If you could Google hits based on what’s popping out of the mouths of New Englanders, “Tim Thomas” would top the charts.Of course, our winning teams also reflect the virility, poise, determination, dash, and loyalty of the Boston population base in general – something other cities across North America are in complete denial about. But we won’t get into that. ... Canada link via Brighton Reader.
His story is so completely blue-collar Beantown, you’d expect Dennis Lehane’s already hammering away on the book with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck negotiating for the film rights.
For starters, he wasn’t even supposed to be a starter. This was to be Tuukka Rask’s breakthrough season, but Thomas, now age 37, kept winning.