If the C's win 20 games the rest of the season I will eat my computer.
The above quote is from the "bash Rondo" thread, in which an unnamed poster made a pledge to dine on his desktop forum viewing device if the Celtics manage to go 20-18 the rest of the way. The significance of that milestone, I imagine, is that 20 more wins would get them to 41 wins, meaning they'd finish with exactly a .500 record.
Whether or not the Celtics would make the playoffs even if they are not at or above .500 is another discussion; my feeling is it's possible they might still get in due to the pathetic state of the Eastern Conference, but who knows. He would have to fill a bowl with some premium dip and pig out on some microchips either way!
Here's the remaining schedule for the Celtics:
vs. Los Angeles (Clippers)
vs Los Angeles (Lakers)
@ Los Angeles
vs Golden State
@ New Orleans
Things to keep in mind:
1. 20 of the remaining 38 games are on the road versus 18 at home. The Celtics have been pretty bad on the road this season (7-14 versus 14-9 at home).
2. 20 of the remaining 38 games are against teams who currently have worse records than the Celtics currently have.
3. The Celtics face the Heat twice, the Knicks twice, and the Lakers twice. But they face the Bobcats three times and the Raptors three times.
So what do you think? Will he have to eat his computer? If so, how should he go about doing it?