I take obvious pride in being a real sports fan. I take not as much pride in the fact that I am also a ridiculous sports fan. Driving home from work on Friday listening to sports radio, they were talking about how Bruins fans that feared a repeat of last year, just thought the Bruins were a bad team. Mathematically, it was imspossible. But I don’t watch sports because of math equations. I am not working out probabilities in my head. I leave it all to love and luck. When it comes to sports, I throw my whole heart in, before asking those important questions. The beauty of sports is anything can happen. And, if it doesn’t there is always next season. Life doesn’t guarantee you a next season in quite the same way.
In my ridiculousness I went near the Garden to watch the game in all black and yellow. Yellow tights. Black boots. Black skirt. Jersey. Bruins hoodie. My lucky blinged out Bruins earrings my aunt made me in case I ever have to go to a wedding during playoffs again. So of course, when the interviewer from NESN.com saw me, she just had to interview me. And I of course, I didn’t make the wise choice of declining the interview.
Her: Do you mind if we interview you for NESN.com.
Me: Yeah, sure
Her: Okay, first let me start off, by asking where you bought your boots! Where do you even find black and gold cowboy boots?
Me: Don’t remember got them years ago.
Actually, got them in a botique on Newbury Street, and there are white and black. Now I sort of want black and gold ones though.
Her: Okay, so I’m going to ask you a few questions. When was the last time the Bruins won the Stanley Cup?
Me: I don’t know before I was born.
I know it was 39 years ago, I think I know this, but math just feels tiring after a day of teaching it.
Her: Well, I wasn’t born then either, but I know! 1972.
Of course you know. You have a script.
Me: Of Course!
Her: Who was president that year?
Me: I don’t know. I’m sort of focused on the game.
Her: Okay, then here’s a hockey question. Who was MVP the year they won the Cup.
Definitely Bobby Orr. But what if I am wrong?
Me: I don’t know.
Her: You do know, there is a statue of him.
I am tempted to say Bill Russell.
Me: Bobby Orr.
Her: Who did they play?
Me: I don’t know.
Her: The Rangers. Do you think they will do it this year?
Me: I feel really confident, Thomas is healthy. We look good, but I am far too suspicious to say more than this.
Her: I hope they do! Thank you for your time!
Saturday I wake up and go to the library. I take out 100 Things Bruins Fans Should Know and Do Before they Die. It is Sunday and I am still on number one. Bobby Orr. The problem with knowing about sports history, is it is happening as we speak. Imagine if I had read that rather than seeing Rondo play one handed, making Achilles look like a wuss. Might have to wait till summer to brush up on my Bruins history. Any book suggestions?