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Title: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:52:16 AM
For those wishing to conduct a blog-wide "pep rally", use this thread to do so.  It can be for games, or any time you want a dose of kool-aid. -R.H.

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This is a thread dedicated to those of us who may get a bit overwhelmed by all the "Gloom and Doom" threads that abound when a team is struggling like the Celtics are at present, and just want a place where they can come for relief ... or a place where they can post their positive bent without fear of reproach or cries of "Insanity!" ... or a place where they can praise their beloved Celtics team, or cheer it on without limit, or post nauseatingly sweet pics or video clips, or discuss it's STRONG points, or even suggest CONSTRUCTIVE (dare I say the word?) criticism for ways of improving our Team In Green on it's way to the inevitable 18th Banner.

There are no limits as to what may be talked about or posted here, only that it fall within the posting rules of CB, that it concern our beloved Celtics, and that it unquestionably falls into that pessimists' nightmare of a viewpoint that we call "half-full". Now, it may seem like I'm being selfish, biased or exclusionary by doing this, but I actually had those "half-empties" in mind as well, because this thread will be clearly marked so as to help them avoid any nasty accidental positivity-poisonings. Us "blind optimists" will have a place to expound our limitless, (and obvious), madness and chronic case of the "Happies", and they will remain safely free of any cheerful contamination or supplemental sanguinity.


GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!




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                                                                     ;D


(By the way, I just realized that the abbreviation for "Optimism Only", (oo), is Tagalog for "yes" - hmmmm .... )

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  THE FEEL GOOD GAME THREAD


It's painfully obvious that there are a group of people that want to watch the Boston Celtics and blog at the same time while cheering on their team in a rah-rah type of fashion

It's also painfully obvious that when there exist others that want to cheer on their team in a decidedly different fashion

It's also painfully obvious that due to the rules of this blog that the staff can't kick said posters out of the regular game thread and that the two factions of people might be rubbing each other the wrong way

Therefore, this thread is for all those that do want to watch the Celtics AND cheer on their team without highly "critically observations" being present


I THEREFORE ASK, IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE CRITICAL OF THE TEAM OR THEIR PLAYERS, PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE AND POST IN THE MAIN GAME THREAD, PLEASE

Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 08:22:16 AM
(http://fireballtim.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/think-positive.jpg)

YAY TEAM!
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 10:58:40 AM
Gotta say that although most will expect bad things tonight, probably for good reason, I think this team is going to come out angry after being taken to task publicly by their coach and I say a good double digit win tonight

Maybe I shouldn't expect it but I have a feeling that's what is going to happen
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 29, 2010, 11:01:19 AM
Can I be bipolar and post in both?
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Atzar on January 29, 2010, 11:09:17 AM
If we get a Hand-Wringer's Game Thread, can Boston's picture be a parachute?
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 11:14:28 AM
Can I be bipolar and post in both?
Everyone and anyone can post here

Just leave out the "critically observant" stuff, that's all
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on January 29, 2010, 11:27:25 AM
I think we take this game. I'd like to see us attack Bibby.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PosImpos on January 29, 2010, 12:20:02 PM
So your solution to a bad situation is to segregate people who don't want to play the "hear no evil see no evil" game?

Here's my positive spin:

a) The game tonight can't possibly be more disappointing than last night.

b) Perk probably won't foul out tonight. :)

c) Rondo should have a good game against Mike Bibs and J Crawford.

d) We probably won't get jobbed by the refs as badly this time (compared to the last time we played the Hawks).
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 12:37:38 PM
So your solution to a bad situation is to segregate people who don't want to play the "hear no evil see no evil" game?

Ahhh, the sarcasm

So I guess we now all now what thread you will be posting in tonight
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PosImpos on January 29, 2010, 12:41:59 PM
So your solution to a bad situation is to segregate people who don't want to play the "hear no evil see no evil" game?

Ahhh, the sarcasm

So I guess we now all now what thread you will be posting in tonight

Actually, I probably won't be posting in any thread.  First of all, because I don't feel like being disappointed again tonight, and second because I don't want to post in an environment that is totally one sided, one way or the other.  The nice thing about having one game thread is you get a broad spectrum of views.

Doing it this way means you either have to be with the bashing crowd or the blindfold wearing rah rah crowd.  I choose door number 3: the exit.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: FatjohnReturns on January 29, 2010, 12:53:20 PM
(http://fireballtim.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/think-positive.jpg)

YAY TEAM!
haha and the trailer behind the sign.. TP
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Tai on January 29, 2010, 01:05:43 PM
So your solution to a bad situation is to segregate people who don't want to play the "hear no evil see no evil" game?

Ahhh, the sarcasm

So I guess we now all now what thread you will be posting in tonight

Actually, I probably won't be posting in any thread.  First of all, because I don't feel like being disappointed again tonight, and second because I don't want to post in an environment that is totally one sided, one way or the other.  The nice thing about having one game thread is you get a broad spectrum of views.

Doing it this way means you either have to be with the bashing crowd or the blindfold wearing rah rah crowd.  I choose door number 3: the exit.

Me too. This topic to me is simply unnecessary.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 29, 2010, 01:55:09 PM
So your solution to a bad situation is to segregate people who don't want to play the "hear no evil see no evil" game?

Ahhh, the sarcasm

So I guess we now all now what thread you will be posting in tonight

Actually, I probably won't be posting in any thread.  First of all, because I don't feel like being disappointed again tonight, and second because I don't want to post in an environment that is totally one sided, one way or the other.  The nice thing about having one game thread is you get a broad spectrum of views.

Doing it this way means you either have to be with the bashing crowd or the blindfold wearing rah rah crowd.  I choose door number 3: the exit.

C'mon now....do you honestly think that Boston could still win tonight...even if KG sits? I do.

I'd still post, Man, if I were you. Enjoy the game, even IF we lose. Sometimes it's not the ending, but the journey that's the most fun.

After that Christmas Miracle without Pierce, I'm not missing any game, at least intentionally.

My posting for the game tonight may be limited due to class, but I will try to post near the end.

Don't count our boys out.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Bahku on January 29, 2010, 03:02:03 PM
I am decidedly an optimist when it comes to the Celtics, but I have to say that I think the purpose of a good blog is to bring together opposite views for discussion and discourse, and to try to analyze subjects coming from all sides ... if we all agreed, there would be little point for blogs at all.

This particular blog, (which I feel is the best around), has been put together with thoughtful intent, and rules have been put in place that should assure all views to be taken seriously, without anyone getting too carried away, or too many feelings being hurt.

I think the variety and diverse crowd on the regular game threads is what gives them their color and excitement, so while I may drop in here to say hi from time-to-time, and contribute to the "positive mix", I think Florida's game threads have served both sides and the middle equally well, and I think everyone here, while in concert with the rules, is mature enough to discuss the games productively, even if from opposite sides of the aisles.

(But a TP for being positive nonetheless "PLamb" ;))
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 29, 2010, 03:11:24 PM
I have a funny spin to this Potential Thread....

I'd keep it as a "LifeLine" just in case things get too bad tonight, lol..
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 03:15:01 PM
Well, if it gets locked or deleted, which quite honestly is probably a good possibility, I just want to say to those that are turned off by the recent regular game thread experience, there's always the chat room on the front page of Celticsblog

They can't shut that down to us
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: ChampKind on January 29, 2010, 05:01:37 PM
This seems like the Celtics setting up a section "for happy fans only" at the Garden. Part of following a team is dealing with the positives and negatives. If you're not going to open yourself up to the opinions of others, even if they are negative, why even bother being a part of a game thread?

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 05:09:03 PM

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Thanks for the advice

It was a large help

Tell me why don't you watch every Laker game

Is it because you don't enjoy watching the Lakers

Well, I don't enjoy watching the Celtics while blogging and reading every other post that my team sucks, are doomed, won't win the game, can't do anything right, are too old to win anymore and all the other stuff I am being told

I'm not looking for parrots I'm looking for people that aren't going to p!ss me off
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: ChampKind on January 29, 2010, 05:10:01 PM

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Thanks for the advice

It was a large help

Tell me why don't you watch every Laker game

Is it because you don't enjoy watching the Lakers

Well, I don't enjoy watching the Celtics while blogging and reading every other post that my team sucks, are doomed, won't win the game, can't do anything right, are too old to win anymore and all the other stuff I am being told

I'm not looking for parrots I'm looking for people that aren't going to p!ss me off

Parrots are great animals. Lots of fun. But they live a very long time - you'll need to set up a living will for it. Let me know if you need legal advice for that.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: scoop on January 29, 2010, 05:33:59 PM

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Thanks for the advice

It was a large help

Tell me why don't you watch every Laker game

Is it because you don't enjoy watching the Lakers

Well, I don't enjoy watching the Celtics while blogging and reading every other post that my team sucks, are doomed, won't win the game, can't do anything right, are too old to win anymore and all the other stuff I am being told

I'm not looking for parrots I'm looking for people that aren't going to p!ss me off

I watch lots of Lakers game - not all of them, but certainly more than half of them. That's because I enjoy watching the Lakers play, just like I enjoy watching most NBA teams.

But if I didn't like to watch the Lakers playing, then I simply wouldn't. Fortunately, there's nobody forcing me to watch basketball games or read message boards.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:31:27 PM
Well this thread has been left open so let's go Celts!!!!
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:32:05 PM
Oooooh, Mike Gorman.....thank god!!!
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Drucci on January 29, 2010, 07:32:21 PM
Ugh, what do I do when I want to post in both threads? :P
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:33:03 PM
Ugh, what do I do when I want to post in both threads? :P
Do both
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Drucci on January 29, 2010, 07:34:34 PM
Ugh, what do I do when I want to post in both threads? :P
Do both

I think I will end up schizophrenic before the end of the night, but I will give it a try. ;D
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:36:01 PM
Ugh, what do I do when I want to post in both threads? :P
Do both

I think I will end up schizophrenic before the end of the night, but I will give it a try. ;D
Bi-polar, schizophrenic, diabetic, claustrophobic, we welcome all types
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:38:03 PM
Mike: Doc the reason on the street why the Celtics have such a hard time with the Hawks is that they are much younger and athletic, do you buy that

Doc: Well, they are


Classic
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 07:40:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly9NyHC1yV8&feature=related
.
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 07:41:35 PM
Celtics suck  ;D
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:42:42 PM
Thanks Mr. Redz.... love the Godfather of Soul

Going to go listen while I await tipoff
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: Drucci on January 29, 2010, 07:44:55 PM
KG very aggressive to start the game, good.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:45:31 PM
I love when this team plays an inside out game versus the set up on the perimeter and shoot outside jumpers game
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 07:46:26 PM
I'm not just saying this for the purpose of this thread, but I do in fact "feel good" about tonights game.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:47:51 PM
Nice pass by KG and he's in this big time

I said this earlier, I don't think this team liked being taken to task publicly by Doc

I expect good things tonight and a big win on the road because of it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:49:27 PM
How is that push while KG is tipping the ball not a shooting foul
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 07:50:27 PM
cleaning up the glass so far
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:51:02 PM
Liking the one and done and attacking Bibby
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: celticinorlando on January 29, 2010, 07:54:16 PM
cant see the game tonight so i dont have a right to be critical...sounds like from the chatter that they have started good
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 07:55:26 PM
cant see the game tonight so i dont have a right to be critical...sounds like from the chatter that they have started good
Rebounding great and playing great defense

They would be up more if they made a couple of lay ups
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" thread
Post by: celticinorlando on January 29, 2010, 07:56:51 PM
cant see the game tonight so i dont have a right to be critical...sounds like from the chatter that they have started good
Rebounding great and playing great defense

They would be up more if they made a couple of lay ups

good to hear about the boards
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:01:49 PM
C's crashing the d boards

Like it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: ManUp on January 29, 2010, 08:07:24 PM
Wrong thread...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:09:17 PM
Ebb and flow

Game of runs

This is not going to be easy no matter how great the Celtics play
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:10:25 PM
Wow!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:11:35 PM
Great quarter done in by a 50 footer

Captain is on fire to start the game though
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:18:20 PM
I wonder if Doc ever thinks about maybe not playing the bench all at the same time at all

It just hasn't been a very consistent group when they are all out there together
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:22:31 PM
Poor Rasheed

I see LeBron act exactly the same way as he did once to three times a game and not pick up a foul

Rasheed's reputation precedes him
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 08:25:20 PM
Poor Rasheed

I see LeBron act exactly the same way as he did once to three times a game and not pick up a foul

Rasheed's reputation precedes him

Yup... gotta love the NBA.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:28:19 PM
I think I would rather have Bibby in the game than in foul trouble

LOL
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Spilling Green Dye on January 29, 2010, 08:29:45 PM
Whoops, I was posting in the other thread lol.  Hawks fans are cheering like if they win this game it'll reverse the game 7 they lost 2 years ago lol.  Sorry Hawks, you aren't going to win a championship anytime soon! 

I hope Rondo attacks Bibby and makes him pay :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:32:29 PM
This team is definitely rebounding much better

Ray needs to shoot team technicals
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:39:08 PM
How is that not a foul

Perk got mugged
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:39:54 PM
But Crawford barely gets touched and gets the call
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Fan from VT on January 29, 2010, 08:43:26 PM
This team took us on an amazing journey two years ago with incredible personalities and the perfect ending. They'll always have that and we are a lucky fan base.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 08:58:21 PM
Everyone ready for a big second half

Anyone

LOL
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: celticinorlando on January 29, 2010, 08:59:17 PM
the nba wants a LBJ kobe finals so bad...david stern is sitting in his office like a little kid praying
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 09:00:18 PM
ummm...I feel good?   :-X

Let's grab the bull by the horns here fellahs!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:01:10 PM
Nice pass and dunk
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:04:11 PM
That's the third or fourth continuation foul they didn't let go to the line in this game
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:06:34 PM
They are in the penalty take it to them the rest of the quarter guys
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:09:48 PM
Thank you refs

That flagrant will be rescinded
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:11:14 PM
Now Hawks fans know how we felt in that last game

Hehehehe
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:17:17 PM
Except that every call in that game in Boston went against Boston thereafter and here the complete opposite is true

I have seen players going to the floor for loose balls land on each other for years and years and never saw two plays within one minute both called fouls and both go against the same team ever

Those are both jump balls

Ridiculous
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:24:44 PM
Wow, late whistle there
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:25:31 PM
SHEEEEEED
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:27:17 PM
I really hope that's on Pachulia otherwise there should be a criminal investigation done
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:29:18 PM
Male strippers at a basketball game for entertain during timeouts

Now I have seen it all
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Male strippers at a basketball game for entertain during timeouts

Now I have seen it all

lol... ridiculous.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:33:58 PM
Good looks bad shots
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:37:03 PM
Great third quarter for the Celtics

Horrible third quarter for the refs
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:41:45 PM
Please bench, don't lose this game
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:46:46 PM
Jamal Crawford is easily the Sixth Man of the Year
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 09:47:46 PM
Jamal Crawford is easily the Sixth Man of the Year

Agreed.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:48:36 PM
Timeout and starters back please
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:53:02 PM
Was Mike Bibby crying
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 09:57:42 PM
Comeback has to start now
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 10:01:47 PM
Credit where credit is due Hawks are playing some outstanding defense in this fourth quarter
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
Stops and pops

Need stops and pops
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 10:08:56 PM
Eh...too bad

Danny has to do something about the bench it is killing this team and causing long starter minutes
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 29, 2010, 10:10:09 PM
Just like to thank everyone who participated in this thread and made it a success tonight especially PLamb who gave it his all

LOL
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 10:11:59 PM
Just like to thank everyone who participated in this thread and made it a success tonight especially PLamb who gave it his all

LOL

 ;D

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on January 29, 2010, 11:20:44 PM
Two tough nights in a row, but I still have faith in this team.

The Celts are injured and drained, but they've hung tough against two of the top four teams in the East.  I'm not ready to give up on this team, especially because when fully healthy and in rhythm, they're still the best team in the NBA.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on January 29, 2010, 11:24:17 PM
Two tough nights in a row, but I still have faith in this team.

The Celts are injured and drained, but they've hung tough against two of the top four teams in the East.  I'm not ready to give up on this team, especially because when fully healthy and in rhythm, they're still the best team in the NBA.

That's also how I feel. I hope to look back at this stretch in March and laugh when we are blowing teams out by 20 and Rondo to KG oops are the norm.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 30, 2010, 07:47:46 AM
Some positives to take out of last night's game:

Anyone else notice how much better the Celtics rebounded the ball last night

Atlanta is one of the better offensive rebounding teams in the league ranking 7th in offensive rebounding per game at 12.0 and 8th in offensive rebounding rate .281

Celtics held them way below those averages last night with just 7 offensive rebounds and an offensive rebounding rate of just 18%

The Boston starters as a unit played very well, outplaying the Atlanta starters whenever they were on the floor together, in my opinion, we won't discuss the bench

KG and Paul were world's better in this game than the night before, we won't discuss Ray's shooting or Rondo's lack of offense

I think this team pretty much has made some strides to play better in the last couple of weeks

Orlando and Atlanta are a combined 36-9 in their home courts and winning in either place is not something that is easy to do

I think the Celtics were in each game until the end and had a chance to win both games in the fourth quarter

I see progress from two weeks ago

If they keep it going, I'll be a happy person but I definitely think Danny Ainge has to upgrade this bench to give these starters a much better chance at success without riding the starters completely into the ground
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: Rondo_is_better on January 31, 2010, 01:00:27 AM

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Thanks for the advice

It was a large help

Tell me why don't you watch every Laker game

Is it because you don't enjoy watching the Lakers

Well, I don't enjoy watching the Celtics while blogging and reading every other post that my team sucks, are doomed, won't win the game, can't do anything right, are too old to win anymore and all the other stuff I am being told

I'm not looking for parrots I'm looking for people that aren't going to p!ss me off

dude i have a solution but you'll have to bear with me, ok?
Title: Re: Boston (29-14) at Atlanta(29-14) - The Feel Good Game Thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 09:04:45 AM

If you're looking for someone to agree with you and recite the same ideas back to you during the game, buy a parrot.
Thanks for the advice

It was a large help

Tell me why don't you watch every Laker game

Is it because you don't enjoy watching the Lakers

Well, I don't enjoy watching the Celtics while blogging and reading every other post that my team sucks, are doomed, won't win the game, can't do anything right, are too old to win anymore and all the other stuff I am being told

I'm not looking for parrots I'm looking for people that aren't going to p!ss me off

dude i have a solution but you'll have to bear with me, ok?
Honestly don't want to hear your solution as I am happy with the one the blog and it's creators and moderators have provided

No offense
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 31, 2010, 09:11:42 AM
Some positives to take out of last night's game:

Anyone else notice how much better the Celtics rebounded the ball last night

Atlanta is one of the better offensive rebounding teams in the league ranking 7th in offensive rebounding per game at 12.0 and 8th in offensive rebounding rate .281

Celtics held them way below those averages last night with just 7 offensive rebounds and an offensive rebounding rate of just 18%

The Boston starters as a unit played very well, outplaying the Atlanta starters whenever they were on the floor together, in my opinion, we won't discuss the bench

KG and Paul were world's better in this game than the night before, we won't discuss Ray's shooting or Rondo's lack of offense

I think this team pretty much has made some strides to play better in the last couple of weeks

Orlando and Atlanta are a combined 36-9 in their home courts and winning in either place is not something that is easy to do

I think the Celtics were in each game until the end and had a chance to win both games in the fourth quarter

I see progress from two weeks ago

If they keep it going, I'll be a happy person but I definitely think Danny Ainge has to upgrade this bench to give these starters a much better chance at success without riding the starters completely into the ground



Good Points, PLamb.

And we are going to need P2 to go off like he did in the ATL game today, which I believe he can.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: celticinorlando on January 31, 2010, 09:24:46 AM
we are going to need rondo to push tempo...we need to play 48 minutes with energy and intensity
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 09:37:07 AM
we are going to need rondo to push tempo...we need to play 48 minutes with energy and intensity
Agree

LA's biggest weakness is their point guard play

Driving by those guys and looking to finish or dish to an open man will be the key offensively and he should crash the defensive boards

LA can be beaten badly by Boston in a half court style game

Utilize Rondo's rounding ability on the defense, push the tempo when it is there but hit their weakest link, their PGs
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 11:56:22 AM
Some positive negatives about the Lakers:

- Kendrick Perkins consistently outplays Andrew Bynum and makes him a non factor in Celtics games

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=bynuman01&p2=perkike01

Bynum averages 8 PPG, 4.7 RPG and only 0.8 BPG playing head to head versus Perkins

- The Lakers are 4-7 on the road versus teams with current winning records

- The Lakers are 1-4 on the road versus teams that currently have a .600 winning percentage or better

- Over his last 7 games Kobe is shooting just 41% from the field and 28% from 3 point land

- The Lakers are only 8-6 in their last 14 games

- The Lakers are also nursing their way through injuries with Kobe, Gasol and Artest all slowed this month by injuries
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: housecall on January 31, 2010, 12:19:05 PM
Im more afraid of the Lakers bench these days than starters...Jordan Farmar has developed a lot this season,Shannon Brown is a very good backup to Kobe,which sometimes play with Kobe(mix well).Lamar Odom is a starter on most teams,and Luke Walton has returned from injury,playing well.They hardly use Sasha anymore because Brown is the big surprise on that team.Their bench has been upgraded where our is not playing up to potential at the moment.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 03:38:31 PM
                          (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Yt_DX2MYH8ncUM:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H1Sle8nOS9Q/SuEKeDLQ5rI/AAAAAAAAAPY/nP0ok47ImBo/s400/boston-celtics.jpg)             VS               (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:GG3uY58bGHNwZM:http://www.2downfront.com/artist%2520pics/Los-Angeles-Lakers-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 03:39:43 PM
Bennet Salvatore in the house and two fouls in 16 seconds
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 31, 2010, 03:51:31 PM
I'm hopeful we can overcome the refs this game, though..
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 03:59:29 PM
I'm hopeful we can overcome the refs this game, though..

We need to overcome our own play at the moment
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:09:41 PM
I wonder if Rondo is sick or hurting because he hasn't been himself recently
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:13:39 PM
TONY ALLENNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on January 31, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
Beautiful hustle right now.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:16:10 PM
Why is he at the line...didn't Gasol pass the ball
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:17:59 PM
Nevermind....watched it in slo mo and he shot it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:25:42 PM
RONDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:26:48 PM
No foul on Baby
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on January 31, 2010, 04:34:43 PM
Dominating quarter of basketball and game MVP so far = ..................Tony Allen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:02:03 PM
                          (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Yt_DX2MYH8ncUM:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H1Sle8nOS9Q/SuEKeDLQ5rI/AAAAAAAAAPY/nP0ok47ImBo/s400/boston-celtics.jpg)             VS               (http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:I0BsFkLIyJHEDM:http://philadunkia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/wizards.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:02:38 PM
Figured some good vibes might be needed
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:05:55 PM
Gonna love it when we come back in this game

KG heating up
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:09:18 PM
I see C's leading this game come half time
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Redz on February 01, 2010, 08:26:38 PM
Figured some good vibes might be needed

I could use some. 

Liked KG warming up from the top of the key.

Not so crazy about him passing up the shot for the momentum changing turnover.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:29:12 PM
I am expecting a big third quarter

Just hoping Paul doesn't stiffen up

Rondo should be dominating this group of PGs and think this quarter is where he does it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: scoop on February 01, 2010, 08:33:02 PM
What's the Cs record since the feel good thread is up?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:33:47 PM
What's the Cs record since the feel good thread is up?
0-2
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:37:11 PM
Rondo's hands are HUGE

See that one hand grab and shot

Wow
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:44:38 PM
Pierce showing no ill effects of the first half ankle stuff

Thank god
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on February 01, 2010, 08:52:32 PM
This is the thread for me :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on February 01, 2010, 08:53:50 PM
Staggering the lineups a bit. I like this. Although, it feels like Ray's foul trouble was the root.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:55:56 PM
Refs are killing the C's
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 08:56:37 PM
Not sure Scal could have played better defense there
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: RJ87 on February 01, 2010, 09:01:43 PM
the game threads drains my energy.

this is thread is nice pick me up though 8)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:03:19 PM
Yeah lets talk game

C's need to not let the bench dig them a bigger hole here

I say Eddie and Sheed come alive and starters pull away at the end
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:14:26 PM
Bench did their job here

Time for starters to come in and end this
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:20:21 PM
Excellent job Sheed
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:27:05 PM
God Tony please don't dance
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: RJ87 on February 01, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
God Tony please don't dance

haha.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:30:59 PM
And I think we have ourselves a win

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: CbrewEra on February 01, 2010, 09:32:42 PM
Hey, barring a few made baskets, maybe some bad calls, we coulda had those games in Orlando and against the Lakers.  If those two games had gone slightly differently, the vibe would be a lot different
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:35:11 PM
Tony make be making a case for not being traded

I like it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: indeedproceed on February 01, 2010, 09:38:00 PM
It is amazing how much of my mood depends on the Celtics play since we acquired Garnett.

I mean, I was down when we had that losing streak in 06-07, but today talking to me was an open invitation for some serious animosity.

Now, I feel a little better.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: ManUp on February 01, 2010, 09:42:02 PM
It is amazing how much of my mood depends on the Celtics play since we acquired Garnett.

I mean, I was down when we had that losing streak in 06-07, but today talking to me was an open invitation for some serious animosity.

Now, I feel a little better.

I feel great after KG's performance tonight. It's very encouraging to see him go down low and mix it up. This was one of his better games offensively. I like that he was creating offense for himself and others instead of just catching and shoot 18 footers.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 01, 2010, 09:43:27 PM
It is amazing how much of my mood depends on the Celtics play since we acquired Garnett.

I mean, I was down when we had that losing streak in 06-07, but today talking to me was an open invitation for some serious animosity.

Now, I feel a little better.

I feel great after KG's performance tonight. It's very encouraging to see him go down low and mix it up. This was one of his better games offensively. I like that he was creating offense for himself and others instead of just catching and shoot 18 footers.
His shot is returning and his defense was world's better
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 03, 2010, 08:00:45 PM


                          (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:8bUauuCHTF9G1M:http://wallpapers-diq.com/wallpapers/54/NBA_Boston_Celtics_Logo.jpg)             VS               (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:LYsWPY7sED2kZM:http://www.pixelreborn.com/Images/Downloads/Wallpapers/miami_heat_by_Pixel_Reborn_800x600.jpg)


 

DON'T FORGET THE PEP RALLY THREAD
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 03, 2010, 08:07:40 PM
HERE WE GO CELTICS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 03, 2010, 08:12:23 PM
KG at point

I'm liking it

LOL
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PLamb on February 16, 2010, 11:34:51 PM
GO C's BEAT SACTOWN!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: cdif911 on February 16, 2010, 11:56:20 PM
woo
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Truck Lewis on February 17, 2010, 12:06:31 AM
little known fact: the celts are undefeated in 2010 in games after the all star break
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: PosImpos on February 17, 2010, 12:20:36 AM
The Celtics bench played pretty well overall tonight.

Not mentioning the starters because this is the feel good thread!
Title: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 02:25:10 AM
This is a thread dedicated to those of us who may get a bit overwhelmed by all the "Gloom and Doom" threads that abound when a team is struggling like the Celtics are at present, and just want a place where they can come for relief ... or a place where they can post their positive bent without fear of reproach or cries of "Insanity!" ... or a place where they can praise their beloved Celtics team, or cheer it on without limit, or post nauseatingly sweet pics or video clips, or discuss it's STRONG points, or even suggest CONSTRUCTIVE (dare I say the word?) criticism for ways of improving our Team In Green on it's way to the inevitable 18th Banner.

There are no limits as to what may be talked about or posted here, only that it fall within the posting rules of CB, that it concern our beloved Celtics, and that it unquestionably falls into that pessimists' nightmare of a viewpoint that we call "half-full". Now, it may seem like I'm being selfish, biased or exclusionary by doing this, but I actually had those "half-empties" in mind as well, because this thread will be clearly marked so as to help them avoid any nasty accidental positivity-poisonings. Us "blind optimists" will have a place to expound our limitless, (and obvious), madness and chronic case of the "Happies", and they will remain safely free of any cheerful contamination or supplemental sanguinity.


GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!




                            (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01398/boston-celtics_1398086c.jpg)

                                                                     ;D


(By the way, I just realized that the abbreviation for "Optimism Only", (oo), is Tagalog for "yes" - hmmmm .... )
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 11, 2010, 02:33:15 AM
This is a thread dedicated to those of us who may get a bit overwhelmed by all the "Gloom and Doom" threads that abound when a team is struggling like the Celtics are at present, and just want a place where they can come for relief ... or a place where they can post their positive bent without fear of reproach or cries of "Insanity!" ... or a place where they can praise their beloved Celtics team, or cheer it on without limit, or post nauseatingly sweet pics or video clips, or discuss it's STRONG points, or even suggest CONSTRUCTIVE (dare I say the word?) criticism for ways of improving our Team In Green on it's way to the inevitable 18th Banner.

There are no limits as to what may be talked about or posted here, only that it fall within the posting rules of CB, that it concern our beloved Celtics, and that it unquestionably falls into that pessimists' nightmare of a viewpoint that we call "half-full". Now, it may seem like I'm being selfish, biased or exclusionary by doing this, but I actually had those "half-empties" in mind as well, because this thread will be clearly marked so as to help them avoid any nasty accidental positivity-poisonings. Us "blind optimists" will have a place to expound our limitless, (and obvious), madness and chronic case of the "Happies", and they will remain safely free of any cheerful contamination or supplemental sanguinity.


GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!          GO CELTICS!




                            (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01398/boston-celtics_1398086c.jpg)

                                                                     ;D


(By the way, I just realized that the abbreviation for "Optimism Only", (oo), is Tagalog for "yes" - hmmmm .... )

Thanks for this thread, Bahku. I think this blog needed it.
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: ACF on March 11, 2010, 02:39:14 AM
TP! We need this.

(http://www.thecelticboysclub.co.uk/2007_u14s/huddle_u14s_2007.jpg)
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 02:47:19 AM


(http://www.ece.osu.edu/~klein/cartoons/OptimisticWaiterB.jpg)
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Witch-King on March 11, 2010, 02:53:37 AM


(http://www.ece.osu.edu/~klein/cartoons/OptimisticWaiterB.jpg)

lol, in all seriousness though I'd rather the NBA be locked out than 'Witness' another Laker 3-peat


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSmD5oAhTmo
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: jdpapa3 on March 11, 2010, 02:57:35 AM
I still think this team has it in em to win it all. I just watched a guy that is the same age as Pierce take over a game after I assumed he'd never be the same player anymore after injuries. That is Ginobili. Right now we are seeing a Pierce that is not looking right and hasn't gone in Finals Game 5 mode in a while. Finals Game 5 mode to me is when he he can put his head down and take it to the rim and finish and/or get fouls at will. I can't remember a game where he has gotten multiple and-1 plays since Christmas. He still has it in him, though, and is probably close to pulling everything together.

