We’re just about 11 hours away from the drop of the puck in game four of the Stanley Cup Finals. I wonder if I’d be this psyched up for the game if the Blackhawks were leading in the series. Do sports fans in other cities go through these mood swings, or is it just we Bostonians who live and die by our teams?
When our team wins we feel invincible. They are immortal, nothing will ever harm them. We can’t wait for the next game so that we can witness the titans squashing the mere mortals on the other team. Game time is celebration time.
When our team lost the last game it’s different. There is a sense of impending doom. The unraveling of all that is good in the world is just about to begin. When game time comes it’s a nervous feeling. Oh no… here we go again.
We take this crap way to seriously here in Boston. I wonder if the rest of the country acts the same way.
Don’t get me wrong though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Rooting for a winning team in Boston is THE BEST. Hell, rooting for a losing team in Boston is still pretty great. We just bitch about them more, and who doesn’t love bitching? Am I right, or am I right?
Game four is tonight at 8:00ish. A Bruins win gives us a 3-1 lead in the series and brings us to the brink of another Cup. A Blackhawks win ties the series at two and gives the home ice advantage back to Chicago. That cannot happen.
Statistically speaking, is this a must win for the Bruins? No. Realistically speaking, is this a must win for the Bruins? ABSOLUTELY! We need to put them away quickly. We cannot give them any hope. We cannot give them any life.
Win game four, Bruins. You must win game four!