As the NBA inducts its newest Hall of Fame class (Michael Jordan, John Stockon, David Robinson), we feel this is the perfect time to honor our most loyal Red's Army readers.
Nearly 5 years ago, on a cold winter morning, sleep deprived and mentally fatigued from working yet another overnight shift, the dreams of two Celtics fans so desperately fighting maturity came to life. The concept behind Red's Army was born that day, and as we dreamed up ideas we wondered – will anyone want to read this crap?
Thankfully, the answer was and still is – Yes!
We appreciate all the time our readers spend on the site, especially those who offer comments.Without further ado, here's the inaugural class of the Red's Army Hall of Fame:
DRJ – He's been with us pretty much since the beginning. An astute Celtics fan who speaks his mind but with respect for the people he's talking to. He brings it every comment. When you can say you have "a kind of wistful affection for our erstwhile opponents from the opposite coast" in regards to the Lakers… you're bringing it.
G4L – Another original. And one of the first readers I've met in person. Another very knowledgeable Celtics fan who contributed from day 1 and helped this site grow. Between our original site and forums, and the last few incarnations of Red's Army, G4L has probably made a couple thousand comments… and I might be missing a few.
Jester – The reader with the highest BAC. He often shares TMI in his posts. Since words cannot describe his impact, I will defer to one of his comments. "My wife takes the baby to church around 11am, I
start drinking because her whole family comes over at 2:30 including
her uncle that makes me drink. so i will be lucky see around tip off
time hopefully the trailer doesn’t burn down!!!" Enough said.
KWAPT – KobeWearsAPurpleThong burst on the scene in the past year with one of the most creative monikers ever. His dedication and passion are unrivaled. It's quite possible the Internet is his only friend. Lucky for us. If we had a marketing department, he'd probably head it up.
Papa Irish – One of the most prolific posters in Red's Army history, and owner of one of the best avatars I've ever seen. And he continues the trend of original readers who stuck with us while we found our voice. As loyal and passionate about the Celtics and Red's Army as it gets.
Tim (Fire Doc) – Yet another one of the original readers and Chuck's arch nemesis. So what if he built his reputation on the incorrect premise that Doc Rivers should have been fired? It says a lot about the type of contribution you make to a site when you can openly challenge one-half of the brain-trust and not only not get banned… but be held in such high regard.
So that's our inaugural Red's Army Hall of Fame class. Thanks to everyone who contributes and comments. We look forward to another great year.
John & Chuck