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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

Review: The Auerbach Dynasty

Review: The Auerbach Dynasty

Last night, I attended the opening of the new show "The Auerbach Dynasty", now playing at the Park Theater in Cranston, RI through May 1.  I attended as a guest of writer/director Ken Dooley, whom KWAPT interviewed about a month ago. The casts consists of exactly one character: Red Auerbach.  Played by actor Jeff Gill, [...]

April 9, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Bill Walton loves the Celtics, Jimmer, and Guinness

Bill Walton loves the Celtics, Jimmer, and Guinness

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting at a bar, drinking beer, eating food, and talking hoops with Bill Walton.  It was part of an event set up by the fine folks at Guinness… and it allowed me and a handful of other bloggers to experience Bill Walton first hand. And the man did not [...]

March 17, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Complete Bill Russell statue resolution

Complete Bill Russell statue resolution

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley posted the entire Bill Russell statue resolution as a "note" via her Facebook account. She was kind enough to add me as a friend so I could check it out: _____________________________________________________________________________________ WHEREAS,     Bill Russell is known as the cornerstone of the brilliantly successful Boston Celtics from 1956-1969, and was professional sports’ [...]

March 2, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 3

Bill Russell statue idea gaining steam

Bill Russell statue idea gaining steam

Back in November, Paul Flannery wrote a great piece for Boston Magazine about why Boston needs to erect a statue for Celtics legend Bill Russell. Well, as Boston.com reports this afternoon,, he's far from alone on the idea. Boston city councilors John Connolly and Ayanna Pressley have filed a resolution asking Boston's businesses, leaders and "philanthropic organizations" [...]

March 1, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 9

Bill Russell’s Medal of Freedom ceremony

Bill Russell’s Medal of Freedom ceremony

  You heard the President… get this man a damned statue.  And please, don't listen to a certain pair of local morning idiots who rambled on this morning about how Russell doesn't deserve one because they should be reserved for war heroes.  There's no reason we can't honor Bill Russell for the man he is… [...]

February 15, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 18

Watch Bill Russell’s Medal of Freedom ceremony live

Watch Bill Russell’s Medal of Freedom ceremony live

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV Bill Russell is receiving the Medal of Freedom today in a White House ceremony that begins at 1:30.  You can watch it live right here. [...]

February 15, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Dope new Forest Lab tees

Dope new Forest Lab tees

One of my favorite websites, Pick Your Shoes.com, has once again partnered with the Forest Lab for some outstandingtees. Seeing that Larry Legend's birthday is this week, this new tee simply entitled "Bird" is perfect. It features Larry with a great big cigar in his mouth, Red style, and donning a crown. It comes in white and green. But [...]

December 8, 2010 KWAPT Uncategorized 2

Give Bill Russell a damn statue!!

Give Bill Russell a damn statue!!

Professional sports mean the world to Bostonians.  Athletes are revered.  The greatest of the great athletes are Gods.  Larry Bird would be carried around Boston if he wanted to be. Yet the greatest winner this city has ever seen…  the man who led the most successful of our franchises… one of the most successful franchises [...]

December 1, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7