ESPN The Magazine Is Releasing An Obnoxious All Boston Issue



Boston sports fan often complain about the stereotype that they’re obnoxious, but this doesn’t help their case.ESPN The Magazine is releasing an all-Boston issue, complete with cover image of a hand wearing the four Boston championship rings from the last decade — Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics.

Included in the magazine will be pieces on the Red Sox farm system, what Bruins players do in Boston (other than drink), how to rob Fenway — think Ben Affleck heist extravaganza “The Town” — and whether Tom Brady is too pretty.

No word yet on whether Dave Eggers’ fan fiction about the Celtics’ Three Amigos will be in print or online-only. (Kidding.)

Though it might be unfair to blame Boston supporters for the issue, the mere fact that enough corporate types judged this a good idea kind of hints at the hubris attached to Boston fandom. Also, for a news organisation, ESPN skews Boston pretty often — Grantland’s sports blog is already named after a part of Fenway Park’s outfield.

Maybe after the Worldwide Leader checks off this milestone, they can finally put ESPN The Magazine online and Grantland in print.

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