Pat Riley's Brylcreem. The Chief's scowl. Danny Ainge pouting. Coop's knee highs. Kareem's goggles. Rambis's Clark Kents. Walton lying on the sideline. Bird vs. Magic (all the way back to '79) Maxwell's choking taunt. Magic's no-looks to Worthy. The Sky Hook was unstoppable. The Garden's heat, its bumpy parquet. McHale's clothesline foul. The Fabulous Forum. Leprechauns. Chick-isms. Big Game James. DJ's freckles. Jack courtside. K.C. Jones ridin' that train. Randy Newman blaring. Boston and L.A. are in the Finals and it's almost the 80's again.
I see your blog every 2nd month. I would like to meet you one day. I think your fantastic with the pen. good wishes always.
Posted by: anil dhawan at May 31, 2008 08:45 AM (XfgFI)
Annie, care to bet on the series (I spent most of my life in Boston. Havilcek, Dave Cowens and Paul Silas were somewhat close neighbors of mine when I was a little kid (and not as mature as I am now))?
You could always identify a Celtic on the street. They were the only negroes in the region! ;-)
I have a very fond memory of the '84 epic series. The day between games 6 & 7 a bunch of us college folk were at a Red Sox game. The game wasn't anything to write home about so we provided a distraction - we started a "Sacrifice Kareem"
chant that quickly gained momentum. It was definitely audible both anywhere in the stadium and over television. There probably was a very good chance Kareem was watching the game back in the hotel (there were no out-of-town television options in them days) and heard the 20,000+ crowd chanting to have him sacrificed. LOL!
We even had some Harvard ivory-tower elitists chanting. Oh to have video for blackmail!
The next day the Celtics won. I take credit for that championship!
Posted by: Raical Redneck at May 31, 2008 08:42 PM (cOyko)
You have attracted some real weirdos!
Posted by: shelly at June 01, 2008 11:06 AM (4gHqM)
Shelly, surely in your vast legal experience, you have become familiar with the dictum, it takes one, to know one.
Posted by: Casca at June 02, 2008 10:46 AM (IrbU4)
Mispelled my handle @ 2 above.
What say you Annie?
Posted by: Radical Redneck at June 02, 2008 03:56 PM (oCkRU)
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