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Ultimate 1-on-1: The second round begins

Ultimate 1-on-1:  The second round begins

The first round of our Ultimate 1-on-1 is over.  Dave Cowens narrowly beat Jo Jo White in our final matchup of the first round.  Here's a recap of how it all broke down (overall seeds in parentheses): (16) Dave Cowens over (17) Jo Jo White(9) Bob Cousy over (24) Robert Parish(13) Cedric Maxwell over (20) [...]

August 11, 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

In a city of champions, the Celtics deserve more respect

In a city of champions, the Celtics deserve more respect

The Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972 last week, and in the process gave the city of Boston its seventh championship of the 2000's.  They also completed the City-of-Champions-Grand-Slam by giving Boston an unprecedented title in all four major pro sports over just seven years.  Boston is, right now, title town.  Teenagers in [...]

June 20, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Sorry, ’96 Bulls… The ’86 Celtics were better

Sorry, ’96 Bulls… The ’86 Celtics were better

The Sporting News just came out with its 10 greatest NBA teams of all time.  And, of course, it lists the 1996 Chicago Bulls team at #1. I could go into how the league was terribly watered down at that point, having expanded three times in seven years… adding six teams over that span… including [...]

June 17, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Report: McHale frontrunner for Rockets job

Report: McHale frontrunner for Rockets job

We've heard that Lawrence Frank is as good as gone… but if he is, it might not be to go coach the Rockets.  Because that job seems to be Kevin McHale's to lose. No final decision has officially been reached, nor are contract negotiations underway, but McHale has clearly separated himself fromDallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey [...]

May 21, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Your Morning Dump… Where we’re trying not to repeat history

Your Morning Dump… Where we’re trying not to repeat history

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. Watch that video and tell me you're not getting a "they need to make a trade now" vibe. That's Comcast Sports Net's look at "The State of [...]

May 21, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Frank a finalist for the Rockets job

Frank a finalist for the Rockets job

You know… lost in all the Doc news was the fact that Lawrence Frank was kind of brought in here as a possible replacement to slide into the head seat when Doc left.   But with Doc sticking around for about five years… Frank's gotta go somewhere else to be a head coach.  Turns out [...]

May 15, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Your Morning Dump… Where Shaq may return today

Your Morning Dump… Where Shaq may return today

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. "…Shaq may play,’’ Rivers said. “They looked tired. We went a little longer, we didn’t do a lot of running, we did a lot of instructional stuff. [...]

December 19, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

McHale not a fan of robo-officials

McHale not a fan of robo-officials

[Photo credit: Barry Tse's Flickr page] In ESPN's latest piece on the current state of officiating, old friend Kevin McHale has some less-than-enthusiastic thoughts on the direction of referees in today's NBA. Now an analyst for NBA-TV, McHale said the current officiating system, with its computerized oversight, has "roboticized" this latest breed of NBA referees, [...]

October 31, 2010 scottpriest Uncategorized Comments Off