Three is a good number. I like threes. There are three good Star Wars movies. Three kinds of medals you can get at the Olympics. Three primary colors. Rock, paper, scissors. Seriously, it’s like an actual thing. Threes make sense; they are stable and awesome.
So hey, Boston Militia, could you do me a favor? Could you win three more games this season? Just three. I’m not asking for you to go undefeated indefinitely. But three more games now would be really fantastic.
If you can do that – win your next three games – you will walk away with a brand new three: your third national championship. For a team that’s only existed for six seasons, that’s pretty damn impressive. And I really, really want to see it happen.
Backseat Coach and I were at your first championship game in Texas in 2010. (It was very hot.) Then Backseat Coach, Tiny Coach and I were at your second championship game in Texas in 2011. (It was also very hot.) This year, should you make it to the national championship game again, Backseat Coach, Scout and I hope to be there. That would be one championship for us as a couple and one for each of the boys. Stable, equal, awesome.
For a number of reasons, it is likely that this will be the last season that we can travel to far-off away games. I’m actually not even sure how we’d manage to get to the final two that I’m talking about, should that become reality, but I am committed to making it happen. I want to see you all on the field again, raising your helmets and celebrating what you’ve done. I want you to finish your unfinished business. I want you to find out what a third ring looks like.
I don’t say this to pressure or guilt trip you. I would hope you know me well enough by now to know that I have the greatest admiration for the work you do on and off the field to win these games, and that as someone who is currently still recovering from a candlepin bowling injury sustained over the Fourth of July weekend, the idea that I would have ANY ground to stand on and tell you what you should or shouldn’t be able to do is absurd.
I’m just saying this because I go a little diplomatic around the playoffs, you know? I truly do want to promote all teams and all games. I want fans in every city to be able to follow their team’s games either in person or remotely. I really do want all players to feel like their work is valued. I want to show respect to the players, coaches, management and fans of teams all across the country. I do. Reading my posts and looking at my playoffs mini-site, one could get the impression that what really matters is that women’s tackle football is promoted and played well, and that any games and any outcomes that help make that happen would be equally celebrated.
Fuck that noise. I want you to win.
Three games, Boston. #firstfanfamily is all in.