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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2013, 10:22:10 PM »
Unless you are a young fan if you became a fan when they got Ray and KG then you aren't a true die hard that suffered through the lean years like true fans did.

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2013, 10:58:55 PM »
1987 Finals.  Heck of a time to start rooting for them since I only had to wait another 21 years to see them redeem themselves  :P

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2013, 11:30:14 PM »
I watched the Celtics in the mid to late 90's but luckily I fon't remember any of it. When I became a die hard fan? That 2002 team that made that run in the playoffs - I loved that team, second only to the 2008 team. Watched almost every game since. I even enjoyed watching us sucking in the mid 2000's in hopes of some of our young players becoming stars.

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2013, 11:49:18 PM »
TP for the thread.

I think my first memory of being a C's fan was them winning it all in 81....my first "vivid" memory of them, though, was the little Sixers rivalry they had going on the the early 80s..Dr. J and Larry locked in a choke hold:



They even made a video game for those two...for the Atari, I believe:







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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2013, 12:34:30 AM »
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2013, 12:35:58 AM »
Listening with my Dad and Grampa to the radio to the game six Championship win over the Lakers in 1963, and seeing this the next day:



 ... my very first Celtic memory, or sports of any kind, for that matter. No details at all, but I knew it was a big deal, and I remember being happy to see my Dad happy.
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2013, 01:16:08 AM »
Unless you are a young fan if you became a fan when they got Ray and KG then you aren't a true die hard that suffered through the lean years like true fans did.

does it matter?  Do you win a prize or something? ::)

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2013, 01:21:32 AM »
Listening with my Dad and Grampa to the radio to the game six Championship win over the Lakers in 1963, and seeing this the next day:



 ... my very first Celtic memory, or sports of any kind, for that matter. No details at all, but I knew it was a big deal, and I remember being happy to see my Dad happy.
Similar, but a little earlier...listening to Johnny Most call games on the car radio in the late 50's.  Later seeing broken clips on the news on a black and white tv.
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2013, 01:56:20 AM »
I became a fan after 2k4, where pierce was my fave player. My older brother then got me into the actual league.
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2013, 02:59:09 AM »
Well i know i was a fan for a few years before this, but i was too young to hold onto any precise moment in time until milt palacio's buzzer beater in 2000. Probably one of the most improbable/absurd buzzer beaters of all time.  ;D

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2013, 03:14:55 AM »
Watching a game on TV confused why it was so important. Larry Bird's last game.

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2013, 03:50:32 AM »
Watching a game on TV confused why it was so important. Larry Bird's last game.

Potapenko, Montross, and Dee Brown playing cards soon to follow.
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2013, 05:40:45 AM »
Great thread. TP's all around.

My first memory of the Celtics were the 1985 Finals. Back then, they didn't broadcast NBA games in Spain, so it was a report on TV of how the Fakers won in the Garden. As strange as it may sound for younger fans, we didn't have the Internet, so all info I got was from newspapers and the occasional TV report. Although the Fakers won in 6, I became a Celtic fan, and the next year I wanted them to crush the Fakers, but the Flakers just were too afraid to fight the Rockets, and you know.

Then the 1986 Draft came... and the McHale foot, and Bird's back, Reggie's death... and then Pitino. Through all those tragedies, always thought the Celtics are the best club even when they've had terrible teams. The Internet has made it easier to be a fan, so I've become a more die hard one.

The beauty of the Celtics is that you don't choose them, like they say, but you get caught in their charm even in their least brilliant moments. Reading the thread it's amazing how many of us became fans in losing times.

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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2013, 05:48:46 AM »
I have been a fan since Antoine Walker played for the C's. I guees that's my first memory.

But my first memorable moment would probably be Game 3 of the ECF against New Jersey when the Walker and Pierce led Celtics we're down by as much as 29 points and muscled, clawed, and fought their way back like a proud bunch.

I remember this clearly because I was the only one in the house rooting for the C's while my friends (we have cable, my friends don't) who are watching along with us is calling it pretty much over. I looked at them and told them off. That was one heck of a performance (outside of Tony Delk taking shots he should not take), one heck of a 4th quarter.

Sadly, it wasn't enough as they lost in 6. But that Game 3 really was the first most memorable moment.
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Re: What's your first memory of being a C's fan ?
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2013, 07:10:15 AM »
May 1988, 12 years young. Celts-Hawks, NBA Playoffs, second round. At that time, I had access to only three channels at home. We were on our annual school trip (where you stay at different lodgings and combine school work with field trips and "sightseeing".) They had cable TV in the rooms and we happened to catch one of the games in the series. I fell in love with Larry Bird.

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