||January 29, 2002
||June 17, 2013
hincandenza has posted 45 links and 1498 comments to SportsFilter and 4 links and 51 comments to the Locker Room.
My name? Same reasoning as at my Metafilter page... from the book "Infinite Jest".
Grew up as a long time New Hampshire-ite, and thus a New England sports fan: die-hard passion about the Red Sox, enjoy the Celtics and Patriots, but honestly couldn't care less about the Bruins.
I still recall being 11 years old, leaping up and down in the living room with my dad standing up as the Red Sox were one strike away in 1986. I hollered for my mom to come in and witness history, and she called from the other room "Ah, they're just going to blow it." Mere moments later, Schiraldi's passed ball, etc. etc
. Forget the Bambino- my mom
is the reason the Sox lost that year.
Currently live in Seattle, big into the Mariners. I root for them as much as the Red Sox these days, and would love to see them win the championship. However: while last year, during that magical 116-win season I realized would have actually rooted for the M's over the Sox had they met in the ALCS (only because of the 116 wins, you understand, and because it didn't "feel" like the Sox year that year- fortunately the Sox imploded and that dilemma was avoided for a season
), as a general rule I root for the Sox first and foremost. And since the Sox and M's both have exceptionally good chances to make the playoffs, I hope they don't go directly head to head because then I'd have to root against the M's.
This year, with the Sox playing historically well, I'm hoping they can finally make all us long-suffering Red Sox fans complete.
But my mom's right- they'll probably just blow it anyway.
Comment Editing: Wow, I'm not really not cool with the comment editing- chide me if you must, but if you're going to rewrite comments (and without clear indication, to boot), this site just became a whole lot less friendly.
posted by hincandenza to editorial policy at 05:57 PM on September 05 - 33 comments