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Ultimate 1-on-1: Kevin Garnett vs. Bob Cousy

Ultimate 1-on-1: Kevin Garnett vs. Bob Cousy

In a bit of an upset, 12th overall Bill Russell beat 5th overall Reggie Lewis in our Ultimate 1-on-1 tournament.  I really saw Reggie's do-it-all kind of game as being too much for even Russell to stop, and I didn't see Russ as enough of a 1-on-1 guy to make it past Reggie.  Remember, folks, [...]

August 16, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

4 must have Celtics jerseys

4 must have Celtics jerseys

Aside from his regular gig of polishing balls at Souvlaki’s Greek Bowling Palace, John also writes for the NBA blog Crossover Chronicles. His latest contribution is a good one: You Gotta Have Larry Bird — Number 33 not only brought the Celtics back to prominence, he’s part of the triumvirate that helped rescue the NBA [...]

August 15, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Ultimate 1-on-1: Reggie Lewis vs. Bill Russell

Ultimate 1-on-1: Reggie Lewis vs. Bill Russell

Kevin McHale made short work of his former point guard yesterday.  Almost 90% of you think McHale would win a 1-on-1 against Dennis Johnson. He moves on to face the winner of the Rajon Rondo, John Havlicek matchup.  That's a few days away.  Today, we've got Reggie Lewis matching up against Bill Russell.   (5) [...]

August 12, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Ultimate 1-on-1 matchup #5: Antoine Walker vs Cedric Maxwell

Ultimate 1-on-1 matchup #5:  Antoine Walker vs Cedric Maxwell

We nearly had a unanimous decision in matchup #4.   Bill Russell got all but TWO votes in his matchup with Frank Ramsey.  We'll see how he does against Reggie Lewis later in the tournament.  Today's matchup is a doozy, though.  We've got 13th overall seed Cedric Maxwell going up against 20th seed Antoine Walker.  [...]

August 5, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Ultimate 1-on-1 matchup #4: Bill Russell vs. Frank Ramsey

Ultimate 1-on-1 matchup #4:  Bill Russell vs. Frank Ramsey

Another blowout in the Red's Army Ultimate 1-on-1.  Dennis Johnson waxed Ed Macauley with 84% of the vote.  We were afraid of the older guys in C's history would get demolished by the more recent guys because, quite frankly, the game was a bit different back then.  So be it.  DJ advances and he'll face [...]

August 4, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Announcing the Red’s Army ULTIMATE 1-on-1 tournament

Announcing the Red’s Army ULTIMATE 1-on-1 tournament

 A few weeks ago, we noticed Dime Magazine doing a league-wide 1-on-1 tourney where fans voted on the winners.  We thought it was a fantastic idea, so we… uhhhh… borrowed it.  Except we're putting our own little twist on it.  We went back through the annals of Celtics history and put together the ultimate 1-on-1 [...]

August 1, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Is this kid the next Bill Russell?

Is this kid the next Bill Russell?

Man, do I hate calling anyone the next anyone… so I try not to do it.  It's not fair to either person.   So while I say there'll never be another Bill Russell… some people might not be so sure. Celtics senior director of basketball operations Leo Papile — also the Boston Amateur Basketball Club’s director — told [...]

July 29, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Russell statue going up at City Hall Plaza

Russell statue going up at City Hall Plaza

The news conference to announce the statue has just wrapped up and it's going to be at Boston's City Hall plaza.  That is great news, because City Hall Plaza is big brick wasteland and City Hall itself looks like someone poured concrete over a big Jenga puzzle.  This statue will help make it more palatable.  [...]

July 11, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Red’s Army Rewind: The C’s first championship

Red’s Army Rewind: The C’s first championship

One thing that will sustain us all, besides planking, of course,  is a regular look back at Celtics history.  Lord knows there's plenty of it to sift through as we trudge through this lockout.   So in our first Red's Army Rewind, we're looking back on how the Celtics won their first ever NBA championship.  [...]

July 1, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Bill Russell is just an unbelievable human being

Bill Russell is just an unbelievable human being

There's nothing Bill Russell hates more than the spotlight.  But he stepped into it today as he was honored for his mentoring program.  But along with that comes his statue… which he really doesn't like very much. “Well, [the statue] makes me a little uneasy, because it seems almost like a tombstone," Russell joked. "I [...]

May 17, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8