Re: Who are you?
posted at 9/11/2013 1:50 PM EDT
yet another Bustchise handle...
In addition: born in Mississippi, Sox fan from birth (probably because my favorite grandfather was a NYY fan and I was contrary).
Late 80's: went to prep school in Mass, always loved hockey as a kid, so became a big Bruins fan, started appreciating pro basketball and the Celts. When Parcells took over the Pats and they drafted Bledsoe, I finally left my beloved Saints behind and embraced the red, white and blue. It's been a love affair ever since...
Stayed in NE, went to UMass for a year, spent a number of years living on NH seacoast and trying to party my way through UNH. Moved to DC i '98, now just across the line from Takoma Park/Silver Spring. 3 amazing kids (7, 3, 1) and a great wife who tolerates me. Contractor for the Man. Bobo, Army, Bub, ANON, lot of us here in the DMV.
Best Live moment: 11th row, 20-yd line at the Fogbowl in '96 against the Steelers. Went with 2 college buddies, one a Steelers fan. Watched a rainbow from Bledsoe disappear in the clouds, then magically re-appear over Terry Glenn's hands. Watched Kordell lose his self-confidence forever.
Best of all, watched CMart go absolutely bananas. He took one hand off at the opposite 22-yd line, and a huge hole opened between center and guard. One of those "ohsh1t!" moments when you realized - even before he got to the line of scrimmage - all he had to do was beat the safety. That guy is still locking for his jock. Curtis hit the hole, planted, and as soon as the plant foot was down, my Pats fan buddy and I were screaming, jumping up and down and hugging. I don't think our Steelers buddy (who is quite short) enjoyed that too much, as he was standing between us. Curtis ran right to our open arms as Foxboro thundered -- god...that was amazing.
Anyhoo, that and phat rex is who I be.