Re: YANKEES MAGIC NUMBER 9
Jay Michaels wrote:
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Jay Michaels wrote:
"John JF" <ImpeachBush@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
9 ... until the greatest franchise in sports history wins ANOTHER
The Celtics haven't begun their season yet.
1986 was a long time ago, dude. And, lemme see, since the Celtics last
won anything, the Bulls have won six times, the Lakers five, the
Pistons three times, the Spurs three times, and the Rockets twice.
Doesn't say much for the Celtic "mystique"; nor would another 33-49
season. (And the Lakers will eventually overtake the Celtics
championship total, anyway.)
Even then, the NBA is a joke (it isn't even real basketball), and the
mighty Lakers and Celtics combined are a tiny blip next to the
preeminence the Yankees represent in American culture.
Have the Yanks ever won 8 straight? Didn't think so.
Heck, the Red Sox haven't even won eight.
- FS: 1997-1998 INSERTS & ROOKIES
... Keith Van Horn [Sixers] ... Antoine Walker [Celtics] ... Shaquille O'Neal [Lakers] ... Charles Barkley Rockets] ...
- Simmons Finals preview: One for the ages
... Finals preview: One for the ages ... Hollywood is releasing movies called "The A-Team" and "The Karate Kid"; MTV is preparing a "Teen Wolf" series; Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair might wrestle soon; Bruce Springsteen is rumored to be playing another Super Bowl halftime show; Michael Jackson's concert special is available on pay-per-view; Eddie Murphy is hitting comedy clubs to test material for another stand-up tour; and the Celtics and Lakers are playing in another NBA Finals. ... Number of Finals since 1990 in which you said to yourself heading into Game 6, "I have absolutely no idea who will win this series"? ... Two different fans wearing green Celtics shirts and sitting near home plate; they made the mistake of simply walking up the aisle to get drinks. ...
- Bryant, Garnett look to rekindle old-school rivalry
... The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have played in more combined Finals and won more titles than any two teams in the NBA. ... We have a lot of business to take care of before we get to that point," says the Lakers' Luke Walton, who talked "a lot of Lakers trash" as a young Celtics fan when his father, Bill, played for Boston. ...
- Stein - Questions and answers in the wake of a six-game sweep
... Has a six-game NBA Finals ever felt more noncompetitive? ... much seen them all and promptly described Celtics 4, Lakers 2 as "the NBA's ... As long as Pierce's knee didn't sustain any lasting damage from his Game 1 ...
- SI: The Rivalry
... The Rivalry ... 23, 1982, near the end of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. ... Garden's denizens realized that their Celtics were going to lose to the ... and with the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers ...