May 12, 2010

[Ed. note: This is the first in a series of first-hand reports on the Boston sports scene by fellow Goodboy (and my partner for this year’s 20th anniversary Goodboys Invitational) Ron “Cubby” Myerow. When I think of sports, I think of Cubby. Enjoy!]

bobby_orr On Monday Bobby Orr unveiled a bronze statue of himself in front of the TDBANK GARDEN.

The statue commemorates the great achievements Orr had in 1970 specifically on May 10, 1970 when he scored the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues. It’s been 40 years since “THE GOAL”. The photo of the famous goal hangs in museums, bars and sport memorabillia shops around the world.

But what stands out about Bobby Orr so much is how humble he is to people and his former teamates. I met him at the Dennis Leary firefighters charity game at the Worcester Centrum about 10 years ago. I got a picture with him. and he signed his autograph in a book of mine which has him hugging the Stanley Cup.

So the question is can today’s Bruins win the Stanley Cup? Hm…. They were up 3 games to none against the Philadelphia Flyers and now they are going to Phili being up 3 games to 2. If they blow this series, you won’t hear the end of it on sports radio. It’s still great to watch highlights of the 1970 and 1972 Boston Bruins who once was the team who had Boston fans celebrating their great success.

Ed. note: The Bruins lost tonight and now head to a decisive seventh game at home against the Philadelphia Flyers. Winner gets to face the wunderkind Montreal Canadiens, who upset the Pittsburgh Penguins in their semi-final playoffs. I’ll ask Cubby to respond for his pick for who wins Game 7.

Filed in: Golf & Sports by The Great White Shank at 21:49 | Comment (1)
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  1. Doug:

    I’m hoping the Bruins will win on friday night.
    Then we can watch a classic series against Montreal for the cup!. It’s going to be a tough one to win.

    Thanks for the press.

    Cubby.

    Comment by Cubby — May 13, 2010 @ 3:37 am


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