Maybe a rotation change or our offensive philosophy needs to change because the talent on this roster should not be held to 12-13 pt quarters and it happens in every game now.

And we still have the best D in the league. And I see room for improvement there, still so that's a great sign.
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 02:59:54 AM


lol, in all seriousness though I'd rather the NBA be locked out than witness another Laker 3-peat


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSmD5oAhTmo



Awesome clip, Witch-King  ... just awesome. I'll never forget that night, man. (TP)




(http://blog.masslive.com/blogbeat/2008/06/large_cetlicschamps.jpg)
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: PosImpos on March 11, 2010, 03:10:26 AM
No matter what happens, we'll always have each other  :D
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 03:16:24 AM
I still think this team has it in em to win it all. I just watched a guy that is the same age as Pierce take over a game after I assumed he'd never be the same player anymore after injuries. That is Ginobili. Right now we are seeing a Pierce that is not looking right and hasn't gone in Finals Game 5 mode in a while. Finals Game 5 mode to me is when he he can put his head down and take it to the rim and finish and/or get fouls at will. I can't remember a game where he has gotten multiple and-1 plays since Christmas. He still has it in him, though, and is probably close to pulling everything together.

Maybe a rotation change or our offensive philosophy needs to change because the talent on this roster should not be held to 12-13 pt quarters and it happens in every game now.

And we still have the best D in the league. And I see room for improvement there, still so that's a great sign.

I agree, JD. There's no doubt we're "out of sorts" right now after a game like tonight's, but I think people forget that our boys in green take losses much harder than any of us do, and that Celtic Pride is nothing they take lightly. Pierce is not 100%, and neither is KG or even Marquis from his injury ... we have also lost a key player and heartfelt member of this team recently, and added two new guys. I honestly can't imagine why people expect us to be playing perfectly right now ... why would we be?!? We are going through some transitions and trying to get two superstars back to good health. These are STILL the same core members we won the championship with, and they have the same heart, physicality, emotion, and determination to win that they've always had. There is no "quick-fix" in a situation like this, it takes a little time, but we're getting there. EVERY team will have horrible nights like tonight, but we're on the way up, it's just a slow steady climb. We've got to try to keep staying positive as fans as well ... how else can we expect our team to turn things around if we can't even continue supporting them? They got this city it's 17th banner two years ago by working and playing their butts off ... the very LEAST we can do is keep rooting for them when things are hard. GO CELTICS!
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 03:21:15 AM
No matter what happens, we'll always have each other  :D

Amen, Brotha! We may be a small club, but we're a tight one! ;)
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 05:17:05 AM
(http://cdn1.ioffer.com/img/item/792/827/06/464f_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: Drucci on March 11, 2010, 05:25:35 AM
I've always been optimistic about this team and in insight I still think the playoffs are a different animal but still, after these two losses and the blowout at home against Memphis, I'm not in the mood for high expectations. This team should play better as we near the playoffs, not take a step back.

Anyway, here is hoping that they "switch it on" in the playoffs, but my confidence is kind of shaken.
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: kenmaine on March 11, 2010, 09:03:59 AM
I'm trying. TP for the thread.
There are certainly some problems, some real and some imagined.
But, IMHO, if PP and KG could somehow be at 100% or close to it by the playoffs, then the sky is the limit.
So I guess you could call me 'conditionally optimistic'.
Title: Re: Optimism Only
Post by: lon3lytoaster on March 11, 2010, 09:06:50 AM
Ray Allen's shoe choice has been pretty good recently. I'm loving the all green kicks.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 11, 2010, 09:29:38 AM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 11, 2010, 09:35:22 AM
I think the Celtics are resting and snookering the rest of the league into thinking they are bad on purpose

This way they get low in the standing, still get the 4th seed no matter what and then flip the switch and win it all

Look at it this way

They go 6-13 for the rest of the season

Secure the 18th pick in the draft

Then go nuts in the playoffs winning it all

A perfect season!!!!

A banner AND a pick at number 18!!!

Anything in the top 20 will nab the Celtics a future rotational player and possible future starter in this years very very deep draft
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 11, 2010, 09:41:31 AM
I think the Celtics are resting and snookering the rest of the league into thinking they are bad on purpose

This way they get low in the standing, still get the 4th seed no matter what and then flip the switch and win it all

Look at it this way

They go 6-13 for the rest of the season

Secure the 18th pick in the draft

Then go nuts in the playoffs winning it all

A perfect season!!!!

A banner AND a pick at number 18!!!

Anything in the top 20 will nab the Celtics a future rotational player and possible future starter in this years very very deep draft

Tommy Point.

PLamb You are thinking like Red would with this post...this does not seem that far-fetched at all, lol..this is certainly in the realm of Possibility.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 11, 2010, 04:13:51 PM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on March 11, 2010, 04:32:26 PM
All is well

(http://www.russellsmall.com/wp-content/uploads/lobotomy-diy.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rav123 on March 12, 2010, 03:31:06 AM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)

I am an optimist. But to be equal and democratic, a Haterzzz thread must be stickied too, otherwise CelticsBlog is saying the pessimistic fans are not worth the same as optimists  ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 12, 2010, 04:40:39 AM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)

I am an optimist. But to be equal and democratic, a Haterzzz thread must be stickied too, otherwise CelticsBlog is saying the pessimistic fans are not worth the same as optimists  ;)

Well, that's entirely up to the pessimists. The reason I started this thread is that the majority of the threads that I see, (trade threads, what's wrong with this guy or that guy, this team is terrible, Doc has got to go, next year will be ugly, etc.), are already pessimistic. I could go through the boards and list them all, but I don't think that's necessary ... just skim them yourself and you'll get the idea.

If the pessimists aren't satisfied with the flood of negative threads that already exist, and they want another thread specifically dedicated to complaining about the team, voicing their unhappiness and just plain being as grumpy as is humanly possible for the sake of venting, (which, I'll admit, we all need to do on some level from time-to-time), then they are certainly entitled to do so.

But I also don't think it's our responsibility to do it for them. If the existance of such a "purely pessimistic" thread would make you feel better about this one and the whole "balance" of equality here, please feel free too start one for them ... the only problem with that would be that they might thank you or even give you a TP or two, and that in itself would be forcing them to travel out of the realm of the negative, and we don't want to be responsible for such injustices. ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 12, 2010, 05:25:29 AM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)

I am an optimist. But to be equal and democratic, a Haterzzz thread must be stickied too, otherwise CelticsBlog is saying the pessimistic fans are not worth the same as optimists  ;)

Well, that's entirely up to the pessimists. The reason I started this thread is that the majority of the threads that I see, (trade threads, what's wrong with this guy or that guy, this team is terrible, Doc has got to go, next year will be ugly, etc.), are already pessimistic. I could go through the boards and list them all, but I don't think that's necessary ... just skim them yourself and you'll get the idea.

If the pessimists aren't satisfied with the flood of negative threads that already exist, and they want another thread specifically dedicated to complaining about the team, voicing their unhappiness and just plain being as grumpy as is humanly possible for the sake of venting, (which, I'll admit, we all need to do on some level from time-to-time), then they are certainly entitled to do so.

But I also don't think it's our responsibility to do it for them. If the existance of such a "purely pessimistic" thread would make you feel better about this one and the whole "balance" of equality here, please feel free too start one for them ... the only problem with that would be that they might thank you or even give you a TP or two, and that in itself would be forcing them to travel out of the realm of the negative, and we don't want to be responsible for such injustices. ;)
Here here, well said TP

And it was this type of frustration with the awful negativity in the game threads by some very vocal people that lead me to want to start a second game thread

All to often it is the voice that is less positive that is the loudest, not just here but in general

A place for positivity and optimism to be heard is a positive optimistic thing
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: 2short on March 12, 2010, 07:57:12 AM
Not enough time to read all so I hope this hasn't been used already.
Anyone remember the Islanders , probably early 80's.  Aging championship team, mike bossy, bryan trottier etc.  They coasted through the regular season getting into the playoffs but looking like they were done.  The team turned it up come playoffs and won another stanley cup.
sound familiar?  8)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 12, 2010, 11:40:21 AM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)

I am an optimist. But to be equal and democratic, a Haterzzz thread must be stickied too, otherwise CelticsBlog is saying the pessimistic fans are not worth the same as optimists  ;)

Well, that's entirely up to the pessimists. The reason I started this thread is that the majority of the threads that I see, (trade threads, what's wrong with this guy or that guy, this team is terrible, Doc has got to go, next year will be ugly, etc.), are already pessimistic. I could go through the boards and list them all, but I don't think that's necessary ... just skim them yourself and you'll get the idea.

If the pessimists aren't satisfied with the flood of negative threads that already exist, and they want another thread specifically dedicated to complaining about the team, voicing their unhappiness and just plain being as grumpy as is humanly possible for the sake of venting, (which, I'll admit, we all need to do on some level from time-to-time), then they are certainly entitled to do so.

But I also don't think it's our responsibility to do it for them. If the existance of such a "purely pessimistic" thread would make you feel better about this one and the whole "balance" of equality here, please feel free too start one for them ... the only problem with that would be that they might thank you or even give you a TP or two, and that in itself would be forcing them to travel out of the realm of the negative, and we don't want to be responsible for such injustices. ;)
Here here, well said TP

And it was this type of frustration with the awful negativity in the game threads by some very vocal people that lead me to want to start a second game thread

All to often it is the voice that is less positive that is the loudest, not just here but in general

A place for positivity and optimism to be heard is a positive optimistic thing

And a TP back atcha ... I think I'll TP (and quote) this at least once a day for the sake of not letting your original intent get lost in the deluge of negativity that abounds of late. What's being said here can not possibly be said too much, though I'll do my best to attempt it. ;)

Oh ... and a TP to 2Short as well ... a perfect example of ultimate optimism on a team scale. Well done!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Greenbean on March 12, 2010, 11:43:22 AM
Every loss builds character.

We are now reaching maximum density in character so we will no longer be in the business of losing.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 12, 2010, 12:09:34 PM
Every loss builds character.

We are now reaching maximum density in character so we will no longer be in the business of losing.

Eloquently stated by one of my absolute favorite new additions to the CB family ... GreenBean! (TP - and more to come!)

But sadly, we'll never reach the character level of the New Jersey Nets. ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 12, 2010, 07:40:18 PM
(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0617/nba_pierce_celtics_war_top.jpg)


"It's game time!"
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 12, 2010, 07:47:39 PM
Go C's

Nice heat coming after a so so start
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TruthSerum on March 12, 2010, 09:09:14 PM
think positive
plant a seed
plant another
pull a weed

if a championship garden
is to grow
faithful gardeners
are the ones to know

any weather
good or mal
is provident weather
for celticsball
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 12, 2010, 09:31:54 PM
Hopefully with this game we see as large a flood of optimistic threads as we did pessimistic threads after the Memphis game

Aw who am I kidding

GO CELTICS!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rav123 on March 12, 2010, 10:48:02 PM
I merged this "feel good" thread with the other one.  The first one never took off, but this thread can serve as a "pep rally" type of thread.

So we can't have more than one "optimism" thread? There are certainly more than one "gloom and doom" threads, (and I thought this other was confined to the Celts/Atlanta game) ... ah, well ... I tried. As my Grandfather used to tell me: "Sunlight can peep through a wee hole", (though I always wondered about the "wee hole" part). ;)

I am an optimist. But to be equal and democratic, a Haterzzz thread must be stickied too, otherwise CelticsBlog is saying the pessimistic fans are not worth the same as optimists  ;)

Well, that's entirely up to the pessimists. The reason I started this thread is that the majority of the threads that I see, (trade threads, what's wrong with this guy or that guy, this team is terrible, Doc has got to go, next year will be ugly, etc.), are already pessimistic. I could go through the boards and list them all, but I don't think that's necessary ... just skim them yourself and you'll get the idea.

If the pessimists aren't satisfied with the flood of negative threads that already exist, and they want another thread specifically dedicated to complaining about the team, voicing their unhappiness and just plain being as grumpy as is humanly possible for the sake of venting, (which, I'll admit, we all need to do on some level from time-to-time), then they are certainly entitled to do so.

But I also don't think it's our responsibility to do it for them. If the existance of such a "purely pessimistic" thread would make you feel better about this one and the whole "balance" of equality here, please feel free too start one for them ... the only problem with that would be that they might thank you or even give you a TP or two, and that in itself would be forcing them to travel out of the realm of the negative, and we don't want to be responsible for such injustices. ;)

I am an optimist don't worry, I am not going to start the thread  :) I think it's true that negative voices always sound louder than positive ones.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 12, 2010, 11:42:45 PM
My wish: Another one of these for Father's Day:

(http://www.joeybaer.com/2008/celtics.jpg)




I have FAITH ... and it's colored green.


(And I was just teasing you, Rav ... I know you're one of us. ;))
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 13, 2010, 02:18:38 AM
Good to see this thread get some love. Let's not let this one die.....we need more positive energy around here.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2010, 05:04:28 AM
(http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/6/e/d/a/Celtics_Garnett_stands_8219.JPG?adImageId=9681688&imageId=7368639)

                            Warrior ... you are never alone.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 13, 2010, 07:22:51 AM
think positive
plant a seed
plant another
pull a weed

if a championship garden
is to grow
faithful gardeners
are the ones to know

any weather
good or mal
is provident weather
for celticsball


Well done, TP.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 13, 2010, 07:24:51 AM
(http://www.angelicalgifts.com/image_manager/attributes/image/image_5/40637184_8737789.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2010, 09:15:10 AM
(http://kg.bahay-bahayan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/mals_did_you_smile.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2010, 10:59:22 AM
(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr138/ACF_014/DSC08898.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 13, 2010, 12:55:37 PM
Response to some threads:

Rondo is Average: Rajon Rondo went for 16 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes last night. It was the 32nd time he has had a double double this year and that currently ranks 8th in the league. We all know how average players constantly put up double doubles all the time ::)

Ray Allen's three point shooting: Ray was 2 for 2 last night

Okay if you're the coach what do you do: Apparently tell the players there's going to be more practice, have a team meeting to air out the differences and motivate the team, and then change nothing in the rotations. The result, a massive ass whooping to Indiana.

Start Sheed Debate: Perkins had his best game in a long time, Doc agreed and he only had one block but clearly effected others as they were taking them. He was very beastly last night and play to his offensive strengths and didn't force anything.

Doc's ball movement philosophy needs to be put out to pasture: Or not. The C's actually decided to execute the offense last night and put up 122 points
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2010, 02:37:34 PM
Response to some threads:

Rondo is Average: Rajon Rondo went for 16 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes last night. It was the 32nd time he has had a double double this year and that currently ranks 8th in the league. We all know how average players constantly put up double doubles all the time ::)

Ray Allen's three point shooting: Ray was 2 for 2 last night

Okay if you're the coach what do you do: Apparently tell the players there's going to be more practice, have a team meeting to air out the differences and motivate the team, and then change nothing in the rotations. The result, a massive ass whooping to Indiana.

Start Sheed Debate: Perkins had his best game in a long time, Doc agreed and he only had one block but clearly effected others as they were taking them. He was very beastly last night and play to his offensive strengths and didn't force anything.

Doc's ball movement philosophy needs to be put out to pasture: Or not. The C's actually decided to execute the offense last night and put up 122 points


Tommy Point.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 13, 2010, 04:59:30 PM
(http://rlv.zcache.com/we_want_gino_boston_celtics_hat-p148968239022732555uhx7_400.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 13, 2010, 05:34:10 PM
Can someone put up the attachment?

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo_is_better on March 13, 2010, 06:33:27 PM
optimism only
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: cdif911 on March 13, 2010, 07:04:54 PM
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh317/bosloy/beatLA.gif)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 14, 2010, 06:18:39 AM
Response to some threads:

Rondo is Average: Rajon Rondo went for 16 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes last night. It was the 32nd time he has had a double double this year and that currently ranks 8th in the league. We all know how average players constantly put up double doubles all the time ::)

Ray Allen's three point shooting: Ray was 2 for 2 last night

Okay if you're the coach what do you do: Apparently tell the players there's going to be more practice, have a team meeting to air out the differences and motivate the team, and then change nothing in the rotations. The result, a massive ass whooping to Indiana.

Start Sheed Debate: Perkins had his best game in a long time, Doc agreed and he only had one block but clearly effected others as they were taking them. He was very beastly last night and play to his offensive strengths and didn't force anything.

Doc's ball movement philosophy needs to be put out to pasture: Or not. The C's actually decided to execute the offense last night and put up 122 points

Excellent post ... TP's fer sher. Take that, ye doubters! ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 14, 2010, 07:44:33 PM
Bumping this thread. I know a lot of us need it right now.
(http://rlv.zcache.com/im_not_broken_activist_cards_business_card-p240413727092191843q04t_400.jpg)

(http://vox2.cdn.amiestreet.com/album-art/To-Whom-It-May-Concern-by-Bent-Not-Broken_DNVts-3LqNIx_full.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 14, 2010, 07:48:14 PM
BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!        BEAT DETROIT!!


How can I possibly revive the "Feel Good" thread so soon after such a painful loss? What better time?!? Call me crazy, but I'd rather be insanely happy than lucidly miserable.

;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 14, 2010, 08:05:29 PM
(http://www.redstaplerchronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Dont_Worry_Be_Happy.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 15, 2010, 04:33:46 PM
(http://msp185.photobucket.com/albums/x84/thedon617/39943489.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 15, 2010, 04:59:10 PM
Tonight's gonna be a good night. GO C's!!

(http://www.group.com/hopelives/images/Hope-Lives-landing-page-paths_03.jpg)


Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 17, 2010, 05:12:51 AM
Celtic fire ...


(http://www.cbc.ca/includes/promos/promo/sports/images/basketball-raps-celts_392.jpg)


(http://www.eba-stats.com/images/history/bird_erving_fight.jpg)


(http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/155869/63652_celtics_magic_basketball.jpg)


(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1615/perkandlurchfo4.jpg)


(http://cache.boston.com/multimedia/sports/bigshots/celtics_bulls/celtics_bulls6.jpg)


(http://cache.boston.com/multimedia/sports/bigshots/celtics_bulls/celtics_bulls20.jpg)


(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/4/29/umad128539779112343750.jpg)


                ... it's heating up.


;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 17, 2010, 09:36:18 AM
Well if the Boston Celtics can't find a bit of luck o' the Irish on St Patty's Day and get a win then I might have to make my way down to Southie and drown my sorrows the way any good Irishman would(okay so I'm only a good Irishman once a year, so what!), drinking Green Beer in a pub

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 17, 2010, 09:51:18 AM
Celtic fire ...


(http://www.cbc.ca/includes/promos/promo/sports/images/basketball-raps-celts_392.jpg)


(http://www.eba-stats.com/images/history/bird_erving_fight.jpg)


(http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/155869/63652_celtics_magic_basketball.jpg)


(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1615/perkandlurchfo4.jpg)


(http://cache.boston.com/multimedia/sports/bigshots/celtics_bulls/celtics_bulls6.jpg)


(http://cache.boston.com/multimedia/sports/bigshots/celtics_bulls/celtics_bulls20.jpg)


(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/4/29/umad128539779112343750.jpg)


                ... it's heating up.


;)


Lol..yeah the Glen Davis one was right after he hit that buzzer beater in ORL in the playoffs last year...and then proceeded to almost run over that kid on the sidelines..Loved it!!

If the little fella had a Celtics Shirt on, Glen would've avoided him.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 17, 2010, 11:33:45 AM
I still believe. But if they could string together a winstreak to end the season I would believe more.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: RAcker on March 17, 2010, 12:22:39 PM
I got spirit yes I do, I got spirt how 'bout you?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 17, 2010, 12:38:02 PM
(http://www.positive-thinking-for-you.com/images/103_optimism.jpg)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PLamb on March 17, 2010, 01:58:15 PM
(http://www.pridepostgazette.com/spring2009/gregoryidgood/061017_boston_celtics_shamrock_logo.jpg)

(http://www.nba.com/media/celtics/lucky_figure_300437.png)

(http://www.myspacegraphicsandanimations.org/images/happy-st-patricks-day-graphic4.jpg)

BOSTON CELTICS    117
NEW YORK KNICKS   94




Now that would be a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 18, 2010, 03:06:03 AM
(http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0707/kevin.garnett.through.the.years.nba/images/kevin-garnett-celtics.jpg)

 Ticket punching, Boston style ... Go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 20, 2010, 01:40:44 AM
Not much to discuss when we win huh?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 20, 2010, 02:05:16 AM
The Pharoah ...


(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0711/nba.dunks/images/celtics.kendrick.perkins.jpg)


                                                                      ... "Perk-o-lating"
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 20, 2010, 11:29:10 PM
THEY'RE......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH-B6A04iK0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH-B6A04iK0)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 20, 2010, 11:30:37 PM
Just.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 20, 2010, 11:37:33 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 20, 2010, 11:42:29 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
HERE'S A COUPLE CAPS FOR YOU!!!


TP!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LB3533 on March 20, 2010, 11:49:36 PM
Doc nearly cost this Dallas win for us with that 2nd unit starting the 4th quarter.

Dallas got their lead up to 8...Doc called timeout (very smart), inserted Rondo and Ray (extremely smart)....and what do you know, 2 starters in and next two possessions each of the starters scored. (The first 4 points of the 4th quarter for us)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 20, 2010, 11:52:09 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
HERE'S A COUPLE CAPS FOR YOU!!!


TP!!!
It's amazing how TP's flow when there's games like this :D

Had an increase of like, 15 in one night? Ish? Dunno, didn't count them. Could do with a setback of about 750 TP's btw. Don't like being a 1000 squad person without actually earning them :(

Stop whining Kio.

WE WON!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: snively on March 20, 2010, 11:55:08 PM
Feel really good after this win and I think the team is starting to believe in itself again.  Ray, Paul and Rondo played with such confidence down the stretch and the defense didn't waver after the 10-0 4th quarter run.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 20, 2010, 11:56:09 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
HERE'S A COUPLE CAPS FOR YOU!!!


TP!!!
It's amazing how TP's flow when there's games like this :D

Had an increase of like, 15 in one night? Ish? Dunno, didn't count them. Could do with a setback of about 750 TP's btw. Don't like being a 1000 squad person without actually earning them :(

Stop whining Kio.

WE WON!!! :D :D :D
Dude.

You earned every one.

I've been around long enough to know the difference between the ones that earned them and the ones that didn't.

You did
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 20, 2010, 11:57:07 PM
Thanks Nick. Thanks :)

I love this website to the point where I get emotional talking about it.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: misha on March 20, 2010, 11:57:20 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
Yep, It's almost 6 am over here and I pumped with good mood for at least the next few days  :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 20, 2010, 11:58:51 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
Yep, It's almost 6 am over here and I pumped with good mood for at least the next few days  :)
Have a TP. Feel better.

Where are you anyway? Europe?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 20, 2010, 11:59:17 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
Yep, It's almost 6 am over here and I pumped with good mood for at least the next few days  :)
Have a TP. Feel better.

Where are you anyway? Europe?

What he said. TP.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: misha on March 20, 2010, 11:59:42 PM
WHOOP WHOOP!

Oh man, feel like posting in caps the rest of the night :D
Yep, It's almost 6 am over here and I pumped with good mood for at least the next few days  :)
Have a TP. Feel better.

Where are you anyway? Europe?

Close, Israel.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 21, 2010, 12:00:31 AM
It's amazing how TP's flow when there's games like this :D

Had an increase of like, 15 in one night? Ish? Dunno, didn't count them. Could do with a setback of about 750 TP's btw. Don't like being a 1000 squad person without actually earning them :(

Stop whining Kio.

WE WON!!! :D :D :D

Here is one you didn't earn(TP)  ;D

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 21, 2010, 12:02:22 AM
It's amazing how TP's flow when there's games like this :D

Had an increase of like, 15 in one night? Ish? Dunno, didn't count them. Could do with a setback of about 750 TP's btw. Don't like being a 1000 squad person without actually earning them :(

Stop whining Kio.

WE WON!!! :D :D :D

Here is one you didn't earn(TP)  ;D


Hahaha, you bloody ... >_<

*shakes his fist angrily*

Oh man, what a night. Feel so hyper, and full of food :D rofl, I need to sleep tbh. It's 5 AM :x
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 21, 2010, 12:06:11 AM
It's amazing how TP's flow when there's games like this :D

Had an increase of like, 15 in one night? Ish? Dunno, didn't count them. Could do with a setback of about 750 TP's btw. Don't like being a 1000 squad person without actually earning them :(

Stop whining Kio.

WE WON!!! :D :D :D

Here is one you didn't earn(TP)  ;D


Hahaha, you bloody ... >_<

*shakes his fist angrily*

Oh man, what a night. Feel so hyper, and full of food :D rofl, I need to sleep tbh. It's 5 AM :x
Dream banner 18. G'night! ....or good morning :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 21, 2010, 07:08:27 AM
(http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/a/e/0/2/PicImg_Boston_Celtics_vs_dc94.JPG)

Bite your tongue, Dirk.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 23, 2010, 12:53:58 AM
(http://phillyist.com/attachments/philly_ross/picresized_SEPTA_lol.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 23, 2010, 12:58:59 AM
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain. ;)

(http://www.nscblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dancingrain.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 23, 2010, 02:48:27 PM
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain. ;)

(http://www.nscblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dancingrain.jpg)

Still raining, so I'll bump. ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on March 23, 2010, 03:06:58 PM
I am not sure how you guys embed the videos here...but this one vid from the playoffs last season which I absolutely love and want to share it with you guys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5VUiIO-ue4

Hope you guys like it.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on March 23, 2010, 03:08:30 PM
Oh oppz....I guess it embeds by itself when you post the link.


Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 23, 2010, 03:11:48 PM
I am not sure how you guys embed the videos here...but this one vid from the playoffs last season which I absolutely love and want to share it with you guys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5VUiIO-ue4

Hope you guys like it.

TP. Love watching the Rondo show. :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 24, 2010, 12:33:24 PM
(http://www.bostonmagazine.com/images/uploads/articles/0108_exm_personb(1705).jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 24, 2010, 01:09:40 PM
(http://www.bostonmagazine.com/images/uploads/articles/0108_exm_personb(1705).jpg)
Is that the kid that dances at the games? Does a lot of Michael Jackson moves? I've always wondered who he is. Is he a son of one of the players?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: drza44 on March 24, 2010, 09:48:19 PM
Pierce on fire...

Rondo triple-double...

KG LOCKING the paint (oh yeah, and throwing in 20-10-5 as a bonus)...

Remember who we are... 8)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 09:59:58 PM
BOSTON    113
DENVER      99


That's pretty positive and optimistic, right?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 24, 2010, 10:01:00 PM
BOSTON    113
DENVER      99


That's pretty positive and optimistic, right?

Yup, TP.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: misha on March 24, 2010, 10:04:15 PM
(http://www.bostonmagazine.com/images/uploads/articles/0108_exm_personb(1705).jpg)
Is that the kid that dances at the games? Does a lot of Michael Jackson moves? I've always wondered who he is. Is he a son of one of the players?

Yes, he's the one. He's not related to players, just a kid of some fan. I saw him at Ellen a while ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsO2VmvGdxs&feature=related
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 24, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
BOSTON    113
DENVER      99


That's pretty positive and optimistic, right?
That'll do Nick, that'll do.

(TP if you guess the movie, and laugh at Nick)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PosImpos on March 24, 2010, 10:08:51 PM
Nice to see the triple double from Rondo.

Celtics are an absolutely phenomenal team when Rondo gets 10+ assists.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 24, 2010, 10:10:14 PM
BOSTON    113
DENVER      99


That's pretty positive and optimistic, right?
That'll do Nick, that'll do.

(TP if you guess the movie, and laugh at Nick)

Babe.  And Shrek.  (Because I need more TPs.)

Great win, and Carmelo got his points, which helps my fantasy squad.  All in all, a good night.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:10:27 PM
BOSTON    113
DENVER      99


That's pretty positive and optimistic, right?
That'll do Nick, that'll do.

(TP if you guess the movie, and laugh at Nick)
Shrek
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:11:44 PM
Ahhh, Hobbsie beat me by ten seconds
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 24, 2010, 10:12:37 PM
Ahhh, Hobbsie beat me by ten seconds


Since I'm such a generous guy, Kiorrik can give you my TP.  Here's another one for good measure.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 24, 2010, 10:13:32 PM
Ahhh, Hobbsie beat me by ten seconds


Since I'm such a generous guy, Kiorrik can give you my TP.  Here's another one for good measure.
Karma is in the way ;) You both got TP'd up there somewhere.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:14:59 PM
Seems we've combined three threads in one.

Optimism Thread
Movie Quote Thread
General Trivia Thread
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 24, 2010, 10:15:52 PM
I am not feeling unbridled optimism yet, but how can you watch the last 6 games and not be feeling like things are coming together at the right time.  If feel VERY confident saying that those who thought that the optimists were dreaming have been proven to have called the C's demise prematurely.  

Tony Allen -- How about him?  Can't say enough about how he has played this year.  And -- look at him coming off of a series of DNPs and garbage minutes, gets his number called and just produces. Great attiture, too -- really glad he is on this team. Way to go Tony!!

Also love Finley and how Doc has incorportated him.  With all the criticisms of Doc here, can anyone fault him for the way he is getting Finley and Nate acclimated to this team?  We are developing a deep and diverse bench that can really influence games and offer a multitude of different looks.  Doc will, and should, continue to experiment with lineups over the next couple of weeks as he continues to balance timing and readiness for the playoffs with ensuring health and rest...


Also am loving Finley's
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on March 24, 2010, 10:15:54 PM
(http://engine.tomoton.com/resources/default/ren-n-stimpy.gif)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 24, 2010, 10:16:39 PM
Seems we've combined three threads in one.

Optimism Thread
Movie Quote Thread
General Trivia Thread
Skills m8, skills!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: twinbree on March 24, 2010, 10:22:35 PM
I am not feeling unbridled optimism yet, but how can you watch the last 6 games and not be feeling like things are coming together at the right time.  If feel VERY confident saying that those who thought that the optimists were dreaming have been proven to have called the C's demise prematurely.  

Tony Allen -- How about him?  Can't say enough about how he has played this year.  And -- look at him coming off of a series of DNPs and garbage minutes, gets his number called and just produces. Great attiture, too -- really glad he is on this team. Way to go Tony!!

