An Ode To Boston

Sara - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Entered on June 15, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: place, sports
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I believe there is a town

Where the sports are the best around

What makes this city better than any other?

What makes one town better than another?

There is one town that answers these best

Who’s winning reputation passes the test

I have a for your consideration,

Beantown. Boston. The home of the Nation

From Beantown comes moments so great

As Vintari’s three field goals late

Which aided the Pats in the dynastic run

Guys like Bruschi, Brady, and Bill getting it done

Add to the mix Moss, Watson and Welker

You’ve got an offense so hot it’s making us swelter

Then we move from the field to the floor

Where there’s been a turn-around like never before

Where the fans cheer on the Big Three

Of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and KG

They may win the finals, I tell you the truth

And raise the 17th banner to the Garden roof

Moving from the court to the dugout

We have a huge list of names we could trot out

We have Big Papi, Mike Lowell, and J.D. Drew

Beckett, Varitek, Youk, and Manny too.

At closing (and dancing), Papelbon rules

While rookie Ellsbury makes Boston women drool

Not that looks should contribute to this

But seven rings are hard to miss

To further prove the case, take a closer look

At all that’s written in Boston’s history books

As the Boston American’s they were the first

To take the World Series in the days before the Curse

And even though the Curse was in full swing

No one was greater than Williams and Yastrzemski

Even if they never won the day,

They’re Hall of Famers in every way

And who could forget the Celtics of old?

Hondo, Cousy and McHale’s stories are still told

Around the Garden, the legacy lingers

Russell and Bird – the championship bringers

16 championship banners hang in honor

Of a team that has won more than any other

Then we have the Bruins, who share the floor

With the Celtics team we mentioned before

5 times they’ve raised the Stanley cup high

And have the most playoff appearances – 29 times

Orr and Esposito dazzled with their play

And made sure the Bruins were in Boston to stay

Boston fans remain faithful, even in a new state

I speak from experience, be cause I am

A second-generation transplanted fan

Such faithful following and champions abounding

Leaves Boston as the only town for crowning

And just in case I haven’t convinced you yet,

I have a few more champs I ask you not to forget

Hannah raised the bar on Offensive Line play

And Fisk got things done in a Hall of Fame way

And who could forget Schilling’s bloody sock?

As the 2004 World Series he did rock

So whether you’re in the Garden, in Fenway or Gillette

There is one town you just can’t forget

It’s Boston, that town that just keeps winning

Playing their hearts out in every quarter, period and inning