Why Boston Sport Fans are Spoiled

Why Boston Sport Fans are Spoiled

A rant on the unappreciative sport fans

Following the New England Patriots loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game, I couldn’t even find it in me to go on Twitter or any social media platform. No, I’m not talking about because of all the Patriots haters rubbing salt in the wound, but because of all the unappreciative Patriots fans. Fans have a right to hold their teams to a high standard and get upset when they don’t succeed. But Patriots fans just come off as ungrateful after every single loss and it gives off the look of being spoiled little brats. In the past decade and a half, the Patriots have dominated the NFL and have missed the post season twice. They have reached the AFC Championship game 10 times in that span and have been to six Super Bowls. Six of them!

Not to sound like the old man yelling at kids to get off my lawn but believe it or not there was a year where the Patriots went 1-15 one season. Can you imagine going through an entire season of watching the Patriots and have them only win one game? It seems preposterous now, but it once happened. Last season, when the Patriots got blown out 41-14 by the Kansas Chiefs, everyone acted like it was the end of the world’s existence after one blowout. Welcome to life as a Browns fan every week. All Brown’s fans want is to get to .500 and we explode after losing a playoff game when they just won the Super Bowl the year before. It is crazy how near sighted some fans can be.

As a Boston sports fan we have been so incredibly spoiled the past 15 or so years. Fans my age think they know what it is like to lose, but they don’t really know what it is like to lose. One bad season is a catastrophe when every single one of our four teams in the area has won their respective league’s championship in the past decade. As a fan base we could not ask for or be any luckier than we already are. Look at the Cleveland fan base. Imagine how miserable they must be. Every single season knowing your team just won’t get it done. They had a glimmer or hope for a single season for the Cavaliers and that window already looks to be rapidly closing on them. And then poof, just like that it is almost gone. Every single year at least one Boston team is in the hunt for a championship.

Here is a reminder of all the accolades the Boston teams have accumulated in the past 15 years are as follows: three World Series in three appearances, four Super Bowls in six appearances, one NBA championship in two appearances, and one Stanley Cup in 2 appearances, and the four teams have combined to miss the playoffs only 15 times in that span. That means for about every seven playoff appearances, we as Boston sport fans can expect a championship. That doesn’t exactly seem like a bad deal to me.

Now I’m not saying that you’re not allowed to get upset as a fan when the team loses; that is perfectly fine. However, what I am saying is don’t act like they have been in a drought for 30+ years, it gives the fan base a bad reputation as spoiled and ungrateful. It is important to just take a deep breath, and just remember how lucky we are to be Boston sport fans, the best sports city in the world.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Giannis Antetokounmpo And Christian Yelich Have Put Milwaukee Back On The Map

Two small market teams making sure the world knows who they are


"MVP" is currently being chanted around the city of Milwaukee and the people of Milwaukee aren't just talking about one person. Giannis Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks and Christian Yelich, an outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. Giannis is on the path to winning this year's NBA MVP and Yelich, who happened to win the NL MVP last year, is showing no doubts on potentially becoming this year's MVP as well.

Both the Bucks and the Brewers have struggled in the past few years. The Bucks finished their 2013-2014 season with a record of 15-67. On top of that, they have been playing in the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the past couple of decades. The Bradley Center was intentionally built for hockey and not basketball so attending games for the Bucks sometimes had you in the nosebleeds barely seeing what was going on on the court. The Bucks struggled after their 2013-2014 season with records of 41-41 (2014-2015) and 33-49 (2015-2016). Now, the Bucks have recently finished their regular season and moved to the playoffs. From 15-67 just five years ago, to now 60-22 which gave them the best record in the NBA, the number one seed in the East and home-court advantage, Giannis has proved himself as potentially one of the greatest players the NBA and the Bucks franchise will ever see.

The Bucks now have a new arena that opened this season, Fiserv Forum, which is built specifically for the Bucks (and Marquette) instead of hockey. Looking back on the Bucks in their previous years compared to now, the Bucks have sold out every single game this season. Something Milwaukee never thought they would see from being a small market team. From my experience, while working for the Bucks, you can see the difference in the crowd and feel their enthusiasm and excitement radiating off of the fans. And this is all thanks to Mr. Antetokounmpo who is making his mark here in Milwaukee. Giannis has won Eastern Conference Player of the Month for October/November, December, February and March/April and even earned his spot as Eastern Conference captain for the All-Star game this year. Giannis may be considered in his prime right now, but he is only 24-years-old which means he has plenty of time to only make himself better.

The Brewers had won the NL Central Divison back in 2011 but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. After that, they struggled a bit and haven't won the title since until last year in 2018. He brought the Brewers to the NLCS last season, but unfortunately, they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yelich had 36 home runs last season and already has eight (as of 4/16/19) this season. He happens to be a great right fielder as well. In last night's (4/15/19) game against the Cardinals, Yelich alone scored three home runs.

Miller Park has been filling up more and more each game of Brewers fans. Being a small market team like their cross-city friends, the Bucks, bringing home an MVP title as well as a division title, it makes everyone aware of their greatness and dedication. The season may have just started back up again, but there is no doubt, if Yelich and his teammates keep playing like they are right now, they will have another shot of making it to the World Series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Christian Yelich have brought and will continue to bring excitement and greatness to Milwaukee which is something the city hasn't seen in a while. This era of sports will surely be remembered for a long time by the people of Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

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