10 reasons for optimism after the Patriots loss
2. The Bruins are still champs
No matter how much you love the Patriots, it has to put a smile on your face that one of our Big Four sports teams is still a title-holder. It's been about eight months since the Bruins rode the duck boats down Boylston street, and the team is among the top contenders in the Eastern Conference again this season. They might not repeat, but they've got as good a shot at it as anybody.