Thursday, January 02, 2014

2013 BBS Awards: Bloody Sock Award for Toughness

This award goes to a tough athlete, one who has come back from injury, or played through injury, or some other kind of adversity, and sometimes a life threatening illness. Previous winners include Jon Lester, Wes Welker, and Mark Herzlich.

This year the winner is Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.

Bergeron played the toughest games in the toughest sport (Stanley Cup Finals) with a broken rib, torn cartilage, and a separated shoulder. That broken rib would eventually puncture a lung. This award and this blog are named after Curt Schilling's bloody red socks from the 2004 playoffs, and Bergeron's injuries were much more severe. Maybe I'll rename the blog to Bergeron's Ribs, or Boston Lung Punctures.

He made you proud to be a Boston sports fan. And even though the B's lost the series, they left everything on the ice.

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