Also love Finley and how Doc has incorportated him.  With all the criticisms of Doc here, can anyone fault him for the way he is getting Finley and Nate acclimated to this team?  We are developing a deep and diverse bench that can really influence games and offer a multitude of different looks.  Doc will, and should, continue to experiment with lineups over the next couple of weeks as he continues to balance timing and readiness for the playoffs with ensuring health and rest...


Also am loving Finley's

Tony Allen has been making me eat so much crow this season and I'm loving it. His attitude and his production has been great to see. And he's developing the same nice chemistry with Nate that he has with Rondo.

I admit I really did like Finely signing more for sentimentality than practical reasons but I love what he's doing so far. And he's getting Pierce and Ray some rest too.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:28:56 PM
Seeing what I've seen out of Michael Finley has to make me think:

"What the hell was Popovich thinking letting Keith Bogans get 20 MPG and all of Finley's minutes after Finley came back from injury?"


I hate Tony Allen's game.

That said, I can't believe I am about to type this, if Tony plays within himself and the way he has been for most of this year, he deserves another contract.

I STILL can't believe I just wrote that!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 24, 2010, 10:31:04 PM
Seeing what I've seen out of Michael Finley has to make me think:

"What the hell was Popovich thinking letting Keith Bogans get 20 MPG and all of Finley's minutes after Finley came back from injury?"


I hate Tony Allen's game.

That said, I can't believe I am about to type this, if Tony plays within himself and the way he has been for most of this year, he deserves another contract.

I STILL can't believe I just wrote that!!!
Heck, *I* can't believe *YOU* wrote that!?!

Okay, confess, who's that, hacking into Nick's account?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
Seeing what I've seen out of Michael Finley has to make me think:

"What the hell was Popovich thinking letting Keith Bogans get 20 MPG and all of Finley's minutes after Finley came back from injury?"


I hate Tony Allen's game.

That said, I can't believe I am about to type this, if Tony plays within himself and the way he has been for most of this year, he deserves another contract.

I STILL can't believe I just wrote that!!!
Heck, *I* can't believe *YOU* wrote that!?!

Okay, confess, who's that, hacking into Nick's account?
Nick didn't write that....PLamb did!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 24, 2010, 10:32:34 PM
Nick didn't write that....PLamb did!!!
Saw that coming :p ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 24, 2010, 10:34:20 PM
Nick didn't write that....PLamb did!!!
Saw that coming :p ;)
You set em up...I'll knock em down!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Mr October on March 24, 2010, 10:47:50 PM
Seeing what I've seen out of Michael Finley has to make me think:

"What the hell was Popovich thinking letting Keith Bogans get 20 MPG and all of Finley's minutes after Finley came back from injury?"


I hate Tony Allen's game.

That said, I can't believe I am about to type this, if Tony plays within himself and the way he has been for most of this year, he deserves another contract.

I STILL can't believe I just wrote that!!!

Ha! I was thinking Tony deserves an extension based on this year's work as well. He is really turning into a nice energy/garbage man. A solid 2nd wing off the bench - just so long as the 1st wing can shoot.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Q_FBE on March 24, 2010, 11:33:28 PM
OK! I'm getting ready for Glories Last Shot.

1. Ray Allen is a FA this summer and I doubt he would take a big pay cut to stay here.

2. Pierce can opt out this summer as well. But I doubt he will do that. I also question if he will be extended.

3. KG's knees and Sheed's Attitude are still on the books for two more years. But both are motivated right now.

4. It is Rondo's team in the future. That might not work out to our advantage.

5. We'll have to rely on Baby and Perkins more at the C-PF spots in the future. That is not enough.

6. Half the rest of the team is free agents and the other 6 players under contract exceed the salary cap. That kills your depth and we do not have draft picks to back fill for open roster spots. Not good to have no depth and an aging workforce.

7. The rest of the league is getting younger, faster, bigger, and stronger.

Yep, those are the reasons all my chips are in the middle of the poker table with the K-Q of spades and the flop (1st two playoff rounds) to come. Good luck with this one.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 24, 2010, 11:45:36 PM
OK! I'm getting ready for Glories Last Shot.

1. Ray Allen is a FA this summer and I doubt he would take a big pay cut to stay here.

2. Pierce can opt out this summer as well. But I doubt he will do that. I also question if he will be extended.

3. KG's knees and Sheed's Attitude are still on the books for two more years. But both are motivated right now.

4. It is Rondo's team in the future. That might not work out to our advantage.

5. We'll have to rely on Baby and Perkins more at the C-PF spots in the future. That is not enough.

6. Half the rest of the team is free agents and the other 6 players under contract exceed the salary cap. That kills your depth and we do not have draft picks to back fill for open roster spots. Not good to have no depth and an aging workforce.

7. The rest of the league is getting younger, faster, bigger, and stronger.

Yep, those are the reasons all my chips are in the middle of the poker table with the K-Q of spades and the flop (1st two playoff rounds) to come. Good luck with this one.

All are legitimate concerns, but there are plenty of other threads to discuss those.  This is the "pep rally" thread. 

Pump the positivity. ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 25, 2010, 09:40:04 AM
(http://tackytouristphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Red-Auerbach-Celtics-Kiss-x.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 25, 2010, 01:44:24 PM
                   They're baaa-aaack!


(http://inggitero.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/green3.jpg)


                             I still believe.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 25, 2010, 01:47:16 PM
                   They're baaa-aaack!


(http://inggitero.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/green3.jpg)


                             I still believe.

Yes...they are :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ManUp on March 25, 2010, 02:32:42 PM
Optimism is slowly returning to my body...

(http://addogaudium.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/optimism_yellow.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 29, 2010, 01:37:02 AM
(http://www.4thringroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/wake-up-call.jpg2_.jpg)

(http://files.myopera.com/p.mansoor/albums/100871/WakeUpCall.JPG)









As goes Rondo, so go the Celtics ...

            (http://www.point-spreads.com/images/stories/celtics-rondo-sad.jpg)

                ... 6 points, 7 assists.

;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 29, 2010, 01:59:45 AM
(http://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2008/7/6/saupload_optimism.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on March 29, 2010, 07:38:21 AM
I'm not worried as long as we can stay healthy going into the playoffs. Manu Ginobili had some questionable fouls against Kevin and Paul last night, after which I couldn't really take the rest of that game seriously though he did score in the upper 20s...either way a loss is a loss however I still have plenty of faith in this team.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on March 29, 2010, 05:18:14 PM
(http://www.4thringroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/wake-up-call.jpg2_.jpg)

(http://files.myopera.com/p.mansoor/albums/100871/WakeUpCall.JPG)









As goes Rondo, so go the Celtics ...

            (http://www.point-spreads.com/images/stories/celtics-rondo-sad.jpg)

                ... 6 points, 7 assists.

;)

bump
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 29, 2010, 08:44:28 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/borneomonkey/SO744OTsntI/AAAAAAAAD44/iRpXYQNouVQ/s800/Negativity.jpg)
(http://www.fitbuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/negativity-influence.jpg)
(http://bestuff.com/images/images_of_stuff/210x600/no-negativity-19466.jpg)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on March 29, 2010, 08:54:07 PM
I have to agree with the "as goes Rondo, so goes the team" argument. Well, as long as everyone else looks healthy because Rondo was dominating earlier in the season and it lead to losses because he wasn't getting a lot of help because of the Big 3's health. When Rondo is wheeling, driving, and dealing, this team is at their best.

He seems to base his effort around who the opposing pg is. He takes the Deron Williams and Chauncey Billups matchups seriously, but I don't know if we saw the same effort vs. George Hill.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 29, 2010, 10:49:51 PM
(http://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2008/7/6/saupload_optimism.jpg)
What a wonderful quote!!  Love it. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on April 05, 2010, 01:06:02 PM
Ummmmmmmmmm.....

A win is a win?!?!?!

Sorry it's about as optimistic as I can get right now after the last week of play.







Ohhhhhhhhh.....

More optimism, the two remaining Milwaukee games look like they might be easier than previously expected.

Poor Andrew Bogut.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 05, 2010, 02:37:13 PM
(http://www.lovemytool.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/13/optimist.gif)

(http://www.toonpool.com/user/625/files/optimistic_588835.jpg)

(http://blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/images/thinkyoucan.jpeg)(http://static.asp.net/asp.net/images/dataaccess3/50fig01VB.gif)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on April 07, 2010, 01:01:22 PM
(http://www.jazzycomments.com/comments/images/quotes-optimism/quotes-optimism7.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Q_FBE on April 09, 2010, 11:44:04 PM
Ugga-bugga
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jdpapa3 on April 09, 2010, 11:48:48 PM
It's gonna feel real good when we win game 1 of the playoffs next sunday by 20 points.  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Q_FBE on April 15, 2010, 02:22:38 AM
(http://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2008/7/6/saupload_optimism.jpg)
What a wonderful quote!!  Love it.  

Everybody concerned with the Celtics better make the most of this opportunity. This is the last chance in our lifetime to compete for a championship for.

(http://forums.celticsblog.com/Themes/sbn/images/warnwarn.gif) Edit - No offensive language - wdleehi
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on April 15, 2010, 03:46:13 AM
(http://thefirstmorning.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/raindance.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on April 15, 2010, 05:25:03 AM
Finally. The playoffs. Lets get this show on the road.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on April 15, 2010, 07:05:45 AM
(http://thefirstmorning.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/raindance.jpg)
TP, Bahku!  I thought of using this quote as my sig.   Go Celts. 

Keep those feet moving...happy dancing feet!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: cdif911 on April 18, 2010, 04:28:59 PM
15 wins left!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on April 25, 2010, 02:09:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI&feature=related

get pumped
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on May 04, 2010, 10:09:03 AM
Okay, for a while there the pessimism bug took over my body and mind but my soul remained so optimistic that it was able to get rid of that pesky bug. Optimism has now taken over it's rightful place and I now know in my mid, body, heart and soul that Banner 18 is just 6 weeks away.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TruthSerum on May 06, 2010, 06:47:42 PM
I am 3000 miles away from the Celtics but I'm wearing my green every day. Someone said today, "It takes a lot of nerve to wear a Celtics shirt in California." I told him there were two rabid Celtics fans who worked at the co-op and we always had a good time talking about the games the day before. I miss my Celtics so much, but get an extra-good feeling when I wear my custom #0 Leon Powe shirt because I know he didn't want to be traded. So good to know the C's are as spirited as ever. And it really doesn't take a lot of nerve to wear a Celtics shirt here. Often people will start a conversation with me because I'm wearing one of my #34 shirts. I love you C's! Thanks for all the inspiration & optimism!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Mike-Dub on May 06, 2010, 07:20:14 PM
I am 3000 miles away from the Celtics but I'm wearing my green every day. Someone said today, "It takes a lot of nerve to wear a Celtics shirt in California." I told him there were two rabid Celtics fans who worked at the co-op and we always had a good time talking about the games the day before. I miss my Celtics so much, but get an extra-good feeling when I wear my custom #0 Leon Powe shirt because I know he didn't want to be traded. So good to know the C's are as spirited as ever. And it really doesn't take a lot of nerve to wear a Celtics shirt here. Often people will start a conversation with me because I'm wearing one of my #34 shirts. I love you C's! Thanks for all the inspiration & optimism!

Leon never was traded lol.  He was signed as a free-agent by the Cavs.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 07, 2010, 02:25:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI&feature=related

Get pumped.




(I know I've posted this before, but this gets me "up" for a game more than almost anything else, so I wanna share it. I think there's a longer version, but I haven't been able to find it. We need this win, folks!)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on May 07, 2010, 03:36:00 PM
Just came back from the Garden.

It was pumping major air conditioning and the 20,000 people there were all pumped to the gills. Of course, that's because it was the Northeastern University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies but given that me son graduated today from college in the same building that the Celtics are going to thump the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's all good for me.

How much more optimistic can I get for one day? My oldest graduates college and the Celtics will be playing in the same building later on in the day. Great karma is just pulsing through that building right now. Go Celts!!!!

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on May 07, 2010, 03:52:32 PM
Just came back from the Garden.

It was pumping major air conditioning and the 20,000 people there were all pumped to the gills. Of course, that's because it was the Northeastern University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies but given that me son graduated today from college in the same building that the Celtics are going to thump the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's all good for me.

How much more optimistic can I get for one day? My oldest graduates college and the Celtics will be playing in the same building later on in the day. Great karma is just pulsing through that building right now. Go Celts!!!!


Congratulations to your son, Nick, and by extension, to you.    And yes, Go Celts!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 07, 2010, 04:27:06 PM

Just came back from the Garden.

It was pumping major air conditioning and the 20,000 people there were all pumped to the gills. Of course, that's because it was the Northeastern University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies but given that me son graduated today from college in the same building that the Celtics are going to thump the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's all good for me.

How much more optimistic can I get for one day? My oldest graduates college and the Celtics will be playing in the same building later on in the day. Great karma is just pulsing through that building right now. Go Celts!!!!




Congradulations, Nick ... you must be very proud! (TP)


(http://dl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/387/387641p9mr761huf.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Thruthelookingglass on May 07, 2010, 04:49:06 PM
Just came back from the Garden.

It was pumping major air conditioning and the 20,000 people there were all pumped to the gills. Of course, that's because it was the Northeastern University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies but given that me son graduated today from college in the same building that the Celtics are going to thump the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's all good for me.

How much more optimistic can I get for one day? My oldest graduates college and the Celtics will be playing in the same building later on in the day. Great karma is just pulsing through that building right now. Go Celts!!!!

I'm hoping you get that perfect storybook ending to your day!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 08, 2010, 07:00:29 AM

I still believe ...


(http://thecriticalcritics.com/review/wp-content/images/top10/christmas_movies/the_polar_express.jpg)


... In this team.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 09, 2010, 02:03:54 AM
(http://www.beyondthebeat.net/images/stories/larry-bird.jpg)

Celtic heart ... the heart of a warrior.

;)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F5Rp0dBMz14/SglrhMoxrTI/AAAAAAAABVE/dMemo3_a6os/s400/LARRY+BIRD.jpg)


(Had to add this one, too!)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 09, 2010, 02:16:45 AM


(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/12/24/mchale.jpg)


(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1615/perkandlurchfo4.jpg)


(http://www.beyondthebeat.net/images/stories/larry-bird.jpg)


Celtic heart ... the heart of a warrior.

;)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on May 09, 2010, 02:50:32 AM
TP, Bahku.....love the pics...but is that Big Z trying to fight Perk?.....lol...that man can't fight a chicken if he had to.....I remember when Rasheed was a TrailBlazer he fouled Big Z hard and Z was bleeding....yet Z's only response was a 5 sec stare..lol...oh well....he is one of those rare Cavs player that I like...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 09, 2010, 02:53:17 AM
TP, Bahku.....love the pics...but is that Big Z trying to fight Perk?.....lol...that man can't fight a chicken if he had to.....I remember when Rasheed was a TrailBlazer he fouled Big Z hard and Z was bleeding....yet Z's only response was a 5 sec stare..lol...oh well....he is one of those rare Cavs player that I like...

Yeah ... it reminded me of the Bird/Irving pic, and I felt it was appropriate, being a Celts/Cavs thing. Z does seem to always back down ... Nate could probably take him out by himself, lol!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on May 14, 2010, 02:13:33 AM
It was good to optimistic all along....thank you Celtics....2 more series to go...lets get it done....I'll be honest...I'd been waiting for this day and opportunity to call out all the nay sayers, and there were MANY on this blog and I got into heated arguments with a few of them, ... but I don't feel angry at them anymore...banner 18..thats all I have on my mind...CELTICS HOORAH!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 22, 2010, 10:09:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI&feature=related

Get pumped.






Game 3, here we come ... not long now, folks! ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hoops on May 26, 2010, 06:16:44 PM
Lots of people (especially the media) are seemingly a bit jittery about the C's after the game 4 loss. Not me. I think they re-focus, make adjustments, and close out the series tonight.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on May 26, 2010, 07:38:29 PM
Series ends tonight.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on June 03, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
A vid to get everyone pumped for tonight (not that everyone already isn't).....Enjoy !!


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Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on June 03, 2010, 12:35:29 PM
Rashi - welcome back! And Great Post!

I'd love to see this or something similar on our Blog front page. I visited Silver Screen and Roll and they have a similar video, but of course it is leaning towards purple and gold.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rjsuperfly66 on June 03, 2010, 12:50:25 PM
A vid to get everyone pumped for tonight (not that everyone already isn't).....Enjoy !!


<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QnyVHF28Qms&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/QnyVHF28Qms&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

That video gave me the chills... TP!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on June 03, 2010, 02:37:28 PM
Oops I just noticed the vid got posted twice...sorry about that guys, but for some reason when I copy the embedded code it keeps giving 2 vids


Anyways

@ GreenFaith1819 : thanks for the welcome back comment :), and your right we should have some type of a vid on the frontpage.


@ rjsuperfly66 : lol yeah....i have watched the vid like 3-4 times already and each time I end up getting the chills

whoever made the vid did an excellent job with it
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: misha on June 03, 2010, 02:41:05 PM
Oops I just noticed the vid got posted twice...sorry about that guys, but for some reason when I copy the embedded code it keeps giving 2 vids
On these boards, all you need to do is to post the link and it will be like embedding on other sites.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on June 03, 2010, 06:51:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81D1TD1nkFg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81D1TD1nkFg)

Go to the 3:40 mark

Overall though seeing Kobe thoroughly depressed is pretty uplifting and watching him suffer is optimistic for me!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Roy Hobbs on June 04, 2010, 06:42:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdtQrSnEPCM

(Some profanity.)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bigmoneysheed on June 05, 2010, 10:52:37 PM
Lakers had one of their best games AND the refs on their side, we played pretty [dang] bad and only lost by 10 really.   If we play mediocre we take game 1 easily and then its time to do damage back at the gaarden
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on June 06, 2010, 12:15:12 AM
Go Celtics!! Yay, 300th post.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TruthSerum on June 06, 2010, 12:28:40 AM
From the western border of Celtics Nation in Humboldt County California: FRIDAY, Magic's apology to Kobe for pre-maturely annointing LeBron as the best player in the NBA resulted in across-the-bored apologies to Kobe for not recognizing HIM as the best player in basketball. Also, it was suggested everybody owed Kobe an apology for not giving Kobe credit for being the best. Kobe is the best -- at being more concerned with image than basketball.

A championship results from being the team who gets the closest to playing flawless basketball.

Doc exemplified dignity and class after the Game 1 loss. He called the Lakers "terrific," but didn't seem worried.

The Celts have to play with depth, imagination and a sense of entitlement to Banner 18 NOW. It would make a much better story for the Celtics to win this championship because it would prove that true champions care less about image than playing flawless basketball. And it would vindicate The Truth.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on June 10, 2010, 06:02:42 PM
Who are we?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjMpGms8vvg


The Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LB3533 on June 10, 2010, 06:22:57 PM
Lebron is still the best player in the league.

He average 27/9/7 in the 2nd round and people thought he "struggled".

Kobe did average 34/7/8 in the WCF, but his next best player, Pau Gasol averaged 20/7 while Antawn Jamison averaged 12/7.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on June 10, 2010, 06:30:16 PM
Lebron is still the best player in the league.

He average 27/9/7 in the 2nd round and people thought he "struggled".

Kobe did average 34/7/8 in the WCF, but his next best player, Pau Gasol averaged 20/7 while Antawn Jamison averaged 12/7.


And in keeping with the spirit of the thread I will just say that it doesn't matter who the best player in the NBA is because once they play the best team in the NBA they all lose!!

That best team? You got it!!!

(http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/files/cache/boston-celtics-banner_df664d3bcf6597e1322353322e9f1644.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Cman on June 10, 2010, 06:47:56 PM
I'm looking forward to tonights game.  I'm feeling a W, a strong W.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on June 14, 2010, 07:00:28 PM
I thought this was a pretty neat mix...hope you guys enjoy it !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t30cH-Nf-ZM&feature=related
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Q_FBE on June 16, 2010, 01:34:40 AM
I promise to BEAT LA  on Thursday June 17, 2010.  I lived in Kansas, and if you ever spend time there, you learn to keep your word.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: muzza1971 on June 16, 2010, 08:19:51 AM
What ever happens in Game 7, the Celtics are winners. I am proud to be a Boston Celtic supporter.

We will win game 7 because we are the better team.

Muzza from downunder
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: OmarSekou on June 18, 2010, 10:27:36 AM
Thanks for a great season. To anybody involved with the Celts, including us fans.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on June 19, 2010, 01:04:08 PM
Today I feel really good about the Celtics...and, according to rumors in the Globe, I am thrilled that they are talking about bringing back the core for another run!  We may have lost the Championship this year, but we were not beaten.  There IS a difference.  Next year we have even more incentive to win #18...to keep the Lakers from tying for most wins (although they still have a way to go in head-to-head matchups).  I can hardly wait for next year!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BBS on June 19, 2010, 01:19:29 PM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on June 19, 2010, 01:21:03 PM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?
I am 64, and somehow that is not comforting, ha ha ha!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BBS on June 19, 2010, 01:23:39 PM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?
I am 64, and somehow that is not comforting, ha ha ha!

Don't get me wrong I wish no ill will toward anyone that age, but for David Stern I am hopeing he goes quick and painfull. All other 60+ year olds may you live long and prosper.

EDIT: Thirsty have a TP since you lost yours in the bet also. Sorry again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: misha on June 19, 2010, 04:22:15 PM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?
I am 64, and somehow that is not comforting, ha ha ha!
Well, females live longer ;)

BTW it's nice to have here more experienced fans that actually were around during the Russell era.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on June 19, 2010, 04:55:30 PM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?
I am 64, and somehow that is not comforting, ha ha ha!
Well, females live longer ;)

BTW it's nice to have here more experienced fans that actually were around during the Russell era.
My husband said to tell you that when he was a preteen he shook hands with Bill Russell's..........fingers!  To this day he still talks about how big Russell's hands seemed, and how awestruck he was!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on June 19, 2010, 05:29:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rot-elujeqE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rot-elujeqE&feature=related)

Looks like some people in LA tried to destroy the city after the Lakers "win". Too bad they came up short  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jeezem on July 13, 2010, 10:58:42 PM
I can't believe they almost won it again this year, and knowing they'll have a good chance to make a run at it again next year with most of the same team is incredible.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Jon on July 13, 2010, 11:33:06 PM
Very early.  Still plenty of time to do something. 

And even if we don't, the C's could conceivably improve through a number of internal ways:

-Rondo's continued development
-KG recovering further from his knee issues
-a full year of figuring out how to fully utilize Nate
-Avery Bradley showing why he was rated above John Wall coming out of high school
-Jermaine O'Neal blossoming as the 5th option on the floor and forcing other teams to either let him dominate or give the other 4 starters more room to operate. 

Of course none of those things could happen, but this is the "feel good" thread. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: celtic -_- pride on July 14, 2010, 12:36:55 AM
David Stern is 67 not much longer and he will be DEAD. Hows that for optimism?

2012.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on December 04, 2010, 04:04:40 AM
Time to bump this thread, so us "out-of-touch-with-reality" optimists have a place where we can come and spew our sunshine without fear of reproach. (Deja vu) ;)

Go Celtics!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on December 04, 2010, 04:58:45 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnyVHF28Qms&feature=player_embedded


Go Celtics!

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on January 09, 2011, 02:40:01 PM
I see there are a lot of Baby threads today. Yes, he may not be an NBA starter but that is not what we need from him. We need his 12 points off the bench. He's still young and I think he'll continue to improve. Also, are people forgetting how many of our guys are injured? I'm not using this as an excuse but I think if any other NBA team had had the kind of injuries we've had, their record would be worse than ours. The Bulls game was the eigth game in just 12 days. We've been a pretty good basketball team even without KG. The Celtics hold the best record in the East, second best record in the league. I think we are (and will continue to be) alright. When Delonte comes back, when Perk comes back teams will not look forward to meeting us. We'll have so many offensive and defensive weapons that teams will be very frustrated when they face us. Like I said, I think we're doing alright.

Go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 09, 2011, 02:52:26 PM
You tell it, ACF!  I agree with you.  Our whole bench has been terrific...look at all the mileage Erden has gotten and Davis.  They are not starters, they are temporary replacements for starters and have gotten us off to a terrific start. This does not mean that they should be starters.  Their shortcomings are now becoming apparent to our opponents.  When all our starters get back into the swing of things, I have been saying all along that we are going to be scary good first string with a great bench... and I do believe that.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2011, 03:12:56 PM
This team won 4 in a row prior to running out of gas in Chicago.  That mini-streak was with 3 of their top 8 players unavailable.

The 3 injured players are recovering while Rondo is gradually getting back to 100%.  In the meantime subs like Baby, Luke, Semih, JO and Von are getting valuable court time.   Once Perk, KG and Delonte are back, everyone shifts into their real roles.  When that happens this team is poised to compete with anyone. Over 7 games with rest days in between, they will be extremely dificult to beat.

Health is critical for every team, so it should be needless to say how important it is.  Truthfully, there is no elite team that will survive the loss of 1 of their top 3 players. C's are no different.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on January 09, 2011, 03:17:07 PM
It's all good  :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jarufu on January 09, 2011, 03:18:11 PM
Bulls Schmulls ..
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on January 09, 2011, 03:21:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RZcENc5ON8&feature=fvst

.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 14, 2011, 08:53:08 AM
Despite all the whining, the Boston Celtics, as of this morning,are in first place in the East, and second only to San Antonio overall for home court advantage throughout.  Well done, my shorthanded team!  Keep up the good work.  Keep fighting and improving and getting healthy.  Go Celts! 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on January 14, 2011, 08:57:09 AM
Going to the Magic game on Monday.

That feels good!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 14, 2011, 09:06:56 AM
Going to the Magic game on Monday.

That feels good!!!!
Have a great time, Nick!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Edgar on January 14, 2011, 10:53:13 AM
Every day that goes by
Delonte is closer of coming back  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on January 14, 2011, 10:57:36 AM
Despite all the whining, the Boston Celtics, as of this morning,are in first place in the East, and second only to San Antonio overall for home court advantage throughout.  Well done, my shorthanded team!  Keep up the good work.  Keep fighting and improving and getting healthy.  Go Celts! 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 14, 2011, 11:42:45 AM
Despite all the whining, the Boston Celtics, as of this morning,are in first place in the East, and second only to San Antonio overall for home court advantage throughout.  Well done, my shorthanded team!  Keep up the good work.  Keep fighting and improving and getting healthy.  Go Celts! 

Yup.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 14, 2011, 12:14:10 PM
[quote auth ;Dor=Edgar link=topic=34588.msg898674#msg898674 date=1295020393]
Every day that goes by
Delonte is closer of coming back  ;D
[/quote]THIS post makes me smile.  TP Edgar    :)  :D  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on January 14, 2011, 04:36:28 PM
Going to the Magic game on Monday.

That feels good!!!!
Have a great time, Nick!
Thanks, tb. Haven't been around a lot lately and just breezing through some threads seems the blog is in full panic mode at times.

Good thing this thread is kept alive huh?

LOL ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on January 14, 2011, 04:39:42 PM
Every day that goes by
Delonte is closer of coming back  ;D
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mOkHryM2QKc/TH7P6P86i6I/AAAAAAAADSQ/MLkvLyoK7DA/s320/dwest.jpg)


YES!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on January 18, 2011, 07:10:26 AM
http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on January 19, 2011, 04:09:13 AM
EASTERN

1 BOS  31  9 .775
2 MIA  30 13 .698  
3 CHI  28 14 .667  
4 ATL  28 15 .651  
5 ORL  26 15 .634
6 NYK  22 18 .550
7 PHI  17 23 .425
8 IND  16 22 .421




WESTERN

1 SAS  35  6 .854
2 LAL  31 12 .721
3 OKC  27 14 .659  
4 UTA  27 14 .659
5 DAL  26 14 .650
6 NOH  26 16 .619  
7 DEN  23 17 .575  
8 POR  22 20 .524
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Eat Your Greenys on January 19, 2011, 04:43:32 PM
LETS GO CELTICS!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Mike-Dub on January 19, 2011, 05:07:38 PM
Can this be about other teams than the Celts.  I seriously need a cheering up from sunday still.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TheAuerbach on January 19, 2011, 05:40:53 PM
Can this be about other teams than the Celts.  I seriously need a cheering up from sunday still.

Bruins on a two game winning streak and are 1st in the northeast division and second in the eastern conference.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Edgar on January 19, 2011, 06:17:33 PM
feel always free to root for blake griffin too. :D

love the kid. :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Eat Your Greenys on January 24, 2011, 10:51:17 PM
thats so funny!  Celtics rule!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on January 26, 2011, 04:53:59 PM
Went to the game where KG returned vs the Magic.....win.

Went to the game where Perk returned vs the Cavs.....win.

That feels really good!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Edgar on January 26, 2011, 04:54:53 PM
yup... thats a great reason to "feel good"

perk
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on January 30, 2011, 10:55:14 AM

Go Celtics ... beat L.A.!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI


Get pumped.

:)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on February 01, 2011, 02:57:31 AM

Celtics =


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnyVHF28Qms&feature=player_embedded




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI




(http://www.sportsgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/garnett-2.jpg)



(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lic6it7M2k1qgnljvo1_400.jpg)



(http://www.celticstown.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/miami-heat-boston-celtics-fight-e1271600677575-300x201.jpg)



(http://www.nbatoday.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/celtics-vs-bulls-103009-300x235.jpg)



(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/03/22/amd_celtics_allen.jpg)




(http://blog.syracuse.com/today/2009/04/small_042009BullsCeltics.JPG)



(http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSXM8ycFpOdRjQlR-v2k2jR6Sr_e_miWW3oj4ZEzXaVMbcViscir73JYXU:photos.upi.com/Sports/352b9294da2ecb3c7807d0eb7e1294b6/New-York-Knicks-Jared-Jeffries-and-Boston-Celtics-Kevin-Garnett-at-Madison-Square-Garden-in-New-York_12.jpg)



Warriors ...


 ... beat New York!!


:)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on February 14, 2011, 11:11:31 AM
http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on February 25, 2011, 08:07:24 AM
I think Danny's got something up his sleeve. He must have. I still think Banner 18 is on its way. I think we will simply love Jeff Green on this team.

Go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on February 25, 2011, 08:12:05 AM
I think Danny's got something up his sleeve. He must have. I still think Banner 18 is on its way. I think we will simply love Jeff Green on this team.

Go Celtics!

