The Arsenal side is down 4 nil .... early in the first half versus our Sox owners' Liverpool side, and the home team's fans were stunned into silemce....

Liverpool took a little bit of a breather and Aresnal took a short attack ....

And the stadium came alive in oral support.

The color announcer says something that is so appropriate for some our Sox fans - a new definition for me, so I thought I'd share it.

This is with Arsenal playing poorly and being stunned ....

"Now we will see who the real fans are versus yhe traveling critics."

And I smiled.

We have die hard fans that support even in the worst times ... and we have those who criticize and complain even in the best of times. 

After reading four articles this morning about the possibility of the Red Sox' likelihood of repeating, I couldn't help but think of those part time surgeons that practice without liscence and wonder how quickly they will cut up the Home Team as the new season opens ...

All the while, so glad the Sox ARE the champs.  We of long suffering fandom have been treated to an incredible decade - the third season of championship in a grade school child's lifetime!  It is so enjoyable and so rich a time.

Yet the traveling critics are just a breath away ....

 

I am sorry for them that they cannot enjoy the aura!