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Happy Birthday Red!

Happy Birthday Red!

Today would have been Red Auerbach's 94th birthday.  Celebrate with a cigar if you'd like, or just watch these videos of Red teaching some of the finer points of basketball… or in the case of the first video… railing against all the flopping.   I'm guessing Manu Ginobili wouldn't have been Red's favorite player. Here, [...]

September 20, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Breaks of the Game: The Revolving Ownership Door of the Boston Celtics

Breaks of the Game: The Revolving Ownership Door of the Boston Celtics

Continuing our series of Celtics related excerpts from David Halberstam's "The Breaks of the Game," we take a look at why the Celtics had a revolving door of ownership.  You would think that one of the greatest organizations in sports, not just basketball, would have a short ledger of ownership throughout the years.  The LA [...]

September 6, 2011 Jay Uncategorized Comments Off

F*** a lockout, we’ll just go planking

F*** a lockout, we’ll just go planking

The lockout is here, but we're not gonna let it hold us down. We're still going to have fun somehow.  So every so often we're gonna say F**k a lockout… and still keep on keepin' on. Dwight Howard and Gilbert Arenas are on a planking binge (if you don't know what planking is, congratulations, you have [...]

July 1, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

My new kicks from Yoakustoms: “Tribute to Red”

My new kicks from Yoakustoms: “Tribute to Red”

                                                                      About 2 years ago, I had a beautiful pair of custom kicks desgined by YoaKustoms. I asked her to design me something to [...]

April 21, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 3

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

“The Auerbach Dynasty” opens this Friday!

“The Auerbach Dynasty” opens this Friday!

I'm very excited for this coming Friday. Ken Dooley's play, "The Auerbach Dynasty", based on his friendship with Arnold "Red" Auerbach opens at the Park Theater in Cranston, R.I. John and I have been invited to be Ken's guests for the evevning, and it's truly an honor. You can listen to an interview Ken did with [...]

April 4, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 2

Discounted tickets for our readers to see “The Auerbach Dynasty”

Discounted tickets for our readers to see “The Auerbach Dynasty”

Ken Dooley, who I introduced readers to last week by way of a fantastic interview, is offering a discount to his play "The Auerbach Dynasty". The play is based-on the 25+ year friendship of Ken and former Celtics coach/owner Arnold "Red" Auerbach. It delves into Red's early years as a teen growing-up in NYC, the [...]

March 21, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 1

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

Your Morning Dump… What the hell is wrong with Rondo?

Your Morning Dump… What the hell is wrong with Rondo?

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. "He's not playing great right now, but I don't think he's slumping," Rivers said. Whatever you call it, one thing is clear: Rondo is not playing Rondo-esque [...]

March 15, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

Interview with Red’s friend, the man behind “The Auerbach Dynasty”

Interview with Red’s friend, the man behind “The Auerbach Dynasty”

This past Friday, as I read the morning Herald, I came across an ad for a play about Red Auerbach. The play, entitled "The Auerbach Dynasty" chronicles the friendship between Red and the play's writer/creator Ken Dooley.  Use this link to buy tickets & for more info. Here's an excerpt from the official press release: A new [...]

March 14, 2011 KWAPT Uncategorized 7