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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

Bill Russell tribute video

Bill Russell tribute video

On the heels of yesterday's news that the city of Boston is going to honor Bill Russell with a statue, comes this video. It's a nice tribute the Boston Globe's  video team put together. For those Red's Army readers who aren't familiar w/Russell's history, read up on him. This guy embodies what it is to be a [...]

May 5, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 1

Bill Russell is getting his damn statue!!

Bill Russell is getting his damn statue!!

This might be my favorite C's press release so far:  The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation in partnership with the newly formed Bill Russell Legacy Committee announced today they will erect a statue of Bill Russell in the city of Boston designed by a local artist.  In commemoration of Russell’s accomplishments as the greatest champion in [...]

May 4, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Dwight’s better than Russ? It’s an impossible argument

Dwight’s better than Russ?  It’s an impossible argument

Bill Russell is as untouchable a figure in Celtics lore as anyone is to any team's history.  Question him or his greatness and you will incur the wrath of Celtics fans far and wide.  Dare to imply that any current player can hold a candle to him and you face being stoned in the town [...]

April 27, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 15