Decade of Dominance: The Snow Bowl vs. The Bloody Sock
Decade of Dominance enters its fifth matchup of the first round with seeds 5 and 12 - the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff and Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, respectively. But if you’ve been a Boston sports fan for more than ten minutes, you know them as the “Snow Bowl” and the “Bloody Sock Game.”
Almost everybody involved in our panel had a tough time with this one. Do you pick the final game played at the old Foxboro Stadium, where the “tuck rule” propelled Tom Brady and the underdog Patriots to their first of three Super Bowls in four years? Or do you pick the game where Curt Schilling, pitching with an unprecedented suture in his ankle, held the Yankees to one run in seven innings as the Red Sox forced a seventh game in a series that they had trailed in, 3-0?
Let’s take a look:
Curt Schilling Owes Citizens Bank $2.4 Million, And They Want Their Money, Like, Now
Game face, dude.
So, remember when it came out, as part of the airing of dirty laundry that accompanied the demise of 38 Studios, that Curt Schilling had chosen to use $4 million of Rhode Island’s $75 million loan to pay himself rather than make payroll? Seemed pretty selfish, right?
Well, #38 is about to get $2.4 million worth of comeuppance. It seems that when 38 Studios took out a loan from Citizens Bank as a security deposit on its offices, Schilling personally guaranteed the money. Now that 38 Studios is no more, Citizens Bank is suing Schilling for the money, and asking the courts to freeze Schilling’s assets until he returns it.
Schilling is worth north of $100 million, so $2.4 mil ain’t breaking his bank (which probably has the number 38 on its door), but it ain’t nothing, either, especially as Schilling has invested $38 million of his own money into his now non-existent company. I decline to do the research, but I’m going to go ahead and assume its offices were on the 38th floor of 3800 W 38th St., Suite 2 (for two World Championships), and that Schilling will eventually be charged with 38 counts of being an asshat.