I apologize that the pictures that I told you about on air today won't be up until Wednesday because I'm in St. Louis until Tuesday night for the Valley Media Day but you'll have to settle for the pics taken by the Boston Globe for now.
As I told you on air, Michael Chiklis made my night truly amazing. I want to thank him TREMENDOUSLY for the opportunity to first meet Curt Schilling and then get on the field at Coors to celebrate with the Red Sox. It was the single greatest sporting moment of my life. In 2004 I was in an apartment in Huntsville F'ing! Alabama. 2007 - on the field with my team. What a difference 3 years make. It was great to meet him as he was so cool to hang out with. Also to party with Danny McDuffie who watched me grow up in Andover was equally cool. We just kept saying "Can you F'ing BELIEVE we are doing this!"
This one was for us - the 30 year old crowd...the kids born in the 70's that remembered Buckner but somewhere knew that we had time for our team to win it for us. 2004 was for our grandmothers, great aunts, great grandfathers who had prayed and prayed for a title and finally got to see one. I really appreciated this moment more and really enjoyed the moment as much as I could. In 2004, I cried as the weight was lifted. In 2007, I jumped for joy with the biggest smile on my face....We did it, again!
Even A-Rod's pathetic attempt at attention couldn't damper the THOUSANDS of Sox fans who took over Coors Field to thank the Red Sox again. It was amazing to see all the Red surrounding the team and chanting things like "Re-sign Lowell" and "Don't sign A-Rod". Red Sox Nation baby....
Let's hope the Sox don't make the same mistake they made in 2004 when they let guys that contributed down the stretch to walk away. The Sox need to resign Lowell to a 3 year deal at least to keep him away from New York and to thank him for an amazing year. They need to see if Schill will take a 1 year deal. Don't be stupid and sign that cancer A-Rod.
But on a day where the Patriots won 52-7 to go 8-0 - the Red Sox won the whole thing and the Yanks lost their best player....does it get any better than this? Well, ok - I want a complete repeat of 2004 (Pats win the Super Bowl for the 4th time) but I don't want to seem greedy :).