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Red Auerbach RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    ESPN scroll says he has died at 89.

    As a Lakers fan, I HATE the Celtics. But I respect what he did. A LOT.
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    RIP to a basketball genius.

    GENTLEMEN, tear up your front pages!
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Should lead sections. A huge loss in the basketball world.
  4. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    RIP Red. Not only was he a great bball coach, but he was one funny dude as well.
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    And in New England, I would imagine most every A1. RIP Red.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm not so sure it's not an A1 option for everyone.

  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Sadly, methinks my paper will make it a 8-inch story on page D9 :mad:
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Mine too, especially with Texas trying to choke against Tech.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Gawd, I hate talk like that.

    It's page 1, no doubt.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Blogger just ate my obit. Laker fans, you're just amateurs at Celtic-hatred. I'm from Philly. I was one of the rowdies who threw lit cigars at Red's head in 1967.
    Then God laughed and I covered the '80a Celtics. Auerbach was the best journalism teachers ever.
    Once I asked a question with the hackneyed "some people say."
    Auerbach: "That's bullshit! You mean what you say, but you don't have the guts to say so."
    Busted. And every time I hear that question format, I agree with Red.
    Another lesson: The Celts win Game 4 of the NBA Finals. In LAX, they're waiting for the same red-eye as some weekly writer. It's late, and a concourse and a half away, Cedric Maxwell (I think) finds an open cafeteria.
    I snag the last dessert, a lime Jello. The man behind me in line, Auerbach, swipes it off my tray and gives it to the man behind him, Larry Bird.
    "Larry ought to get this," Auerbach said, "because he was a good boy tonight."
    Bird had only had a 20-20. I let him the Jello. Then Kevin McHale came over and said, "Red will only respect you if you fight for the Jello."
    Try being more hopelessly fucked then that. Try standing in Red Auerbach's way. He beat segregarton, Michael Gee couldn't have been much of a contest,
    Poor Mendy Rudolph probably thought eternity would be a peaceful place. Not anymore.
  11. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I never said everywhere, but northern New England for sure.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Great stories. But I hate the Celtics and the cigars. And turning up the thermostat in the visitors locker room. And the leprechaun. And Boston Garden. But ... I respect them. That should be enough. RIP.
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