Saturday, December 29, 2007

Striving For Perfection AKA Boston Stays Winning

The New England Patriots just came from behind 28-16 late in the 2nd half to win the game 38-35 against the New York Giants in Giants Stadium to become the first team in 35 years to have an undefeated regular season and the first to ever go 16-0 in the modern era of football. Tom Brady set the NFL record for the most touchdown passes thrown in an NFL season with 50 and Randy Moss set an NFL regular season record by catching 23 touchdown passes.

The New England Patriots have also shattered the previous NFL records for regular season scoring (583) and point differential (+315). They are now being called one of the greatest teams in NFL history...provided they manage to finish out the season 19-0 and win the Super Bowl.

The Boston Celtics are now 25-3 after a thrilling come from behind victory against the always tough Utah Jazz. The Celtics are currently on a West Coast road trip on the first half of their second of two back to back games (they'd previously beaten Sacramento and Seattle). They were down 56-49 and the Utah Jazz were shooting at a 65% clip and Paul Pierce was held scoreless at halftime.

In the second half, the Celtics clamped down on the Utah Jazz by playing their normal suffocating defense and won the 3rd quarter. They then jumped out ahead in the 4th quarter thanks to key contributions from the bench (Tony Allen, Eddie House, James Posey & Glen "Big Baby" Davis) and the Boston 3 Party leading the way. Paul Pierce scored 24 2nd half points and he Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett made clutch play after clutch play down the stretch until they pulled out at hard fought 104-98 victory tonight.

The New England Patriots have now earned a week of rest to get the right side of their offensive line back and get prepared for their opponent in the Divisonal Playoff Game. The Boston Celtics play a national game tomorrow afternoon against Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum and the surprising Los Angeles Lakers.

I lost my game tonight in the DP Dot Com Pro Football Pool because I picked the Patriots to beat the spread...I knew that they wouldn't but I picked them anyways. Why? Because I NEVER beat against Boston ever in my life. Maybe the rest of the world will learn not to do it either.


1 comment:

Mr. Johnson said...

Beantown is represen-TING!