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Luke Graham: Boston fans, various notes

Luke Graham

Luke Graham.

Boy, it has to be good to be from Boston right now.

Even if the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl, having the Red Sox – my vote for the best team in baseball – and the Celtics play as well as they have helps soften the blow a little. It’s really an unprecedented run for a city. Super Bowl championships, World Series rings and a possible NBA championship for the Celtics after being one of the worst teams in basketball last year.

Enjoy it. For some of us, our teams never win anything and consistently invent ways to lose. I am in fact a recovering Buffalo Bills fan, and I still hate Scott Norwood. :

Speaking of the Lakers-Celtics series, the NBA got what it wanted. Huge ratings should be in store. The two teams have a combined 30 NBA championships, storied histories, an intense rivalry and intriguing storylines. For the record, I like the Lakers in five. :

If you haven’t got a chance or haven’t yet noticed – which under the circumstances is completely understandable – the NHL playoffs have been unbelievable. I didn’t plan on watching them but was drawn into a couple of series, and I am happy for it. Game 3 between the Red Wings and Penguins was one of the best games I’ve seen in a while. The refs let the two teams play and there were numerous times the whistle wouldn’t blow for five minutes. :

The song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” turned 100 this year. It’s one of the great traditions in sports. It doesn’t matter where you’re at, it’s played during every seventh inning stretch. Of course, nothing beat Harry Caray singing it at Wrigley, but the song’s appeal is undeniable. In fact, try finding someone who doesn’t know the words. My bet is you’d be hard pressed. :

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Speaking of baseball, things in Denver are bad. The Rockies are terrible. And now we learn the Rockies brass might think about trading Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins before the deadline. This does this not make sense. I can see Atkins getting traded, but Holliday? No way. This still is the nucleus of players that won 21 of 22 games last year and made it to the World Series. :

Lastly, if there are any local athletes who plan to play sports at the collegiate level this coming year, let me know. My contact information is below. I don’t want to leave anyone out.

– To reach Luke Graham, call 871-4229

or e-mail lgraham@steamboatpilot.com