Sense and Cents


So much of what I read this morning is about sports, Boston sports. If you are not a fan of sports in general or Boston Sports in particular, then you might say, “Who cares?” I try to be that way myself as I can often think it silly spend so much time watching.

With very few exceptions, I have brought under control my desire to stay up late. Of all the things that don’t make sense about sports in Boston, for me it is the time some games begin. It is all about cents I know, but it doesn’t make sense. So I go to bed.

Being awake and present early in the morning has become more important to me than watching anything until midnight. One of the advantages of our new technologies is the ability to watch highlights. First thing this morning I grabbed my IPad to see what happened to the Red Sox last night. I went to bed thinking positively in spite of the fact they were losing one to zip. We had just had a most entertaining afternoon compliments of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. If Brady can do it, then so can the Red Sox, and then they did.

So before I get totally carried away in the euphoria of the moment, I want to suggest there is a lesson here even for those who are not sports fans. One word, control. Success comes for so many of us when we keep our emotions in check. This is what happened yesterday in Boston sports. Something that all of us can marvel at if not learn from. My contribution is to go to bed no later than nine thirty.

4 thoughts on “Sense and Cents

  1. Carole Webber October 14, 2013 / 9:19 am

    At first I was annoyed when I watched the am news that this was the lead-in. We have a young girl missing in Conway, a dysfunctional government crisis and numerous crimes.storms in India , , etc. plus foggy roads.
    Where are our priorities?
    Perhaps we all needed some good news today and the Boston teams supplied it.
    I am not a sports fan but happy for all of you who are so pleased with your teams.

    • fictionfitz October 14, 2013 / 10:04 am

      Rolling the dice because of having a wedding outside in late September

  2. David Kanigan October 14, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    It was Boston’s Night!

    • fictionfitz October 14, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      Yes, but we are wanting more!

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