Boston sports optimism springs eternally this time of year

By Matthew Cunha

Spring break has given me time to reflect on all that is hot in Boston sports right now. After much thought, I have realized that a Boston sports fan have a lot to look forward to in the next few months.

 

  1. The Boston Celtics playoffs – Despite a couple of rough road losses, the C’s have had a successful season and are in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. They will have home court advantage for the first round in the playoffs, which will likely lead to the first playoff series victory for the C’s since 2012. The biggest question if the Celtics win a playoff series is whether or not they can do it again and advance to the conference finals. Still though, Boston fans will get the see plenty of competitive NBA playoff games this season.

 

  1. Boston Red Sox season – Meaningful baseball and warmer temperatures (for those currently in the northeast) are fast approaching. With a crisis seemingly avoided with David Price’s elbow, we will get to see the Sox’ “Three Aces” take the mound. Alongside young bats Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Andrew Benintendi will make for a season that should be a whole lot of fun.

 

  1. March Madness – Get out those brackets, it is almost tourney time. Despite this not having a Boston connection, what sports fan does not love this madness? Between the brackets, the nail biting finishes, and the Cinderella stories, this tournament is a sports fan dream. The first four days of the tournament that consist of 48 games are four of the greatest days of the year.

 

  1. Boston Bruins playoff chase – Even the trash of Boston sports the past couple of years has given fans something to look forward to in the spring months. The B’s find themselves in the midst of a playoff race, which can lead to some very exciting hockey. With 15 games left, every game means something for this team. If the Bruins happen to make the postseason, an NHL playoff series filled with hate and the thrills of sudden death overtime is a bonus. Especially if matched up with ex-coach Claude Julien and the Montreal Canadiens.

 

If you were having a bad day, or were just irritated with the cold weather, rest assured that better days lay ahead. There’s so much to look forward to in the Boston sports world and it’s going to be a fun spring.

 

Matthew Cunha is a producer on The Drive, weekdays 4pm to 6pm on 92.9fm The Ticket and streaming live at DriveShowMaine.com. Follow us on Twitter, @DriveShowMaine and “Like Us” on Facebook, Drive Show Maine.