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Larry Bird is still awesome

Larry Bird is still awesome

Aside from Betty White getting wrecked on a crossing route… this year's Super Bowl ads were mildly amusing at best. But this one, obviously, stood out in our hearts.  If you missed it, it's the McDonald's updated version of these classic Larry Bird/Michael Jordan ads: Nice warmups, Mike.  Did you give them back to Bill [...]

February 8, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 12

Pierce’s place in history

Pierce’s place in history

This all started this weekend when the Celtics were playing Miami the Miami broadcast posed a viewer poll asking who is the greatest Celtic of all-time. The options: Bill Russell, Jon Havlicek, Larry Bird and Paul Pierce…. Interesting that someone even thought to put Pierce in that list.  That link goes back to my story [...]

December 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Bird, Walton, the ’86 Championship and some Wild Turkey

Bird, Walton, the ’86 Championship and some Wild Turkey

In case you missed Dan Shaughnessy's interview with Larry Bird in Friday's Globe, here's a great story about Bill Walton: After the Celtics won the 1986 championship, Walton sat alone in Bird’s kitchen drinking Wild Turkey until after the sun came up. I told Bird I didn’t believe the Walton story. Simply too good to [...]

November 21, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Your Morning Dump… Where Cleveland lost at home again

Your Morning Dump… Where Cleveland lost at home again

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline.  Because there's nothing quite as satisfying a good morning dump. Riding a three-game winning streak, Cavs coach Mike Brown continued to test some experimental options. This time, the results were simply negative. It played into the hands of [...]

November 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Sneaker Review: Converse Weapon Evo

Sneaker Review:  Converse Weapon Evo

The folks at Converse sent me a free pair of their Converse Weapon Evo's to try out in exchange for writing a review.  There are no parameters on the review. I got to keep the kicks no matter what I said.  So here's what I think. I won't pretend to be a full-blown sneaker-head.  I [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

The Only Thing BBD and Larry Have In Common

The Only Thing BBD and Larry Have In Common

For those unwilling to cut Glen Davis slack for his early morning fight that resulted in thumb surgery and six weeks on the bench, Shank has a good column today reminding us that Larry Legend had a similar incident. On the night of May 16, 1985, in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals between [...]

October 30, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Magic admits what we already knew about the Dream Team

Magic admits what we already knew about the Dream Team

The original (and some would say "only") Dream Team had every great player of its day on the roster… … except for 1. Isiah Thomas.  And for years, we heard the stories about Zeke being frozen out.  I personally had never seen confirmation of this… until now. Magic also admits that he joined with Michael [...]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Rajon Rondo’s awesomeness extends beyond the court

Rajon Rondo’s awesomeness extends beyond the court

That's Rajon Rondo making a trip to Germany to visit wounded soldiers (h/t CelticsBlog).  He's awesome.  As usual, I'll point your attention to the mitts…which, when he shakes someone's hand, wrap around the recipient's hand about 4 or 5 times like an octopus tentacle.  Other things that will distract you from your workday. I explain [...]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Reliving the Glory Days

Reliving the Glory Days

Boston.com has an excerpt from Jackie MacMullen's new book about Magic and Larry – When the Game Was Ours. It picks up right after the Celtics beat the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals: By morning, Magic had been saddled with a new nickname (Tragic) and so had his team (the Fakers). That [...]

October 18, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

I Gotta Read This Book

I Gotta Read This Book

Jackie MacMullen was on WEEI this morning talking about her new book - When the Game Was Ours. From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were [...]

October 16, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4