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About Me: Fan since 1957; lived in metroBoston 1950-92, now retired and loving it in east Tenn. Still active in sports, none of it ever great. Golf, pool, 2 mile walks, bocce, lawn croquet
Comment on: 'Celtics’
Posted 01/23/2011 09:28:32 EST
This team, maybe most teams, can't play 3 gamesin 4 nights and maintain quality. REmember how Denver died at the Garden the other night? Glen Davis is playing helacious minutes, as is Ray Allen and ot more »
Comment on: 'Labor strife on mind'
Posted 01/23/2011 09:12:32 EST
A long time ago Walter Ruether, the legendary president of the United Auto Workers union challenged GM to open their financial books and prove that they couldn't afford to raise wages after their incr more »
Comment on: 'Jazz thumbnails'
Posted 01/21/2011 09:39:33 EST
POINT GUARDS ARE A SPECIAL BREED. Even a lifetime ago you could see the difference. Our team had a guy who rarely shot but could follow his teammates cus and moves without seeming to move his eyes at more »
Comment on: 'Celtics hit by Rockets’
Posted 01/11/2011 07:13:04 EST
I think the imminent return of Perk will turn things around. He'll be screaming on D and that will energize everyone. KG will have his back covered to play like he likes to, Delonte will replace Robin more »
Comment on: 'Robinson a work in progress in expanded role'
Posted 12/27/2010 11:34:08 EST
Maybe fan B4Orr should stick with hockey. Shaq can't keep up with a guy almost his clone who's 12 years younger. But he's still a monster vs most other centers and he did get Howard into foul trouble more »
Posted 12/27/2010 11:28:42 EST
There's such big dif between being PG and SG. Sad part is, Rondo's passes make the Cs formidable and not everybody- infact very few players can be playmakers. As I watche d the game there were clearly more »
Comment on: 'What’
Posted 11/23/2010 11:53:15 EST
Some day I will meet someone who can tell me why Twombly's talent for scribblings on canvas belong anywhere but in a circular file.By contrast when will there emerge aninterest in abstract sculpture u more »
Comment on: 'Experience beats out youth again'
Posted 11/14/2010 10:03:32 EST
This is an improved team over last year. Center aside for the moment the first 6 look more fit, stronger , and the younger ones- Rondo and Davis- are definitely improved. I think Semih will be a keepe more »
Comment on: 'Grizzlies thumbnails'
Posted 11/13/2010 09:50:07 EST
This team is so deep, they even field 3 guys 7' plus KG, Perk and Davis. We won't see much of Shaq, who will nurse himself along until the playoffs. Jermaine has been plagued with injuries throughout more »
Comment on: 'Rondo jumped at his chance'
Posted 11/09/2010 09:36:48 EST
I think Rondo has added 10 pounds of muscle to last year's weight. He's a fraction slower as a result but has more of an NBA body and more power for his perimeter shots. I don't think there's a more e more »
Comment on: 'Speights leads 76ers over Celtics'
Posted 10/13/2010 08:35:30 EDT
When the 2nd AND 3RD UNITS CAN CONTRIBUTE LIKE THAT ITS GOT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE. I STILL HAVEN'T SEEN THEM PLAY AND THE SUSPENSE IS BUILDING. more »
Comment on: 'The point of it all for Rondo is to be the best'
Posted 10/02/2010 11:09:15 EDT
Best or not, he is one of the most exciting players in the NBA. When all is said and done, pro sports is entertainment and there are few better than him in any category of entertainment. more »
Comment on: 'Rookie Harangody is learning the drill with the Celtics'
Posted 09/30/2010 09:00:00 EDT
Two years from now the rotation could look like Perk, Harangody,Rondo, Bradley, West, Davis, and one or two of the new longs Ainge has brought in. Most players take 2-3 years in the NBA to develop. So more »
Comment on: Sizing%20up%20the%20East%3A%20Milwaukee
Posted 09/23/2010 08:22:08 EDT
A first class paper ought to have somebody checking out grammar and spelling, since it is a first class paper.Is it an oversight or lack of editing or what that this columnist used they're once to mea more »
Comment on: Perk%3A%20No%20choice%20but%20to%20have%20a%20chip
Posted 09/09/2010 08:38:25 EDT
Some day I would like to read Perk's whole story. I have nothing but respect for him. Ainge may have been twitting him but it was a nasty jab. Perk has come back from foot problems, shoulder problems, more »
Comment on: 'West returns to the Celtics'
Posted 09/02/2010 09:33:30 EDT
Just had another thought. West and Shaq played together last season. I wonder if they will team up (maybe Shaq whispered in Doc's ear?) when they are on the floor tofether of the bench? It could have more »
Posted 09/02/2010 09:29:13 EDT
There is no question about Delonte's skills. He also had to get over losing his position to Rondo. I'm sure he's delighted to be back with the Cs, for however long it lasts. I was impressed with how h more »
Comment on: 'The inimitable Celtic'
Posted 08/13/2010 08:41:31 EDT
This is a masterpiece article, even for Mr. Ryan. Some day there will be a book of Ryan memories, and I'll be at the beginning of the line. There was something lovable about DJ, which you might not ex more »
Comment on: 'Shaq'
Posted 08/05/2010 08:25:16 EDT
Oh well. This is 2010 and the NBA, led by the LA Lakers, have gotten into winning-by-who-you-can-buy. Of course that Laker move, bring in a tub of aging stars from other teams, was a failure as far as more »
Comment on: Celtics%20will%20host%20Heat%2C%20LeBron%20on%20Opening%20Night
Posted 08/03/2010 12:30:47 EDT
OK, I give up.Who is "swingman Von Wafer? the NBA has no listing for him", nor does the Cs roster. more »
Comment on: 'Celtics must pick up pieces —
Posted 07/30/2010 09:42:39 EDT
Depending on which bigs are left next month Shaq could be a possibility for very short minutes against physical teams. With Perk a target for fouls the Cs still could use a roughhouse policeman to war more »
Comment on: 'Brown, O’
Posted 07/13/2010 08:40:14 EDT
I am one guy who was sorry to see Tony Allenleave. He will get more play and pay with Memphis. TA's block over Pau Gasol was one of the MOST REMARKABLE defensive plays I've seen, outjumping a man six more »
Comment on: A brief postmortem on an admirable team - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 06/19/2010 08:49:22 EDT
Not much left to say, after a fine, sensitive article that touched so many solid fans. One conclusion I've drawn is that the Cs need more depth up front, Glen Davis continues to improve and impress. H more »
Comment on: 'Technically speaking, Perkins pleased'
Posted 05/29/2010 07:50:54 EDT
It was a masterful game 6, won in the style of champions. After game 5 and its physical brutality I expected, even wanted, the Cs to take revenge. I expected a BLOOD BATH THAT OUR GUYS WOULD WIN. WRON more »
Comment on: Howard%20foul%20upgraded%20to%20Flagrant%201
Posted 05/26/2010 11:07:39 EDT
Dwight Howard is big, strong, a fine defensive player with a wonderful soft touch on his hook shot. But Howard is also a one man wrecking crew. He has a knack for "accidentally" knocking people down, more »