As the pre season was coming to a close a relatively obscure acquaintance of mine sent along an e-mail that simply said, "How are you going to blog about a good team?" At the time I had recently posted the following during my season preview: "Predicted Record: 49-33 - That's a huge turn around from last season and a rare display of rational thought from me. I fought the urge to predict a 50+ win season. Call it the Doc Rivers effect." I also wondered if Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Garnett could make the Celtics "a respectable defensive team." Needless to say the 20-3 start and stifling defense caught me a little off guard.
But back to the question at hand. How would I blog about a winning team? And more importantly, is it easier to blog about a losing team? I'm still working on the former and with the latter I'm tempted to say yes. Don't get me wrong. I love the fact that the Celtics are winning. Often times I watch games and get this, I enjoy the experience. When Bob Cousy is in the house I sit in awe as he says positive things about the Celtics. I watch replays of the dismantling of the Knicks. I rewatch the showdown in Chicago to try and understand the greatness of Kevin Garnett. And I am without a doubt happy. But I'm not entirely sure of how to translate that to Green Bandwagon. Apparently I used to spend a good deal of time writing about the following topics, many of which are obsolete this season:
- Whether Danny Ainge deserved to be fired
- Whether Doc Rivers deserved to be fired
- What the ideal rotation was
- Whether or not "insert young Celtics player's name" would ever be a star
- Commenting on or concocting my own trade rumors
- Reacting to slights, real and perceived, from other bloggers and mainstream media. Example: Secretly hating everyone who mocked the "Celtics Youth Movement" and considering breaking into ESPN, ABC or TNT to force them to show a Celtics game.
- Enjoying the fact that I was blindly committed to following a team that the majority of people either mocked or ignored altogether.