Am I gloating? You bet your god damn cleats I'm gloating. It doesn't even matter what the Yankees are doing right now or end up doing. I'm talking about right here, right now, the Red Sox being swept out of the playoffs.
This is for every comment I got last year, every email, every phone call I received when Boston beat the Yankees. This is for every gloat you threw at me, for every taunt and insult and laugh, for all the taunt and insults and laughs and smugness that lasted well into the winter and right through this season, for every person who emailed me the picture of that snotty little kid in the photoshopped Sox uniform giving the finger, for my father and every other Met fan that took it upon themselves to throw ridicule at the Yankees in the name of Boston, for every smug, nasty, vitriolic, asswipe of a Boston fan who felt the need to shove their series win in my face every chance they could even though I never did that to them when the Yankees won:
Update: Uh, in case you didn't get this part, I'll say it again: It doesn't even matter what the Yankees are doing right now or end up doing. I'm talking about right here, right now, the Red Sox being swept out of the playoffs.
Yes, the Yankees lost (though they're not out of it yet). But I'm not expecting big things from them, anyhow. In fact, I never thought they would even make it to the playoffs - I've picked the Cardinals to win the whole thing. I am just downright gleeful that the World Series champions couldn't even win one playoff game in their attempt to repeat. And I don' t think you understand why I feel this way. See, anytime the Yankees have won the World Series, I've concentrated my efforts on being happy my team won and celebrating that fact. About 90% of Sox fans last year spent way too much of their post-win energy last year (and into this season) acting like bullies who just shoved a kid's face in the mud. That's why I gloat when your team loses.
So you can gloat all you want if the Yankees lose this series and even think you are throwing my own shit back at me. Won't matter. I don't care. And don't for one second pretend that you wouldn't be doing the very same thing if the tables were turned. We all turn into jerks when we put our favorite sports' teams caps on. It's part of the game.