Wednesday, March 22, 2006

If it sounds like new is new England.

I am ready to take the heat on this one.

First if you don't care all that much about sports I will try to be brief. Second if you live outside of New England you probably really have no idea, nor do you really care (which proves once again New Englanders can be turds).

Yesterday afternoon/evening the New England Patriots traded their kicker(and Papa Ginos spokesman) , Adam Vinatieri, to the Indianapolis Colts. You'd think something really important happened the way people react around here. ***EDIT** HE WAS NOT TRADED HE SIGNED WITH THEM AS A FREE AGENT*

First I'll admit I am a very casual football fan. Sure its great when the local team wins (or does well) which has been a trend here the last few years. Adam has scored the most points ever for the New England Patriots and did kick the winning field goal to win two superbowls..and now he is gone.

Lets look at it and say "what would you do". You have set records in New England, You have won three super bowls and your contract is up. You have maybe 3 more years in your legs...why not cash in? Admit it, you would. He gets to kick indoors and has prooved he can kick in the bad weather. Its a no brainer! We have been lucky and I hope he is only missed in name, but after Joe Thornton got traded from the Boston Bruins I finally opened my eyes. I long for the days when I can follow a player, on my team, for 10+ years. They want to be here, they want to win, they are fun to watch, they like what they do, and they try like hell. The list of amazing athletes who never "won it all" is impressive but we have this tendency to put personal stats before the team (in all sports).

So a little note to all the ladies of New England that have put their Nomar shirts in mothballs and loved their #4 Vinatieri jersey I have news for you. Your next $250.00 custom (NHL/NBA/MLB etc) jersey will find the same fate when the player you latch on to moves on.

Rumor has it the Boston Bruins want to emulate the Buffalo Sabres (of all teams) in that they want to have a solid set of guys and not a single superstar to carry the weight. Makes sense and its easy to like a player that gives it their all, all the time.

So learn my friends, to not fall in love with a single player and they are going to move on in 4 years (usually at their peak) since old athletes come to Boston to fade away.


At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:50:00 PM , Blogger Kris said...

fwiw, he was not traded....he signed with the Colts. I agree EVERY Pats fan would do the same thing.

You are at a job you like, but a job that's basically the same, but in a warmer climated comes along offering 2x the money! We would all take it.

At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:50:00 PM , Blogger Road to the Isles said...

Who cares about the Bruins...

At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:08:00 PM , Blogger March to the Sea said...

Kris my bad..i'll make and edit..and he gets to play how many games "indoors?" sounds pretty nice to me. Its obvious he can kick in the crap.

isles...shut it. some day they will come around and you are NOT welcome on the bandwagon.

At Thursday, March 23, 2006 7:35:00 PM , Blogger Sammy and Joe said...

Your jsut mad because you waisted a boat load on that number 6 jersey only to have him change his number the next season... and have MOC pull the rug out from under us all! good thing you never had that number changed, it would have been a double whammy!


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