‘Congratulations Danny -- you've made me a Bruins fan!’: Read this article.
A classic example of a non-leader leader giving a desperate, uninspired, accusatory sermon to a group of very demoralized people who have long since lost confidence and respect for those at the top. In this case, it’s Danny Ainge giving one weird pep talk to the Celts after last night’s game. From Reader No. 1:
“Give Trader Danny credit for offering interpretation-rich statements like ‘I just want the veteran guys to know this is your team.’ Is this:
“-- clueless? (given that Ainge has already surgically removed most of the veterans this season - there aren't many of them left in the room)
“-- a news leak? (i.e. the interim coach is toast?)
“-- accusatory? (i.e. it's the survivor's fault the team has gone to hell in the last month)
“Sympathy cards may be sent to Paul Pierce c/o The Fleet Center.”
FYI -- Earlier this week, Reader No. 1 also sent in some choice comments on Danny’s latest big trade.
From Reader No. 1: “Well, I was almost right -- I told you
the Celtics would get a real point guard before the end of the year, just not a very good one. Actually they got 2 not very good real point guards... and neither of them has a better assist to turnover ratio than the guy they traded! ... Oh yes, I forgot -- it's all about the draft picks. ... Congratulations Danny -- you've made me a Bruins fan!”
‘No doubt about it ...’:
The Herald’s Tony Massarotti
on this year’s Sox: They could be one hell of a team. ... Can someone tell John, Larry and Theo to just shut up? I’m tired of these guys. They all talk too much. Just now listened to Theo and then Larry on Dennis and Callahan on 'EEI. The Sox brass are overexposed.
... I’m becoming worried about this new ownership. They’re playing way too much to ‘Red Sox Nation.’ Personally, I want Red Sox Nation blown up. Get rid of the negative/contrived self-pity etc. John, Larry, Theo, repeat: Shut up. Don’t want to hear from ya until you win one. Then yap all you want.