Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 49 vs. the Bullets

Celtics (36-12) vs. Washington (20-27) January 25, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics are always connected with history. In addition to drafting the first African American player (Chuck Cooper), employing the first African American starting five, and hiring the first African American head coach, the Celtics are in many ways to the sport of professional basketball … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 49 vs. the Bullets

Sports Media Musings: Playing the Patriots Blame Game & Media Notes From Championship Sunday

None of the subsequent text you’re about to read matters; just as none of the endless hours of conversation breaking down the Patriots 28-13 defeat at the hands of the Ravens matters. You want storylines? There are plenty. You want culprits? There are plenty. But remember – and I can’t stress this enough – none … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Playing the Patriots Blame Game & Media Notes From Championship Sunday

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 46 vs. the SuperSonics

Celtics (34-11) vs. SuperSonics (35-13) January 20, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics again showed they were not quite ready for showtime, dropping another game to a top-tier NBA team.  In a double overtime battle, Seattle -- the defending champion as well as favorite to win the championship -- used their experience to defeat the Celtics, … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 46 vs. the SuperSonics

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 45 vs. the TrailBlazers

Celtics (33-11) vs. TrailBlazers (24-25) January 18, 1980 Boston Garden The Portland TrailBlazers made their lone visit to Boston on January 18.  The proud franchise, still struggling to find an identity after their lone championship in 1977, was moving on from the Bill Walton Era after he departed to the San Diego Clippers as a free agent … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 45 vs. the TrailBlazers