Celtics Notebook: City of Champs

By: Colleen B
Posted: January 23, 2019

As a Boston Sports fan who lives in Boston, it can be fun to draw parallels between the teams and talk a little bit about the culture of Boston sports. It’s one of those adrenaline pumping topics that really “gets the people going!”

Boston is the Championship City! Since the turn of the century, the Bruins and the Celtics have each won a championship, and Red Sox and Patriots have won multiple championships. BTW- If you’re not from here, not into football or baseball, or live under a rock, the New England Patriots just won the AFC Championship title-again- and will be heading to their 9th Super Bowl in a couple weeks. Back in October, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series.

The Celtics

With that being said, the Celtics right now are predominantly a young team. I won’t speak too much on the Red Sox or the Bruins, as I don’t know baseball or hockey very well, but I do know the Patriots are a veteran-lead team. It would probably be easier to compare the current SUper Bowl bound patriots to the 2008 Garnett/Pierce/Allen Celtics. However, I think there is an interesting parallel between the current Pats and the current Celtics: half of the fan base is 100% sure they’ll prevail yet the other half reallllly doubts it.

How many of us sat on the couch Sunday night during the AFC game and thought, “They can’t do this” or “Tom Brady is too old” or “No way we can’t do this again”?

How many of us were chanting “WE GOT THIS!!!!” and “LET’S GOOOOOOO”?

So, what are us Boston Sports fans thinking of the current Celtics? #TBT Last year, I wrote about how the Patriots Loss Can Be a Celtics Treasure (when the Patriots lost to the Eagles in the Superbowl!) I have the SAME feelings right now about the current Celtics:

“I do have hope for a Celtics title this year.  Here is where I will stop getting too specific in my predictions because I really don’t want to jinx specific match-ups. I’m hoping the Celtics feel the pressure form the fan base more than ever to bring home a title. Let’s use this as a learning opportunity.”

However, this year, if the Patriots win, the learning opportunity can be used in a more positive light. Let’s cross our fingers!!!

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If you are unfamiliar with the NFC matchup that resulted in the Rams beating the Saints, please read Tom Capo’s great article!

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