Re: Unpatriotic Celtics Fans
posted at 2/5/2011 7:18 PM EST
In Response to Unpatriotic Celtics Fans
[QUOTE]Some of the posters on this board are either unpatriotic Celtics fans, disguised Celtics fans, or they just want to create ill-advised arguments, or rather they have a very low-basketball-IQ. I will not mention any names but anyone who consistently questions or belittle the plays and efforts of any Celtics player even when the game is not over with, has a problem understanding basketball, unless the person just want to create some ill-advised confusion on this board. Anyone who understands basketball knows that the game is decided in and after the fourth quarter and not in the first quarter. If someone is having a bad first half, why not wait until the second half or rather after the game to criticize their play. Some players have the tendency of having a great second half after they had a bad first half. Some players have three straight bad quarters and afterwards shine in the fourth quarter, while some others shine in the first quarter and never shows up in the remaining three quarters. But regardless, anyone who understands basketball still have to wait after the game is over with to criticize any player. Years ago, we all witnessed what happened to Paul Pierce against the New Jersey Nets. He basically had zero points in the first half, but only to light it up in the second half with 49points. That is basketball. He was a hero then and everyone forgot about his bad first half which he had zero points. What happened was he made up for the first half poor shooting in the second half. Again, that is basketball. I can go on and on with similar statistics with other players which we see everyday in basketball. We see in Kobe, we see it in Lebron, we see it in Wade. And we see it in every other basketball stars. That is just basketball. They players are humans and not robots. You don't expect them to have a productive four quarters all the time. So wait until after the game to criticize your beloved Celtics players. Please, if you want to be a true Celtics fan, stop criticizing the players especially when the games are not even over with. And stop suggesting ill-advised trades. Just learn how to support your team. Support them when they are playing well and support them when they are not playing well. Time Will Only Tell
Posted by ChiefEddie1028[/QUOTE]
Gotta disagree, ChiefEddie.
Fans are passionate and usually knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of the players on the teams they root for.
Most C fans on this board have watched the Celtics and read commentary on the Celtics and discussed the Celtics so often that we can sense it when they start going down the wrong path in a game. Of course we don't want to see it play out that way. We'd like it to go good for Boston. But just like a week old fish is gonna smell, when we see Rondo going for assists first and smart plays second, or PP gassed out in the final minute and going iso or the bench forgets to show up, when it's not good, we know it and that's how we're gonna post.
Real fans don't wear blinders all the time and we don't usually drink koolaid. And when the Celtics prove us wrong and we eat some crow, we do that too. It's all good. I like our chances this year, but nothings written in stone. Go Celtics.