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After all that, this is the only game that matters

Some time after 9pm, with millions of people camped in front of televisions all over the world… with millions of people wearing either Green and White or Purple and Gold… a guy in that gray, NBA official's uniform will toss the ball in the air… … and the last game of this season will begin. ... [More]

June 17, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14
Game 7 Motivation: Part 1

Game 7 Motivation: Part 1

(NSFW Language) I'm so pumped for this game.  Maybe too pumped.  And we're only getting started.... [More]

June 17, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Your Morning Dump… The Need for Sheed has never been greater

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s that know-how,” Wallace said. “There’s certain times when you know you can shoot crazy shots, and there’s certain times when you know when you can’t. I... [More]

June 17, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 14

Not even Vermont likes the Celtics chances

I consider Connecticut an extension of New York, but Vermont is full of Boston-haters too? That's OK. If you see any Subaru Foresters with Vermont plates looking for parking on parade day, be sure to extend a middle-finger salute.... [More]

June 16, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 35

Perk has torn MCL & PCL

Via The Globe Celtics center Kendrick Perkins walked into Staples Center on crutches this afternoon, sporting a heavy brace on his right knee. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said definitively that Perkins will not play in tomorrow's Game 7. An MRI this afternoon revealed that Perkins suffered a torn ACL and PCL in the knee. That... [More]

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Celtics may be better of without Perk?

While we are lamenting the loss of Kendrick Perkins in Game 7, ESPN.com's John Hollinger says there's a silver lining to Perkins knee injury: However, if Boston's bigs can avoid the whistles early, we're unlikely to find ourselves discussing Perkins' absence as much of a factor. As important as he's been to Boston's suffocating defense... [More]

June 16, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12
Is there a need for extra motivation?

Is there a need for extra motivation?

While John had some fun with Big Baby's inspirational words, I wanted to take a more serious look at motivational tactics. I know the argument against motivation – "If these guys can't get up for a Game 7 in the Finals, then something is wrong with them." But coaching is more than Xs and Os.... [More]

June 16, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 20
Big Baby serves up some inspiration

Big Baby serves up some inspiration

(NSFW language in clip) "We went through too many ups and downs to lose like this," Davis said. "Out of all the teams in the league we were the one that struggled. We were the one that went through the bumps and bruises. We went through the, 'we're old.' We went through the 'oh, they... [More]

June 16, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 12

Enemy Chatter: Game 7 for all the tacos

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Los Angeles. Game Seven, for all the tacos, is Thursday night…. The Lake Show gave the Celtics absolutely no quarter tonight. They exerted tight ball pressure on everyone... [More]

June 16, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1
Elbowing people in the jaw is now apparently legal

Elbowing people in the jaw is now apparently legal

I'm not asking for much here, I don't think.  All I want is when a guy puts an elbow up and it connects with a guy's jaw… that a whistle be blown.  Just a thought.... [More]

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