In response to coolade2's comment:
Appreciate the real words from a longtime fan... Yeah I've lived and loved Boston sports teams for while also, and can relate to the perspective adjustment that passionate fans have to make occasionally. It's all good IMO. sports are metaphors for life in many ways. Taken in rational doses (hmmm...key word there) it is a great activity , period. And while talking about kids, what else do you want them doing...?
Of course everyone on this board must know my distaste for trolls since i have made that pretty clear lately so completely agree on that point.
its nice to read posts of regular people who are on this board. Sometimes you wonder... this forum is an excellent outlet for thoughts and feelings and its great to share stuff with people that get it ( from a similar perspective)...
"sports are metaphors for life in many ways. Taken in rational doses (hmmm...key word there) it is a great activity , period. And while talking about kids, what else do you want them doing...?"
Good pick up on the "metaphor for life". For me, a light bulb kind of went off one day when I was feeling bad about one of our teams losing and I thought to myself - How's my game going? What is more important to me, my game or the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins game? Where are my priorities at?
On the subject of kids and sports, I am amazed that there is a need for the NFL's "Play 60" to encourage kids to go outside and play for 60 minutes a day. When I was a kid, we played outside all day. Of course, we didn't have computers, Ipads, Iphones and video games to play with. Actually we were lucky if we had one telephone in the house and a small black and white TV with three channels that all went off at midnight. Of course technology has allowed us to do and accomplish things unimaginable. But I also think there has been a trade off of some good things that are gone forever.