Things are not looking good in “Trophy Town” this week. On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox were mathematically eliminated from post-season baseball play. On the same day, the New England Patriots lost a game they should have won. The National Hockey League lock out threatens to end any plans for a trip to the (insert current corporate owner’s name here) Garden for Bruins action. So far, I haven’t heard anything about the Boston Celtics on the local sports radio megaphone, WEEI.
Is today the day some news will come through the air about the 17-time World Champion winners? Could a trivial piece of news about Kevin Garnett’s glasses send Boston sports fans spiraling to the edge of the ledge? Pre-season play begins in just 11 days.
What does it all mean?
I think it means “time to shut down sports radio for a while.” If there is such a thing as mental dental floss, I need it to scrape away the meaningless sports trivia from my brain. Can a person empty their brain of all the “sound and fury signifying nothing” that passes for news, sports, and weather? I hope so.
The answer is probably in the fall garden.
With the days getting shorter, there’s a lot to do. Let’s turn off the radio and think about something better in the garden.
How is your fall garden shaping up?