You knew it couldn't last. Being a Boston sports fan in the last few years was just too much blue sky and wonderfulness. The Grim Reaper has arrived yet again.
First, the three-time Super Bowl Champs played like Pop Warner Wannabees. Then Kevin Garnett gets sidelined indefinitely to turn the C's Boston Three Party into a two-man festivity. And now, Curt Schilling's career might be over due to a nagging shoulder injury that sidelined him last year.
This is cause for concern. Not enough concern to get Dan Shaughnessey working on another curse book. But cause, nonetheless. We're simply back to a place where most sports fans live. Reality.