Sunday, February 28, 2010

Red Sox Update: Spring Training

In case you didn’t know, my count down to Spring Training gadget malfunctioned and never worked on this blog.  So to keep you updated, the first Red Sox spring training game starts in approximately 4 days, 2 hours, and 24 minutes!!! Exciting, I know.  The prospective players will start it off easy Wednesday with a double header against Northeastern University and Boston College.  New additions Casey Kelly and Boof Bonser will take the mound for the Red Sox.  They will show off their skills for the next month in beautiful and sunny Ft. Myers, Florida.  The next few series opponents include the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Baltimore Orioles.  Terry Francona will be keeping his eyes open for young, new, consistent talent to add to the current roster of players.  I figure we won the World Series in 2004, and then 3 years later in 2007, so three years later in 2010 we should win it again!  I’ll keep you updated on any new shining stars during the spring training games, and maybe even some that hold on until opening day against the Yankees on April 4th!!  Can’t wait!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tribute to Eddie

Check out this awesome tribute video to Eddie House.  It played last night on the jumbo-tron at the Boston Garden for all of his faithful fans.

Whether in Boston Garden, or Madison Square Garden, Eddie House will forever be a Celtic at heart.  I heard from a Knicks fan the other day that he's not playing well for their team, but they probably aren't using him right, and clearly don't have the same team work mentality as Boston does.  Come home Eddie!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Boyfriend Rooted For The Other Team…Is This The End?? ;-)

My boyfriend is from Denver and therefore rooted for the Nuggets to beat the Celtics today.

I’m sorry to say that he got his wish, and the Celtics winning streak ended with a 114-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets.  Once again Ray Allen was our leading scorer with 25 points, but it just didn’t turn out to be enough.  Between Carmelo Anthony and Chauncy Billups, the Celtics were simply outplayed today.  At least my boyfriend is happy…NAHT!   

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eddie House Is Traded To The Knicks!!!

This is horrible.  Danny Ainge has traded Eddie House for Nate Robinson.  I don’t care if Robinson just won the dunk contest, Eddie House is a true Celtic and crowd pleaser with his clutch 3 pointers and high energy.  I know for sure that both the players and fans alike will truly miss the presence of House.  I know that Danny Ainge wants to win another championship this year, but I just don’t think this move was necessary to accomplish that.  Eddie House, you will be missed in Boston!!!!

In other news, the Celtics continued their winning streak last night with a huge 96-76 win against the Portland TrailBlazers.  Ray Allen once again stepped up and led the team with 21 points.  Check out the highlights: 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Big Wins Against Kings and Lakers

The Celtics are coming back strong after the all-star break.  They battled the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night and the L.A. Lakers last night.  Led by Pierce and Allen on Tuesday, the team pulled off a 95-92 win against the Kings.  Paul Pierce racked up 17 points, followed by Ray Allen with 15.   Then, on Thursday night we had a close call but ended up just barely beating the Lakers 87-86.  Luckily for us, Kobe wasn’t playing last night so we just had to fend off Pau Gasol. Unfortunately, he was on fire and knocked down 22 points.  But in the end, the Celtics were just way more well rounded as usual, with each one of our starters scoring over 11 points, and Ray Allen stepping up with 24 points.  Keep the ball rolling, boys!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Celtics Help The East Defeat The West

Everybody’s talking about the record breaking crowd of 108,713 people that watched the NBA All-Star game last night, but I’m wondering how bad some of those nosebleed seats were?  However, the East ‘dominated’ the West with a 141-139 win which is awesome, but I do wish our boys would have been played more.  It was basically a stage for Lebron and Wade to be in the spot light, but Pierce, Garnett, and Rondo did get to contribute somewhat with a combined total of 16 points.  Rondo even had a sweet little alley-oop pass to Dwyane Wade to erupt the crowd.  

Pray that the momentum from the 3 point contest combined with the All-Star win will carry right on through for tomorrow nights game against the Sacramento Kings.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Red Sox Fan Wins First Gold Medal for USA

First of all, my room mate and I are, to say the least, OLYMPIC OBSESSED.  We have not left our couch since the opening ceremonies began on Friday night.  I am proud to say that one of our fellow Red Sox fans and Vermont native, Hannah Kearney, won the gold medal last night for the women’s skiing mogul competition.  Check out how unbelievably balanced and fast she had to be to beat the Canadian holding first place.

I get so into the Olympics that I would have been happy either way, but I was absolutely thrilled to see Hannah rocking a Jacoby Ellsbury t-shirt!  Go Sox and go USA!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pierce wins 3-Point contest!!!

