Tuesday, June 14, 2005

My Sporting Allegiances

It is likely that none of these will come as a surprise if you're a regular reader of my blog, but just to set the record straight, here they are!

MLB: Boston Red Sox
There's really not much to be said here- you either belong to the Nation or you
don't. I can't remember not being a fan, and I'm glad of it. Yaz...

NBA: Boston Celtics
Between 1981 and 1986 I was fortunate to see them win three championships. I
haven't watched professional basketball since the Larry Bird Era ended in 1992.

NHL: Boston Bruins
It's been a long time since they won the Cup, but that was never the point with this team. Only two things
are important. 1) Play hard, and 2) beat the Canadiens. If that leads to the Cup, great, if not, that's okay!

NFL: New England Patriots
Being a Patriots fan was worse than being a Sox fan. The Sox at least got close enough to break your
heart- the Patriots were just embarrassing. And then, with no warning, they were suddenly a dynasty!

MLS: New England Revolution
After only a 10 year wait, this could be their year! They've got the players and, of course, they have at Scot
showing them the way!

FIFA: Scotland
We're crap, but we have the best fans.

We're decidedly NOT crap and may actually win the World Cup at some point!

EPL: Any team fielding Americans or Scots are good in my book!
SPL: Any team but the Old Firm. I don't want any part of the sectarian nonsense.
SFL: Ross County FC
They were nice enough to let me visit the team a few years back and they treated me like part of the family.

I hope that wasn't too boring of a post...

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Top Ten Cities

Well, Bella's list was pretty good, but here's mine! We'll let lil' Magaroni decide whose list is better!
  1. Boston
  2. Inverness
  3. Glasgow
  4. Edinburgh
  5. Galway
  6. Reykjavik
  7. Cork
  8. Dublin
  9. Quebec
  10. Nantes
And as a bonus, here are the 7 best small cities in America in no particular order:
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Northampton, MA
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Portland, ME
  • Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Williamsburg, VA