Well, somehow we knew that the Patriots would eventually run out of magic this post-season, but it was disappointing to see them go down in flames on Saturday night in Denver, which seems to have historically been a house of horrors for New England. Not that the Patriots didn’t have the opportunities to win, but turning over the ball at critical points in the game doomed them. Still, the team should return next season as strong if perhaps stronger than they were this year, and hopefully the injury bug will disappear.
Sunday afternoon, the family took in a Lock Monsters hockey game at the Tsongas (pronounced SONG-gus) Arena in Lowell. Down 2-1 with three minutes left in the third period, Nicolas Corbelli dented the twine with a nice little shot over the goaltender’s shoulder to even the score and sent the game to overtime. Unfortunately, just 17 seconds in, the visiting Bridgeport (CT) Sound Tigers got the game-winner to send the crowd home disappointed. Still, everyone, including Lea, had a good time. Jakob’s favorite part, of course, is the food, whether it’s a bag of popcorn or some nachos and a soda. Lea spent most of the time looking up at the lights and luckily didn’t get spooked too badly when our team scored a couple of teams and the crowd roared in approval.
At least there is one ray of sunshine today, as we wake up to sub-zero temperatures (-2Â°F on the thermometer this morning at 5:00 AM): pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers on 17 February, one month from tomorrow!