First of all, Steve's Blog is now A PERFECT TEN! (Mathematically speaking, anyways.)
Secondly, congratulations to the 2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION BOSTON BRUINS as they pack their skates and head towards the Madhouse on Madison Street, Chicago's famous United Center, with intent to scalp the Western Champion Blackhawks and win the oldest and greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup.
I know what you're thinking: How can a NOO YAWKER root for a team from the home of the hated Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics? Well, O Curious One, (A) they beat my beloved New York Rangers fair and square, and (B) I can understand what the citizens of Beantown are going through after the events of the Marathon Bombing having dealt with the 9-11-01 attacks and the people of that great city deserve our support. (Mayor Thomas Menino's One Fund is still collecting donations at http://www.onefundboston.com .)
The B's have put up an incredible fight so far, but the toughest is yet to come. As a great man once said, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and while my Blueshirts and everybody else have been done in by the strike-shortened season, that has only helped the Bruins and 'Hawks power past the competition onto hockey's biggest stage.
LET'S GO BRUINS! Not just Because It's The Cup, but also because Bostonians have proven how strong and resillient they can truly be.
NEXT: A Belmont Stakes recap, and (I hope!) an interview with NBC's Michelle Beadle.
Until then, this is your announcer reminding the Bruins the Fat Lady isn't about to sing anytime soon! LET'S GO BRUINS!
(OBTW, If any of you have been following MARVEL'S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN on Disney XD's Sunday morning MARVEL UNIVERSE block, you might have seen a hilarious episode entitled "Spidah-Man!" wherin the old Web-head becomes Boston's super protector. Can't give too much away, but it was simply MARVELous!)