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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics Crush Lakers

The NBA has gone "Green"!

For the first time in 22 years, the Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship over the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 in Game 6 of the playoffs.

This was their 17th NBA title - the first since patriarch Ray Auerback won the first 16 for the Boys in Green. In the closing minutes of the game, the crowd chanted "Sev-en-teen" and "Beat LA".

Surely our beloved Auerback was proudly lighting a cigar in heaven.

Sorry, Susan, but the Lakers simply didn't stand a chance. If it helps, I'll lend you the saying every kid who grows up in New England learns from the time s/he is knee high to a grasshopper:

"Wait until next year."

No matter where we are and no matter the sport, there ain't nothing like a Boston fan. We chant that whether we win or we lose.

Love that "Dirty water, um, um, Boston your my home!"


susankay said...

Nice that Susan had a bright shining moment when the Lakers looked possible but we KNEW the good guys would come through. Yay, Boston.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Mmm mmm, celtics vs. lakers...what a flashback. Given the paucity of NBA teams in the Midwest when I was growing up, I was a bit of a Celts fan myself. I am having a great memory of Jerry West and Bill Russell on the same hardwood!