.

Unfortunatelyrepparttar 140930 last few Celtics’ seasons lately have been dismal. They don’t even make it torepparttar 140931 playoffs regularly any more. How many more “building years” do we need? Watching Pierce take off his shirt and wave it around his head while being ejected from one ofrepparttar 140932 playoff games againstrepparttar 140933 Pacers this year was sad.

But 1986 wasrepparttar 140934 end of Boston championship teams for a long while. In fact, it was sixteen years untilrepparttar 140935 Patriots finally won Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. That’s a long wait. That’s a lifetime for crying out loud.

The New England Patriots were another difficult team to watch and remain devoted to. Grogan was a decent quarterback and many would argue Drew Bledsoe was even better, but they never brought a championship home. Watching Drew throw numerous interceptions and trudge offrepparttar 140936 grid iron with hunched shoulders was disturbing. I like to think of Bledsoe as an ‘almost’ kind of player. He was almost awesome, was almost a championship quarterback. He almost wonrepparttar 140937 game. Bledsoe actually drove me crazy. He was New England’s franchise player, but he just didn’t seem to ever do quite enough to win. It was so frustrating to watch him play. All big and gawky, shuffling out ofrepparttar 140938 pocket like my nana.

Myrtle Beach Tee Times – A Quick Glance

Written by Evans Putman

Planning a golf vacation in Myrtle Beach? Here are six things to know before planning your next golf outing torepparttar Grand Strand.

Flights - Golfers vacationing in Myrtle Beach can choose to tee off during AM or PM flights. Usuallyrepparttar 140909 morning flights run from 7 AM until 9 PM. Afternoon flights generally run from 9:30 AM until Noon. During daylight savings timerepparttar 140910 afternoon flight often is extended until 2:30.

Double Teeing - Most courses alongrepparttar 140911 Grand Strand followrepparttar 140912 practice of double teeing. Golfers tee off on eitherrepparttar 140913 first or tenth tee box. Courses do this forrepparttar 140914 obvious reason of getting more golfers onrepparttar 140915 course each day which brings in more money. Of course, this also gives golfers a nice little pit stop afterrepparttar 140916 first nine. The few single-tee golf courses usually provide golfers beverage carts and a restroom atrepparttar 140917 turn.

Tee Time Intervals - Expect slow play duringrepparttar 140918 busy seasons. The reason for this is more than an abundance of golfers. Most Myrtle Beach golf courses only give golfers eight minutes between groups. This often producesrepparttar 140919 same effect as hitting your brakes on a crowded freeway - gridlock.

Rates - As stated earlier, rates fluctuate all overrepparttar 140920 board duringrepparttar 140921 various golf seasons in Myrtle Beach. One thing that is standard about these rates is morning versus afternoon costs. Generally, morning tee times in Myrtle Beach cost about 30% more than afternoon flights. Learn more about Myrtle Beach golf fees at our website.

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