I agree, (TP) ... I think there's a bigger plan at work here, and we just need to be a little patient. Jeff Green will be sweet to have coming off the bench ... the East has suddenly become much smaller, and these moves make us stronger in that area ... Orlando, (the "biggest" East team, size-wise), is no longer our greatest threat, and teams that are stronger at the SG/SF position are ... this will help us, and Danny's not done with this project, IMHO.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 25, 2011, 08:25:12 AM
I think Danny's got something up his sleeve. He must have. I still think Banner 18 is on its way. I think we will simply love Jeff Green on this team.

Go Celtics!

I agree, (TP) ... I think there's a bigger plan at work here, and we just need to be a little patient. Jeff Green will be sweet to have coming off the bench ... the East has suddenly become much smaller, and these moves make us stronger in that area ... Orlando, (the "biggest" East team, size-wise), is no longer our greatest threat, and teams that are stronger at the SG/SF position are ... this will help us, and Danny's not done with this project, IMHO.
I also agree.  However, the Thunder just became my favorite team in the West, and Perk will always hold a place of honor in my mind as  one of the most focused players in the league.  I am still in awe of how he transformed himself from a chubby kid to a solid center on a championship team.  I am still first and foremost a Celtics fan, but I will miss Perk. I have to admit that I did shed a few tears yesterday, myself, and
I will cheer for Perk whenever he returns to Boston, even though I know he will be firmly focused on beating us.

Now....on to Banner #18!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on February 25, 2011, 08:32:30 AM
I think Danny's got something up his sleeve. He must have. I still think Banner 18 is on its way. I think we will simply love Jeff Green on this team.

Go Celtics!

I agree, (TP) ... I think there's a bigger plan at work here, and we just need to be a little patient. Jeff Green will be sweet to have coming off the bench ... the East has suddenly become much smaller, and these moves make us stronger in that area ... Orlando, (the "biggest" East team, size-wise), is no longer our greatest threat, and teams that are stronger at the SG/SF position are ... this will help us, and Danny's not done with this project, IMHO.
I also agree.  However, the Thunder just became my favorite team in the West, and Perk will always hold a place of honor in my mind as  one of the most focused players in the league.  I am still in awe of how he transformed himself from a chubby kid to a solid center on a championship team.  I am still first and foremost a Celtics fan, but I will miss Perk. I have to admit that I did shed a few tears yesterday, myself, and
I will cheer for Perk whenever he returns to Boston, even though I know he will be firmly focused on beating us.

Now....on to Banner #18!

I can't wait for his first return to the Garden, (which probably won't be until next season), because he'll know for sure how much he's missed, how much we appreciated him, and how we will always consider him a Celtic. I also hope he reads a few "green" blogs today, cuz he'll find a lot of love there.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 25, 2011, 10:58:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHNEAvjIRY

1:31
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 01, 2011, 11:37:23 AM
Man, with all these Heat/Bulls threads, it's about time we bumped this sucker. There.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 01, 2011, 12:34:25 PM
After seeing the play on the road, I am feeling much calmr about the trade.  I am really surprised by how good Krstic looks, and Green looks solid...just needs to practice with the team.

We took three games on an emotionally tough west coast road trip...really tough both for the remaining Celts, who had to grieve the loss of a beloved team mate, but also for Green and Krstic, who were torn from the team they were used to being part of.  (And, at the same time, we still have two slots open, I believe?)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 01, 2011, 12:36:11 PM
After a brief Perk hangover, then the Murphy signing I am ready to join this thread.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 01, 2011, 12:48:20 PM
Murphy is going to..............BOSTON!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: dasani on March 03, 2011, 03:20:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHNEAvjIRY

1:31

Great Stuff
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: guava_wrench on March 03, 2011, 03:27:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHNEAvjIRY

1:31

Great Stuff
Would prefer a video that shows his versatility.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 04, 2011, 06:45:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHNEAvjIRY

1:31

Wow - that nice move was around none other than....Kendrick.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 04, 2011, 06:48:11 PM
(http://www.emptythebench.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/kgblood1.jpg)

Nuff said.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 04, 2011, 06:49:54 PM
(http://www.emptythebench.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/kgblood1.jpg)

Nuff said.

I would not be surprised if he bled Green..
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: MattG12 on March 04, 2011, 07:22:24 PM
yay go celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: zerophase on March 13, 2011, 08:24:37 PM
http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2011/03/11/20110311_association_ds_gswpost.nba/

feel good locker room moment!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TheTruthFot18 on March 16, 2011, 02:14:42 PM
WOOT Banner 18!

1. Beat Philly 4-1
2. Beat ORL 4-2
3. Beat Bulls 4-2

.....BEAT LA in the finals 4-2 (HCA)



IDK, honestly I still feel the Spurs are gonna win the west. As much as I wanna beat LA in the finals, I wanna see someone new come out of the west. DAL, OKC step your game up.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 17, 2011, 03:12:06 PM
(http://www.emptythebench.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/kgblood1.jpg)

Nuff said.

Is that Fruit Punch flavored Gatorade?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Mean n Green 20 on March 29, 2011, 11:34:56 PM
KG messing with rondo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWgSdeXzrzY&feature=related
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on April 10, 2011, 07:00:03 PM
With the "Prematurely Declare this season is over" thread arising, I thought it would be nice to bring up this thread.


As mad as I am with how we have played in the last few games, I am still not ready to throw in the towel yet.


Once the playoffs starts...as KG always says..."Anything is Possible".

And I have no doubt that if everyone (mostly shaq) is healthy and with everyone bringing their A-game, we will be very hard to beat.


Go C's!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LB3533 on April 10, 2011, 07:02:23 PM
In the playoffs, I will take 3 wins in a row and one stinker out of every 4 games....rinse repeat.

Do it Celtics.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: birdwatcher on April 10, 2011, 07:17:07 PM
I question the players' take of the importance of HCA and the meaning of the last couple weeks of games. Aside from the Spurs game, I haven't seen a real interest in any of the games we've played recently, including the ones we've won. Let's face it--none of these are "must win" games until the playoffs. By losing to Chicago or Miami, it doesn't mean we're out of the playoffs or can't compete with the upper echelon teams. Aside from Dallas, we've beat them all, and I like our chances still against any team in a best of seven series. I like our chances even more when the veterans know that each game counts and there's no taking plays off--which is not the feeling I've had over the last few weeks of the regular season. We're all 0-0 starting next Saturday, the season that really counts. I for one have not given up hope!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rashi on April 10, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
I question the players' take of the importance of HCA and the meaning of the last couple weeks of games. Aside from the Spurs game, I haven't seen a real interest in any of the games we've played recently, including the ones we've won. Let's face it--none of these are "must win" games until the playoffs. By losing to Chicago or Miami, it doesn't mean we're out of the playoffs or can't compete with the upper echelon teams. Aside from Dallas, we've beat them all, and I like our chances still against any team in a best of seven series. I like our chances even more when the veterans know that each game counts and there's no taking plays off--which is not the feeling I've had over the last few weeks of the regular season. We're all 0-0 starting next Saturday, the season that really counts. I for one have not given up hope!


TP for the bold part!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yvette on April 10, 2011, 08:51:04 PM
I'm very optimistic about the play-offs... It will be a hard climb, but at the end, Cs will be on top...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Drucci on April 11, 2011, 05:36:36 AM
Still very optimistic about the playoffs although I must admit I'm less confident about Rondo's ability to step up this year.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on April 11, 2011, 05:47:36 AM
All this panic is the same stuff that happened last year at the same time ... sorry, but I just can't get drawn into the pessimism or "realism" or whatever label you want to put on it. This is just as good a team, (if not better), as last year, and I have just as much faith in them as I did then.  They've already proven on multiple occasions that they can beat ANY team in the NBA, and that they CAN "flip the switch" ... the negative, doubting, pessimistic, end-of-the-world threads have been saturating this blog, (and others), but I just can NOT be a part of it. I love this team, I know it's potential, I SEE it's abilities, and I have FAITH that they can win it all. Call me an optimist all you want when it comes to the Celtics, just don't call me "blind".
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 25, 2011, 05:49:49 AM
(http://th279.photobucket.com/albums/kk150/Eva3333/Warning/Poof/th_ani_garbage_can.gif)

"You can't beat that with a baseball bat!"
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rtifishul on April 28, 2011, 07:58:35 PM
WE ARE GOING TO SMASH MIAMI. I HAD TO DO 400 PUSHUPS TO BURN OFF THE ADRENALINE THAT COURSED THROUGH ME WHEN I LEARNED THAT THEY'D ADVANCED.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on April 28, 2011, 09:22:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ewOzi5-AZXU?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0</object>

ill hit em high..and u hit em low!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rtifishul on May 01, 2011, 12:58:16 PM
I'VE BEEN SWEATING SINCE I WOKE UP THIS MORNING IN ANTICIPATION OF THOSE PUNKS IN MIAMI. WE'RE GONNA OBLITERATE THEM
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: barefacedmonk on May 01, 2011, 01:01:03 PM
I'VE BEEN SWEATING SINCE I WOKE UP THIS MORNING

Take a shower and use a good deodorant. :P
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on May 10, 2011, 03:53:33 AM
We're still breathing ... and I'm still hopeful. This team is very capable of winning three games in-a-row, and I still believe they'll do it. If I'm wrong, feel free to say I told you so if it doesn't happen, but until then, supporting my team is the least I can do for all they've given me. :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: lJesterl on May 10, 2011, 03:55:10 AM
I posted this in my topic.

the beatles were told by a record company that they "didn't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out".

Michael jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.

Thomas edison was told he was "too stupid to learn anything".

Walt disney was fired from a newspaper because he "lacked imagination and had no original ideas".

Abraham lincoln's fiance died, he failed in business twice, had a nervous breakdown and was defeated in 8 elections.


And this video got me pumped way up..

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZN52KfcfTr0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Eja117 on May 10, 2011, 04:11:51 AM
The other team has Lebron and I refuse to believe he's a champion



why not us?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsGuy34 on May 10, 2011, 06:07:30 AM
we can do this

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: zachs34 on May 10, 2011, 04:29:17 PM
You gotta still have hope, this team can do whatever they put their minds to and if they all come toghter and take this one game at a time i beleive we can do this and i have faith in every celtic player and their not goinng to let themselves go down without a crazzy battle. Everyone has to rally toghther and hold their heads high and give it all they have even shaq to big baby.. We can do this keep the faith!!!!!!g18
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: KindBass on May 11, 2011, 07:21:26 PM
Expect the worst, and anything less is a pleasant surprise.

And who doesn't like a pleasant surprise?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CaliCeltics on May 11, 2011, 07:34:09 PM
Three words.

"We got this"  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on May 11, 2011, 07:34:49 PM
Three more quarters, C's!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: theswitch on December 28, 2011, 10:59:51 PM
Ah, a sanctuary. Let's go over some green-goggled optimistic positives!

- Undermanned and facing terrible refs, fought NYC and MIA to almost a draw, but cost us the NOH game by overplaying our guys
- Rondo has been great
- Ray is on fire
- Sasha actually looked decent tonight
- KG, as Doc has said many times before, is a slow starter - he'll get into a rhythm
- JO had great looks, he's a good enough player to make those bunnies. They'll fall. Defensively, a lot of questionable calls taking him from great to terrible
- Dooling has a ton of energy and can play
- Daniels is savvy (that's all I've really got, he's disappointed me a lot so far - he needs Pietrus to push him to the 2)
- Bass might not like to pass, but he's got a bundle of energy, can block shots, knock down jumpers and can dunk. Sometimes, he shoots because there's no other real option
- Wilcox has a lot of energy, just getting the mental stuff down - gotta get healthy
- Steamer can make an easy bucket and blocks everything in his path - he'll get the mental rotation and rebounding stuff in time, he's a solid individual defender as is
- JJJ looked good in garbage time, a lot of aggression - probably not going to see much time this year but I liked what I saw
- Bradley/Moore - TBD haha both have a lot of potential and talent, just not all there yet

Yes, I'm leaving out a lot of the negatives but hey, it's the optimism thread. Beat the Pistons and take the Wizards twice and we're rolling again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on December 28, 2011, 11:05:20 PM
Ah, a sanctuary. Let's go over some green-goggled optimistic positives!

- Undermanned and facing terrible refs, fought NYC and MIA to almost a draw, but cost us the NOH game by overplaying our guys
- Rondo has been great
- Ray is on fire
- Sasha actually looked decent tonight
- KG, as Doc has said many times before, is a slow starter - he'll get into a rhythm
- JO had great looks, he's a good enough player to make those bunnies. They'll fall. Defensively, a lot of questionable calls taking him from great to terrible
- Dooling has a ton of energy and can play
- Daniels is savvy (that's all I've really got, he's disappointed me a lot so far - he needs Pietrus to push him to the 2)
- Bass might not like to pass, but he's got a bundle of energy, can block shots, knock down jumpers and can dunk. Sometimes, he shoots because there's no other real option
- Wilcox has a lot of energy, just getting the mental stuff down - gotta get healthy
- Steamer can make an easy bucket and blocks everything in his path - he'll get the mental rotation and rebounding stuff in time, he's a solid individual defender as is
- JJJ looked good in garbage time, a lot of aggression - probably not going to see much time this year but I liked what I saw
- Bradley/Moore - TBD haha both have a lot of potential and talent, just not all there yet

Yes, I'm leaving out a lot of the negatives but hey, it's the optimism thread. Beat the Pistons and take the Wizards twice and we're rolling again.

Outstanding positive spin  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85cL1HisrNc
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PosImpos on December 28, 2011, 11:06:44 PM
Stiemsma looks like a legitimate NBA defensive player out there.  No idea if he can do enough on offense to stay on the floor on a team with any kind of depth at center, but he made some really nice blocks tonight.  There was at least one trip down when he stopped guys from scoring three separate times.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Greenbean on December 29, 2011, 10:15:23 AM
Stiemsma looks like a legitimate NBA defensive player out there.  No idea if he can do enough on offense to stay on the floor on a team with any kind of depth at center, but he made some really nice blocks tonight.  There was at least one trip down when he stopped guys from scoring three separate times.

The next birdman?

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 29, 2011, 11:41:17 AM
I still believe :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on December 29, 2011, 12:18:59 PM
9 of the next 11 at home...nothing like home cooking.

Their opponents:

Detroit
@ Washington
Washington
New Jersey
Indiana
Dallas
Chicago
@ Indiana
OKC
Toronto
Phoenix
@ Washington

I could see a 10-5 record by the time this schedule is up, especially given there are only two back to backs in this group of games and that Pierce and Pietrus will be with the team before long.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on December 29, 2011, 12:33:09 PM
We will be a different team with the Captain.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kane3387 on December 29, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
As long as we are healthy for the playoffs I will be cool with any seed we get. Rather be the 8 seed and at full strength then the 3 seed and running out of gas. This team has what it takes to win a title.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 15, 2012, 11:14:47 AM
Since my opinion is the opinion that matters the most to me  ??? , here goes.

The the celtics have an experienced, talented (if aging) core group.  The bench has some intriguing pieces.

I do believe Doc is a talented coach.  I don't think Danny is done tinkering with the roster yet. 

I do believe the team will make the playoffs, and at some point will get their stuff together, making a run, and surprising some people. We have done the early run, late burn out/injury thing...this year health and timing of the run are the most important aspects.

I know people can't help it and I have found myself drawn into the negativity (depressing), but it is too early to lose hope, so I won't.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on January 15, 2012, 11:44:48 AM
No matter what happens we still have the best uniforms.  Whether Bret Szabo or Larry Bird's wearing one, no one can beat the classic green and white.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on January 15, 2012, 11:57:31 AM
You know what I don't understand, if you are convinced this team is absolutely no good, why not just lower expectations, go into 2005-07 Boston Celtic fan mode and look for all the positive things like Bradley's defense, Moore's play yesterday, Stiemsma's play during the first 5 games of his season, Rondo's play, or the fact we could end up with a high pick in a stacked draft.

You know....stuff like that.

As for me, expectations will start being lowered but if we can make the playoffs in a seed that is 6 or higher, anything is possible if they are healthy and ready to compete.

GO CELTICS!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: clover on January 15, 2012, 12:09:55 PM
You know what I don't understand, if you are convinced this team is absolutely no good, why not just lower expectations, go into 2005-07 Boston Celtic fan mode and look for all the positive things like Bradley's defense, Moore's play yesterday, Stiemsma's play during the first 5 games of his season, Rondo's play, or the fact we could end up with a high pick in a stacked draft.

You know....stuff like that.

As for me, expectations will start being lowered but if we can make the playoffs in a seed that is 6 or higher, anything is possible if they are healthy and ready to compete.

GO CELTICS!!!!!

That's what I've done.  If anything it makes the team more interesting to watch than if they had miraculously succeeded in a fifth year of "We are the champions" mode. 

More small nuggets of potential longer-term victory to be unearthed, though no easy big, we're-one-of-the-best-teams-in-the-league finds.

To every thing there is a season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: theswitch on January 22, 2012, 12:16:18 AM
Somehow we are still tied for that 8th spot in the playoffs haha
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 22, 2012, 12:17:06 AM
Somehow we are still tied for that 8th spot in the playoffs haha

I 'll sleep better knowing that...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics18 on January 22, 2012, 12:21:52 AM
Somehow we are still tied for that 8th spot in the playoffs haha

Here's hoping Miami grabs that number one seed, then.  Be ready, cHEATs!!!!

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on January 27, 2012, 12:59:22 AM
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Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Freeease1 on February 01, 2012, 04:31:07 PM
Our Guys are true professionals and they will give it their all and more each and every night. That is my expectation. the Boston Celtics want disappoint me on that.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 10, 2012, 09:54:31 PM
We're 1 big away from a championship caliber team. 1 solid center. Not a good center, a solid one. If we'd gotten even 3/4 more rebounds yesterday, we would've been blowing out the Lakers.

In Ainge we trust!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on February 13, 2012, 04:34:29 AM



EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS - FEB. 13, 2012


1 Chicago        23 7 0.767 0.0
2 Miami          21 7 0.750 1.0  
3 Philadelphia   19 9 0.679 3.0  
4 Atlanta        18 10 0.643 4.0  
5 Indiana        17 10 0.630 4.5
6 Orlando        17 11 0.607 5.0  
7 Boston         15 12 0.556 6.5  
8 New York       13 15 0.464 9.0

-----------------------------------------------------

Milwaukee 12 15 0.444 9.5
Cleveland 10 16 0.385 11.0
Toronto 9 20 0.310 13.5
Detroit 8 21 0.276 14.5  
New Jersey 8 21 0.276 14.5
Washington 6 22 0.214 16.0
Charlotte 3 24 0.111 18.5
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on February 13, 2012, 08:22:14 AM



EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS - FEB. 13, 2012


1 Chicago        23 7 0.767 0.0
2 Miami          21 7 0.750 1.0  
3 Philadelphia   19 9 0.679 3.0  
4 Atlanta        18 10 0.643 4.0  
5 Indiana        17 10 0.630 4.5
6 Orlando        17 11 0.607 5.0  
7 Boston         15 12 0.556 6.5  
8 New York       13 15 0.464 9.0

-----------------------------------------------------

Milwaukee 12 15 0.444 9.5
Cleveland 10 16 0.385 11.0
Toronto 9 20 0.310 13.5
Detroit 8 21 0.276 14.5  
New Jersey 8 21 0.276 14.5
Washington 6 22 0.214 16.0
Charlotte 3 24 0.111 18.5


TP.

The amazing thing is that despite the struggles and all, we are only 3.5 games behind PHI.

They are due for a slide before too long - every team will have one.

I think our slide is over. We may lose a game here or there, but barring any major injuries we will be steady for the remainder.

Go C's!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jarufu on February 13, 2012, 08:27:48 AM
I got to watch a game live where we didn't lose!   ;D ;D ;D

It's been a while!

Lets keep it up!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ms.ball on February 13, 2012, 08:28:30 AM



EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS - FEB. 13, 2012


1 Chicago        23 7 0.767 0.0
2 Miami          21 7 0.750 1.0  
3 Philadelphia   19 9 0.679 3.0  
4 Atlanta        18 10 0.643 4.0  
5 Indiana        17 10 0.630 4.5
6 Orlando        17 11 0.607 5.0  
7 Boston         15 12 0.556 6.5  
8 New York       13 15 0.464 9.0

-----------------------------------------------------

Milwaukee 12 15 0.444 9.5
Cleveland 10 16 0.385 11.0
Toronto 9 20 0.310 13.5
Detroit 8 21 0.276 14.5  
New Jersey 8 21 0.276 14.5
Washington 6 22 0.214 16.0
Charlotte 3 24 0.111 18.5


TP.

The amazing thing is that despite the struggles and all, we are only 3.5 games behind PHI.

They are due for a slide before too long - every team will have one.

I think our slide is over. We may lose a game here or there, but barring any major injuries we will be steady for the remainder.

Go C's!
Exactly....
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Reyquila on February 13, 2012, 09:19:43 AM
Ive been lucky. I havent watched a game that the Celtics lost.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 18, 2012, 01:20:37 AM
anything is possible if they are healthy and ready to compete.

GO CELTICS!!!!!

WELL SAID TP
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 05, 2012, 05:19:19 AM
http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html

http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html



Milwaukee (ninth place) are 5.5 games behind us. We are going to have to be extremely unlucky and/or bad not to make the playoffs. Hope I didn't jinx us now... I could actually see us sneak up on some of the other teams (ATL, ORL) and maybe end up as fifth or sixth seed on the season. We'll see.


Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 05, 2012, 08:59:05 AM
http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html

http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html



Milwaukee (ninth place) are 5.5 games behind us. We are going to have to be extremely unlucky and/or bad not to make the playoffs. Hope I didn't jinx us now... I could actually see us sneak up on some of the other teams (ATL, ORL) and maybe end up as fifth or sixth seed on the season. We'll see.




TP for the optimism. ATL and ORL are certainly within striking distance.

Lakers had better hope to NOT face MEM in the 1st round...Zach will be back in full force by then, and TA would give Kobe some problems for sure.

Ugly matchup for them.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GronkSpike on March 05, 2012, 09:14:52 AM
We are just 2.0 games behind 4th seed.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 11, 2012, 06:26:07 PM
Bumping this sucker before CelticsBlog implodes with Sky is falling threads.

We played our hearts out, if you didn't see it, you clearly need glasses.

PS. Lakers ft advantage: 26-12. Remind you of something?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 11, 2012, 06:30:46 PM
Bumping this sucker before CelticsBlog implodes with Sky is falling threads.

We played our hearts out, if you didn't see it, you clearly need glasses.

PS. Lakers ft advantage: 26-12. Remind you of something?

Thank You, ACF. Good pre-emptive move.

Like I posted in the Game Thread - Tough Loss, but I'm happy with BOS's effort tonight.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 11, 2012, 06:33:27 PM
Yep, this was a great effort for the guys after the knock out blow of hearing Wilcox's problem...how demoralizing for them , but yet they played a great game anyway.

Three CHEERS !!!!

Go Celtics !! :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: gar on March 11, 2012, 08:02:55 PM
Really good showing by Bradley and Stiesma. Bass was outmatched on defense; but contributed offensively. Big three were well the aging big three, but hung tough and played great D in spurts.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: 2short on March 11, 2012, 08:53:32 PM
ummm
our full team hasn't been healthy the entire year and if we do get healthy we can do some damage
rajon rondo continues to improve and could be the best pg in the nba in 2 years
orlando defensive game

rub my beads, drink my green kool aid, shake my dave cowens bobble head doll
its all good
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Adelaide Celt on March 11, 2012, 09:40:02 PM
Steamer showed he can mix it with some of the best big men in the NBA.

We had no recognised C. Period.

For all the media hype/rivalry crap, it's just one game. Doesn't count for any more than a game against the Bobcats.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on March 11, 2012, 10:09:24 PM
I thought Bynum pretty bulled his way through Greg most of the game.   However, Greg did have that killer block.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 13, 2012, 01:29:31 AM
I guess the Clippers game speaks for itself.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 13, 2012, 04:29:12 AM
I guess the Clippers game speaks for itself.

YAHRRR :D Hahaha, that was nice.

TP btw. Mainly because it'll be number 500 ;) Gz!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jdz101 on March 13, 2012, 05:16:32 AM
I just got TP #100  ;D

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071019155932/uncyclopedia/images/7/7b/Dancing_banana.gif)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 13, 2012, 05:51:06 AM
I guess the Clippers game speaks for itself.

YAHRRR :D Hahaha, that was nice.

TP btw. Mainly because it'll be number 500 ;) Gz!

Thx, backatcha. Those TPs seem to flow like sweet honey after a W  :D


I just got TP #100  ;D

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071019155932/uncyclopedia/images/7/7b/Dancing_banana.gif)



;)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Eja117 on March 13, 2012, 07:14:00 AM
I don't have lots of optimism, and I don't feel good right now, but I think it's good if all of you do
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on March 13, 2012, 07:27:31 AM
Everytime this team is down they bounce back.  I am like eja117 though and I don't have lots of optimism.   But I hope they prove me wrong.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 13, 2012, 08:15:33 AM
Seems the plan by those in charge is to ride it out with what we got .  They are performing better than I thought possible early on .  If we had no injuries and these guys KG /PP were in this shape at the beginning of the season , the win column would have been much fatter.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2012, 08:41:43 AM
Well, to those who still feel a bit pessimistic - remember 2009-10.

This team of ours was directly responsible for "The Decision", if you ask me.

BOS refused to lie down vs CLE, and under incredible odds we sent CLE (and Lebron) packing.

I think Rajon arrived in THAT series, if you ask me. Played himself right onto the cover of Sports Illustrated, too.

Next series? While Rondo was very good vs ORL, it was The Captain who carried us vs DH and Co.

I was thinking after the loss to the Lakers on Sun that if we would've had THAT Rondo, we would've beaten LA back in 09-10. We have THAT Rondo now, and he is a LOT more consistent, thankfully.

The kid is growing before our eyes...I've said it before, and will say it again: The Boston Celtics, right now, will go as far as Rajon Rondo takes them. That is not to say that Paul/KG/Ray are less important, but with their natural regression Rondo seemingly is finding his way. And it's at the right time.

It is funny to me that I was throwing him under the bus just a week or so ago, but the kid is proving me wrong, once again.

Acquire either Emeka, or Robin Lopez as the blog front page suggests, and I love our opportunity in the playoffs. I'd hate to give up AB, but if it comes to it such a move would be great for him (and us), I think. Either one of these two could help us down low.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 15, 2012, 01:59:03 AM
I guess the Clippers Warriors game speaks for itself.

 ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on March 15, 2012, 02:40:05 AM
We don't have to win all our games. Just enough to give us a good hard crack at the playoffs.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Kiorrik on March 15, 2012, 05:29:32 AM
A win is a win is a win.

And I'm loving it :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jdz101 on March 15, 2012, 05:37:41 AM
Trying really hard to feel good about todays win.


Trying. Really. Hard.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: theswitch on March 28, 2012, 11:24:00 PM
Tied with Philly, a game behind Atlanta and a game and a half behind the Pacers. Seeds 4-6 all in play at this point, hopefully one of them goes on a losing streak.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on March 28, 2012, 11:51:07 PM
Tied with Philly, a game behind Atlanta and a game and a half behind the Pacers. Seeds 4-6 all in play at this point, hopefully one of them goes on a losing streak.

Yeah!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 28, 2012, 11:58:19 PM
Good to see this thread back again.

For a good laugh, PLEASE watch ESPN...the part with our victory over Utah tonight.

All I'll say is that KG is in VINTAGE form right now, lol..I hope he can keep this up for next 3-4 months. This team could go places.

I could barely make out what he was saying, but he seemed hyped up. ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 01, 2012, 05:55:40 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on April 01, 2012, 06:03:23 PM
Regular season series with Miami is now even. :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 09, 2012, 02:03:16 AM


http://espn.go.com/nba/standings
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 11, 2012, 12:45:28 AM
Yeah.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: theswitch on April 11, 2012, 01:03:36 AM


http://espn.go.com/nba/standings

I can't decide if we'd rather play Atlanta or Orlando in the first round, and Chicago or Miami in the second round. Either way I like our chances. I guess the way to go would be Atlanta and then Miami.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on April 25, 2012, 01:14:50 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hF0_hMNrI




Love this thread ... such is the legacy of the great PLamb! ;)

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on April 25, 2012, 02:47:23 AM
Im taking the win.

You know I noticed during the 2nd quarter of the game how Quis is playing as a facilitator. WOndering if he can do it consistently within the second unit.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on April 25, 2012, 08:25:42 AM
Because rebounds are so scarce these days, I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets giddy when a Celtic grabs one of those two handed rebounds.

Also, I was surprised to hear during the game Doc telling Marquis to "lead them".
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on April 29, 2012, 10:17:33 PM
Celts in 5. Off to bed now, 4:17 am...

Go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Smokeeye123 on April 29, 2012, 11:13:46 PM
Not worried about this loss in the slightest. PP and KG all shot horribly and we still almost came back.

And if Rondo is suspended for 1 game, I still see us playing better the next game and eeking out a win in his abscense.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on April 29, 2012, 11:41:35 PM
We need some positivity today. Go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on April 29, 2012, 11:47:36 PM
This team resolve and will to win is really high. Being down by 19 and still get it close to eventually stealing the game makes me confident they can win the next game, and the series. Atlanta played their best game tonight and the Celtics were probably dusting off a little rust, and yet they got close.

I really like our chances in this series. As long as everybody keeps this mentality, and Rondo keeps that fire. While I admit he could be suspended, I love the passion he showed and the great competitiveness and the desire to win. He has to keep it up, less the referee bumping (which should have not happened if not for TWO blown calls).
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on May 19, 2012, 04:45:34 AM
These Celtics will not go quietly into the dark night. They're too proud.
But once again, we are our own worst enemy. We forget to concentrate. We have to concentrate.
I still believe in Banner 18, though. They can do it if they set their minds to it. I believe.

Go Celtics!  
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on June 05, 2012, 11:58:00 PM
These Celtics will not go quietly into the dark night. They're too proud.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on June 07, 2012, 11:02:40 PM
Take em in 7  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on June 07, 2012, 11:04:34 PM
NICE


Love the chant
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on June 07, 2012, 11:46:25 PM
expect a good game from BASS and Ray
Rondo will show up along with KG
but Paul Pierce gots to Show Up and Show Out

Let's Run This
We Got This!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: twinbree on June 07, 2012, 11:51:01 PM
People thought we might not make the playoffs and yet here we are. Poised to defy the odds again. I'm going to work hard all day Saturday and I expect to be rewarded with a trip to the finals.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on June 10, 2012, 04:58:54 AM
Thank you big 3. You did your best and far exceeded expectations.

