The Boston area has A LOT going on right now. The Patriots captured their sixth Super Bowl in the Brady-Belichick era, the Celtics were in the thick of potential blockbuster trade talk heading into last Thursday deadline, and one of the Bruins’ forwards accomplished an NHL milestone that most kids can only dream of.
On Tuesday night, Patrice Bergeron became just the fifth player in Bruins history to play in 1,000 games with the team. The organization recognized the feat ahead of the B’s Saturday home game but the coolest wave of support came from some of the city’s most recognizable athletes. Paul Pierce, Julian Edelman, Jason Veritek and ‘Big Pappy’ David Ortiz each contributed their own message in a short video for Patrice.
Those are some pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty big names that were included!
Together the four have combined for nine championships since 2004 and remain heroes in the city. Bergeron has steadily been the Bruins’s best forward over the years and brought the city a Cup in 2011, so you can go ahead and stick his face with the others on Boston’s Mount Rushmore as well.
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Now, you may have noticed a small detail in the video. Julian Edelman still has his grizzled beard from this past season. HOWEVER, he allowed Ellen DeGeneres to shave it all off following the Pats’ Super Bowl victory.
Oh- and it was for charity.
With the Pats and Red Sox both in the offseason after championship seasons, it’s up to the Celtics and Bruins to get things done. Can you imagine if all four ended up winning a title?!
(H/T Boston Bruins)