Finally something worthy of celebrating!  Our all-star guard Paul Pierce told everyone he would win the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest and pulled through to defeat other stars like Chauncy Billups and Miami’s defending champion Daequan Cook.  Watch these highlights to see Paul hit every money ball in the last round and score more three pointers than any other competitor!

I think this just might be what the Celtics need to get back on track.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surprise, Surprise

The Celtics finished up the first half of the season with a pitiful 93-85 loss to the New Orleans Hornets.  I can’t say I’m surprised after the way they’ve been playing, but it’s still tough to watch.  Worst of all, we were completely blown away by their rookie replacement guard Darren Collison, who scored 13 of his 25 points in the last 12 minutes of the game.  And please notice how the Hornets have THE ugliest uniforms in the league.  They are navy blue on the front and lime green on the back.  What is that??  If you know of any uglier, please post a picture here.  

Maybe we can pretend that the Hornets were just on an adrenaline rush from the Saints winning the Super Bowl last Sunday.  Hopefully Pierce, Garnett, and Rondo do better at the All-Star Events, and that the rest does the rest of our team well. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

In Dire Need of The All-Star Break

Friday night’s game was huge for the Celtics.  They finally seemed to be getting back into the groove of things, extending their winning streak to three with a 96-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets.  Oh, wait, did I just say the New Jersey Nets? Oh yea, they suck, so celebrating a win against them is like celebrating a win against a division 3 college team. 

Maybe if I had realized that before, I wouldn’t have been so shocked by another heartbreaking 96-89 loss against the Magic this afternoon, at home nonetheless.  I mean this in the nicest way because I absolutely love Rajon Rondo, but what does it say when our shortest player is our highest scorer and almost highest rebounder?! It’s completely unacceptable.  Not only that, but they had to be up at the end of the 2nd quarter, and then completely blow it in the 2nd half.  Are you trying to torture us?!?!

Here are the highlights, if you think you can stomach watching.

Hopefully the all-star break will refresh the Celtic's health, spirits, and talent, because they really need it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Public House

Last night after my internship, I went to a bar called Public House to meet up with friends for drinks because my room mate was guest bartending there.  The bar was a little upscale for my taste, and for some odd reason had quite a few American flag decorations, but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to see that the Celtics-Miami game was playing on multiple TV’s around the establishment, including a huge projection screen visible from my booth.  I have to admit that I was slightly distracted by the game when my friends were trying to talk to me, but what can say? I don’t get to see the games very often in New York

Despite the expensive drinks, the game was close to the finish and the C’s pulled off a 107-102 victory by the final buzzer, even without star Paul Pierce.  I definitely recommend checking out this bar for a few after work drinks sometime.  The music was great, the crowd was young, and most importantly they showed an exciting Boston game on a humongous screen.   

The bar is conveniently located near Grand Central at 140 E 41st St, between Lexington and Third.  I recommend grabbing a bite to eat anywhere around Third and 35th, and then heading over to Public House to watch the game with a few drinks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Win We've Been Waiting For

Unfortunately I couldn’t see Monday night's game because it wasn’t being broadcast in NY, but I am excited to say that the Celtics finally got a win and beat the Washington Wizards by a score of 99-88.  I hope that this win will boost morale, not only for the fans, but also for the sake of the players and coaches.  

Although they were down at the half and at the end of the 3rd quarter, the boys came back strong with an explosive 4th quarter, outscoring the Wizards 25-10.  Garnett led the offense with a high score of 19 points, but Allen and Rondo weren’t far behind, each scoring 17 points of their own.  The next game is on Wednesday night at 8 pm against the Miami Heat.  Let’s use this momentum to start a winning streak and really get out of this slump! 

Monday, February 1, 2010


There's absolutely nothing like an intense or emotional sports commercial on TV to get you pumped up for the big game!!  Today I'm posting a few of my favorite ads from recent years featuring Boston teams to try to make everyone forget about the last three heart wrenching losses the Celtics have suffered.

The first Red Sox Commercial from 2004 may make you want to cry, as it displays an emotional time line of Fenway faithful as they watched their team come so close, over and over again, from 1918 to 2004.  Lucky for us though, we know that the drought of no championships finally ended that year!

Next we have the Patriots Commercial by Visa from just last Fall of 2009.  Although you won't tear up watching these New England fans, you will most certainly get energized by the great musical accompaniment of Boston's own Dropkick Murphys and their  "Shippin' Up to Boston."  

Finally, I bring you what I know as the epitome of an effective, intense sports commercial.  This Celtic's Gatorade Commercial of 2008 not only channels the great intensity of Kevin Garnett, but it also used the all powerful song 'Oh Fortuna.'  I have never been able to hear this song in a commercial without getting hyped up.  So watch this commercial right now and cheer wicked hard for the Celtics tonight!!!