Maybe it was just 2020? – The year that shouldn’t have been in Boston sports.
Just as everything has been turned upside-down this year, so too has Boston sports.
The Red Sox were an absolute disaster, the Bruins and Celtics found themselves exiting stage left early from what seemed to be glorious regular seasons and the Patriots, who at this time last year were 10-1 are a measly 4-6 and languishing in 3rd place in the AFC East and might miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and risk having their first losing season since 2000, Belichick’s first season as the head man in Foxborough.
More interesting in all of this was the lack of October sensations throughout Beantown. There were no screams from Fenway, no parties in front of the Garden, just an eerie silence throughout Beantown as neither the Red Sox were in the playoffs and the Bruins or Celtics were not in the starts of their regular seasons as the calendar page turned.
The Patriots didn’t help the awkward feeling as they sloughed their way to a dismal 0-3 record during the hallowing month with losses to the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. For the first time since 2002 the Patriots went winless in a month. Tom Brady was in his 2nd season as the Patriots Quarterback the last time that existed.
During the disaster, the Patriots offense was lethargic only scoring two touchdowns and massing 28 total points. The defense was no better as they surrendered 77 points.
For other measures, the Celtics, the legendary franchise of the NBA, the leaders (well, that changed) in NBA Championships saw a LeBron James led Los Angeles Lakers, an arch nemesis of the C’s capture another NBA Title, their 17th which now makes them equal with the Celtics for most titles in league history.
Boston sports is going through a cold, dark and unusual 2020.