As for the future, it's definitely not as bleak as some of you think.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on June 11, 2012, 05:53:26 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/y2kill/fist-pump-baby.jpg)

We'll be back.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Jon on June 11, 2012, 06:04:47 PM
And because of Rondo's elevated play and the emergence of Avery Bradley, I think the Celtic's future is a lot brighter today than it was even a few months ago. 

Now it's pretty clear we have an elite building block in Rondo and Bradley's proven that he at least has a shot to be a very good player on a contender. 

It used to be that we likely needed two superstars to add to Rondo, and then a nice bench.  If Bradley and Green improve and at least one other young player pans out, we might only need to get one big name free agent (or one big trade over the next couple of years. 

That's still a daunting task, but far easier to pull off than two.  And it'll be a lot easier to do with a better core in place. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on July 20, 2012, 08:26:53 AM
Yay :D

Here we come!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on October 30, 2012, 11:30:42 PM
So many positives from tonight's game.

We were playing our worst defense against their best basketball.

Doc has to get it together for this thing to work and I have faith in that.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on October 30, 2012, 11:58:56 PM
Miami is draining jumpers all day. Rotations are slow.

But I'm glad that others can step up, people we least expect. Glad that there's bad blood against the Heay, it'll only help them get motivated for the next games to come. Rondo had a bad yet productive game, it can be and will be better. Paul looked better. Bass is high energy.

 Give it time to gel, the whole team, and we'll be a force.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on October 31, 2012, 07:20:04 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/y2kill/fist-pump-baby.jpg)

We'll be We're back.

The O is already there and the D will be soon.

I truly believe we can beat Miami in a seven-game series. We're back.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Roy H. on October 31, 2012, 08:34:51 AM
There's a lot to be optimistic about.  The offense played really well.  Pierce looks fully healthy.  Rondo was very good.  The addition of Courtney Lee could be huge. 

KG and Green will be better than they were tonight, and we'll integrate our big men into the game plan more. 

It should be a different game next time these two teams play.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Jon on October 31, 2012, 09:25:26 AM
I agree with this sentiment.  The defense didn't show up, plain and simple.  But that will come with time. 

To compound matters, we had trouble working in some of the new pieces like Terry and Sullinger. 

But I was very encouraged by the depth and offensive fire power of this team.  Last year this team needed to get big leads when the starters were in the game to withstand the damage they'd take when the bench players came on.  This year, it's going to be totally different.  We can actually build leads with this bench. 

Give it time.  For all the talk of Miami having new pieces, they really only have Ray and Rashard.  We essentially have Rondo, Piece, KG, Bass, and 6 new guys.  It's going to take us longer than them. 

But I do think if we click on all cylinders, we can beat them. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on November 12, 2012, 10:09:47 AM
I try not to think...too painful.  I tend to "ruminate."

There has been a lot of consternation about the Celtics start...6 games in we have only 3 wins.  So I started ruminating.

Two of the Celtics key players (Chris Wilcox and Jeff Green) had heart surgery Last Year and missed the whole year of basketball.  They are now trying to regain conditioning, self confidence, and timing to say nothing of ridding themselves of subconscious fears regarding the same.  They will be OK.  I thought they both showed good progress in the last game.

Avery Bradley has not played yet, and won't until at least December...maybe later.

Dooling retired, leaving the Celtics without a back up point guard.

Courtney Lee and Jason Terry are new Celtics...Jason Terry is finding his way into the system.  Lee will follow...his shots will start falling.

Doc is having to start this season switching up his lineups to find combinatins who work to each others strengths.

An yet....we are playing .500 ball.  Not only that, but two of those wins have been the second of back to back games...the games we routinely lost last year, even to lesser teams... when we only missed the finals by one game!  Oh, yeah,  Paul Pierce has found his shot in the last game against Milwaukee, and  Kevin Garnett barked orders, played smart and filled in scoring after the PP/M.Ellis show played out.

You could see signs that the team was coming together during those back-to-backs, when the team had to fight and grind to get the wins.  They were willing to put in the work.  Doc has said that his defensive sets have changed.  The Celtics, as a team, have not had their usual success on the defensive end, but I have little doubt that that is where the most work is being done in practice, and they will master the new schemes...and when Bradley comes back, watch out!

As they come together we know our terrific first team, and a second team that is as strong as when we won the championship.  Then, KG and RA had to fit in with the Celtics.  This time JET, CL, Darko, Barbosa and rookies Sullinger, K. Joseph, and Fab Melo  all have to learn and find their fit, to say nothing about Chris Wilcox and Jeff Green finding their way back.  Fitting AB in later will cause another set of problems...but these are good problems and will only make the team stronger.  I like the idea that we will be getting stronger as the season goes on, have young legs who can help with back to backs, have three potential HoF players on the team, and have a coach that the players respect.

Bring it on!

 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on November 16, 2012, 12:37:20 AM
Positives from tonight's loss:
1. Bench shows they can create points
2. Barbosa looks like a top flight back up point guard.
3. Although Green did not score much he rebounded better than he normally does and made two very big plays in crunch time.
4. The defense is already starting to progress. At the start of the season they were getting beat off the dribble and help wasn't quick enough to prevent an attempt at the rim. Now help is getting there fast enough to stop penetration not only that but other defenders are rotating quick enough to contest shots after several ball movements. However these ball movements are causing players to be slightly out of position and it's hurting them on the glass. Later in the season when the defensive rotations are even more crisp the rebounding will improve.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on November 18, 2012, 10:55:55 PM
It sucks.

But it's not the end of the world.

6-5

Not amazing.

But it looks like we are figuring and will figure things out.

The bench, for example, has done that a little.

Barbosa is looking to be a legit backup PG.

Doc is managing KG's and Pierce's minutes like Pop is with Duncan's. I don't like smallball but what he's been doing so far is decent. Hell, maybe after tonight's loss there'll be no more 6'9 and under basketball. But don't get me wrong, I have faith in Doc.

And AB's coming back soon.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on November 18, 2012, 11:10:46 PM
I believe that the small ball experiment is over after this game where we are completely got out rebounded. Sign of good things to come for the defense.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 07, 2012, 10:09:39 PM
Our defense in the fourth and OT was much improved from the last couple games.  Also, when KG went out, we were still able to stifle the Sixers.

Glad that the guys are picking it up defensively.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: drax on December 08, 2012, 06:22:09 AM
Our defense in the fourth and OT was much improved from the last couple games.  Also, when KG went out, we were still able to stifle the Sixers.

Glad that the guys are picking it up defensively.

Thats what i thought too, i liked the help defense from our guys. They looked like they trusted each other at all time and that is very important for Celtics defense.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 22, 2012, 01:31:48 AM
Pierce is looking great these past two games.  Hope he can put up a similar performance Christmas Day!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 28, 2012, 05:24:44 AM
AB coming back after new years!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on January 15, 2013, 03:10:34 PM
Lo and behold! Plus effort.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: drax on January 21, 2013, 04:05:24 PM
Just for my own sake i want to post this before this blow it up stuff gets to me, i still belive in our guys. The Miami game with Ray coming back will light a fire in them.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Change on January 22, 2013, 09:32:47 PM
Too much talent to give up now. Lets go Celtics #18
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 27, 2013, 07:17:38 PM
Quote
Ben Rohrbach ‏@brohrbach
Pierce still thinks the Celtics can compete with anybody in the Eastern Conference.

You can definitely draw a lot of comparisons between the Rose-less Bulls and the Rondo-less Celtics but one thing the Bulls don't have is 2 hall of fame shoo-ins.

Let's do this.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 27, 2013, 07:22:09 PM
Here we go, championship run...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: kgainez on January 27, 2013, 07:26:58 PM
Too much talent to give up now. Lets go Celtics #18

still
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on February 05, 2013, 06:33:19 AM

It's about time someone bumped this. There, that felt good.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on February 21, 2013, 04:18:30 AM
I have to bump this, for the mere fact that I am as tired as I've ever been of trade threads, blow-it-up ideas, end-of-the-Celtics-world prognostications, screw Danny, Doc, training staff, Wyc, and even Tommy threads, and every other possible negative absurdity that can be conceived by Celtic fandom. It's there, every day, an endless barrage of pessimism and craziness grounded in the mere fact that we're in a slump and people need some kind of outlet to help them rationalize and create an easy excuse for this "down" time.

They happen ... to every team, and this team and city and franchise and fandom has seen far far worse, and recovered from it successfully without "blowing it up" or selling our most loyal and die-hard players down the river, or trading away a fourteen-year veteran who has played for this team his entire career, or bashing every green-blooded representative possible just so we can have warm, fuzzy dreams of banner number eighteen every night our head hits the pillow.

I know this post will do absolutely nothing to change any of that, I know it won't stop the wheels of time or progress from making changes that I won't agree with, I know the negativity and obnoxious trade threads will continue, (and far past the trade deadline), I know the "bashing-the-scapegoat-of-the-day" posts will march on unfettered, and I know optimism is a far less popular and far less attractive or cool stance to take in this faux reality-based new technological world we live in.

That said, I'm not giving in to any of it, and while so many will continue to go about the business of discouragement and (ha) "reality", I will stay my silly little course and keep smiling, knowing that the Celtics will remain the Celtics, that I will remain loyal to the core, that they will always be exciting and worthwhile to watch and root for, and that this is so far from the worst period in Celtics history that it's not worth even mentioning in serious conversation.

Just needed to say that, for myself, and that's what this thread is for, IMHO ... and I do feel better. So, before you reply with negativity, please do it in a different thread, as such is not allowed here, and I can post my blind optimism here without impunity, (that keeps me smiling as well). Oh, and until the day comes, if ever, I'm not wishing farewell to anyone on the Celtics roster ... they are Celtics until something happens to change that, and I thank them all for their efforts, as always. ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ACF on February 21, 2013, 04:43:02 AM
TP, brother. Celtic Pride!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bahku on February 21, 2013, 08:31:53 PM
Paul and KG are still Celtics ... I am extremely thankful for that.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 21, 2013, 08:35:06 PM
Paul and KG are still Celtics ... I am extremely thankful for that.

Same here.

Here's a TP for your post above.  Great optimism.  I look forward to a hard-fought second half of the season, and hopefully a deep playoff run!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: gar on February 21, 2013, 08:54:03 PM
Paul and KG are still Celtics ... I am extremely thankful for that.

Same here.

Here's a TP for your post above.  Great optimism.  I look forward to a hard-fought second half of the season, and hopefully a deep playoff run!

Amen
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on February 23, 2013, 08:34:45 AM
Fab Melo, Terrence Williams and Jordan Crawford so far.

Leggo Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ChefEricT on February 23, 2013, 09:08:20 AM
I know it's early, but I'm very happy with the little moves that Danny has made and is making.  Crawford, TWill and DJ White all represent young players that came into the league with high potential ceilings, but something wasn't going there way early in their careers.  Either poor teams, attitudes or maturity.  We are getting these guys cheap and at a time when they are all due to mature naturally, not to mention that we kept some role models around in KG, Pierce and Jet.  I think these three young guys, Bradley, Green, Lee, Sully, Melo, and possibly one more addition give us talented assets that we can either trade in the offseason or keep and team up with Rondo, KG, Pierce, Jet and even Bass to form a formidable team of talented athletes.  I'm excited for the rest of the season and beyond. 
People are bashing Ainge since the trade deadline, but I think he pulled off some low risk, high reward moves that could be huge going forward.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on February 23, 2013, 09:26:29 PM
I am optimistic about the next game.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 18, 2013, 11:08:04 PM
We didn't have KG and STILL had Miami wetting their pants.

Can't wait for the playoffs.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: The Rondo Show on March 18, 2013, 11:16:24 PM
Jeff Green is a beast
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 18, 2013, 11:51:35 PM
Jeff Green is a beast

Ain't he?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 19, 2013, 12:00:43 AM
Jeff Green is a beast

Ain't he?

He sure is.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 28, 2013, 11:50:36 PM
Championship is on its way!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 12, 2013, 09:28:32 PM
Go Celtics! Never lose hope.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: albas89 on April 12, 2013, 09:31:13 PM
Go Celtics! Never lose hope.
Admit it, even you're starting to realize we aren't going further than round No1...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 12, 2013, 09:35:42 PM
Go Celtics! Never lose hope.
Admit it, even you're starting to realize we aren't going further than round No1...

It's okay, I'll take the championship.

As long as you're in the Playoffs, you have a chance.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: StartOrien on April 12, 2013, 09:41:25 PM
Jurassic Park is in back in theaters!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 12, 2013, 09:55:36 PM
I believe in this team... just like I always have and always will. No one will ever convince me otherwise. Believe in the Celtic green
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bfrombleacher on April 24, 2013, 07:19:13 AM
CELTICS
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 24, 2013, 07:28:01 AM
Still banking on a championship
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 30, 2013, 07:00:04 PM
WE CAN DO IT.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticConcourse on May 03, 2013, 10:15:02 PM
We're winning the championship next year. Guaranteed. CELTICS.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: AshyLarry on May 03, 2013, 10:29:48 PM
Best they played all year. Thanks for the victory lap, boys. If doc and the big 2 come back, barring injury we have another run in us.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on May 03, 2013, 10:41:11 PM
the game tonight was interesting and showed the good and bad of this team.

the good? incredible defense throughout the series.

the bad? reliance upon jumpshooting, which was erratic.

my take away is that this team is only a good scorer from beating the knicks and maybe making to finals. (please refer to the thread title at this point.)

imagine this team if they could get a world-class point guard. someone who could make the offense better. then imagine if they also got a pf or center who could rebound and do some scoring to give KG a break.

well, the good news is that next year they will both a rebounder and a great point guard back.

with one more scorer added to the squad this team can make another run. hard to believe but after watching the series defense and offensive woes, i now believe.

go celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on June 25, 2013, 06:18:47 AM
Doc may be gone but the off season`s only just begun and we have enough good assets for Danny to hustle us at least one playoff calibre  star. (I`m betting on 2). Rondo, Green and their new partners in crime become the heart of a new hybrid lineup that nobody can quite match up against, as Lee and Terry come good from the 3 Point line and boom we in the finals ready to wreak revenge on Doc and the Clippers. YAY!   
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on July 05, 2013, 08:58:14 AM
Oh yeah! Kelly `The Clinic` Olynyk is coming to town! Post moves? Check! Perimeter Shooting? Check! Passing? Check! Defence? Ain`t nobody getting past our pitbull guards so he can take a rain check.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: MocoGreen on July 09, 2013, 02:11:12 AM
C's!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on July 16, 2013, 09:22:37 AM
#KOfor3! You read it here first
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: MikeJelly on January 31, 2014, 12:34:15 PM
I think we need to get a few more posts in here. This season is seriously bumming me out  :(
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: mnshyn on February 06, 2014, 11:49:36 AM
CJ is about to be signed for the rest of the season and maybe Bogans is out the door.  Rondo is starting to regain form.  Sullinger could possibly become a 20-10 guy.  He might top out at 15-10 this year, but with personnel changes and more experience, he could be a star.  He's at 14-8 right now, and if these double-double games become a regular thing, he could hit that 15-10 mark.

Some good things are happening under the hood, I believe.  These next two weeks could be telling.  Signing CJ sounds like a precursor of things to come.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hawkeye199 on May 13, 2014, 01:28:02 PM
Kellly Olynik  is gonna be the next carmelo antheny. if his offensive stays the same and he can improve his defense a little bit the celtics will have a fast return to the top.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on May 21, 2014, 08:06:52 AM
Just one step away from possibly the greatest no. 6 overall pick in NBA draft history.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: fitzhickey on May 21, 2014, 08:15:36 AM
Just one step away from possibly the greatest no. 6 overall pick in NBA draft history.
2nd greatest.

Nobody is better than Larry
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on June 27, 2014, 03:34:45 AM
Defies the NBA to find a way to deal with our Smart, Young backcourt. Its ether Young from deep, or Smart takin' it to th hole. Pick yer poison. *evil laugh*
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on June 28, 2014, 07:28:08 PM
Gerald Wallace isn't simply dead money that will sit at the end of the bench or not even suit up, crippling our salary situation for 14-15 and beyond. Recovered from knee surgery, he'll be first forward off the bench, 12 minutes at SF and 6-10 at PF, and be a legit rotation player on our 44 win team.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: zerophase on July 02, 2014, 12:42:14 PM
Having 3 guards is a great idea, since Rondo and Bradley are injury prone. This way, we never have to start Phil Pressy.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on July 07, 2014, 02:48:02 PM
ROY and SMOY in the same season? You can put Smart money on that!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: aingefan on July 20, 2014, 09:53:39 AM
I truly believe that Olynyk will break out this season. I wouldn't be surprised if he posted something like 15/10. He looks like a rich man's Dirk. That was a great pick by Ainge.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: heldthemhanging on July 20, 2014, 10:25:07 PM
I truly believe that Olynyk will break out this season. I wouldn't be surprised if he posted something like 15/10. He looks like a rich man's Dirk. That was a great pick by Ainge.

A rich man's Dirk! In that case, he should post something like 40/15/10. In all seriousness, I do like Kelly and he does look a little like a poor man's Nowitzki.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Beat LA on July 20, 2014, 10:29:00 PM
A rich man's Dirk? :o  Carmelo Anthony? :o  We are talking about KO, right?  He's a good player, but I wouldn't set your expectations nearly that high.   
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: C3LTSF4N on July 22, 2014, 02:56:41 AM
Marcus Smart struggles with his shot a bit but looks like a young Eric Bledsoe otherwise.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: pokeKingCurtis on July 22, 2014, 06:11:56 AM
Marcus Smart struggles with his shot a bit but looks like a young Eric Bledsoe otherwise.

I believe young Bledsoe struggled with his shot, too.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on July 22, 2014, 07:40:01 AM
We have Danny one of the best GMs in sports.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: C3LTSF4N on July 22, 2014, 12:14:19 PM
Marcus Smart struggles with his shot a bit but looks like a young Eric Bledsoe otherwise.

I believe young Bledsoe struggled with his shot, too.

He did.  Smart reminds me of him quite a bit.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: D.o.s. on July 22, 2014, 12:41:52 PM
A rich man's Dirk? :o  Carmelo Anthony? :o  We are talking about KO, right?  He's a good player, but I wouldn't set your expectations nearly that high.   

It's the optimism thread. Act accordingly.

I bet KO is the best NBA player ever to wear a ponytail for the majority of a season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BleedGreen1989 on July 22, 2014, 12:46:27 PM
A rich man's Dirk? :o  Carmelo Anthony? :o  We are talking about KO, right?  He's a good player, but I wouldn't set your expectations nearly that high.   

It's the optimism thread. Act accordingly.

I bet KO is the best NBA player ever to wear a ponytail for the majority of a season.

Scott Pollard heard that and is offended.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: D.o.s. on July 22, 2014, 12:50:53 PM
Hey Kids, Do Drugs.

Dude was hilarious. Cheryl Miller is not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89sA6TBCH0

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on July 24, 2014, 01:33:50 AM
Here's your Evan Turner hype video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6bnK9n1hg

 ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chris22 on July 26, 2014, 10:26:52 PM
We have Danny one of the best GMs in sports.

Other than resigning Bradley, I agree.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on July 27, 2014, 12:27:47 AM
optimism thread....

more and more, i am feeling better and better about the clippers' draft pick next year.  ;D the celtics might be in very good shape for the draft with their own, clippers, and maybe even a first rounder from philly.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on July 29, 2014, 09:02:27 AM
Rondo to lead the league in assists, triple doubles and Steals! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! Marcus Smart to scoop both the ROY and the SMOY awards!   SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! Avery Bradley makes NBA Defensive 1st team! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! James Young shoots the Maine Red Claws to a D-League title! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Clench123 on July 29, 2014, 10:35:05 AM
Rondo to lead the league in assists, triple doubles and Steals! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! Marcus Smart to scoop both the ROY and the SMOY awards!   SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! Avery Bradley makes NBA Defensive 1st team! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! James Young shoots the Maine Red Claws to a D-League title! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on September 29, 2014, 09:27:16 AM
C'mon folks! Some optimism!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on September 30, 2014, 04:47:11 AM
Do you want T.D. Jakes style, or Joel Osteen style optimism?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on September 30, 2014, 05:08:33 AM
C'mon folks! Some optimism!
Smart is going to be a miniature KG. his attitude will result in relentless action and dedication. He gives you everything in him every play and will be a terror on defense. We will love him....positively.

Turner will listen and learn and flourish as sixth man under CBS.

Olly will continue to be the best basketball player with a ponytail in the nba.  ;D
Title: Optimism
Post by: greece666 on October 08, 2014, 04:57:47 PM
Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts...
Zeller is tall, Wallace will be gone (somehow, sometime), Rondo will show Nowitzki-esque unselfishness and sign a non-max 5 year contract, the re-building will be over one day, and
most important of all LAL will remain the most LOL team in the NBA for a loooong time. Amen.
(http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/10-08-2014/vdCwlj.gif) (http://www.makeagif.com/vdCwlj)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: pokeKingCurtis on November 12, 2014, 10:58:29 PM
Despite the terrific meltdown against OKC, there's still a lot of positives. Seasons aren't made or broken in 1 or 2 games. Trends spanning several games are more telling.

This is especially true for a young team like this.

Jeff Green looks aggressive, despite an off night, he still grabbed a decent amount of rebounds and a decent amount of points.

Rondo looks amazing. Shot looks great, probably an effect of losing the screws.

Smart looks huge.

A bit of a mixed bag so far for Stevens's system, but far more positives. You know he's going to make tweaks.

And once the players become even more used to their roles and learn when to step up, I fully expect less downtime on both ends (seems to be our primary problem). This team can put opponents through 48 minutes of hell.

Losing against OKC's role players sucks. But looking at the big picture, I'm still ecstatic. Signs are pointing up.

I dare say this team is already better than they were at the beginning of the season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 12, 2014, 11:26:32 PM
Yeah, to people on the optimism thread, don't lose hope! This team is young and they'll fall, but it's when you fall is where you learn to fly!  :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on November 17, 2014, 03:16:19 AM
Kelly's gonna give you Basketbal Klynyk.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 30, 2014, 04:22:41 PM
Let's put more optimism!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 30, 2014, 04:51:31 PM
Anyone?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 30, 2014, 05:08:39 PM
Don't mean to spam but I would love to keep optimism alive
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on November 30, 2014, 05:21:29 PM
Anyone?

In December we play the Pistons, Lakers, Hornets, Knicks, Sixers, Wolves, and the Magic twice (and other games). It's a 180 in terms of difficulty of schedule from November.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BleedGreen1989 on November 30, 2014, 05:56:29 PM
Anyone?

In December we play the Pistons, Lakers, Hornets, Knicks, Sixers, Wolves, and the Magic twice (and other games). It's a 180 in terms of difficulty of schedule from November.

This is really all we can cling to.

If this team limps through December as well, it'll be depressing on these forums.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on November 30, 2014, 07:10:07 PM
It is still basketball? 3 Close Quarters and the rug is pulled out.  But there is hope until the other teams decide to play.   This has kept many of the games fun to watch.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 30, 2014, 07:13:22 PM
Come on guys some optimism
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on December 01, 2014, 02:19:44 AM
Is Marcus Smart the answer to all of our problems? By the standards of this thread, YES!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: clover on December 01, 2014, 06:40:58 AM
It is still basketball? 3 Close Quarters and the rug is pulled out.  But there is hope until the other teams decide to play.   This has kept many of the games fun to watch.

Is the rug pulled out or does the team toss banana peels under its feet for the 4th quarter?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: iadera on December 02, 2014, 01:41:20 AM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: blink on December 02, 2014, 02:21:22 AM
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2012/7/16/10/anigif_enhanced-buzz-18672-1342450277-1.gif)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 02, 2014, 03:33:16 AM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.

This is an optimism only thread, please take your pessimistic post to the feel bad pessimism only thread. Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: pokeKingCurtis on December 02, 2014, 04:28:30 AM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.

This is an optimism only thread, please take your pessimistic post to the feel bad pessimism only thread. Thank you.  :)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3020875/kelly-olynyk-unicorn-pegasus-sexytime.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on December 02, 2014, 02:16:45 PM
Nattering Neonabobs of post negativism?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: D.o.s. on December 02, 2014, 02:58:17 PM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.

This is an optimism only thread, please take your pessimistic post to the feel bad pessimism only thread. Thank you.  :)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3020875/kelly-olynyk-unicorn-pegasus-sexytime.jpg)

YES.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: fairweatherfan on December 02, 2014, 04:11:48 PM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.

This is an optimism only thread, please take your pessimistic post to the feel bad pessimism only thread. Thank you.  :)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3020875/kelly-olynyk-unicorn-pegasus-sexytime.jpg)

Oh my!


EDIT:  I CLICKED ON IT AND IT GOT BIGGER!!!   :D

EDIT EDIT: I mean the picture  :-*
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 02, 2014, 11:14:42 PM
I know things are looking bleak right now, but I feel that the Celtics can turn it around.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: D.o.s. on December 02, 2014, 11:20:18 PM
Four points is a close game. I missed it, and hadn't checked the box score, I thought we got blown out and Dennis Schroeder broke Wilts' record and Scott Skiles' record all at once.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on December 03, 2014, 09:19:41 PM
We are an awful team. We talk how close we were in those games, but actually we couldn`t win even if the games lasted for a whole night, not just 48 min. I don`t know what is Dany up to, but we are as bad as we are at the moment. That`s how it is.

This is an optimism only thread, please take your pessimistic post to the feel bad pessimism only thread. Thank you.  :)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3020875/kelly-olynyk-unicorn-pegasus-sexytime.jpg)

Hahah!! I heard it took the illustrator like 3 hours on his upper lip.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on December 03, 2014, 10:29:52 PM
Is Kelly Olynyk a perennial 6th man of the year in the making? On the strength of 1 game, yes 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chris22 on December 07, 2014, 02:16:29 AM
We just won two games in a row.

I think we are a much better team with Zeller starting.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: number_n9ne on December 08, 2014, 10:54:00 AM
I was very lucky to have received two tickets to sit courtside at yesterday's game directly across from the C's bench, and right behind the sweet spot where players shoot the corner 3. I have to say that was an exceptional game. And as tough as it has been with this team, between all the ups and downs, and the difficulty closing in the 4th quarter, this is still such a fun and amazing group of players to go watch. Rondo's triple double, Jeff Green's LOUD dunk in the first half, and Rondo stripping Pierce with 3 minutes left on the clock (which happened maybe 6 feet from where I was sitting...), and then to top it all off a WIN! I'm still pumped for every game, losing record or not, and I'm excited to watch this team grow. Keep the faith. Boston is Brotherhood!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on December 08, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Glad you enjoyed the game and the team performed well for you.  Here is a TP.  now you have to go to every home game and sit in the same seat!   ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 13, 2014, 01:27:09 AM
Wanna keep hope alive in this thread!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 13, 2014, 04:36:47 PM
Still keeping hope!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on December 13, 2014, 04:52:16 PM
Just wait 'til Vitor gets back.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GetLucky on December 13, 2014, 06:26:33 PM
I am not sure how you guys embed the videos here...but this one vid from the playoffs last season which I absolutely love and want to share it with you guys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5VUiIO-ue4

Hope you guys like it.

Honestly, I want to make the playoffs just to see Rondo do this again. I believe he's still capable, he just needs apt motivation!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 13, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
It's because of this thread that I've decided to stay!  :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chris22 on December 14, 2014, 10:33:38 AM
We have 5 first round picks in the next two years.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chief on December 14, 2014, 11:41:51 AM
It's almost  December 15th.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jwl3 on December 19, 2014, 12:25:24 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on December 19, 2014, 12:30:40 AM
They'll have to make a point guard of the year award to recognize how hot Marcus Smart's gonna be in his expanded role.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on December 19, 2014, 12:34:12 AM
All bleeding eventually stops, one way or another.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on December 19, 2014, 12:43:59 AM
I'll be over this trade faster than the last b.c the season has already started... THANK GOD I don't have to stew in this!


Woot we are going to win every game from here!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jwl3 on December 19, 2014, 05:04:17 PM
It'll be great when I have enough posts so that my "position" is not Jameer Nelson.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on December 20, 2014, 08:44:15 AM
TP jwl.   ;). I was very prolific during my Antoine Walker stage, ha ha.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on January 05, 2015, 11:21:13 PM
I see a lot of promise in the young players.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on January 06, 2015, 01:27:36 AM
Smart over the last 10 games is 11/26 from deep, good for 42%.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on January 27, 2015, 02:54:35 AM
getting some wins now, too little too late?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on February 04, 2015, 03:26:15 PM
All bleeding eventually stops, one way or another.
I don't know man, Tommy hasn't stopped bleeding green since college


Also, great win against the Knicks.


I've been thinking a lot about how we won't need to tank after this season because of those BKN picks. Gotta love Danny!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on February 04, 2015, 03:31:50 PM
All bleeding eventually stops, one way or another.
I don't know man, Tommy hasn't stopped bleeding green since college

TP! On Olynyk, I'm not a big fan of his but taking the emotion out of it, he's at worst a serviceable big on short money for 2 seasons after this. That's at worst.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on February 04, 2015, 04:02:03 PM
All bleeding eventually stops, one way or another.
I don't know man, Tommy hasn't stopped bleeding green since college

TP! On Olynyk, I'm not a big fan of his but taking the emotion out of it, he's at worst a serviceable big on short money for 2 seasons after this. That's at worst.
Totally agree nerf!  At worst, that is who he is, which is not that bad. He keeps the flow going. Gotta love his overall vision
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: pokeKingCurtis on February 04, 2015, 06:52:18 PM
Noooo you stay away from my pep rally thread!

[Was addressing the spammer]
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Nerf DPOY on February 08, 2015, 12:17:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGi3jcpGS10
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on February 08, 2015, 12:28:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGi3jcpGS10
Awesome. TP!


BTW, everyone is talking about how bad the east is right now, but lordy, there were a couple of years in the early 2000s when it was so pathetic. At least there have been legit contenders these last few years. Back then, everyone in the east was a pretender
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: mef730 on February 10, 2015, 07:23:33 PM
Greetings.  I apologize if this has been pointed out in an earlier page, but I'm new to the "feel good" thread, having spent most of my time in the "let's come up with the best way to tank" threads.

We are 2.5 games out of not only 8th but also 7th.  Charlotte has lost Walker for what could be the year and Miami is teetering.  7 is not out of reach.

If we go in as a seven and the standings stay the way they are now otherwise (a big if, the way Cleveland is playing), we face Toronto in the first round.  I'm not saying that Toronto isn't good, but I do think they are overrated.  It is not outside the realm of possibilities that we could win that series.  Then, we get the winner of Washington/Milwaukee.  Also winnable.

