I was witness to two important moments in Celticsblog history while in the Globe chatroom which I wonder if Jeff would even remember.
My user name used to be a (now extinct) website address and every now and again, people in the chatroom would check out the site and we'd talk about it in the room. Jeff obviously liked this idea because one morning, he showed up and had changed his name from "ranter" to "ranter - Celticsblog.net" and greeted us all with "Hmmm...I'm feeling spammish today". I'm sure that was aroung the time the blog started to take off, so I've always vainly felt a tiny bit responsible.
The other one was when Bill Simmons had been complaining that every time he broke some inside information to his buddies on SOSH, loads of websites would pick up on it and report it as news. Anyway, the next day he broke some news about how (recently signed rookie) Tony Allen had been tearing it in some pickup games with pro players. For all I know, he may have made this up just to test whether everyone would re-report it.
Anyway, Jeff shows up and I was the only other guy in the room. He asked what was new and I told him the story. He decided that, in respect of Simmons, he wasn't going to report the story and a few other guys showed up and we all decided we were going to keep this to ourselves. So we spent the next five or ten minutes posting whatever we could - song lyrics, mock shopping lists etc. just so that the TA story scrolled off the page. It was kind of surreal.
About a minute after it had finally disappeared from view, someone new came in the room. "Have you heard that story about Tony Allen tearing it up in the pick-up games?"
I'm sure that was a lesson, although I'm not sure exactly what.