Most people believe that the April-June window is the “best time of the year” for sports. You get the NBA and NHL playoffs going on at once which is fantastic, especially in Boston when you can double dip your teams. However, NOTHING beats what we’ve stepped into this fall and particularly this weekend.
The Red Sox will be starting their ALCS with the defending champion Houston Astros on Saturday night with a title fight pitching matchup- Chris Sale vs Justin Verlander. I’ve got literal goosebumps just thinking about it.
Sunday night you’ll need to get your double TV setup or your iPad ready so you can watch both the Sox and Pats.
It’s not just your average Patriots game either, it’s a huge contest against the hottest team and name in the NFL. The 5-0 Chiefs and their new star, Patrick Mahomes, will be coming into Gillette for a Sunday night duel with Bill and Brady.
The last time we had this type of situation was October of 2013.
It was a beautiful Sunday evening and we had Pats-Saints and Red Sox-Tigers (ALCS) on the menu.
This honestly may have been one of the craziest days in Boston sports history as Brady led a last second drive, capped off by a game winning touchdown to Kenbrell Thompkins (“unicorns, show ponies, where’s the beef?!”)
Later that night David Ortiz smashed a two out, 8th inning grand slam to tie the second game of the ALCS (the Sox would go on to win 6-5).
That grand slam was made famous by a man simply known as “the bullpen cop”, who threw his arms into the air as the ball sailed over the right field fence.
And here’s that Brady to Thompkins pass for your viewing pleasure:
For that one night, Boston took the title of “most magical place on Earth” from Walt Disney World.
The stars are aligning once again for this to happen and us Bostonians are in for a real treat of a weekend.