Sunday, October 17, 2004

America's Team

Stephen King
said last night that the Red Sox are "America's Team", a phrase I wholeheartedly detest because it's commonly associated with some of the most nauseatingly successful teams in professional sports.

The guys over at Page 2, while agreeing that King is a tad bit off base here, do point out that nothing unites people behind the Red Sox like a viceral hatred of the Yankees. After all, nothing is more American than people coming together to watch a team crumble under the weight of it's own expectations.

So perhaps America's team is really whatever team stands up to (and finally takes down) the great sports franchise of the time. Maybe it's simply whatever team people will rally behind in the defense of the common good.

Regardless if there actually is an America's Team or not, to the Detroit Pistons, Anaheim Angels, Florida Marlins, and anyone playing the Cowboys, this Bud's for you.


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