Obviously, pro sports are what most people think of when they think of the Boston sports scene (or New England sports because the Patriots (and Revolution) play in Foxboro). However, it's also worth noting when a pro sports team from the area has a pretty good season--or when their season ends in a notable manner.
That was exactly the case for the Boston College Eagles football team this week. They had a strong year this season, but it did not end in a very good manner.
Why? Because they were supposed to play in the First Responder Bowl the day after Christmas, December 26, but the game was cancelled during the game due to the weather.
Here is a serious question: are you kidding me?
I get there was thunder and lightning and all that, but why couldn't they have played it the following day or something like that?
These teams prepped for over a month for the game. They made the trek out to Dallas. Some of their fans probably did the same--especially on the Boise State side. And yet, they just decide no game. Pretty absurd, if we're being honest.
Not to go all weather expert, but if they played when there was lightning out, would anyone be struck by lightning? Probably not, even though it's totally understandable why they did not want to take the risk.
However, they should've just played the game whenever they could. Sure, they might not have been air it on TV live, but they certainly could've done something with the game film and ESPN already paid for it so yeah, definitely a disappointment.
BC finished the season at 7-5 and was going for their first eight win season in about six years. Regardless of how it all went down, pretty good season for BC.
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