The boyfriend is off to the Celtics victory parade and while I have some peace and quiet, I thought I’d reflect upon the incredible Celtics’ World Championship.
17 Things that are totally AWESOME about the Celtics’ 17th World Championship
1. It was well worth the wait. The last time the Celtics won a championship, I was 7. Me. 7. For the record, I’ll be 29 later this month.
2. They were able to defeat the Lakers. When it’s been this long, how awesome is it that the team was able to beat the team that defeated them the last time they were up?
3. The Curse of Len Bias is over. I don’t believe much of that supernatural stuff, but I’ll be damned if I don’t believe in sports curses! So, you can imagine how I felt yesterday when it was mentioned that the Celtics drafted Len Bias 22 years to the day as the Celtics won banner 17, on June 17.
4. 131 to 92. I thought the Celtics were going to win, but like this? Hell no. At least when my Patriots lost in February, it was close, and they didn’t give up (well, except for Ass-ante Samuel).
5. And speaking of the Patriots, in a small way, this championship eases the ongoing pain of the Patriots loss in… Super Bowl 42. This is evidenced by the fact that I can actually type the words, “Super Bowl 42”. My dad now thinks that the Sports Gods couldn’t give up Super Bowl 42 because they were holding out for the Celtics #17.
6. While Boston celebrates ANOTHER championship, the sports-loving nation is groaning. I have always fought hard to not be a typical, Masshole, Boston-loving fan… but, no matter how gracious I try to remain, I’m forever associated with my obnoxious brethren. So, hell, why not embrace it?
7. K.G.’s exchange with Bill Russell after the game. In the initial moments after victory, Kevin Garnett was the epitome of drunk on happiness. In fact, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say he was drunk on alcohol. But for a few moments, he was clear, respectful and reverential as he talked to Celtics legend Bill Russell.
8. That ABC was dumb enough to interview K.G. moments after victory on live TV. #@!*$(% $(%*^@!#*$*%&$@!@##!
9. Finally, after three weeks, I can get some sleep. No more 9 p.m. start times.
10. That it happened in Boston. Think of how much less exciting it would have been if the Celtics won in Game 5 at the Staples Center.
11. For a few days, I get to relive my childhood. I know a lot of people (around the country anyway) are sick and tired of the 60s, 70s, and 80s references, but hell, like I mentioned in #1, I’m old and instead of being mindful of my impending mortality, it’s fun to have something that reminds me of my childhood crammed in my face every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
12. I like the color green. It’s easing on the eyes. I also look good in green, which is always a plus.
13. Boston Police get yet another opportunity to hone their riot-squelching skills. I still will never understand how a sports victory gives one the urge to smash something, ESPECIALLY directly in front of, not only police, but high-tech (and very clear) television cameras. Which brings me to…
14. Watching douche bags get arrested never gets old. I present “Exhibit A”…
According to the Herald, he is Christopher O’Neill. Mommy must be so proud!
15. Now that it’s over, I don’t have to look at Pau Gasol anymore. What an ugly jamoke.
16. Paul Pierce finally gets to establish his own legacy. After enduring what he has here, including almost being stabbed to death, seeing Pierce not only win a championship but accept an MVP trophy here is thrilling.
17. Winning championships, no matter what the sport, NEVER GETS OLD!
Did Dale Arnold just say, “The Patriots victory parade…” ? Wishful thinking?