Ever since ESPN The Magazine ran this cover, things haven’t gone so well in Beantown. First the Red Sox collapsed, then fired their coach, then got caught up in this weird beer drinking controversy. Now the Bruins have lost three of their first four home games after raising their Stanley Cup banner in an extravagant clusterfuck of obnoxious accents and glad-handing.
Last night, the underratedly awful Boston folks had a problem with the myriad penalties called against their team in the third period. So, naturally, they littered the ice with trash, including what appears to be an empty booze bottle. You stay classy, Titletown.
As you know, because the national media is mostly lazy, Philly fans are usually the ones who get a bad rap for doing stuff like this. However, I’m not sure I can recall the last time bottles were thrown on the ice here. Sure, we threw some rally towels and paper cups on the warning track after Ryan Howard’s Achilles ripped its way in the offseason, but that was nothing compared to this. [It's also exactly a year to the day since our other northern friends, Yankees fans, tossed bottles into the Rangers bullpen as Cliff Lee urinated excellence all over the Bronx.]