Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Celtics Win!

As I write this post, there is less than 3 minutes left in the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics, losers of 18 straight games - and wouldn't you know it, the Celts are going to finally end the skid. They're up by, ironically, 18 as I write this.

Today is February 14th. The last time that Boston won before tonight was January 5th. Let's reflect on the time that was the Celtics' losing streak and what has changed in a little more than a month. On January 5th:

- Greg Oden was the definitive #1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft

- The Ohio State football team was an unstoppable force waiting for their coronation as champions

- You would have felt comfortable betting your 401K that Ron Rivera would get a head coaching job before Lane Kiffin

- Isaiah Thomas was still a dead man walking in New York

- Nobody gave two thoughts to the love lives of astronauts

- Peyton Manning couldn't win the big game and the Colts defense was a serious liability

- The other side of karma hadn't reared its ugly head on the Duke basketball team

- Art Monk wasn't yet in the NFL Hall of Fame....Oh wait, he's still not. (I apologize for that bitterness, but as a Redskins fan, I can't help it.)

- Chris Webber was a washed-up has-been

- The Boston Celtics were still playoff contenders (Yes, even at 12-20, which is where they stood on Jan. 5th, that was reason to hope in the Eastern Conference.)

1 comment:

Mini Me said...

Congrats Boston. Pierce is back. Now you guys will not be awful, but just bad in the second half of the season. I predict you guys win enough games so you won't get the most or second most lotto balls and in the end you don't get Durant and Oden...enjoy those extra meaningless wins with Pierce though!

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