Okay, maybe I'm the mayor of Fantasyland, but it's nice to be actually rooting to win instead of secretly hoping we tank.

Mike
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on February 10, 2015, 07:35:40 PM
Greetings.  I apologize if this has been pointed out in an earlier page, but I'm new to the "feel good" thread, having spent most of my time in the "let's come up with the best way to tank" threads.

We are 2.5 games out of not only 8th but also 7th.  Charlotte has lost Walker for what could be the year and Miami is teetering.  7 is not out of reach.

If we go in as a seven and the standings stay the way they are now otherwise (a big if, the way Cleveland is playing), we face Toronto in the first round.  I'm not saying that Toronto isn't good, but I do think they are overrated.  It is not outside the realm of possibilities that we could win that series.  Then, we get the winner of Washington/Milwaukee.  Also winnable.

Okay, maybe I'm the mayor of Fantasyland, but it's nice to be actually rooting to win instead of secretly hoping we tank.

Mike

Toronto would smoke us, you should watch them sometime.

It would be cool if we made the playoffs if and only if it is due to Marcus and then in the playoffs, he plays really well.  That's pretty unlikely, if anything we make the playoffs because we get outanked by savvier teams.  All we'll have to show for it is Frank Kaminsky and a first round sweep. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on February 10, 2015, 09:38:44 PM
Greetings.  I apologize if this has been pointed out in an earlier page, but I'm new to the "feel good" thread, having spent most of my time in the "let's come up with the best way to tank" threads.

We are 2.5 games out of not only 8th but also 7th.  Charlotte has lost Walker for what could be the year and Miami is teetering.  7 is not out of reach.

If we go in as a seven and the standings stay the way they are now otherwise (a big if, the way Cleveland is playing), we face Toronto in the first round.  I'm not saying that Toronto isn't good, but I do think they are overrated.  It is not outside the realm of possibilities that we could win that series.  Then, we get the winner of Washington/Milwaukee.  Also winnable.

Okay, maybe I'm the mayor of Fantasyland, but it's nice to be actually rooting to win instead of secretly hoping we tank.

Mike

Toronto would smoke us, you should watch them sometime.

It would be cool if we made the playoffs if and only if it is due to Marcus and then in the playoffs, he plays really well.  That's pretty unlikely, if anything we make the playoffs because we get outanked by savvier teams.  All we'll have to show for it is Frank Kaminsky and a first round sweep.

Why only Marcus? Why can't it because the Celtics played well as a team?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on February 10, 2015, 09:53:19 PM
Greetings.  I apologize if this has been pointed out in an earlier page, but I'm new to the "feel good" thread, having spent most of my time in the "let's come up with the best way to tank" threads.

We are 2.5 games out of not only 8th but also 7th.  Charlotte has lost Walker for what could be the year and Miami is teetering.  7 is not out of reach.

If we go in as a seven and the standings stay the way they are now otherwise (a big if, the way Cleveland is playing), we face Toronto in the first round.  I'm not saying that Toronto isn't good, but I do think they are overrated.  It is not outside the realm of possibilities that we could win that series.  Then, we get the winner of Washington/Milwaukee.  Also winnable.

Okay, maybe I'm the mayor of Fantasyland, but it's nice to be actually rooting to win instead of secretly hoping we tank.

Mike

Toronto would smoke us, you should watch them sometime.

It would be cool if we made the playoffs if and only if it is due to Marcus and then in the playoffs, he plays really well.  That's pretty unlikely, if anything we make the playoffs because we get outanked by savvier teams.  All we'll have to show for it is Frank Kaminsky and a first round sweep.

Why only Marcus? Why can't it because the Celtics played well as a team?

Think about it this way: if we were to become a good team, which of the following players do you think would be a part of it?

Bass - probably not
Tayshaun Prince - def not
Evan Turner - prob not
Jameer Nelson - def not
Marcus Thorton - def not
Gerald Wallace - maybe as an assistant coach
Jae Crowder - 50/50
Andre Dawkins - def not
Avery Bradley - probably, but one playoff series blowout isn't going to develop him any
Phil Pressey - Def not
Tyler Zeller - he's not a starting center on a good team, he's 50/50 going forward as our backup

That leaves Smart, Sully, KO and Young.  So basically those are the 4 players we have that could net us something in a trade or will be on our "real" team when we start to actually try and win again.  What good does Tayshaun Prince playing well in the playoffs for us do if he retires in a year?  How many minutes do you really think Young will get in the playoffs?  If Thorton has a good series, what does it matter if he's a FA and won't sign here anyways?

If we went to the playoffs however and we actually got a long term, tangible benefit out of it, I would be on board.  Marcus playing well is the most likely thing to go well for us, so I am rooting for that.  Otherwise we're just rooting for a bunch of journey men to cost us long term assets.  I don't want to go to the playoffs for one year and then be handicapped by it.  I want to put together a team that goes to the playoffs EVERY year and keeps adding lotto picks to it via the Nets. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on February 11, 2015, 12:09:03 AM
Optimism Only! Please OPTIMISM ONLY!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on February 11, 2015, 01:06:51 AM
Optimism Only! Please OPTIMISM ONLY!
TP


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Fgp-KihIA
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on February 11, 2015, 01:49:47 PM
Optimism Only! Please OPTIMISM ONLY!

Oh my bad, I was just posting in threads without reading the title.  Um, let's go Celtics!  TP
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: mef730 on February 11, 2015, 10:02:55 PM
Hey, if we can beat the Hawks, we can beat the Raptors!  In fact, since the Hawks were the top team in the most recent ESPN power rankings, I guess that makes us the top team.

Mike
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on February 19, 2015, 02:20:14 AM
Celtics have the pieces to deal with anyone, without the need to deal for anyone. What better scenario, is there?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 19, 2015, 09:35:06 AM
Celtics have the pieces to deal with anyone, without the need to deal for anyone. What better scenario, is there?
a competitive post season team?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on February 28, 2015, 01:00:25 AM
Seems like trader Danny struck again. IT, Jerebko and Crowder tearin' it up!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: MikeJelly on March 25, 2015, 02:28:36 PM
I think Sully is gonna come back in MUCH better shape and save his career. Next year he comes back in GREAT shape and becomes an All Star. He's going to show us why he is the PF of the future for the Boston Celtics.

*Puts Green Goggles on*
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on March 25, 2015, 02:51:51 PM
Here is one: is there anything that the Nets could do to make the playoffs next year?  We're basically guaranteed at least one trip to the lottery no matter how good we are.  Think about this: the Pacers, Bucks, Celtics, Heat, Knicks and Magic will all be better next year.  The Nets have NOTHING to add.  They have no cap space, they have almost no trade assets...all they're going to add is the second to last pick of the first round.  Unless Jake Layman scores 30 points a game next season, they're going to be hosed!

They still have about $86 million on the books next season, so getting the team together for the season after will be difficult.  It's not like they can just get great FAs guaranteed even if they have money, because it's the one year that EVERYONE will have money.   ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dedalus on March 31, 2015, 05:40:46 PM
After reading Z Lowe's article, a quote from CBS stood out. The one about MS not being, or becoming, Teague. It may've been just an athlete to athlete comparison, but maybe it's CBS using media to motivate Smart. Throwing a log onto the fire. Going Phil on Marcus. Maybe a little Zen-move. Maybe its the post shoulder surgery medicine Dedalus has to take. Anyways, cheers to the future. Thanks for getting me through a rough winter spent rehabbing hockey injuries. Fight for 18
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on April 04, 2015, 02:20:31 PM
the lose to the bucks was ok, they played really well and were making their shots. can't win em all. from a true fans perspective I like our team a lot and like our players a lot. were not great, but likable and fun to watch. than counts for something. Let Ainge figure it out. he will. Again. It could be so much worse than it is right now. give us one top 10 star and we are a top 5 team.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: 34truth on April 05, 2015, 03:14:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dlYeninKbo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: saltlover on April 05, 2015, 03:20:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dlYeninKbo&feature=youtu.be

Nice video, but I feel it should be warned for people that some of the background music is not family-friendly.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jpotter33 on April 05, 2015, 03:30:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dlYeninKbo&feature=youtu.be

TP, man, that was awesome! Gave me chills lol Though I LOVE the song "Tuesday," I think the best pump-up videos are the ones where you can hear the crowds react to the game-winning shots and everything. Good nonetheless!

EDIT: I think ESPN has a pretty good commercial about our playoff push, too.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on April 13, 2015, 10:48:22 PM
PLAYOFFS BABY!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on April 13, 2015, 11:12:52 PM
(http://i.ido.bi/assets/audio/2012/09/rudy1.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on April 13, 2015, 11:19:56 PM
Rally speech!



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DNC3OciAF3w
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dedalus on April 14, 2015, 10:52:08 PM
Is Smart the only 1st-round, starting, rookie player on a playoff team this season?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jpotter33 on April 14, 2015, 10:53:26 PM
Is Smart the only 1st-round, starting, rookie player on a playoff team?

Would've been Parker if he wasn't injured.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: dunkindonuts3225 on April 18, 2015, 04:34:05 PM
Hey folks, I've been scouring the internet trying to find some Celtics games from the KG/Pierce/Ray era.  I'm looking for both playoff and regular season games from 2008, 2009, and 2010... Anyways, my question is do any of you know a good website/forum/etc. to find such games?  I've used kickasstorrents, rojadirecta, and even got a bunch of 2008 regular season games from youtube; but there's some games I'd like to get that I can't find... Any help would be useful, and if I'm not posting this in the right thread, feel free to direct me to an appropriate thread for these such questions.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on June 13, 2015, 02:08:32 PM
No optimism in 2 months? [dang]. Here is something positive: we are almost certain to put a better team on the floor to start our next season then we ended our last season with. We have money to spend and picks to blow. Our best guy right now is probably IT, there are at least 10 guys better available this offseason. Good odds we get at least one.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on June 13, 2015, 02:58:08 PM
No optimism in 2 months? [dang]. Here is something positive: we are almost certain to put a better team on the floor to start our next season then we ended our last season with. We have money to spend and picks to blow. Our best guy right now is probably IT, there are at least 10 guys better available this offseason. Good odds we get at least one.
not only that, but in a few weeks the celtics will be making a draft day deal or two to make the team better. plus they will get us all excited about which players they will draft.

good stuff for one and all.  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on June 15, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
It looks loke Danny Ainge is poised to pill of a trade that will go down in history...again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on June 15, 2015, 11:34:40 PM
I wonder what is happening with Monroe. If it is true that he will pick either Boston or NY, its kind of a win win for us. If he would rather go to NY to play with Melo then he's probably not really about winning and we should be glad not to have him. If he picks us, thats great. Here is some optimism: If he did pick us, we would still wait and see what happens with a few other guys first, maybe thats about where we are at? Hopefully Monroe can be a back up plan, or plan to beat going forward.

Monroe/Zeller/KO
PP/Sully/Bass?/Jerebko?
Crowder/Turner
AB/Young
Smart/IT

I'm not saying the above line up is likely, buy its not crazy either, and thats great. So many options this summer, I'm optimistic that we get a step or two better.


Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on June 21, 2015, 03:02:42 AM
If we can just sign a good big we will be really good. We can hold down the 1 2 and 3 with what we have and we can round out the 4 and 5 with whomever we get and zeller, sully bass and KO. We'd have a really solid 9 man rotation before even accounting for draft picks, cheap vets and other trades and signings we could potentially make.

Star Big man
IT
Smart
Crowder
AB
Sully
Turner
Bass
KO

Is it crazy to think we have a better than 50% chance of getting someone Monroe level or better this offseason? A lot of names we have a slim chance on, what do they all add up to? Some possibilities:

DMC
Love
LMA
Jordan
Gasol
Noah
Melo
PP
Monroe
Kanter
Soe draft pick we trade up for
Some one we're not thinking of

There are probably a dozen targets of guys who could start at the 4 or 5 for us. If we consider playing Crowder at the 4 and consider bringing in 3s as well this number probably goes up to a solid 15 guys we can target to upgrade. Is it over 50% we will at lease get 1?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 25, 2015, 11:59:59 PM
After the insanity that is the draft. I feel the need to revive this thread again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 26, 2015, 12:14:17 AM
Going to bump this again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: max215 on June 26, 2015, 12:15:37 AM
RJ Hunter's a promising shooter and great value at #28
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: clappy on June 26, 2015, 12:21:11 AM
Considering we started our night at 16, if even one of those picks hit it was a victory. I like the Hunter pick a lot.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 26, 2015, 12:22:03 AM
I'm rooting for Roizer, after reading the embarrassing comments.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GetLucky on June 26, 2015, 12:22:38 AM
Because we drafted Thronton and passed over Upshaw, I'm starting a new CB catchphrase:

Dreads, not Drugs.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on June 26, 2015, 06:59:11 AM
It has begun...greatest free agency ever.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: namtrag on June 26, 2015, 09:37:04 AM
I followed Thornton because I am a W&M grad from years ago.  This guy will outwork everyone on the roster, guaranteed.  I hope he surprises some people.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dedalus on June 27, 2015, 11:44:50 AM
Here's the roster I'd like/think will happen:

Smart/Thomas
Bradley/Hunter/Young
Crowder/Harris/Turner
KO/Jerebko/Mickey
Noel/Zeller

Trade any of the following for Noel: Rozier, Bradley, Sullinger/KO, Bass, Thornton, Datome, Pressey. They have the bigs we have the guards - we have to work w Phili... Whatever scraps we have left over, use to find another player in addition to Harris from Orl... Pumped for RJ Hunter. Go Cs
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on June 27, 2015, 11:50:59 AM
ainge drafted 4 players. if only TWO of them stick, ainge has done a great job, far above the batting average of most teams picking late in the draft.

i think ainge has assembled what will become one of the better back courts in the league. i am looking forward to seeing rozier, hunter, mickey, and thornton play this summer. let's see what ainge got for us!!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on June 27, 2015, 12:29:31 PM
I'm not going to lie I was really disappointed when we didn't trade up for Winslow, but after having a few days to digest I feel really good about the state of the Celtics. Here are the reasons why:

1. A lot of people loved to complain about Bradley. Well Rozier can be his successor, an upgrade that plays similar defense and can create off the dribble.
2. C's still have a chance to obtain lottery pick from the Mavs, Nets and Wolves. I expect the Mavs and Nets to be much worse next year and the Wolves could be good enough to give us their pick.
3. We have a young team, and it's more likely than not that several of their players improve from the previous year
     a. Sullinger is going to come into camp inshape since it's a contract year
     b. Olynyk could be better with a healthier year
     c. Smart is a hard worker who will improve in year 2
     d. Young looks like he is on pace to earn rotation minutes
     e. Crowder's 3 point numbers should move closer to his career average next year)
     f. Zeller had his best season as pro at a young age and will continue to grow in Stevens         system.
4. Although we don't have any superstars, who is to say that none of our guys develop into them or (more likely) that our guys won't improve to the point they can headline a package for one (a la Al Jefferson)
5. This is the first year in a long long time we have had cap space, it's unlikely we sign a top tier guy but we could sign someone that will help our talent base and add to our asset pool so we are ready if a star becomes available.
6. In his second year, Brad Stevens was one of the best young coaches in the NBA. With his work ethic I expect him to improve upon that.

In summation we are getting better and will continue to improve.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on June 28, 2015, 11:13:02 PM
What would we have to do, salary cap wise, to sign Love, Monroe and PP. Those 3 seem to be the ones with some link to us, or have said they are considering us. I know some will say, "but that doesn't win us a title" It doesn't have to day one. But it leaves us with a lot of legit NBA players and our picks to make more deals.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 01, 2015, 08:45:28 AM
I kinda sorta needed that

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCm0I3-WAAA9X1C.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: acieEarl on July 01, 2015, 09:00:09 AM
2016 Draft!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rosco917 on July 02, 2015, 12:05:47 PM
I know one thing, the C's are going to have a bunch of guy's that really defend. It's not going to be a picnic to play the 2015 Boston Celtics at all.

No doubt the Celtics need more scoring, but other than the center position, we have strong, fast, tough, defenders now at PG, SG, SF, and with the addition of Amir, and Mickey at PF too.
 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on July 02, 2015, 12:09:56 PM
By the second half of last season, Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens had put together a very likable group of players that worked hard and often were greater than the sum of their parts.

A very similar group will be taking the floor next season.  We can look forward, at least, to a lot of hustle, hard work, and some scrappy wins.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on July 02, 2015, 12:16:09 PM
By the second half of last season, Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens had put together a very likable group of players that worked hard and often were greater than the sum of their parts.

A very similar group will be taking the floor next season.  We can look forward, at least, to a lot of hustle, hard work, and some scrappy wins.
IMO this type of environment is the best in which to develop young players.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: slamtheking on July 02, 2015, 12:28:57 PM
Positive thought: Danny could very well have established our complete backcourt for the next decade with Smart, Rozier, Young, Hunter.  AB and IT could be trade chips next year depending on how the 4 young guys do and Thornton might work out to be usable after a year in Europe.   Turner hopefully becomes expendable as a ball handler after this year (or better yet, during). 

Next year, very good chance of 3 lottery picks if not 4 depending on the Minny youth movement.   of course that's not an optimistic view of how the C's will finish but I just think no one that finished above them last year will drop below them and several teams that finished just behind them will pass them (except the Nets who I anticipate going into a free-fall whether they like it or not).
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hodgy03038 on July 05, 2015, 09:58:18 AM
The Red Claws should be pretty impressive this year  ::)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: pokeKingCurtis on July 08, 2015, 09:34:45 AM
My refuge.

Good lord.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Hemingway on July 27, 2015, 07:04:50 AM
Cousins/Zeller
Melo/Amir
Crowder
AB/IT
Smart
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 30, 2015, 11:14:17 PM
Cousins/Zeller
KDMelo/Amir
Crowder
AB/IT
Smart
fixed
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: max215 on July 30, 2015, 11:34:14 PM
Isaiah highlights always make me optimistic  :)

https://youtu.be/3wQ-O_8Rp-8
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: obnoxiousmime on January 14, 2016, 11:03:55 PM
I accidentally clicked in here. This thread should be retitled "Everything is AWESOME!!!!"
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Edgar on January 28, 2016, 01:31:40 PM
Soo... seems like we are doing great right?

Hopefully no trades are made this year, Other than Lee for more picks :D


Saludos

Edgar
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on March 03, 2016, 02:24:39 AM
Longest home winning streak since 08-09, Just smacked the hottest road team not called the Warriors; playing basketball sweeter than Manna from heaven and looking at the 3rd seed in the East. BRAD STEVENS IS GOD!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenWarrior on March 03, 2016, 06:44:12 AM
gotta say, I loved what we did last night. I don't know what happened in the NBA but it's been a while since I've seen a team play deny-the ball defense and actually stick to it and succeed. we should do this a lot more.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 03, 2016, 07:52:56 AM
Last night was the best executed game I have seen by the Celtics in years.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Happy, Happy.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: nickagneta on March 03, 2016, 10:18:42 AM
Longest home winning streak since 08-09, Just smacked the hottest road team not called the Warriors; playing basketball sweeter than Manna from heaven and looking at the 3rd seed in the East. BRAD STEVENS IS GOD!
Yes indeed!! Stevens and Ainge deserve much praise for making the Celtics a viable Eastern Conference contender so quickly after the rebuild began a little under three years ago when Danny traded Pierce and KG. They basically got as bad as they could for one year and then Ainge struck gold with the IT trade and the Rondo trade. getting rid of Rondo and Jeff Green and bringing in players like Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas while drafting Marcus Smart and signing retread project Eric Turner, vet presence Amir Johnson and adding those players to the Celtics youth of Bradley, Sullinger, and Olynyk.

That team was assembled and then given to a coach that over the last year has probably been the best coach in basketball, especially given the lack of superstar talent on the Celtics. Stevens consistently has developed youth, developed a win first and foremost, professional, unselfish, team culture while establishing a defensive identity with the team on the court and appears to have found a very successful rotation of players that fit into the roles he needs filled to maximize his team's ability to win.

Keep this nine player core(IT, AB, Smart, Crowder, Turner, Johnson, Sully, Olynyk, Zeller) and add just one top 10 player in the league to it and I think the Celtics could start looking to be a team even the Warriors would need to worry about beating in a 7 game series.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2016, 10:24:37 AM
When was the last time we were 12 games over 500? 2011-2012 season?

If we can somehow pull off a repeat of THAT year how sweet that would be!

No one expected us to get to the ECF and take CLE to seven games like we did.

I read on ESPN, I think, that this team COULD be playing in May - during the Lottery Selection presentation. That would be AWESOME.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on March 05, 2016, 01:30:37 PM
These C's can make it to the ECF. They can also beat the Cavs, which we just saw and should see again soon. They can ALSO play the WARRIORS close. They had a blowout lead on the Warriors last year, overtime semi-classic this year. They're one of the few teams that have successfully held Curry to a subpar version of himself. Granted, no Klay that night. But no Smart, either. We are one of the only teams with a guard rotation that includes two All-D defenders. Not including Bae, who could conceivably almost neutralize Dray. Barnes is mediocre, I'd rather have Turner than Barnes. We are not only the best-poised to take Cleveland to the limit (and for real, how dysfunctional do the Cavs look right now, their Big Three have negative Ubuntu-shares), but we're also the best-poised team in the East to take Golden State. Try to visualize which team in the East could be the NBA equivalent of the Giants (in the Football Game That Shall Not Be Named) in that Perfect Best Sports Season Ever which is ruined by the underdog's rugged defense and shoestring offense. It's us, isn't it? I have no doubt that the Celtics would lose three games against the Warriors. I just bet they'd be close, and I just wonder how hard they would make it to beat them that fourth time. I'm calling it now, speculatively, that if we do play the spoiler like the Giants, our helmet-catcher will be...well, actually, who knows, anyone could be the hero. And that's part of how we could win.

(https://i.imgflip.com/10bsr9.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 05, 2016, 01:33:25 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 05, 2016, 01:39:16 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
No, that's less likely.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 05, 2016, 01:46:02 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
No, that's less likely.
Not if the other 3 things happen first.   Curry is an unrestricted free agent in 2017.  I fully expect him to consider joining the back-to-back championship Celtics.   Durant, Horford, Simmons, Thomas, Crowder, etc are a formidable unit to join with. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 05, 2016, 01:51:08 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
No, that's less likely.
Not if the other 3 things happen first.   Curry is an unrestricted free agent in 2017.  I fully expect him to consider joining the back-to-back championship Celtics.   Durant, Horford, Simmons, Thomas, Crowder, etc are a formidable unit to join with.
But that would mean the 2016 championship already happened. So if Curry signing with us hangs on us winning the 2016 championship, it would mean that is less likely because there would still be a strong chance he resigns with GS.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 05, 2016, 01:57:02 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
No, that's less likely.
Not if the other 3 things happen first.   Curry is an unrestricted free agent in 2017.  I fully expect him to consider joining the back-to-back championship Celtics.   Durant, Horford, Simmons, Thomas, Crowder, etc are a formidable unit to join with.
But that would mean the 2016 championship already happened. So if Curry signing with us hangs on us winning the 2016 championship, it would mean that is less likely because there would still be a strong chance he resigns with GS.

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/GF93/I70AWRQO/FT5GF93I70AWRQO.MEDIUM.gif)

2016 Championship Confirmed.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: libermaniac on March 05, 2016, 02:29:09 PM
This team is so fun to watch. Their never say die attitude makes me optimistic about every game. And we are still too early in the rebuild to have serious championship aspirations so all of their success is pure gravy. Great time to be a Cs fan!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: knuckleballer on March 10, 2016, 02:06:09 PM
Here's a feel good article by Chad Finn that I enjoyed.  Thought I'd share.

http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/2016/03/10/what-are-the-most-optimistic-but-realistic-possibilities-for-the-celtics-this-season/WzaHSBHod4HhYJpGr22GMM/story.html?p1=well__main

A quote from the article:
"And they are coached with unassuming brilliance by Brad Stevens, whose genius for putting imperfect players in spots to thriveómy goodness, somehow he has made perennially bewildering Evan Turner wholly likable and even essentialósuggests that he could take the entire inventory of the Island of Misfit Toys and give a kid the best [dang] Christmas ever."
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 10, 2016, 02:34:23 PM
TP knuckleballer. Fun read, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on March 10, 2016, 03:01:03 PM
I always enjoy Chad Finn's takes on Boston sports.

I think the chance of making it to the Finals is significantly less than an Evan Turner 3 pointer (i.e. 15%).  If you want to argue that's their chance of getting to the ECF, I'd entertain that.

I really don't know what to expect from this team in the playoffs until they get there.

For what it's worth, the Celts are 9-9 this season against other teams currently in the Eastern Conference playoffs picture.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Snakehead on March 10, 2016, 03:20:51 PM


I really don't know what to expect from this team in the playoffs until they get there.


Same. Unfortunately I would not be shocked if it's not that different from last year, past the first round, even though I am really impressed with the team this year.  We will have to see how much the team can step up to help out IT so he isn't carrying it all.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on March 10, 2016, 03:28:07 PM
2016 Championship + Ben Simmons in the draft + Durant/Horford in 2016 free agency + Steph Curry in 2017 free agency.   

Could all happen.   2016 championship being the least likely.
No, that's less likely.
Not if the other 3 things happen first.   Curry is an unrestricted free agent in 2017.  I fully expect him to consider joining the back-to-back championship Celtics.   Durant, Horford, Simmons, Thomas, Crowder, etc are a formidable unit to join with.
But that would mean the 2016 championship already happened. So if Curry signing with us hangs on us winning the 2016 championship, it would mean that is less likely because there would still be a strong chance he resigns with GS.

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/GF93/I70AWRQO/FT5GF93I70AWRQO.MEDIUM.gif)

2016 Championship Confirmed.
TP for the T&E


The universe.... What a concept
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on March 10, 2016, 03:42:12 PM


I really don't know what to expect from this team in the playoffs until they get there.


Same. Unfortunately I would not be shocked if it's not that different from last year, past the first round, even though I am really impressed with the team this year.  We will have to see how much the team can step up to help out IT so he isn't carrying it all.


The Bulls, Pacers, and Hawks all scare me.  More playoff experience, strong interior play.  I think they can play at another level. 

The Hornets, I think, would be an easier first round opponent for the Celts, though they might win one or two in Charlotte.


Toronto would be a really interesting second round matchup.  They have a longer track record of winning 48-50 wins, but no playoff series wins to show for it.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on March 11, 2016, 02:44:14 AM


I really don't know what to expect from this team in the playoffs until they get there.


Same. Unfortunately I would not be shocked if it's not that different from last year, past the first round, even though I am really impressed with the team this year.  We will have to see how much the team can step up to help out IT so he isn't carrying it all.


The Bulls, Pacers, and Hawks all scare me.  More playoff experience, strong interior play.  I think they can play at another level. 

The Hornets, I think, would be an easier first round opponent for the Celts, though they might win one or two in Charlotte.


Toronto would be a really interesting second round matchup.  They have a longer track record of winning 48-50 wins, but no playoff series wins to show for it.

Assuming they don't chokde their way out for the first round again :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on March 12, 2016, 07:59:38 PM

Assuming they don't chokde their way out for the first round again :)

That would be really interesting.  Could that lead to the team being blown up?  Dwayne Casey fired, Derozan goes elsewhere, Valanciunas traded?

It wouldn't shock me if they lost to Atlanta or Indiana in the first round.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on March 13, 2016, 10:17:50 PM

Assuming they don't chokde their way out for the first round again :)

That would be really interesting.  Could that lead to the team being blown up?  Dwayne Casey fired, Derozan goes elsewhere, Valanciunas traded?

It wouldn't shock me if they lost to Atlanta or Indiana in the first round.

They did have a glorious first round last season

(http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/229/files/2015/04/demar-derozan-paul-pierce-nba-playoffs-toronto-raptors-washington-wizards-850x560.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on March 19, 2016, 11:45:36 AM
Losing streak not so bad: 6th seed is the same as 3rd in terms of schedule and we get a higher draft pick ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 19, 2016, 12:10:14 PM
Ah ......the feel good thread


Free adult beveridges.



James Brown used to feel good ..... Not so much now .  :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on March 19, 2016, 01:21:29 PM
Ah ......the feel good thread


Free adult beveridges.



James Brown used to feel good ..... Not so much now .  :)

Someone called me?

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Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 24, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
The Celtics defense was the best I've seen it since the all star break last night.

The bigs got level with the screen (every time but once) defending every pick and roll. When the bigs don't come out far enough it's easy for a guard to get a head of steam and get to the bucket.

Last night was a win against a playoff team. More importantly, it was a defensive slower paced game. This season the Celtics have struggled anytime they can not turn the ball over and push the pace on offense. This was a game we pulled out despite it being the opposite of how the team normally succeeds.

If we continue playing defense like this, we will finish the season 8-2 and end up with a 3 seed in the east. I was very impressed with the Celtics last night.

Not to mention Amir is playing great, Rozier is showing signs and there is a chance we get two lottery picks.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BitterJim on March 24, 2016, 10:19:23 AM
The Celtics defense was the best I've seen it since the all star break last night.

The bigs got level with the screen (every time but once) defending every pick and roll. When the bigs don't come out far enough it's easy for a guard to get a head of steam and get to the bucket.

Last night was a win against a playoff team. More importantly, it was a defensive slower paced game. This season the Celtics have struggled anytime they can not turn the ball over and push the pace on offense. This was a game we pulled out despite it being the opposite of how the team normally succeeds.

If we continue playing defense like this, we will finish the season 8-2 and end up with a 3 seed in the east. I was very impressed with the Celtics last night.

Not to mention Amir is playing great, Rozier is showing signs and there is a chance we get two lottery picks.

If we keep that up AND get get Crowder back, we'll be in great shape
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on March 24, 2016, 10:53:13 AM
The Celtics defense was the best I've seen it since the all star break last night.

They did look a lot better last night.

That said, the Raps were missing their MVP.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Jon on March 24, 2016, 10:56:12 AM
The Celtics defense was the best I've seen it since the all star break last night.

They did look a lot better last night.

That said, the Raps were missing their MVP.

One could make the argument that so were we, at least on the defensive end. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: bdm860 on March 24, 2016, 11:16:28 AM
Amir Johnson has been looking good the last couple of games, with back-to-back double-doubles, and also back-to-back games playing 30+ mins, something that hasn't happened all season.  To me, it looks like he's running the floor better too.

The last 2 games, at 34 and 33 minutes played, are the most minutes Johnson has played in any of his 69 games so far this season, other than a 36 minute game back in early November.  He's averaging 11ppg, 12.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.5bpg, while shooting 83% over this 2 game stretch.

