How The Boston Bruins Broke Their Fans’ Hearts All Over Again

May 17th, 2010 by Adam MacDonald Leave a reply »
Anyone else think they've been here before? The city of Boston and the New England region as a whole, are going through another run of sporting failures and disappointments, and they only seem to be getting worse.

On Feb. 3, 2008, the New England Patriots were 18-0, leading the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, and five minutes away from the first-ever perfect NFL season.

At the time, the Celtics were on their way to their first title in over 20 years, and the Red Sox were World Series champions. Then Giants receiver David Tyree made that catch, and Boston sports went into a tailspin.

The Super Bowl XLII upset happened, the Red Sox lost in Game Seven of the 2008 ALCS, Tom Brady injured his knee, the Pats finished third in the AFC East, Kevin Garnett injured his knee, the Bruins collapsed against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Sox were swept by the Los Angeles Angels, Wes Welker injured his knee, and the Baltimore Ravens annihilated the Patriots.

With the exception of the 2007-08 Celtics' NBA Championship, Boston sports have suffered more heartbreak in the last two years than any other city in America. Other than Seattle, perhaps, who managed to a ...

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