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RE: Celtics Win

Category: By Satchal
So following up on El Subliminal's post on Boston sports fans...it's an interesting debate as to why the Red Sox are revered over all other Boston-area teams. I really don't know why that is. More interesting, perhaps, is what happens to the fear and self-loathing that has come to be associated with disgruntled Boston sports fans over the past several decades (e.g. ESPN's Bill Simmons, who has essentially built his career on this). It's time to appreciate what you have, Boston. As for what I have to say regarding fickle sports fans, that deserves its own post, and I'll do so next time.

Alright, now for my finals postmortem. I predicted a Celtics victory in an earlier post, but rather that tooting my own horn, let me register my surprise that Boston was able to shut down Kobe Bryant so completely during the series. I really didn't see that coming, especially since many believed this would be a signature, career-defining series for Bryant. It never happened, putting the Kobe vs. MJ debate on ice (for now). Having said that, the Celtics clearly deserved to win, and any team that plays with such intensity and demonstrates such unity should have our admiration.

It's never too early to look forward to next year, is it? Which team is more likely to return to the finals? The Lakers have a far more daunting task: although the return of young Andrew Bynum will bolster their line-up, they still play in the far more competitive conference, with the likes of the Spurs, Suns, Hornets, Jazz, and Mavericks to contend with. The Celtics, interestingly enough, may prove to be more enigmatic. They succeeded largely due to emotion and intensity, both of which hardly ever waned. Although they possess tremendous talent, their bread-winner was an abundance of those qualities, neither of which the Lakers could match. Can they continue that for a second straight year? I say no, but I'd love to be proved wrong. They certainly don't have as much competition in the Eastern conference. A Celtics-Spurs match-up in the '09 finals would be pretty fascinating. At any rate, let Boston sports fans complain no longer.
 

2 comments so far.

  1. El Subliminal June 18, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    What do you mean complain no longer?
    The bloody Celtics let the Lakers win 2 games!! That's blasphemy!

    And whats with Brady? The guy needs to be sacked for his pathetic performance in the SB ~shudder~. What a loser.
  2. Gulti_As_Charged June 18, 2008 at 11:51 AM
    Tracer, you should post your theory on why people in places like Boston are infatuated with sports.

    On another note, I distinctly remember Yankee fans booing the red sox after NYG upset the patriots in the SB.

    Makes you wonder if it's too hard for the American people to comprehend the distinction between the Baseball and Football. Then again, they did vote for Bush. Twice.

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