Boston Celtics Uneven Play Has Nothing To Do with Boredom

March 3rd, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »
Following last night’s Celtics game against the Detroit Pistons, I found myself thinking about Dennis Green and his now famous rant after his Arizona Cardinals lost to the Chicago Bears. 

We all remember.  It began like this, “The Bears are who we thought they were. They're who we thought they were.” Green continued on, but it is really the beginning of the quote that is relevant to the Celtics.

The Celtics are who we thought they were.  Or maybe worded a little more precisely, the Celtics are who they have proven to be.  And who the Celtics are at the moment is not a championship caliber team.

I wanted to believe the Celtics were a title contender.  I wanted to believe they were just in a rough patch.  But nearly every game over the last two months has told me differently. 

They are a good team. They are not a great team and they are not an elite team,.  The Celtics are a flawed team and unless something changes, they are not a legitimate title contender. 

This was evident even last night in a Celtics vi ...

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