Just read this.
I seem to recall Bill Simmons being scathing, sarcastic and irritable about the suggestions last season at the mere implication on the part of the national media that we would lose our identity as fans now that the Sox had won the Series.
Apparently he has changed his mind.
during this 2005 Red Sox season, I found myself repeating those same five words again and again. What do we do now? What happens after a championship season that can't possibly be topped? What happens when your identity gets stripped away, when you get the chance to start from scratch? What happens after you've been released from the sports fan's version of purgatory? For the love of God, what do we do now?
Still, I can't help but grudgingly agree with a number of Simmons' other observations. Like, for example, that I'd like to think of myself as a member of "Group One" but am probably actually among "Group Two."
Also, props to Simmons for his lovely choice of banner for his Red Sox Nation section:
I still love Keith Foulke. Shut up.