Anticipation. Readiness. Tradition. Respect. Pride. Memories. Betrayal. Redemption.
All these thoughts and more have been front and center for months during the Celtics off-season—-waves of what could have been, what should have been, why didn’t we, who was or wasn’t, and all the other questions of this sort can and will be answered tonight concerning our 2012-2013 Boston Celtics. All of those questions and thoughts and doubts no longer matter because this is a new season—-a season brimming with potential for our Celtics team—-a team full of hope, burning desire, high expectations, dreams of glory, redemption for another possible banner destroyed by ill-timed injuries, and an off-season simmering with bitterness will now fade into the past with the coming of the 8:10 pm tip-off tonight at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Not sure how many of our Celtics faithful will be there, but it’s my fervent hope and expectation to see numerous loyal Celtics fans wearing the kelly green and standing to cheer our beloved Celtics on to victory tonight—and hopefully get that psychological edge that we’ll need to carry us through the season and into and past the playoffs on the road to banner #18. As Run-DMC once said: “…the time is NOW, the place is HERE….” Let this be the time and the place and the attitude and the team that reaches our goal of that championship banner—-let’s stand united together, Boston Celtics fans, and cheer this wonderful team on to victory at the end of the year. Let’s not let Miami fans, Knicks fans, Lakers fans, or any other fans EVER say that they have better fans than the Boston Celtics do—-because we know that’s not true, by any means.
So as we get ready for tip-off to the 2012-2013 season, let’s keep our hopes, dreams, and our expectations high for this team, and let’s reach for the sky together with our new-look Boston Celtics.
We are CelticNation…
I AM A CELTIC!!