I'm really enjoying the work Kevin Henkin is doing over at Full Court Press. Here's the opening for his latest piece called Irrational Exuberance Hits The Hub!
Two-and-Oh, baby! Who’s next?! Who wants some of this?!? Listen up, Duck Boat People, I want all those boats painted green by next June, catch my drift? And someone call the Dropkick Murphys. We’re going to need a new swagger anthem, pronto. And let’s get a few more of those magazine covers featuring the Big Three, huh? It’s been at least five minutes since I’ve seen the latest one. At this point it’s all about respect, yo, and the men in green have it coming to them in spades.
If you find yourself nodding in agreement to all of the above statements, you’ve officially been diagnosed with a syndrome that’s afflicting a growing number of Celtics fans these days, called Irrational Exuberance. Other symptoms include a strong denial of your team’s shortcomings and a sudden urge to ridicule Knicks and Lakers fans everywhere. No worries, though, because a cure is available. I offer it to you in the form of a breakdown of each position as seen through the eyes of the afflicted, offset then by a carefully measured dose of reality.