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Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Open Letter to the Boston Celtics

To My Dear Men In Green And White,

Last night's game nearly did me in!  When I thought I could breathe easily because you had an 18-point lead, you let me down.  You let the Pistons come within two points with less than 2 minutes on the clock!

I held my breath, thinking you were about to totally blow it.  But you came through.  Between Paul Pierce, Jeff Green (34 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks), and Jason Terry's clutch foul shots at the end, you managed to win!

Don't you know my hair gets grayer every time you blow a lead in the last quarter?  I'm getting too old for this kind of stress!  Plus, it's embarrassing to be yelling at the television screen!  The refs don't listen to me, anyway, so that's a futile effort.  If I were there in person, I'd probably be offering them my glasses so they wouldn't miss all those fouls against Green, Pierce, Bradley, and Randolph!

Mr. Eva was watching the Boston Red Sox, so I couldn't vent to him.....  yes, that's right, I picked watching your game over watching the Sox!  Just another reason you guys shouldn't be testing my cardiovascular strength.  I hate those close endings!

Avery Bradley, Terrence Williams, Chris Wilcox, Courtney Lee, Brandon Bass, Jordan Crawford, and D J White....I still love all of you guys, but could you put a little more effort into your offensive rebounding?  That might keep the lead a little wider in your favor, and help me to maintain a more calm demeanor.  

So far, the neighbors haven't called 911 because of my screaming, but we don't want to chance it.  Go out there and win big, will ya'?  For me?  Please?  The few non-gray hairs I have left thank you.

EVA

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. perhaps you could get a part time gig as an assistant coach for them...give them some pointers...lol...hope the cops dont show up...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I can hear you Eva-ji, if that helps you feel any better! You'd make a great coach. Now if Scottish Rugby would only listen to a little old lady living in Mumbai... 8~)

A Beer For The Shower said...

As a fairweather fan (and not even a good one at that) of the Denver Nuggets, I don't have this stress, because I'm used to them losing. I'm just pleasantly surprised if they win.

Stephen Hayes said...

Here in Portland we have the Trail Blazers, and we've long ago learned that there is no lead too big to give up in the final few minutes.

Barbara Morden said...

LOL! A hockey fan myself, I understand your angst as the Calgary Flames (Alberta) often cause me undue and irreparable harm!

Eva Gallant said...

Brian: I'd never last...I get to frustrated with the refs.

Yamini: Ah, someone who understands! Thanks!

Beer For Shower: My problems is I always expect the Celtics to win!

Stephen: The Celtics have done that more than a few times, also!

Barbara: Glad to hear from a fellow sports fan!!

fishducky said...

Perhaps if they lowered the basket....

Paula Jones said...

Yet another thing we have in common!! And, I'm so not good with close games! I'm a big fan of a team (college) that usually LOSES close games :(

Sue said...

At least they won, unlike my Lakers who blow their leads and lose way too often this year.

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