Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jessica Camerato Celtics chat and GangGreenTV tonight

Tonight from 8pm to 10pm, you can get your fill of Celtics news, analysis and chat. First, at 8pm, join CSNNE's Jessica Camerato for a live Boston Celtics chat. You can join the chat over at CSNNE's Facebook page. I've participated in all of Jess' previous C's chats, and they've been great. I can speak for alot of my fellow C's fans/friends by saying they've truly enjoyed them also.

What's that you say? That's enough to satisfy your Celtics appetite? Well have no fear, because the guys from GangGreenTV will be going live tonight at 9pm. If you're not familiar with GangGreenTV, what the hell is wrong with you?! No really, you can check-out last week's episode w/guest ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg. If you're a C's fan, GangGreenTV is a must-see. So head over to Red's Army at 9pm to watch.

In the meantime, one of the guys I recently profiled on Red's Army.com's "Fan Friday", GeeZee, emailed me his thoughts and feelings as a C's fan on last night's loss. Enjoy, feel free to comment and you can follow GeeZee on Twitter here.

Livin’ life in the fast lane
Movin’ at the speed of life and I can’t slow down
Only got a gallon in the gas tank
But I’m almost at the finish line, so I can’t stop now
I don’t really know where I’m headed, just enjoyin’ the ride
Just gon’ roll ’til I drop and ride ’til I die
I’m livin’ life in the fast lane (Pedal to the metal)
I’m livin’ life in the fast lane (Pedal to the metal)
“Fast Lane” – Royce Da 5’9” feat. Eminem

Alright, here we are, down 1-3 and possibly staring down the end of the Big 3 era in Boston. Our beloved team messed up where we thought they never would – in the clutch. Rondo’s missed layup and Pierce’s desperation stepback will stay in the memory of fans for long. LeBron and the Heat, in turn, did what we thought they wouldn’t – closed out mercilessly.

I believe I speak for most fans when I say the feeling now is devastating. What is it? Is it the fact that it’s really, possibly over? Or could it be that we can’t believe that the Heat – the eternal antagonist - are winning? Is it that James, after all he did to Cleveland, stands there, about to celebrate his triumph?

Or could it be that the Heat simply wants it more?

The answer to the latter is simple: No. They don’t want it more.

Look, everything points to our season ending in the next week. But it won’t be a surrender because this team wants to win. No matter what happens, you can never question the desire of this group of fighters. They show the true heart of a champion. Never mind the Lakers, who collapsed in embarrassing fashion. This team acts like they are the champion. And for that reason we can’t take being down 1-3. It shouldn’t be like this.

But wait.

We’ve been here before. Everyone, even the fans themselves, has questioned this team. A year ago, we had lost Game 3 to Cleveland in a blowout and trailed the series 1-2. Some declared the series over. Well, you know how that turned out. It was three straight grotesque wins, forged with great teamwork over individual skill.

Fast forward to 2011 and we essentially face the same situation. Hardly anyone believes we can still pull this out. Three wins is what we need to advance. Backs to the wall.
Is it familiar to you?
All in all, what I’m trying to say is that you can never count the Celtics out. Again, everything points to defeat. There is nothing else for us to grasp and hold on to besides despair. And this despair is the single thing that makes me hold out hope until the loss column shows ‘4’.
And in reality that may never happen. You just don’t know.
Until then, do like Royce does. Enjoy the ride.

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