Happy Birthday Paul

paul pierce on a scooterPaul Pierce turns 30 years old today.  Paul will celebrate with Geritol, dried prunes, and by wearing a sweater that smells like mothballs and 70 years of failure.

I’m sorry… that’s how I’m going to celebrate MY birthday next year.  Paul is going to be at Saint tonight… with his new BFF’s Ray Allen and KG… and Jason Scott “Mentalist to the Stars.”  You know… I’m actually going to leave that one alone.

This is the day some people have been dreading.  Paul is 30… KG will be 32 in May… and Ray Allen just turned 32 (OH MY GOD… THEY’RE A COMBINED 94 YEARS OLD!)

It’s the one thing we heard when the trade was made.  The Celtics have gone from very young… to very old.  But in reality… the team has gone from very young… to mature.  You’ve seen it on the court already.  They know what they’ve got around here… and their old enough now to know that you can have more than one guy be “the man.” 

paul pierce's AARP cardBut the rest of the team needs to know one thing:  Take it easy on the old guys… they bruise a little easier than they did when they were younger.

Umm.. Hey Doc Rivers… you seem a little TOO happy that KG is with the team.  Seems like Mrs. Rivers has a lot to be happy about too, though… so rock on, Doc. 

Steve Bulpett jotted down a few thoughts about the trip to Europe… and I have to agree with him on his point about the fans….

When it comes to game presentation, I’ll take the European style over the NBA glitz any day. Instead of hearing music while the ball is in play, the teams’ fans chant and sing and carry on almost non-stop. If another club’s fans are in the building, as was the case when Varese brought a crew to Rome two weeks ago, they yell at each other in an organized — though sometimes crude — fashion.

Having been over there myself, I know how awesome it is to play in that environment… but it will never happen here.  Over there, they have athletic clubs.  So Greece’s Olympiakos, for example, has a professional basketball team, soccer team, and others.  It would be like all of our pro sports teams being called “Celtics”…. and Celtics baseball would play at Fenway… Tom Brady would be the Celtics football quarterback… etc.  It’s easier for fans to get behind an organization like that.  And you don’t have to spend your money on 4 different teams gear.  You buy one set of colors… and you’re good.

Links: Pollard forced to wait  |  Nice to hear from Scott Souza again |  Peter Stringer continues his training camp blog  |  Doc among those at last night’s big Sox win  |  Davis, Pruitt learning  |  Bill Simmons:  Magical times in Beantown 

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  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I suggest that everybody clicks on that Doc link. Good find.

  4. And look at the comment by “camp tiger claw” at 10:52 am. So true.

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