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Boston Celtics Win 17th NBA World Championship

Posted by Mike on June 17, 2008

The basketball world was restored to normal earlier tonight when the Boston Celtics crushed the hated Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 to win their record 17th NBA World Championship. These finals were special for the three authors of this website as we grew up in New England watching our Celtics battle with the Lakers for the title almost every year. It is even more special for the generation before us who witnessed the Celtics not only battling for the title every year, but winning it. Heck, the Celtics eightpeated from 1959-1966.

Unfortunately the last two decades have not been nearly as kind to Celtics fans. After winning the Championship in 1986, the Celtics future superstar, Len Bias, died of a cocaine overdose days after being drafted. The following year, the Celtics fell to the Lakers in the finals. Then came the the sharp and rapid decline into mediocrity. There were some playoff appearances during that time, but never any real hope. What was almost as painful was witnessing the rival Lakers win Championships while our team was on the sidelines. The last two decades have not been easy.

Tonight, the wait is over and basketball is the way it ought to be. The Celtics are on top of the world, and they got there by humiliating the Lakers.

For the next week, our site will be green in honor of the Champions.

Reuters photo

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Boston Red Sox BaseBrawl

Posted by Ryan on June 6, 2008

While the Boston Celtics won an exciting Game 1 NBA Finals victory over the LA Lakers last night 98-88, the big game was not the only one in town that has generated some news.

During the Boston Red Sox game against the upstart Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays last night, the BoSox Center Fielder Coco Crisp (I think I used to have that for breakfast as a kid) was struck by an errant pitch from the Rays’ James Shields, causing Coco to charge the mound and the dugouts to empty.  The ensuing brawl got three players ejected.

Brawls are not unusual in baseball from time to time, but when later in the game (an eventual 7-1 rout of the Rays to put the BoSox at the head of the division) Manny Ramirez struck Kevin Youkilis in the dugout!  What’s going on over in Beantown?  You guys are in first!  Relax, you’re playing until September at least.

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