Articles By: Mandy B.
Going through baby pictures of mine I came across one that stood out. Not even a year old with a Celtics shirt draped over my back as I was napping on the couch in Spain, where my mother was stationed at the time. I’m not your traditional New England sports fan. In fact, no one from my family is from the area and the only person that ever lived there was myself when I attended Berklee College of Music in 2007. Pair that experience with a father who preached the principals of Larry Bird and I became a Bostonian (I get to choose where I’m from…Army brat). I spend a lot of time getting familiar with the team’s history by watching old championship series’, documentaries, and religiously reading Bill Simmons. I currently live in Orlando and am pursuing a career in music as well as a degree in Sociology with a minor in Sports Business Management from the University of Central Florida. I recently started working for the AFL team here in town and I am constantly badgered for wearing my Green and White after beating the Magic. Too much fun. As much as I love enemy territory I have my long term sights set on returning to the place that sparked my undying love for sports, but more importantly, the Celtics.
The last time a member of the Celtics won the MVP award was Larry Bird in 1986. Considering the loss of dominance over the years leading up to 2008, it seems fair and right that Bird was the last recipient. In what is the beginning of the end of the Big Four (Rondo stays, the [...]
WHAT WE KNOW The Boston-New York rivalry continues to evolve as playing fields are leveled with the seemingly insurmountable upgrade of the Boston Red Sox and the historically streaking New York Knicks. It’s easy to dismiss the Celtics right now as Boston continues to improve it’s standing as “Title Town” without the Green Team making [...]
Roughly 22 percent into the regular season and credit must be given where it is due. Danny Ainge is a genius that Bill Simmons and I owe an apology. In an offseason when the Celtics President of Basketball Operations signed an extremely (or what seemed to be) aged Shaquille O’Neal who was tossed around like [...]