Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gratz to the Celtics

I care very little for Pro Basketball in general and the Celtics in particular, but I have to say it makes me happy to see the Bill Simmons celebrate. His passion for the game is the only thing that makes me halfway care about the sport.
Say what you want about sports, but I can't think of anything else that brings random people together quite like winning. You should have seen Causeway Street before Game 6 -- just green everywhere you looked, everyone walking with a purpose, fans chanting different things, everyone just happy to be involved, like we were attending some Celtics Fan Fantasy Camp or something. I can't speak for everyone else, but I pounded my hands together for three solid hours. I jumped up in delight at least 50 times. I fought off a lump in my throat when Pierce and Doc Rivers were hugging near the end. I hugged people I didn't know and briefly turned into James Posey at one point.