Boston Celtics: Why Bill Simmons Got It Wrong

May 7th, 2010 by Ari Horing Leave a reply »
Bill Simmons, who predicted the Celtics would lose in the first round to the Miami Heat, said this before the playoffs:

"I once wrote that Miami's 2006 title run was like a group of guys in Vegas spending crazy money at dinner, having a great time, ordering dozens of dishes and drinks and never once worrying about the check...and the 2007 Miami season was like the 10 sobering minutes when the check arrives and nobody can believe the bill.

The check just gets passed around so everyone can stare it in horror, then the one dude with an MBA grabs it and figures out what everyone owes, and you limp out of the restaurant saying, 'I can't believe we just spent $250 apiece on dinner, I gotta hit an ATM,' but it takes an extra 10 minutes to leave because somebody has to take a dump and somebody else thinks they have a chance with the waitress, so the rest of the guys are just clustered in the lobby, totally full, a little bit drunk, a little bit tired, trying to rally for a big gambling night but knowing they're about to get their asses kicked because you can never win in Vegas when you're drunk, full, and tired.

Welcome to your 2009-10 Celti ...

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