Monday, June 16, 2008

So close

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial

As you know, I come from a basketball family. My dad played in high school and one year of college. I starting playing in third grade with my dad as my coach. I have coached the boys' basketball team for three years.

My dad got season tickets for the Celtics in 1978, the year Larry Bird was drafted. I spent the 1980's hearing "Beat LA" chanted through our town. I still think the long gone Boston Garden was the best place to watch a game. We no longer have those season tickets and I'll admit we hadn't been paying much attention to the team in recent years. When we took the kids to a game last season, it was like watching the team of misfits who play against the Harlem Globetrotters. And they are suppose to play like misfits.

Below is the video the Celtics play on the jumbotron over the court before home games. I have no idea who composed or performed the music. They are so close to winning it all. Staying up late for game 5 was brutal but I'll be up late for game 6 on Tuesday night.

However, considering how well they've played, Kevin Garnett has every reason to scream.

I have to admit it - I just love big, loud, sports anthems. Don't you?


Mariposa said...

My family is a hug basketball fan! I always watch basketball...and I used to play it in my teens...LOL

Love watching the video...I feel the heat...the action...the tension!

Happy Music Monday!

citizen jane said...

I am SWOONING with delight.

I have loved the Celtics for as long as I can remember. Aside from my Florida Gators, they are the team for which I have the most passion. I still have the Converse poster with the original Big Three (Bird, McHale and Parrish) that hung on my closet door in my many aparments through the '80s and early '90s

I could go on and on and on. This is just what I needed after last night's loss.

Flower Child said...

Not being a big Boston fan (being from NY AND having an ex-boyfriend who loved them) I find myself rooting for them this year. I hate Kobe Bryant more.

Lilacspecs said...

Not a fan of basketball, but I love Celtic stuff and Boston, even thoguh I've never been there. Yay?

Jenn in Holland said...

Basketball IS dance.
Love the game.

Ms Picket To You said...

has there ever been a better time to a sports fan in Boston?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm with Flower Child. Just. can't. root. for. Kobe.

I'm so sad about the Pistons, though.

But YAY for Boston!!!