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Celtics MVP? How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Celtics MVP?  How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Take a look at great pro sports franchises… and take a look at crappy ones.  Chances are you'll find one common thread:  The success of a franchise usually hinges on good ownership. And good ownership usually means (a) the willingness to spend money and (b) the willingness to hold players accountable for their actions. We've [...]

November 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Now on TruFan: Rondo/Paul Tale of the Tape

Now on TruFan: Rondo/Paul Tale of the Tape

You can never have enough Rondo vs CP3 talk. I compare their size, skills, weaknesses, contracts, achievements and outlook in my new blog on TruFan.com: Size Rondo: 23, 6-1, 175lbs Paul: 24, 6-0, 170lbs Skills Rondo: Lightning quick, able to penetrate and finish, superior passing skills, great ball fakes, excellent defender and rebounder Paul: Very [...]

November 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… where Rondo ain’t goin nowhere

Your Morning Dump… where Rondo ain’t goin nowhere

League sources said the extension is for five years and guarantees Rondo at least $55 million. With the two sides facing a Monday deadline to get a deal done, Duffy said he called Celtics president Danny Ainge on Sunday to inform him Rondo was prepared to play out his contract and become a restricted free [...]

November 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Rondo: It’s not the end of the world…

Rondo: It’s not the end of the world…

Here's what Rondo had to say about his contract status prior to tonight's game: "I'm focused on Chris Paul," said Rondo. "It's not a big deal right now. I'm focused on the season." In fact, Rondo said he hasn't spoken to his agent, Bill Duffy, in two days. "It's not the end of the world," [...]

November 1, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Rondo has to cash the check Perk’s mouth wrote

Rondo has to cash the check Perk’s mouth wrote

Chris Paul is pretty much regarded as the best point guard in the league.  Rajon Rondo, however, doesn't seem to be impressed.  At least… if you believe SI's Chris Mannix Kendrick Perkins just told me that Rondo said "Chris Paul has the stats that he has because he has the ball in his hands all [...]

November 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Least surprising news ever: Rondo talks continue

Least surprising news ever: Rondo talks continue

Shocker. Although the past few days have been mostly quiet on the contract front for Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, both sides are expected to connect Sunday for one last attempt to come together on a new deal before Monday's deadline for contract extensions for members of the 2006 draft class, according to sources close [...]

October 31, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Happy Halloween Part 1!

Happy Halloween Part 1!

Brilliant illustration from Boston Dirt Dogs (Via Loscy).  Very fitting for Halloween, wouldn't you say? Why is this post called "part one?"  Because Chuck is putting together "part two" as we speak… and I think you'll like it. [...]

October 31, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

In a week that brought us some much needed regular season basketball, we had just as much off-court news as we did on-court stuff. The biggest event came Tuesday night, when the Celtics stunned the Cavaliers. Despite the win, It took exactly 3 hours for us to start bitching about Ray Allen's minutes. It took [...]

October 31, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Your Morning Dump… featuring Rondo’s 16 dimes

Your Morning Dump… featuring Rondo’s 16 dimes

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. “We do those (television) interviews in the third quarter, and (the reporter) said that he only took two shots, and I said, ‘Yeah, but he’s the most dominant [...]

October 31, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

That really got out of hand fast

That really got out of hand fast

The first quarter of tonight's game started to feel like last year's playoffs all over again.  The Celtics looked like they were trying to take control of the game, but the Bulls were doing that thing they do…. flying in for offensive rebounds, flying everywhere on the court…. to stay in the game. Then the [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13