Is this some small insignificant Eastern Bloc country?
It is small and insignificant, but Dzen is not a where, but a who from the left-leaning trash rag The Boston Globe.
Today the Globe ran a Dzen story on Boston.com titled “Most Memorable Celtics Games” [Link] where he made one of the most judgemental accusations I have heard out of a Globe writers mouth since Don Imus took an unscheduled vacation from his radio show a few years back.
Dzen was talking about the “Memorable Moments” that have been going on over at Celtics dot Com where fans write in favorite memories of years past. Dzen had the clarity to identify the 2008 Laker series as a shining moment, but the audacity to write:
“The C’s lost Game 3 in LA, and no one west of Framingham expected them to win Game 4. So when they got down by 24 points in the first half, I started writing my ‘Celtics lose’ game story for Boston.com.”
Now it is no surprise for us folks born west of 128 to correct a native-Bostonian about the location of towns outside of the beltway. It amazes people that it is just an urban myth that the Berkshires begin after you leave Newton. For some reason if you have no reason to travel westward you think everything is a 3 hour drive, but I can live with people misjudging the distance of my town. My boss would always tell me to get on the road if weather was coming because it was a long ride ahead. Granted it was only an hour and my trip west was faster then their trip into the city limits on a good day, that is until they make their first trip west for a BBQ and it forces them to look at a map and realize how close the Worcester suburbs are to Boston. But enough about poor geographical knowledge of our own state.
What Gary said is asinine, how can he be so shallow brained to think the only people that root for the Green are people from the Metro Boston area. I and many folks I know “west of Framingham” follow the Celts blindly. I can think realistically that they will not win every game of the season looking at it from afar, but any individual game this team can walk in the door and have an equal shot. But does Dzen maybe think California inched a bit East and now borders Mass? Are we living in Laker Country now?
And Gary, how dare you blame us for having no pride when you yourself admit that you abandoned the game to start writing your own “Celtics Lose” story. Me and several thousand fans “west of Framingham” were sitting in bars and pubs willing and cheering a Celtic win that night before tip off and after the 24 point deficit.
But karma will pay its own toll, I hope you don’t like spirits because many those bartenders that are paying their way through college might just have roots “west of Framingham” and you could be finding a hint of water in your beer and clamato.
And the Globe wonders why it can’t keep up with the sales of the Herald.
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