It's a good time to be a sports fan in northern New England. The Red Sox have the best record in baseball and are in the playoffs with everyone healthy. The Patriots are one of two elite teams in the NFL, plus a half-dozen other good teams; and the Celtics - oh, I whimper to even commit this to my site - are favored by some to win the Eastern Conference. I won't go that far, but they will compete, mirabile dictu.
This isn't to say that any of the three will win a championship, or even go to a championship game. But it's nice to look around and enjoy what we've got.