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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 03:15:25 PM »

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I am still cheering the team on, BUT...it is becoming very hard to sit through a game.  Watching has become more work than  fun...making doing almost anything else seem like a better option.  (And I thought last year, with the lockout, was hard...)


This is pretty much how I feel, and it's why I mostly just don't watch.  If I do watch a game, it's usually after the fact when I know the team won and played well against decent opposition. 

That hasn't happened for a while so it's been a couple weeks since I watched a game.


Entertainment should never be a chore.  Being a good fan does not, in my opinion, mean you have to be a masochist.  I will never agree with the people who say that real fans watch every game even when it's painful.  That's stupid.
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 03:43:43 PM »

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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 04:18:43 PM »

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I am still cheering the team on, BUT...it is becoming very hard to sit through a game.  Watching has become more work than  fun...making doing almost anything else seem like a better option.  (And I thought last year, with the lockout, was hard...)


This is pretty much how I feel, and it's why I mostly just don't watch.  If I do watch a game, it's usually after the fact when I know the team won and played well against decent opposition. 

That hasn't happened for a while so it's been a couple weeks since I watched a game.


Entertainment should never be a chore.  Being a good fan does not, in my opinion, mean you have to be a masochist.  I will never agree with the people who say that real fans watch every game even when it's painful.  That's stupid.
In some twisted way, it seems I had more fun watching that miserable squads from the pre-Garnett era than watching this season's team. Not sure why.
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 04:25:13 PM »

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I am still cheering the team on, BUT...it is becoming very hard to sit through a game.  Watching has become more work than  fun...making doing almost anything else seem like a better option.  (And I thought last year, with the lockout, was hard...)


This is pretty much how I feel, and it's why I mostly just don't watch.  If I do watch a game, it's usually after the fact when I know the team won and played well against decent opposition. 

That hasn't happened for a while so it's been a couple weeks since I watched a game.


Entertainment should never be a chore.  Being a good fan does not, in my opinion, mean you have to be a masochist.  I will never agree with the people who say that real fans watch every game even when it's painful.  That's stupid.
In some twisted way, it seems I had more fun watching that miserable squads from the pre-Garnett era than watching this season's team. Not sure why.

Maybe it has something to do with those pre-Garnett teams giving you the hope that players develop and the team can become great, whereas with this year's team, you're watching a formerly great team show strong signs of fading away.

Just my two cents.

Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013, 04:27:36 PM »

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I am still cheering the team on, BUT...it is becoming very hard to sit through a game.  Watching has become more work than  fun...making doing almost anything else seem like a better option.  (And I thought last year, with the lockout, was hard...)


This is pretty much how I feel, and it's why I mostly just don't watch.  If I do watch a game, it's usually after the fact when I know the team won and played well against decent opposition. 

That hasn't happened for a while so it's been a couple weeks since I watched a game.


Entertainment should never be a chore.  Being a good fan does not, in my opinion, mean you have to be a masochist.  I will never agree with the people who say that real fans watch every game even when it's painful.  That's stupid.
In some twisted way, it seems I had more fun watching that miserable squads from the pre-Garnett era than watching this season's team. Not sure why.

Thats how I feel but I think part of it has to do with the disappointment over this teams underachievement. We didn't really expect much from the pre-Garnett teams anyway, this one we did so theres the disappointment/anger as a fan that makes watching these games worse.

Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2013, 06:36:52 PM »

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I am still cheering the team on, BUT...it is becoming very hard to sit through a game.  Watching has become more work than  fun...making doing almost anything else seem like a better option.  (And I thought last year, with the lockout, was hard...)


This is pretty much how I feel, and it's why I mostly just don't watch.  If I do watch a game, it's usually after the fact when I know the team won and played well against decent opposition. 

That hasn't happened for a while so it's been a couple weeks since I watched a game.


Entertainment should never be a chore.  Being a good fan does not, in my opinion, mean you have to be a masochist.  I will never agree with the people who say that real fans watch every game even when it's painful.  That's stupid.
In some twisted way, it seems I had more fun watching that miserable squads from the pre-Garnett era than watching this season's team. Not sure why.

Thats how I feel but I think part of it has to do with the disappointment over this teams underachievement. We didn't really expect much from the pre-Garnett teams anyway, this one we did so theres the disappointment/anger as a fan that makes watching these games worse.

yeah....this about nails it for me too.....when they really sucked , they really sucked and , and now they suck and shouldn't suck as bad as they do...maddening

Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 07:05:00 PM »

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Lee out tonight due to ankle sprain. Hopes to play vs Knicks Tuesday.


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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2013, 07:34:43 PM »

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Lee out tonight due to ankle sprain. Hopes to play vs Knicks Tuesday.


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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2013, 07:35:28 PM »

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The Celtics are the sort of team that likes to screw with fans' heads by picking a road SEGABABA against a team with a better record with KG and Lee out as the appropriate occasion to give us a strong win, right?
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2013, 07:43:11 PM »

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So,

PG: Bradley, Crawford
OG: Terry, Crawford
SF: Pierce, J.Green
PF: Bass, J.Green
C:  Wilcox, White

Since Marc Gasol is out and Z.Randolph is expected to come off the bench, maybe Jeff Green should start at power forward then. Memphis' other big men are thin bodied types (E.Davis, D.Arthur) with limited offensive games that Jeff Green can defend well and take advantage of on the other end of the floor. That is why I like the idea of him starting.

Wilcox is probably the best defensive matchup against Randolph. I'd sync up their minutes. Gawd, I'd hate to start Bass at center alongside Green at PF though. Hmm ... maybe just have Bass off the bench against Z-Bo then with Wilcox and Bass alternating the defensive assignment.

G: Bradley, Crawford
G: Terry, Crawford
F: Pierce, Williams
F: Green, Bass
C: Wilcox, (Bass), White

That is how I would like to see the Celtics lineup tonight.

Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2013, 07:52:02 PM »

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I don't really trust in Wilcox enough to give him more than 15-20 mpg, even with KG out, so I think I would start Bass and give him 30 minutes at center by default.
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2013, 08:17:34 PM »

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Very lucky Gasol and Randolph are hurt. Ed Davis is very good though.
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2013, 08:18:58 PM »

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Very lucky Gasol and Randolph are hurt. Ed Davis is very good though.

Never mind, I see Zbo
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Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2013, 08:20:09 PM »

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I do not like it when Bass tries to create his own offense down in the paint.

Re: Celtics (36-32) at Grizzlies (46-22) 3/23
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2013, 08:20:25 PM »

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Bradley, wow!!!!
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