I believe I heard Tommy and Mike say during either the Orl or Tor game, that Amir has told them that this is the first time all season he feels completely healed from his plantar fasciitis.

If that's really the case, it would be great to see a lot of 30+ minute games with similar numbers from him going forward.  He's averaging less than 23mpg for the season, maybe the plantar fasciitis was holding him back.

Only 2 games, I know, but since this is the "feel good" / pep rally  / "optimism only" thread, I feel safe posting this here  :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 24, 2016, 11:29:29 AM
Amir Johnson has been looking good the last couple of games, with back-to-back double-doubles, and also back-to-back games playing 30+ mins, something that hasn't happened all season.  To me, it looks like he's running the floor better too.

The last 2 games, at 34 and 33 minutes played, are the most minutes Johnson has played in any of his 69 games so far this season, other than a 36 minute game back in early November.  He's averaging 11ppg, 12.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.5bpg, while shooting 83% over this 2 game stretch.

I believe I heard Tommy and Mike say during either the Orl or Tor game, that Amir has told them that this is the first time all season he feels completely healed from his plantar fasciitis.

If that's really the case, it would be great to see a lot of 30+ minute game with similar numbers from him going forward.  He's averaging less than 23mpg for the season, maybe the plantar fasciitis was holding him back.

Only 2 games, I know, but since this is the "feel good" / pep rally  / "optimism only" thread, I feel safe posting this here  :)
TP!

Glad that there is a group on here that doesn't constantly think the sky is falling.

If Amir can play 30 minutes a game, the rest of the season and in the playoffs it will help us a ton.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on March 27, 2016, 04:53:18 PM
We've got 2 top-25 3p shooters  8)

http://tinyurl.com/gtzaocw
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Denis998 on March 27, 2016, 05:04:41 PM
We've got 2 top-25 3p shooters  8)

http://tinyurl.com/gtzaocw
and 3 in the top 99 :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on April 14, 2016, 02:52:56 AM
Technically the 3rd best record in the Conference. Drawn up against a Hawks team, we have historical baggage on. At least a week for the genius of Brad Stevens to game plan their downfall. We winning this series!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on April 14, 2016, 11:00:33 AM
Technically the 3rd best record in the Conference. Drawn up against a Hawks team, we have historical baggage on. At least a week for the genius of Brad Stevens to game plan their downfall. We winning this series!
Actually, we play on Saturday. I wouldn't like you to miss the game  :laugh:

Go Celtics!

(http://i.imgur.com/oGQTXkS.gif)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on April 14, 2016, 11:05:46 AM
We've got 2 top-25 3p shooters  8)

http://tinyurl.com/gtzaocw
and 3 in the top 99 :D

Sully  :P
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on April 27, 2016, 01:45:55 AM
Time to revive this thread!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: libermaniac on April 27, 2016, 04:02:36 AM
This series is going 7.  The C's are too scrappy and proud and the fans too raucous to go down at home!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on April 27, 2016, 09:42:40 AM
Celtics in seven.

You read it here first.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/820aa3604f23be47192fa41f32eca71c/tumblr_nr6qpoSW3b1rm4mpho1_500.png)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsFan166 on April 27, 2016, 10:43:47 AM
To win in 7, you've gotta lose 3.

Celtics in 7.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on April 27, 2016, 11:16:25 AM
TP's to everyone reviving this thread after a really rough night last night. Let's go Celtics!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on April 27, 2016, 03:32:12 PM
Inject more optimism!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: thirstyboots18 on April 28, 2016, 03:49:08 PM
The Celtics have already surpassed last season's record.  Go Celts.  On to the next level.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on April 29, 2016, 10:35:56 AM
31.3% chance we get Ingram or Simmons.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on April 29, 2016, 10:50:20 AM
I think if Bradley isn't out and Crowder/Olynyk aren't playing hurt I think we win that series. Lots of people cry a lack of talent, but there was talent on this team. The problem is there wasn't much healthy talent in the Atlanta series.

Overall, Bradley, Crowder, and Olynyk were 3 of the best 5 players on our team this year, we could have won a series. I expect us to add talent, but I'm not going to pretend it didn't have any to begin with!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on May 17, 2016, 09:12:48 PM
Reviving this thread.

3rd pick!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: positivitize on May 17, 2016, 09:13:24 PM
Bender is gonna be a member of Celtic royalty!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LarBrd33 on May 17, 2016, 09:19:09 PM
It's amazing that Boston got a #3 pick and Isaiah Thomas for the corpse of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.  Just incredible.  And that's not even the full haul. 

And to think, some people disliked the Brooklyn trade when it happened.  Lol
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on May 17, 2016, 09:19:28 PM
The pick was a spot or two higher than I thought it'd be.

Bender is a pick that makes me queasy but he's got Kirilenko with a jumper potential.  I like that.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LarBrd33 on May 17, 2016, 09:20:10 PM
The pick was a spot or two higher than I thought it'd be.

Bender is a pick that makes me queasy but he's got Kirilenko with a jumper potential.  I like that.
This is awesome.  It might be a weak draft, but it's still the highest pick the team has had in almost 20 years.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on May 17, 2016, 11:55:47 PM
It's amazing that Boston got a #3 pick and Isaiah Thomas for the corpse of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.  Just incredible.  And that's not even the full haul. 

And to think, some people disliked the Brooklyn trade when it happened.  Lol

A gift that keeps giving.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 23, 2016, 09:43:27 PM
Time to revive this thread!  ;D

I think Brown will be an excellent player.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 23, 2016, 09:47:41 PM
Looks like I'm going to be in this thread for a long time!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GC003332 on June 23, 2016, 09:55:39 PM
Brown is another guy that Stevens has at his disposal to improve on an already top 5 rated defensive unit, Still 50 mil to use in free agency.

50 plus wins next season , book it, I am super excited.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on June 23, 2016, 09:58:07 PM
And wing depth! Remember when Crowder was hurt last season?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: slightly biased bias fan on June 23, 2016, 10:05:27 PM
The thing I love about Brown is how intelligent and articulate he is, there is a bit of Grant Hill the way he conducts himself, also a bit of that Westbrook cockiness to him.

https://youtu.be/nkroCTrtYrY (https://youtu.be/nkroCTrtYrY)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: OHCeltic on June 23, 2016, 10:05:56 PM
Lets get A.J. Hammons .
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on June 24, 2016, 01:00:12 AM
Calling all optimists, report to duty.

(http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/58aa3926-355b-4c0d-8fef-54b895a4e4d5/52d6b2d1-846a-475f-b548-ed3800e6b5d1.gif)

Yabusele looks like the kind of player who would in previous years be drafted in the 35-45 range but then by year 3 or 4 reveal himself to be a top 3-5 pick from his draft year, but one who we have somehow nonetheless reached for at 16. (If that makes sense.) He will redeem this draft someday by himself.

Ante looks...downright serviceable!

The Clippers pick will be in the low 20's, no way Doc starts tanking by 2019.

Jackson looks like a sleeper, slipper, whatever. Our backcourt is oversaturated with talent, which will let us deal from strength in the future.

Teams might be very interested in Jaylen Brown before long and start to see him as a player in the centerpiece-for-a-disgruntled-superstar-mold. And he very well might become an All Star, rather than a merely above average wing. It's possible. Anything is!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: trickybilly on June 24, 2016, 01:11:24 AM
Yup, with the extreme caveat of "How did we pass up on Davis", I'm on board with this whole draft now. What a mystery the Frullinger is though? I hadn't even watched any film. Kid has two years left on a contract with Rouen, so highly likely he stays in France for 2016-17 per prior agreement with Danny.

Brown, Bentil, Jackson and Zizic only real roster contenders.

I'd like to see Bentil and Zizic get some minutes. And Demetrius will be a fine Phil Pressey replacement for the deep bench..
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsJG on June 24, 2016, 03:46:42 PM
Time to trust the process and be happy
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on June 24, 2016, 03:52:17 PM
The first time people see Brown in the open court, this thread is going to be flooded with positive comments.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chris22 on June 28, 2016, 12:16:36 AM
The first time people see Brown in the open court, this thread is going to be flooded with positive comments.

Bingo.
First game is July 4th.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GetLucky on June 28, 2016, 12:27:47 AM
The first time people see Brown in the open court, this thread is going to be flooded with positive comments.

Bingo.
First game is July 4th.

(http://a3.res.cloudinary.com/talent/image/fetch/t_face_s270/http://speakerdata.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/image/800249/aingering.jpg) + (http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/400/ZL/ZLWXBHCNUNCUVPS.20151017165309.jpg) + dunk =
(http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/Fireworks/fireworks/fireworks-animated-gif-23.gif)


At last!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Beat LA on June 28, 2016, 12:28:33 AM
Yup, with the extreme caveat of "How did we pass up on Davis", I'm on board with this whole draft now. What a mystery the Frullinger is though? I hadn't even watched any film. Kid has two years left on a contract with Rouen, so highly likely he stays in France for 2016-17 per prior agreement with Danny.

Brown, Bentil, Jackson and Zizic only real roster contenders.

I'd like to see Bentil and Zizic get some minutes. And Demetrius will be a fine Phil Pressey replacement for the deep bench..

He has a poor work ethic, so I'm glad that we didn't waste another pick on a player who doesn't have the drive to succeed - at least right now, anyway.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GetLucky on June 28, 2016, 12:37:02 AM
Yup, with the extreme caveat of "How did we pass up on Davis", I'm on board with this whole draft now. What a mystery the Frullinger is though? I hadn't even watched any film. Kid has two years left on a contract with Rouen, so highly likely he stays in France for 2016-17 per prior agreement with Danny.

Brown, Bentil, Jackson and Zizic only real roster contenders.

I'd like to see Bentil and Zizic get some minutes. And Demetrius will be a fine Phil Pressey replacement for the deep bench..

He has a poor work ethic, so I'm glad that we didn't waste another pick on a player who doesn't have the drive to succeed - at least right now, anyway.

Get that negativity outta here! And have a nice day while you're at it ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on July 01, 2016, 11:14:55 PM
I think we should all calm down with the Free Agent madness.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on July 01, 2016, 11:39:20 PM
I think we should all calm down with the Free Agent madness.

You're in the wrong thread, too. I think we should do the opposite and get madly positive about free agency. We haven't signed any bad contracts yet! We could still, at this moment, sign Kevin Durant.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on July 02, 2016, 01:45:19 AM
I think we should all calm down with the Free Agent madness.

You're in the wrong thread, too. I think we should do the opposite and get madly positive about free agency. We haven't signed any bad contracts yet! We could still, at this moment, sign Kevin Durant.
Not just Durant, but Al Horford, while still having the assets to make a run for Jimmy Butler   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 02, 2016, 07:44:47 PM
Based Danny had everything planned well in advance  8)

Trust the process
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: max215 on July 03, 2016, 12:01:21 AM
We just drafted Jaylen Brown 3rd Overall. We just signed Al Horford. OPTIMISM!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on July 03, 2016, 12:16:14 AM
You know the young guys ......Smart , Brown , Rozier , KO are sky high right now with Horford coming on board.

This signing sets a tone for Summer league forward ......positive vibes
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 04, 2016, 06:10:25 PM
ECF 2017 here we come  8)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Granath on July 07, 2016, 10:12:01 AM
Needed to come in here for some positivity. It's a rarity on Celtics Blog.

I just don't understand why some folks think the Celtics got worse when they just picked up one of the premier Free Agents who plays a position of great need, got the #3 pick in the draft and have a host of 1st and 2nd year players which is almost near-certain that at least one of them makes a significant jump in their contribution to the team.

On the flip side, their only loss (Turner) had a role that's more than filled by these younger players. The teams that they competed against for that #3 spot were Charlotte (treading water), Indy (got better), Detroit (treading water), Atlanta (demonstrably worse) and Miami (demonstrably worse). The teams below those are either too old, too young or a poor collection of pieces that don't put them in the same class as the Celtics.

While even the Warriors aren't a lock for the playoffs, the Cs appear to have taken yet another positive step forward this offseason and did so without sacrificing their future or flexibility. This should be a fun season to watch.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on July 07, 2016, 10:40:39 AM
Needed to come in here for some positivity. It's a rarity on Celtics Blog.

I just don't understand why some folks think the Celtics got worse when they just picked up one of the premier Free Agents who plays a position of great need, got the #3 pick in the draft and have a host of 1st and 2nd year players which is almost near-certain that at least one of them makes a significant jump in their contribution to the team.

On the flip side, their only loss (Turner) had a role that's more than filled by these younger players. The teams that they competed against for that #3 spot were Charlotte (treading water), Indy (got better), Detroit (treading water), Atlanta (demonstrably worse) and Miami (demonstrably worse). The teams below those are either too old, too young or a poor collection of pieces that don't put them in the same class as the Celtics.

While even the Warriors aren't a lock for the playoffs, the Cs appear to have taken yet another positive step forward this offseason and did so without sacrificing their future or flexibility. This should be a fun season to watch.
Adding Horford to the 4th best defense in the NBA does not make you worse. People who don't understand that this move made us better don't understand the impact of defense in winning games in the NBA.

Next year our defense could be the best in the league.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on July 07, 2016, 10:47:39 AM
Does anyone actually think the Celts got worse by exchanging Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger, and Tyler Zeller for Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, and Demetrius Jackson / Ben Bentil?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on July 07, 2016, 10:50:22 AM
Does anyone actually think the Celts got worse by exchanging Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger, and Evan Turner for Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, and Demetrius Jackson / Ben Bentil?
I'm expecting us to make one final move so I expect something like Horford, Brown and quality vet replacing Sully, Turner and Zeller. No idea how that could be a step backwards.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ashanm10 on July 07, 2016, 10:51:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoWOr_2XKQs

this might make you feel good about our rookies we will be getting and got from this year and the next 2 ;p XD
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CelticsJG on July 08, 2016, 02:29:40 PM
I just want to see everyone improve and try their best!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GratefulCs on July 08, 2016, 02:35:29 PM
I just want to see everyone improve and try their best!
TP

I feel the same way
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 19, 2016, 05:33:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoWOr_2XKQs

this might make you feel good about our rookies we will be getting and got from this year and the next 2 ;p XD
that's a feel good comp alright   :)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: loco_91 on July 21, 2016, 07:40:36 PM
Edit: wrong thread
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 25, 2016, 10:59:39 PM
Oh I've got optimism -- if I even needed to jump over a KIA Optima and funk on you -- "quick, hold my cane AND able bodied" -- if you even needed the "rightful owners" of these one rings to help I'll pitch in as I am ambiflextrious.

Seriously though, this is my fashion blog:

www.tayoakomolede.com (pronounced Tie-oh Ah-come-oh-lay-day)

They told me to never show up in Beantown ever again after the Celtics loss in '10 (nobody has been to the NBA Finals in the East besides us and Le-Brawn in 7 seasons, btw.) But I can show you my pretty face now, **complete with Angmar "stab wounds" and rightful ring owner swag**
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 26, 2016, 08:34:17 PM
I even played Dereck Cheater in my city and he even tried to foul our sniper towers. Little man; he's even way shorter and I beat one of his taller than me fat bouncer henchmen one on one afterwards. He even thinks he can **** my wife here. He is such a squalor small baller. I'll even play him one on one in a week in my own gym if his smarm ever returns.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on August 26, 2016, 11:51:55 PM
I even played Dereck Cheater in my city and he even tried to foul our sniper towers. Little man; he's even way shorter and I beat one of his taller than me fat bouncer henchmen one on one afterwards. He even thinks he can **** my wife here. He is such a squalor small baller. I'll even play him one on one in a week in my own gym if his smarm ever returns.
This is optimism?  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 28, 2016, 10:58:32 AM
I even played Dereck Cheater in my city and he even tried to foul our sniper towers. Little man; he's even way shorter and I beat one of his taller than me fat bouncer henchmen one on one afterwards. He even thinks he can **** my wife here. He is such a squalor small baller. I'll even play him one on one in a week in my own gym if his smarm ever returns.
This is optimism?  ;D

Reds and Red Sox Yankees rivalry where it all started.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 28, 2016, 11:00:25 AM
Dear Boston,

Suit up; dress for success do your best don't get to stressed and play your best.

Best regards,

W. King, D. Lord
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 29, 2016, 08:35:25 PM
Watching Shaquille O'Neal yak 'em and smack 'em on Shaqtin' a Fool on NBATV. Also won three basketball games while slacking off and made a jumper with my eyes closed (and a baby dunk) for a cigarette. Just training up to play a New York City rebel on Friday for some pumpkin spice latte.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on August 29, 2016, 08:42:15 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/cu303z6y7/image.jpg)

Just a shrine for some legends  8) Those are The One Rings (won rings) btw.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on September 04, 2016, 10:18:06 PM
The last two teams to beat LeBron James in the playoffs in the East were the Orlando Magic led by Dwight Howard and then my favorite team, the Boston Celtics. We really wanted to win it all again in 2010, as the Lakers are battling to gain more NBA championships than the best team in the league's history (17 to 16 right now). Thankfully the Lakers aren't doing well the last few seasons though I have tons of respect for the efforts of their best players over the years, especially Kobe "Bean" Bryant. The Golden State Warriors (from the same "state" as the Lakers, in warfare mode) even lost the best season in the Western Conference's history to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 7 games, which I'm sure they're not really happy about. They even have Kevin Durant now so the Cavaliers will need all of the training the Eastern conference can give them to win it all again this season. If a team were to beat the Cavs in the eastern conference playoffs this upcoming season it would be something that didn't happen for 6 consecutive seasons. If LeBron wins out he needs to be able to beat the Lakers themselves if they were to ever go to the finals. I'm from Ohio and so is LeBron, but in 2010 the Celtics were better, though LeBron has split the last 6 finals appearances 50/50 and avoided a three lose-peat (three consecutive losses in the finals) while luckily for the Celtics and not for the Lakers, Kobe announced his retirement this season. All is well with my favorite team and I hope they make the playoffs this year and make a splash. I would even help them if they wanted me to. The Celtics need a buffer championship so badly and the Lakers might even play us for it if either team gets too far ahead. Cincinnati is the first city in the nation to pay athletes money to watch them play, starting with the Cincinnati Reds. Also, the last team to beat the Warriors during their historic 73 win regular season was the Celtics themselves.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RWRgOwC2jw8

And our favorite team:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Otc9dmWYvvY
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on October 27, 2016, 10:03:23 AM
Brooklyn looked as bad as advertised yesterday  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 18, 2016, 04:39:52 PM
I'm hoping for another signature win tonight. We beat the Warriors the last time we played them, California switched from citywide warfare to statewide as the Warriors are the best team in their state these days and not the Lakers. Either way we ain't worried. I also liked reading about the hypothetical trades that could bolster our roster before the playoffs -- we just need our current squad to make a case for themselves as players in this league no matter what. If you ever get the opportunity to play for the Celtics you shouldn't hesitate to make your mark while you're here -- in the past this team had five all stars in its starting lineup, so our current roster is not on that level, but the guys we have certainly try their best. Good luck against the Warriors and the "Chuck Master" Stephen McFlurry "Fury" Curry -- you'll need it.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 18, 2016, 08:48:22 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 23, 2016, 03:18:42 PM
(https://s13.postimg.org/qxrpolpiv/aaag.png)

I gave Steph a 'lil motivational speech, of sorts. I don't know whether he'll read this or not, (haha).
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 23, 2016, 04:15:14 PM
you want to feel good? this may help.

did you know that right now terry rozier has the best 3 point percentage in the 4th quarter in the NBA?

indeed, he's hit on 10 of 11 three pointers. 10 of 11 would be pretty unbelievable anytime, but to do so in the 4th quarter is pretty feely goody to me.  ;D

http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/11/22/terry-rozier-proves-value-comeback-win-minnesota/
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 23, 2016, 05:23:26 PM
(https://s16.postimg.org/vti5mkp6t/aaah.png)

The Celtics could very well end up in the #2 seed if we go on a tear. I sure hope we don't drop a game to the Nets tonight... We were the last team to beat the LeBron in the Eastern Conference playoffs...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 23, 2016, 05:38:32 PM
Early in the season, but the Celtics have already beaten over half of the other playoff seeded teams in the East and that's certainly a good thing...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 29, 2016, 10:56:54 PM
Things are looking good for the Celtics right now; the Cavs just lost, the Hornets lost, we just moved up to fourth in the East.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on December 04, 2016, 06:02:36 PM
We have two more games until we square off against the now 2nd place Toronto Raptors. We are currently in 3rd place in the East, and we have a game against the left-handed God himself, James Harden (I'm a southpaw, too so I like Harden) followed by another one vs. a hungry Magic squad (remember what happened to us vs. the Pistons?? No game in the NBA is a cakewalk.). Though teams like the Magic may look like an easy win on paper, we must remember to be respectful and that we are competing with other grown men just like us so a loss is always possible if we do not play sufficiently well. After we play the Raptors we then play the Westbrook lead Thunder, and "Russell of the West" (Not Bill Russell or his modern doppelgšnger Kevin Durant) has been playing like the league MVP thus far so that game will be tough, though it'll be interesting to see how Isaiah Thomas matches up with Westbrook. Our next few games will be important as we try to keep our record high enough for a top seed in the East and if things were to go our way we may end up with the 2nd seed. It all depends on how we play, though I will be rooting for the Celtics. /endrant
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on January 03, 2017, 10:14:56 PM
Another great win by the Celtics!!! Boy, if we keep this up we might get a brand new bandwagon for the next generation of fairweather fans, similar to attaining an achievement in an X-Box game. For us to do so, I'd say we would need to get at least the 3rd seed in the East at the end of the regular season, which will be tough, but isn't impossible and seems likely if we continue to play this way.

(https://s29.postimg.org/gl25nce6v/IMG_6545.jpg)

**X-box Achievement: "New School Bandwagon" -- To unlock this achievement, come in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference**

Something like this would be a perfect gift for those sort of fans that float from team to team as though they are pollinating flowers and might jump ship on us if we suffer from injuries and go into a playing slump -- remember, it's the thought that counts...

...Seriously though, I couldn't be happier with the C's play as of late -- I saw a tweet from IT that quoted a Big Sean song talking about bouncing back from our loss to the Cavs, hopefully he remembers the way he played that night and continues to have inspiring performances. Go Celtics!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on January 08, 2017, 12:38:28 AM
The Raptors will be playing the Rockets tomorrow night, which I'm sure everyone on here will be watching as the Celtics are so close to them in records right now. Of course, after that WE PLAY THE RAPTORS (Can you dig it?!?!) for a potential chance to tie their record for the 2 seed. The Celtics could actually claim the second best seed in the East by the end of this season if we continue to play so well; when all of our guys play well and have good games we are almost impossible to beat and we nearly always come back and make a push when we are down by double digits -- I'm sure y'all remember the game vs the Cavs that we almost won. This season is going really well and I'm proud to be a Celtics fan; remember, the last time we went to the Finals we were just the 4th seed in the East so in the words of KG, "Anything is [surely] possible!!" 😎😎😎
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on January 08, 2017, 02:34:12 PM
Philly 105

Nets 95
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on January 10, 2017, 03:59:20 AM
The Raptors, currently 2nd seed in the East, just lost to the 3rd seed of the West. Now they play us, the 3rd seed in the East in a game that would see us tying the Raptors in record if we win tonight. We need to rise to the occasion tonight and play like an elite team in this league like I know we are capable of and have already done. There's always the chance that we could face a team like the Raptors in the playoffs so tonight will be good practice -- I hope our guys play well, no one gets injured and we get a win tonight. Go Celtics!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 12, 2017, 04:35:06 AM
just saw some "good news" in terms of the nets lately.

booker missed the game and is dealing with a nagging hip injury. i wish him a full recovery in two years.

also of interest is that in almost 100 minutes over the last three games Brook Lopez has 5 rebounds. no, not per game.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on January 15, 2017, 05:25:09 AM
We have won 2 games in a row since our disastrous meltdown against the Raptors, however looking at our schedule vs their's heading up to our first matchup against the fledgling Lakers on February 3rd, the Raptors play most of the worst teams in the league in almost every game between now and then besides a game late in that run against us. This means that it may be next to impossible to climb to the 2nd seed during that stretch as our schedule sees us facing a lot of teams that are fighting for lower playoff seeding in the East and are a step above the dubious teams that are among the least in wins (teams the Raptors face during this stretch). Our primary focus should be to keep the 3rd seed in the East at all costs and to use our tougher schedule to give us experience for when we play the Raptors again on February 1st as these games will all surely be tough. We are still the team to beat in almost every game so I am anticipating that the Celtics will keep the 3rd seed through this stretch but a team like the Atlanta Hawks could surely get hot and make a push for our seed so we can never get too comfortable. I will be watching every game and cheering for the Celtics, we have the players and system to keep our seed and hopefully continue to push for the 2nd seed later in he season as the All Star break approaches...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on January 22, 2017, 09:45:21 AM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I no longer have a Marley avatar (much as I love his music and persona) and have a Celtics Pepe (even if at the wrong part of the screen).

Hope Celtics Pepe brings us some luck.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on January 23, 2017, 04:01:16 PM
Regardless of the result, Marcus's steal vs Portland was a great play.

 Here is a vid of it + NBA's admission that the refs were wrong  (http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/01/boston_celtics_news_nba_rules.html)

PS I wouldn't blame the refs. When a player moves his hand downwards towards the ball it is natural to 'see' it as a foul. I thought it was a foul too until I saw the replay.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on January 27, 2017, 01:28:20 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvs5RCDGO8/
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on January 29, 2017, 08:46:51 PM
Yessssss!!!! The Celtics made it to the number 2 seed 😎. The Raptors dropped a game to the Magic who we just beat so for now we are half a game ahead which is a testament to how this team has been playing all season, especially as of late. People have suggested that this team might need a trade which may or may not be true, but what is true is that we are already so good with our current group of guys and if we continue to play at a very high level this team can accomplish great things. There isn't a bad player on this team as our bench is strong and our starters always make a positive impact -- even though we don't have more than one all star all of our guys do what's necessary to help the team and it shows. I'm proud of our guys and it's a great time to be a Celtics fan.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on January 29, 2017, 09:21:26 PM
TP to Witch-King (if he really is the king of witches, I will gladly provide more TPs. But I understand if he wants to stay incognito)

Getting 2nd would be cool at the end of season. I'd also love to teach Toronto a lesson in future games.

Yes, indeed, this a great time to be a C's fan. By talking with other ppl who follow the NBA here, I can see they respect our team a lot more this season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: The One on February 07, 2017, 10:00:51 AM
Want some positivity this morning?

"Since Dec. 16, when Isaiah Thomas returned from an injury absence that coincided with a three-game losing streak, Boston is a sparkly 20-6, which ranks as the league's second-best record in that span behind Golden State's 20-4 mark despite the fact that Avery Bradley has missed 15 of those games."

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18625916/nba-power-rankings-marc-stein-week-16-rankings
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on February 07, 2017, 10:29:07 AM
Want some positivity this morning?

"Since Dec. 16, when Isaiah Thomas returned from an injury absence that coincided with a three-game losing streak, Boston is a sparkly 20-6, which ranks as the league's second-best record in that span behind Golden State's 20-4 mark despite the fact that Avery Bradley has missed 15 of those games."

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18625916/nba-power-rankings-marc-stein-week-16-rankings
I can't believe anyone would be pessimistic about this team right now. We have won 7 in a row and our next game is against Sacramento without Boogie because he's suspended. Brad is coaching the East all star team.

Here is a good positive tweet from Sean Grande

Quote
Morning, Patriots Nation.

When you're ready:

Celtics have the 5th best record in the NBA, and 21 of their final 31 against sub-.500 teams.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on February 08, 2017, 08:12:42 AM
(https://i.gyazo.com/8be6c013eb9c4faa02491b2626ff8d79.png)

https://twitter.com/celtics/status/829170146740547584
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on February 10, 2017, 01:18:25 AM
The Cavs lost tonight and we just won our 8th game in 9 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers have the highest team salary in the league so if you just beat that team like a piŮata... No disrespect, but there is certainly money to be made by defeating good teams. LeBron has been complaining that they need another playmaker besides himself during the Cavs' recent skid, they lost tonight to perhaps the leading MVP candidate's team, but we have yet to beat them this season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: The One on February 13, 2017, 11:11:18 AM
Toronto lost last night!

The Celtics now have a 3.5 game lead in the division!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on February 26, 2017, 12:30:19 AM
IT can do this (https://streamable.com/u9saz)

PS and I just saw the Nets have lost 15 in a row  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 26, 2017, 12:55:29 AM
IT can do this (https://streamable.com/u9saz)

Unreal.  Speaks to why he's doing so well. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rayallen_35_24 on February 26, 2017, 01:01:08 AM
IT can do this (https://streamable.com/u9saz)

PS and I just saw the Nets have lost 15 in a row  ;D

so pretty soon...fultz can help IT do this!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Evantime34 on March 02, 2017, 10:06:39 AM
Last night was really great, with so many positive take aways

1. That was the best defense the C's played all season. If they can play that way from here on out they will be a much more dangerous team.

2. The Celtics outrebounded the Cavs by 6! (47-41) Horford had a good game on the glass, but what really helped us is the rebounding we got from Crowder (10) and Brown (7). If this continues it will really help our defense.

3. Bradley was really good last night in limited minutes. His ability to knock down shots is really going to help when teams throw all their defenders at Isaiah. On defense we don't win that game without his defense against Kyrie.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: jpotter33 on March 02, 2017, 03:10:06 PM
Stephen A. Smith with some major praise for the C's. It's amazing how one game changes most of the media's tune regarding the C's.

https://www.facebook.com/celticsblog/posts/10154174645516898

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on March 04, 2017, 05:51:08 AM
I can't say I'm not relieved that the Lakers are a terrible team these last several seasons making them an undesirable destination for free agents. Great players tend to want to be traded to a team that gives them good job security, a team that already has proven winning ways where they won't be cut or have their salary reduced.

The Celtics are headed in the right direction by doing so well up to this point in the season; look at the Spurs' acquisition of LaMarcus Aldridge or the Warriors landing Kevin Durant; if you're team has a reputation for winning you may be able to lure in a top level free agent. Both aforementioned teams won championships before even landing the two guys I just mentioned and if anything that should inspire the Celtics to work with who they have and develop next season's draft picks because while the Spurs and Warriors did get great guys afterwards they had what it took to win it all before the blockbuster trades and aren't guaranteed to win it all again.

Yeah, we had some trade speculation and will undoubtedly have more come this offseason but we wouldn't have anyone even consider coming to Boston if we couldn't convince them that it was worth the struggle. It's hard to leave your city, your house, your friends, the places familiar to you to play elsewhere so I think that if we wanted to make a trade for a great talent we'd need to convince said players (ourselves and eventually everyone else) that it would be worthwhile.

