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RedsArmy presents FanFriday #12: “The Little Things”

KWAPT March 11, 2011 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Jojopierce This week's FanFriday is entitled "The Little Things" because it's subject is a great example of how doing all the little things make you as a teammate better, thus improving the whole team.

Last week, a gentleman named Brian posted on the RedsArmy Facebook page. He mentioned how big a Celtics fan he was, and how his nephew, also a big C's fan/RedsArmy reader, had just received an award. Brian's nephew, Joseph Settineri, was awarded the "Sportsman of the Year" award by the Salem, New Hampshire youth basketball league. Joseph received the award for service to his New Hampshire community, sportsmanship, contributions to his team, and for what his Uncle Brian called "just being an all-around good person."

JojosportsmanoftheyearThe main reason I think it's so important to recognize Joseph is because team contribution is a staple of Celtics basketball, and being a Celtic. This team, especially the group of guys that have been around the last few seasons, are all about team. You hear it at practice, postgame, on the bench, they want to win as a team, and reach a common goal: a championship. No one cares about stats, Sportscenter highlights or any other individual accolades.

Joseph will be going to his first Celtics game of the season on March 23rd. Rajon Rondo, Joe's favorite player, and the rest of the C's will be taking on the Grizzlies. So when you walk into the TD Garden that evening Joseph, be sure and look at all those white banners hanging in the rafters.That's what being a team player gets you. Those 17 titles come from each team member contributing what they can individually. Congratulations on your award Joseph, and I hope the Celtics bring you a win on the 23rd.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    i like those “where are they now”, but brian and his nephew seem like solid loyalist… can he play back-up pg?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    I’ll have to ask him.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    I like doing these on fans who might not have gone to games. Not all fans have season ticket or the ability to go… but they are still just as passionate as the rest of us.
    I love talking to the people who are always at the games… but I know there are plenty of fans who are just as big who can’t make it. Hearing about them is great.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Note from KWAPT: Due to an oversight on my part, this post was edited shortly after posting. Sorry for any confusion. Carry on.