Garden officials revealed that fact at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
"There's significantly more beer drinking at Bruins games than at Celtics games," one Garden official told the board.
Of course, the officials and their high-priced lawyer from Ropes & Gray did not make their way to the eighth floor of City Hall just to discuss relative beer consumption. They were there to answer a citation issued by Boston Police on April 4 of this year for a drunken 16-year-old holding a beer and creating a disturbance during a Celtics/Spurs game.
End of game, end of story.
Jay Fitzgerald pays his respects:
I'm trying to remember the last time a losing Boston sports team garnered as much fan respect as this year's Celtics. The only team I can think of is the 1967 Red Sox "Impossible Dream" team.
WBZ reports the Bill Russell statue will be built in City Hall Plaza, just up the steps from the Red Auerbach statue in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
After last night, Jay Fitzgerald begins to resign himself.
As Celtics 24/7 notes, the Celtics swept their series, the Bruins went up 3-2 in theirs and the Red Sox dismantled the Angels.
Shaq discusses his new house in Sudbury (he's enjoying the wild bears out there, he says), Michael Jordan, etc.
Matt Goisman makes the case that the benefit is more court time for Glen Davis:
Davis still misses more than he makes, but accuracy is a product of repetition. The more playing time he gets, the more shots he takes. The more shots he takes, the more shots he makes. The more shots he makes, the more his confidence builds. The more his confidence builds, the more shots he makes. We’re already seeing this in Davis’ last two months, where his accuracy jumped from .439 to .471 from November to December.
Shaq: Is there nothing he can't do?
Paul Flannery sums up the Celtics opener: It all added up to an 88-80 victory that was both satisfying and draining.
KC Downey considers the the big guy's decision to call himself Blackie Bulger and his subsequent retraction of the idea.
Can you imagine the Celtics without Paul Pierce?
In the end, though, thanks for getting this far.