Things more painful to watch than the Bruins

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Things more painful to watch than the Bruins

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

In a lot of ways this Bruins-Habs series is harder on the Bruins fans soul than the Flyers debacle last year.

Maybe its because its happening against the Canadiens. Maybe its because the Bruins are looking flatter than week old soda. Maybe its cause the Tin Man has shown more heart than this years Bruins squad. Whatever the reason is, watching the Bruins playing like drunken frat boys on the ice is absolutely excruciating to watch.

So it got us thinking whats not good but still less excruciating to watch than the Boston Bruins?

Three Minutes of Fame
In a lot of ways, the Three Minutes of Fame mini-game between periods at the Garden looks a lot like how the Bruins are playing hockey no real strategy, everyone playing tackle the guy with the puck, horrid passing.

Only difference is these kids are like eight and arent getting paid boatloads of cash. Theyre also showing more hustle.

Whatever the hell this is:

Question: Did Roosevelt run this race with a bullet in his chest?

The Boston Red Sox
And thats saying something since the Sox arent exactly lighting it up with highlights this year either. They just put together their first winning streak of back-to-back games. Yknow what? They still have more wins this week than the Bs.

Shaq playing for the Celtics
Statler and Waldorf say it best.

Every Friday parody out there
Seriously. The song sucked. The parodies are even worse. Just let it go people. Let it go.

Giving birth
The video we all saw in eighth grade was awkward and uncomfortable as hell. The real-deal isnt much better.

The Boston Marathon
Nothing says Im a lazy buggar like watching other people run while drinking copious amounts of beer. And watching someone poop themselves while running on live TV? Still less painful than the Bruins powerplay.

Lets hope the Bruins show some pride out there tonight. Ugh.

Red Sox celebration quickly washes away walk-off loss

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Red Sox celebration quickly washes away walk-off loss

NEW YORK -- It had the potential to be the most awkward celebration ever.

In the top of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium, before their game was complete, the Red Sox became American League East champions, by virtue of one other division rival -- Baltimore -- coming back to beat another -- Toronto -- in the ninth inning.

That eliminated the Blue Jays from the division race, and made the Sox division champs.

But that ninth inning reversal of fortune was about to visit the Red Sox, too.

Craig Kimbrel faced four hitters and allowed a single and three straight walks, leading to a run. When, after 28 pitches, he couldn't get an out, he was lifted for Joe Kelly, who recorded one out, then yielded a walk-off grand slam to Mark Teixeira.

The Yankees celebrated wildly on the field, while the Red Sox trudged into the dugout, beset with mixed emotions.

Yes, they had just lost a game that seemed theirs. But they also had accomplished something that had taken 158 games.

What to do?

The Sox decided to drown their temporary sorrows in champagne.

"As soon as we got in here,'' said Jackie Bradley Jr., "we quickly got over it.''

From the top of the eighth until the start of the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox seemed headed in a conventional celebration.

A two-run, bases-loaded double by Mookie Betts and a wild pitch -- the latter enabling David Ortiz to slide into home and dislodge the ball from former teammate Tommy Layne's glove --- had given the Sox a 3-0 lead.

Koji Uehara worked around a walk to post a scoreless walk and after the top of the ninth, the Sox called on Craig Kimbrel, who had successfully closed out all but two save opportunities all season.

But Kimbrel quickly allowed a leadoff single to Brett Gardner and then began pitching as though he forgot how to throw strikes. Three straight walks resulted in a run in and the bases loaded.

Joe Kelly got an out, but then Teixeira, for the second time this week, produced a game-winning homer in the ninth. On Monday, he had homered in Toronto to turn a Blue Jays win into a loss, and now, here he was again.

It may have been a rather meaningless victory for the Yankees -- who remain barely alive for the wild card -- but it did prevent them the indignity of watching the Red Sox celebrate on their lawn.

Instead, the Sox wore the shame of the walk-off -- at least until they reached their clubhouse, where the partying began in earnest.

It had taken clubhouse attendants less than five minutes to cover the floor and lockers with plastic protective sheets. In a matter of a few more minutes, the air was filled with a mix of beer and bubbly.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski wore a goggles and only socks on his feet.

As the spray reached every inch of the clubhouse, David Ortiz exclaimed: "I'm going to drown in this man.''

Defeat? What defeat?