Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beanpot Countdown: 5 Days

As Boston gets pounded by yet another blizzard (this time a two part special dubbed by meteorologists as a “1-2 punch”) and the most recent sports memory is last night’s debacle against North Carolina, I thought the Eagle faithful could use some cheering up.  And there’s nothing like BC hockey to make you feel warm and fuzzy on a dreary New England day.  I don’t mean to overlook Friday night’s match up with ZooMass, or sound like a BU fanboy but BC fans need some fun. In my mind, this is what makes the Beanpot so special.  In the middle winter’s harshest weather, comes this wonderful sports spectacular to signal the coming Spring (and Frozen Four).  Further, the tournament is a great opportunity for casual BC hockey fans to get on board and fall in love with the team.  So let’s begin our first annual Countdown to the Beanpot!

The “De Facto Beanpot Championship” otherwise known as BC – BU at the Gahden will happen in the opening round this year.  Monday night will feature the Harvard – Northeastern appetizer at but the real action begins at .  Here’s your daily countdown info.

Terriers Swept (and Dominated)
The Comm Ave Rivals have played all three regular season games this season, and BC has won all three, including two at Agganis.  For the first two iterations of the series, the less experienced BU team made it a game for approximately zero minutes.  The most recent contest was much closer with BC hanging on to win 3-2.  Even in the January game though, BC got up to a 3-0 lead in the first and never gave it up.  The point is, not only have the Eagles won all three games this season, but the BU puppy dogs haven’t played well at all against BC this year except when playing from behind.  That bodes well for the Eagles, and that makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

1 comment:

  1. BU is a joke. Here's to winning the Beanpot.

    /lifts glass/


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