Thursday, June 12, 2008
A few thoughts, and a couple of links for you, prior to game four of the Celtics - Lakers series.
Credit where credit is due: The Lakers have provided the classiest "opening ceremonies" of any team in the league during the playoffs this year, including my Celtics. Whereas every other team beat their own drum, with video highlights and over-the-top histrionics - computerized graphics showing the slicing and dicing of the other team's logo with a sword, for instance - Los Angeles opted for clips of the Celtics - Lakers rivalry that probably showed more Celtic highlights than Laker highlights. I have a lot of respect for that organization. Despite the shallow Tinseltown rep, they do it right.
Having said that, it IS Tinseltown. Therefore, they dragged out the flavor-of-the-month to sing the anthem before game three. David Cook? He did a creditable job, but c'mon! We gave you James Taylor for game one and The Boston Pops for game two. With all of the star power available to you, you give us the guy who won American Idol the day before yesterday? You don't have someone with a bit more history to represent your city? For shame.
For those wishing a little behind-the-scenes look at the playoff experience, here is Rajon Rondo's blog.
Lots of good discussion, and links to other stuff, at CelticsBlog.
The official team website is Celtics.com.
I'll see you tomorrow with some post-game stuff.
P.S. Since originally posting this, I came across the following, which is magnificent and deserves wide dissemination. Enjoy.
Powe-etry In Motion
See you tomorrow.