Now, the 2008 Celtics team and the 2011 Miami Heat team weren't exactly like the Spurs or the Warriors but both teams had a proven winner on them (Paul Pierce and Dwyane Wade) so I'm not saying getting good players is impossible, rather I'm saying I like what we have right now. I don't think some of the guys in free agency are a great deal better than some of our highly efficient role players to blow up a winning team, and while the excitement of us possibly getting a big name star and maybe winning it this season was fun, part of me secretly wanted Celtics management to reward a winning team by not rocking the boat too much, I mean look at how well we played during the last two months despite injuries to important guys. This is a great team and I hope nothing but the best for them and can't wait to see how they do in the playoffs.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on March 04, 2017, 07:16:17 AM
Quote
Stephen A. Smith with some major praise for the C's. It's amazing how one game changes most of the media's tune regarding the C's.

You don't think them missing Love has anything to do with this mindset?   I do.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on March 09, 2017, 01:48:36 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/Marc_DAmico/status/839721672735244289
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: colincb on March 09, 2017, 04:12:01 AM
2nd in the East,
19-6 with its preferred starting 5,
enough salary cap for a max player this summer,
a lock for the best lottery odds this summer,
5 first rounders in the next two years after this summer,
young players whose ceilings have yet to be hit,
one of the top GMs in the business,
and one of the top coaches.

What's not to like?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Androslav on March 09, 2017, 04:33:55 AM
Lovely, all we need is a playoff run. We look like we are close to ready. We are 10 deep, even if we cut it down to 8, that group still has about 7 shooters and 7 solid defensive players. Lets hope we stay healthy these months, that is often a deciding factor in wining a series. Finaly, there are good 4 teams in the east now. Exciting times.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on March 26, 2017, 03:15:47 PM
Big game tonight, we're finally playing for a chance to be tied for the first seed in the East!! The Miami Heat aren't pushovers so tonight's game will be tough but I have faith in this team, a squad that has continued to shock everyone. Can't wait for the game to start... Go Celtics!!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on April 06, 2017, 04:43:35 PM
Few fans in NBA history can soothe their anguish from losing a game to be the #1 seed in their conference in April with the balm of reviewing highlight reels of the top 4 prospects in the draft of which one is guaranteed by owning the #1 best draft odds. Maybe no other fans in NBA history.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on April 12, 2017, 10:20:46 PM
WE DID IT!!! 1ST SEED 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎. This was a season to remember, I couldn't be any more happy for these guys. GO CELTICS!!!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on April 30, 2017, 08:39:44 PM
The Celtics have won 5 playoffs games in a row (the Cavs 4, or 7 if you count last season) -- hopefully we build on our streak...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on May 24, 2017, 09:06:27 PM
There's gonna be a Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tomorrow, and it's going to be in Boston. How cool is that? We might even win it, which would be even cooler. This season has been so, so, so much fun.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: liam on May 24, 2017, 09:41:49 PM
The CAVS better not come knocking when the Garden is rocking'!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: mqtcelticsfan on May 25, 2017, 10:03:01 PM
Despite the result tonight, this team checked every single box I had for them this year and then some.

Best record in the East
Made it to the Conference Finals
Didn't get swept by the Cavs
Landed the number one overall pick
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on May 25, 2017, 10:13:37 PM
Sad we have to go out like this, but man, what a fun ride wasn't it?

Looking forward to next year for what this team can do. Short of a championship, this has been a blast of a season.

See you all soon.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PAOBoston on May 25, 2017, 10:14:47 PM
Fultz!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Phantom255x on May 25, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
(http://www.draftexpress.com/upload/player/large/MarkelleFultz.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on July 02, 2017, 10:32:36 PM
(http://www.draftexpress.com/upload/player/large/MarkelleFultz.jpg)

(https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e9b40fdcca9b40b8865f97a21c4a4f9d-e9b40fdcca9b40b8865f97a21c4a4f9d-14227.jpg?uuid=SoJa1lfBEeeYUSVj734JHA)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: trickybilly on August 01, 2017, 06:07:45 AM
Holy Moly this is nice to look at:

http://www.nbadraft.net/2018mock_draft

I even love that we snag Rawle Alkins at 27
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on August 23, 2017, 11:08:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wQwGcwK.jpg)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on August 24, 2017, 02:03:42 AM
We're not worse off than when we started. Let's see what happens.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: The One on September 13, 2017, 12:03:41 PM
So this year we get to enjoy:

The best rookie

plus

The best free agent

plus

The best trade acquisition


Jump in ladies and gentlemen...the water's fine!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on September 13, 2017, 06:31:27 PM
So this year we get to enjoy:

The best rookie

plus

The best free agent

plus

The best trade acquisition


Jump in ladies and gentlemen...the water's fine!

And the best coach
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on September 13, 2017, 07:05:52 PM
We could have multiple players vying for end-of-season awards. Let's imagine that Tatum winds up starting sooner than expected, Brown starts from the get, with Smart first off the bench.

Rookie of the Year - Tatum
Most Improved Player - Brown
Sixth Man of the Year - Smart (and/or maybe DPOY)
Most Valuable Player - Irving

(Positivity, yeah!)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on September 13, 2017, 07:58:50 PM
I could see Smart realistically winning DPOY.  He should be motivated, and with such an offensively-oriented team, his role may be more clearly defined and effect on that defensive end even more apparent.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: crimson_stallion on September 13, 2017, 09:21:17 PM
I wanna see Tatum beast the league!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on September 13, 2017, 09:28:18 PM
I wanna see Tatum beast the league!

Good call,  I'm exceptionally sleep-deprived right now.  All-Defensive team is more realistic, Kawhi, Green, or Gobert ought to snag DPOY.   I wonder how Smart's weight loss will affect his versatility. Hopefully he'll have quicker footstep b/c I think his bulk is what allowed him to guard bigs. 

In the spirit of the thread, though, I'll say screw it... Celtics overachieve again in the regular season, and Smart finishes top 10 in DPOY voting and makes an All-Defense team. 

Edit: You edited your post, Lol.  Now I just look drunk...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: crimson_stallion on September 13, 2017, 09:47:42 PM
I wanna see Tatum beast the league!

Good call,  I'm exceptionally sleep-deprived right now.  All-Defensive team is more realistic, Kawhi, Green, or Gobert ought to snag DPOY.   I wonder how Smart's weight loss will affect his versatility. Hopefully he'll have quicker footstep b/c I think his bulk is what allowed him to guard bigs. 

In the spirit of the thread, though, I'll say screw it... Celtics overachieve again in the regular season, and Smart finishes top 10 in DPOY voting and makes an All-Defense team. 

Edit: You edited your post, Lol.  Now I just look drunk...

haha sorry man, I realised aftger it that the thread was "feel good" only, and technically my post was leaning he opposite direction, so I realised my post was illegal and posted my Tatum joy instead! :D

If it makes you feel better I have had 1 1/2 hours sleep or so, and was falling asleep at my keyboard at work while typing that last message haha
Title: All Purpose Optimism Only Kyrie Thread
Post by: Mike Pemulis on September 19, 2017, 06:16:31 PM
Lots of people have made good points from each side of the Kyrie/IT trade.

I'm glad Kyrie is a Celtic and want a place to share encouraging information, news, videos, and opinion about Kyrie.

Can't wait to see our new offense - hopefully Kyrie goes for 26, 9, 4, 2. The assists and passing is what I hope improve the most. For some reason I think Horford averages 4.7 more points per game this season. I'd want some insight from others about how they think Kyrie impacts the team.

I want to run a lot of 1-3 pick and role, so that Hayward can exploit opposing pgs. PnR with Al - I'd like them to keep getting Al open 3s from the top of they key. Horford might help the team more than we think playing with Kyrie and GH.

AH carried the ball up-court well, which would allow Kyrie to rest while on the court similarly to the way Steph can benefit from Draymond/KD bringing the ball upcourt.
 
Many people have made this point already, but I hope CBS lets Kyrie shoot 3s at the same frequency as Steph. He's great from outside. If he takes 8 3s a game it kind of helps our fast offense and provide a devastating heat check. Theres are a few things I'm excited for. Would like to hear other predictions on how he improves our team and becomes a Celtic.

Vs. The Wiz, hiding Kyrie on Otto Porter is a better matchup. Mostly, I hope he loves being a Celtic and works his ass of to become a tougher defender... Couple clips I like below.

Crossing up team USA in scrimmage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9MfQKnvEkk
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N_2rumOkgI
Kobe & Kyrie duel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnnBkj8lro
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on October 19, 2017, 03:00:31 AM
Looks like this will be needed again.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on October 19, 2017, 03:16:26 AM
Looks like this will be needed again.

(https://i.imgur.com/37Bzm7X.jpg)

Here you go.

Btw thx to user everyone somebody for forwarding me the link.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Somebody on October 19, 2017, 03:45:40 AM
Looks like this will be needed again.

(https://i.imgur.com/37Bzm7X.jpg)

Here you go.

Btw thx to user everyone for forwarding me the link.
If Tatum's rookie season=Bird's rookie season we'd probably get into the finals lol.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Somebody on October 19, 2017, 03:54:16 AM
So this year we get to enjoy:

The best rookie

plus

The best free agent

plus

The best trade acquisition


Jump in ladies and gentlemen...the water's fine!

And the best coach
And the "best" injury (mean it in the complete opposite way, wish the best for Hayward and his family).
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: green_bballers13 on October 19, 2017, 07:00:38 PM
The Celtics have a lot to be optimistic about. They probably have the brightest future of the top 10 teams.

We are fortunate to follow this team!

Gordo's injury is not good, but it clears up 30+ mpg so that the young players can develop quicker. I think it takes a pessimistic to miss this point.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Birdman on October 19, 2017, 07:11:03 PM
Hayward injury is NOT career ended and will be back!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: C3LTSF4N on October 27, 2017, 03:21:53 PM
Hayward injury is NOT career ended and will be back!!!

...this season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: TheSundanceKid on October 31, 2017, 06:18:16 AM
Top of the East! Keep taking it game by game boys!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on October 31, 2017, 06:38:22 AM
Top of the East! Keep taking it game by game boys!!
Better than that, the Celtics are tied for best record in the NBA!

As bad as this season started, I'm going to revel in this a little bit.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: kozlodoev on October 31, 2017, 06:46:26 AM
Hayward injury is NOT career ended and will be back!!!

...this season.
Clearly not this season given that we got an exemption.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on October 31, 2017, 11:50:05 AM
Hayward injury is NOT career ended and will be back!!!

...this season.
Clearly not this season given that we got an exemption.

You're in the wrong thread.

#1 team in the East! We can win the conference without Hayward.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ChillyWilly on October 31, 2017, 12:15:31 PM
Hayward injury is NOT career ended and will be back!!!

...this season.
Clearly not this season given that we got an exemption.

You're in the wrong thread.

#1 team in the East! We can win the conference without Hayward.

I was ready to hang it up for the season and just root for young guys growth. NOPE!!

I'm buying into this team being a legit threat without Gordon. Everyone doing their part picking guys up on off games it's so awesome to watch.

Team ball not hero ball!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 31, 2017, 12:25:27 PM
I feel Nice ...

Sugar n Spice.   ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on November 01, 2017, 09:56:20 AM
I feel Nice ...

Sugar n Spice.   ;D

hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on November 09, 2017, 05:33:11 AM
best record in the league  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on November 14, 2017, 10:00:24 PM
After 15 games, we're on pace for 71 wins.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on November 14, 2017, 10:03:09 PM
I feel good

Like I knew

I could
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Phantom255x on November 14, 2017, 10:16:08 PM
I feel good

Like I knew

I could

Hmm.. I wonder why....


 :P
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on November 17, 2017, 10:27:49 AM
We may never lose again!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on November 18, 2017, 09:56:56 PM
After 15 games, we're on pace for 71 wins.

After 17 games, we're on pace for 72 wins.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: azzenfrost on November 18, 2017, 09:59:44 PM
Who knew!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on November 20, 2017, 11:34:14 PM
😉.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on November 20, 2017, 11:40:07 PM
18 games in and we're on pace for just under 73 wins.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on November 23, 2017, 11:28:49 AM
We're now "only" on pace for 69 wins, sigh, but we've still got the best record in the entire league by a couple games and we've still got the best defense in the league and we're nearly the youngest team in the league, still figuring things out.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 23, 2017, 01:11:19 PM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALL!

Hope all is well with everyone here.

As Sports Fans, especially - how could we have known...

.....that we'd trade IT4 and Jae.

....that we'd turn over 11 out of 15 spots on our roster.

We'd have Kyrie become available THEN trade for him in a BOLD move.

Steal Gordon Hayward from Utah.

Have GH suffer an injury in CLE.

Lose 1st two games of the season.

THEN go on a 16 game winning streak.

Have ENTIRE team contribute at different times during this win streak.

Have Jaylen AND Jayson step up BIG TIME.

Have Big Al on a Renaissance Man tour this season.

Have Aron Baynes assume the role of Kendrick Perkins.

Have Kyrie starting to grow into a leader on this team AND a legitimate MVP run?

And THEN - despite ALL of this great stuff - have Coach Steven state that we are NOT playing our best ball yet?

Good times.

More good times to come - especially once we get GH back.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on December 02, 2017, 03:23:19 PM
On pace for 68 wins. Best record in the league. One of the best defenses in the league. One of the youngest rosters in the league.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: BitterJim on December 02, 2017, 03:28:56 PM
On pace for 68 wins. Best record in the league. One of the best defenses in the league. One of the youngest rosters in the league.

And all this without our second best player. This team is gonna be unreal next year.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: DarŪo SpanishFan on December 02, 2017, 05:00:27 PM
This has reminded me last year's team, not being able to close the match early. Silver linings, another win.

Let's go!! Bring on the Bucks!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on December 02, 2017, 06:37:31 PM
Quote
This team is gonna be unreal next year.

20-4 is already unreal. They're gonna be unrealer!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on December 11, 2017, 08:12:48 AM
At 23-5 the Celtics are on pace for 67 wins. But more important (for me and my neurosis), with 56 games remaining, the C's can be a .500 team from here on out and still win 50 games. After Hayward's injury and taking L's in the first 2 games no one thought the team would be sitting here right now.

Amazing.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Redz on December 22, 2017, 10:27:48 PM
It's been a tumultuous start to the season to say the least.  Despite the recent slump, the Celts are very fortunate to be where they are.  Here's to health and growth in the New Year.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 25, 2017, 08:21:29 PM
The Celtics may be down but they are not out! They'll bounce back from this slump they're still one of the best teams in the league.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on December 25, 2017, 08:59:47 PM
Come on guys! Let's not feel down!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Cman on December 25, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on December 25, 2017, 11:07:06 PM
Despite the recent funk, we're still tied for most wins in the league, and the Celtics are still on pace for 59-60 wins. If this is the law of averages working itself out, water finding its level, I'll take it. Let's be a 59-60 win team every year.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: CELTICSofBOSTON on December 25, 2017, 11:36:55 PM
Hey guys weíre going to win 60 games and we donít have our second best player!!! Our 3rd and 4th best players are 19 and 21 years old !! We are going to be fine! Go Celtics merry Christmas
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: SHAQATTACK on December 26, 2017, 12:30:03 AM
Merry Christmas
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: trickybilly on December 26, 2017, 02:58:18 AM
The negatively around here is actually making me happier.

What? Semi, Theis, Baynes, Rozier, and Tatum can't quite beat the Warriors?

That's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Celtics4ever on December 26, 2017, 07:18:48 AM
I think we are having a great season considering we lost a starter.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on December 29, 2017, 04:20:10 AM
We may have been the first team to 10 wins, were definitely the firstly to 20 wins, and may yet be the first team to 30 wins this season. What's not to be optimistic about?
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on January 05, 2018, 09:34:08 PM
Most wins in the league, on pace for 62-63, best defense in the league, one of the youngest rosters. Optimism city!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Phantom255x on January 05, 2018, 09:42:49 PM
Lose Hayward 5 minutes into the season.

Right now: 32-10, on track for the #1 seed and could be adding another key piece (or two) via DPE and Vet. Min. exceptions in the coming months.  8)
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: johnnygreen on January 15, 2018, 09:29:10 AM
I saw a stat on ESPN last night, where over the past 365 days the Celtics have had the second best record in the league at 62-24.

Warriors: 68-18
Celtics: 62-24
Spurs: 59-27
Rockets: 54-27
Heat: 55-28
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Erik on January 15, 2018, 09:37:59 AM
We have the best record in the east while being 18th in total contracts $. If you remove Haywards 30 mil, we're the 3rd lowest after Chicago and Dallas. That is the basis for Stevens coach of the year argument.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on January 15, 2018, 01:32:11 PM
We have the best record in the east while being 18th in total contracts $. If you remove Haywards 30 mil, we're the 3rd lowest after Chicago and Dallas. That is the basis for Stevens coach of the year argument.
The last Zach Lowe podcast I listened to (I think with Jeff Van Gundy) Lowe said something like "Brad Stevens basically has Coach of the Year wrapped up." It took me by surprise a bit just because of how blunt he was about it. It would be a nice recognition after this season, for sure.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on January 21, 2018, 03:25:26 PM
We're still on pace for 59-60 wins.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Dino Pitino on January 24, 2018, 07:23:52 PM
Only on pace for 58 wins now, sigh, but despite losing four straight we still lead the conference by a game and a half.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on February 09, 2018, 02:12:47 AM
Third team in the league  to 40 wins, having been the first to 20 and 30 wins. Good times
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on February 14, 2018, 10:50:52 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: trickybilly on February 15, 2018, 12:41:37 AM
Happy Valentine's Day!

LOL. TP.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: RockinRyA on February 15, 2018, 01:09:52 AM
We're heading to rest and getting back Smart after the break. Guys have time to rest and regroup.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Thruthelookingglass on April 05, 2018, 11:21:33 PM
We need a moment to digest the end of Kyrie's season.  It's tough.  We've been treated to an unbelievable season of high and lows.  Right now it feels really low, like the latest surgery is the final blow.  The clouds got darker, the road longer.

But there's a reason for an "optimism" thread. And that's to remember that our team is down, but there's basketball left to play and a hungry bunch of young Celtics ready to play it. 

So when you are ready, it's time.  Time for our young Jays to thrive.  For our bigs to come up bigger.  For our rookies to outplay veterans.  And for fans to turn it up to 11.  It will be time for our team to don the mantel of underdogs, play loose and shock the world.  Time to rage against the dying of the light. 

We've all seen this before, but it is coming time for us to remember. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc)

Who's next indeed!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on April 06, 2018, 12:42:28 AM
For those of us. Who thought the season was over after game one, these playoffs are a wonderful bonus. I am so impressed. By how the bench has stepped up and won games.

Kyrie hurt? No problem.  Each game will be fun from here on out.  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: greece666 on April 06, 2018, 07:28:28 AM
Tatum will win a title in his first year
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on April 15, 2018, 11:42:51 AM
https://soundcloud.com/tayo-akomolede/home

Check out my new song -- I've been rapping my tail off and I can ball like crazy, too (I'm 6'10"). The Raptors and their "brand ambassador" will surely be a tough task if we face them, as well as either the Rockets or Warriors but as positive as this season has been it surely doesn't hurt to believe. Kyrie Irving will be back soon; no need to disrespect the Milwaukee Bucks but we do not need to be "caught by surprise" against a young, small market team that wants to establish itself as a playoff contender. I'm hoping we take care of this series quickly and Irving can come back well rested and in great condition; he's a playoff veteran like most of our guys so we need his experience. Good luck and go Celtics!!!
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on May 15, 2018, 11:12:15 PM
Well, this is going good ☘️☘️. Ten years ago was the last time this team won a championship; think about that for a while...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on May 20, 2018, 05:14:48 PM
Cís are up 2-1, not down 2-1, with HCA.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Witch-King on May 20, 2018, 09:18:00 PM
The Celtics may need to win a game in Cleveland in order to put major pressure on the Cavs heading back to Boston. In 2010 the Celtics defeated the Cavs despite them having homecourt advantage due to the outstanding play of the Big 3 and especially Rajon Rondo, who himself outplayed LeBron James en route to a Finals rematch with the Lakers that season. Iím from Ohio and have personally seen LeBron lose the great majority of his finals appearances since his first appearance in 2007 ó someone from my city (Cincinnati) joked, asking ďdo you want LeBron to lose 10 Finals appearances?!Ē after I previewed a song entitled ďLove Love TayoĒ from my upcoming rap album (Iím TayoFromOhio, btw) where I mentioned LeBron in the 2nd verse. We all know Iím a Celtics fan and Iím rooting for the Celtics because they did better in the regular season and this is the 10 year anniversary of their championship season. Also, the Celtics have only lost in the Finals 4 times during their entire franchise history, so obviously we wouldnít want to lose if we went to the Finals, but I think this team is good enough to win Banner 18 this season. Iíll be rooting for the Celtics, but the Defending Champions the Golden State Warriors and the Rockets will be tough if we make it.

The reality of the situation is that if we go to the Finals we should do everything we can to try and win a Championship, because in my opinion itís better to have a positive Finals record:

 ;) ☘️☘️...
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: celticinorlando on May 20, 2018, 09:22:36 PM
To me all of this is the appetizer. Next year is the main course.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Androslav on May 21, 2018, 03:22:08 PM
Some people think that Warriors broke the basketball.
Wait till they see us in the 20ies.
Brads basketball of simultaneity.
Basketball Cubism.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on May 23, 2018, 01:15:26 PM
No foster or brothers on the court tonight
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on May 24, 2018, 02:24:57 PM
one game away from the finals (capt. obvious i know)  :laugh:
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on May 25, 2018, 11:31:17 PM
Game 7 with Cís having home court
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Chris22 on July 27, 2018, 12:38:26 AM
This is the best all around team we have had since 1986.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Androslav on July 27, 2018, 05:25:16 AM
We are winning it this year!
Just a hunch.
Also wishful thinking, logical choice and a classic homer pick.

I love this team, and I can't wait to see how Brad works his magic with them.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on July 27, 2018, 01:14:24 PM
If I knew how to place a reliable, legal bet on the Celtics to win it all this season, I would.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: knuckleballer on July 27, 2018, 01:48:35 PM
The ultimate, optimistic, feel good video...

Smart looking athletic in the offseason...

https://mobile.twitter.com/EvGuyBoston/status/1022254842792882178?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1022254842792882178&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.celticslife.com%2F2018%2F07%2Fmarcus-smart-and-jaylen-brown-looking.html

and Brown looking jacked...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di9ggdJU0AAIoYo?format=jpg)

I got these from Celtics Life.  http://www.celticslife.com/2018/07/marcus-smart-and-jaylen-brown-looking.html
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: ETNCeltics on July 27, 2018, 03:41:33 PM
If I had to take a stab at what I think will happen this year, I think we're going to the finals, and we won't be the pushover that CLE was the last 2 years.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: saltlover on July 27, 2018, 03:52:37 PM
We return 90% of the minutes played last year.  Hayward and Kyrie only accounted for 10% of the teamís minutes last year.  Not only will there be an incredible amount of familiarity with the team that wasnít present entering last season, the team won 55 games with two of their top 3 players combining for 10% of the teamís minutes.  That number should at least be 20% this year.  The sky is the limit for the Celtics this season.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on July 27, 2018, 04:01:39 PM
I tend to be pessimistic about my favorite sports teams, but in the spirit of trying to change that, I predict that the Celtics will win 60+ games, win the East by at least 4 games, and top the Warriors in the Finals in 6.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Sophomore on July 27, 2018, 10:52:29 PM
By the playoffs, Hayward and Irving are fully integrated into a lethal, impossibly flexible rotation. Top-5 defense and offense. They get to the finals and sneak past Golden State in game 7 at TD Garden.

Meanwhile, the Kings and the ping pong balls give Boston the second pick in the 2019 draft, and they add Cam Reddish. He develops at a pace halfway between Jaylen and Jayson, quickly giving the Cs another 6í9Ē star with long arms who can be a primary ball handler, tough defender, and three-level scorer. Rob Will develops into a defensive presence and good roll man. By the time the Cs are competing for their third title in 2021, they roll out the deepest, most switchable lineup in league history and win more than 70 games.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Androslav on July 31, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
When you see us making a 19-0 run in the finals against GSW next june, don't say it surprised you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdEycexAGvc
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: slamtheking on July 31, 2018, 11:37:40 AM
By the playoffs Opening Night, Hayward and Irving are fully integrated into a lethal, impossibly flexible rotation. Top-5 defense and offense. They get to the finals and sneak past crush Golden State in game 7 4 at TD Garden GSW.

Meanwhile, the Kings and the ping pong balls give Boston the second pick in the 2019 draft, and they add Cam Reddish. He develops at a pace halfway between Jaylen and Jayson, quickly giving the Cs another 6í9Ē star with long arms who can be a primary ball handler, tough defender, and three-level scorer. Rob Will develops into a defensive presence and good roll man. By the time the Cs are competing for their third title in 2021, they roll out the deepest, most switchable lineup in league history and win more than 70 games.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on August 03, 2018, 08:34:21 AM
The NBA's 'Best of the Boston Celtics 2018' Highlight Package

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odZ4Zgjf6hM

I hate to admit it but of all the highlight compilation videos on youtube I think I like the official NBA page's best. That feels boring and, like, I should have a particular guy whose style I like a lot but in turns out I'm boring and I want to see the play and the NBA does just that.

Anyway, there's a lot here to feel very good about.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on September 16, 2018, 01:46:13 PM
12 days, folks
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenWarrior on September 24, 2018, 09:39:58 AM
holy crap! there's a game Fri. night?!?!!?

it's happening! it's finally happening!!!

I think i'm going to freeze myself till then.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on September 24, 2018, 11:22:02 AM
holy crap! there's a game Fri. night?!?!!?

it's happening! it's finally happening!!!

I think i'm going to freeze myself till then.
wow wow wow... what time? against whom? we almost be there folks!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: GreenWarrior on September 24, 2018, 01:22:57 PM
7 pm est. against the hornets.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: kraidstar on September 24, 2018, 01:30:58 PM
The ultimate, optimistic, feel good video...

Smart looking athletic in the offseason...

https://mobile.twitter.com/EvGuyBoston/status/1022254842792882178?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1022254842792882178&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.celticslife.com%2F2018%2F07%2Fmarcus-smart-and-jaylen-brown-looking.html

and Brown looking jacked...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di9ggdJU0AAIoYo?format=jpg)

I got these from Celtics Life.  http://www.celticslife.com/2018/07/marcus-smart-and-jaylen-brown-looking.html

Jaylen literally looks like a golden god in that picture, TP. He's gonna make the All-star team this year. In fact, the Celtics pretty much will BE the Eastern All-star team this year.  :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on September 28, 2018, 01:20:09 PM
Felling great this season
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2018, 10:16:43 AM
We're getting our revenge on Cleveland tonight!

Ok, just a little revenge. But still.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: fairweatherfan on October 21, 2018, 04:30:21 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqDaUn9U4AAGdN1.jpg)

We're one of the few NBA teams blessed with two homecourts in their division  :D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on October 21, 2018, 07:49:20 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqDaUn9U4AAGdN1.jpg)

We're one of the few NBA teams blessed with two homecourts in their division  :D

TP for that. I live in New York and just posted it on my friend's facebook page.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on November 10, 2018, 01:29:20 PM
Thereís a lot of pessimism after a 7-5 start but the team will be clicking by the playoffs IMO! Still the favorite from the EC.

This also isnít the 2009-2010 Celts with the sleepwalking mentality throughout the regular season
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hodgy03038 on November 11, 2018, 07:31:19 AM
Thereís a lot of pessimism after a 7-5 start but the team will be clicking by the playoffs IMO! Still the favorite from the EC.

This also isnít the 2009-2010 Celts with the sleepwalking mentality throughout the regular season

According to most before the Jimmy Butler to Philly trade we were no longer the favorites , but #3. After the Butler trade I think most have us as #3 or #4.

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 19, 2018, 12:06:28 AM
Could we have some optimism here?  :(
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: 10610786d on November 19, 2018, 12:11:34 AM
Could we have some optimism here?  :(

Forgot about this thread!

Great thing about looking like garbage right now, is that there's a lot of problems we're ironing out, and we'll look amazing in a few months - even better than expected I dare say.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Big333223 on November 19, 2018, 11:04:03 AM
If a team ever has problems, you won't those problems to materialize early in the season. Figure it out and hit your stride by the end of the year, going into the playoffs.

Meanwhile, for all of the doom and gloom, the Celtics are still two games above .500 and have a better record than the Houston Rockets right now. 
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on November 19, 2018, 03:51:48 PM
Everything has gone exactly to expectation.  The youth struggling to adjust after that great playoff run, Hayward beginning what will necessarily be a very slow recovery, and the inevitable hangover as the team reacclimates when the games mean next to nothing. We're still likely to make the Finals. And we havent even seen Wanamaker's inevitable rise to stardom yet.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 19, 2018, 03:53:51 PM
Could we have some optimism here?  :(
the celtics are bringing it all together and with thier upcoming schedule are about to begin a serious win streak.

is that good enough?  ;D
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: rondofan1255 on November 19, 2018, 05:22:14 PM
For optimism, take a look at the 2013-2014 season Celtics roster and compare... :P

11/19/13

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201311190HOU.html

Starters: AB, Jordan Crawford, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, Vitor Faverani

Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: apc on November 20, 2018, 11:42:31 AM
Something positive:
 
@Max_Lederman

Positivity is like life on Earth, you can find it in the darkest places:

Jayson Tatum last 6 games: 18.5 ppg (49.5 FG%, 45.2 3-pt%), 6.2 rpg


Hopefully Brown and Rozier are next.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: PhoSita on November 20, 2018, 12:39:14 PM
Doing some research for an upcoming post (after a few more games) about how the Celtics look on offense / defense in terms of the four factors (shooting, free throws, turnovers, rebounds), and I have a few tidbits that provide modest optimism for the offense:


Celts are 3rd in 3 point attempts per game. 

If some of their main guys improve their percentages a bit that could juice the offense in a big way.

Celts are 10th in fast break points per game.

Any way you can generate easy baskets is good, so at least the Celts do that.

Celts are 3rd in fewest turnovers per possession.


So at least they don't give the ball away very often; this is good because they can't afford to throw away possessions given how inefficient they are.


Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: Rondo9 on November 25, 2018, 02:48:08 AM
Looks like this will the only thread for positivity since everything else is just hard to go in.
Title: Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
Post by: 10610786d on November 26, 2018, 06:57:19 PM
Only 20 games in.

By Playoff time we'll be elite on both ends, and we'll be praising Brad for forcing our boys to play the right way.