Tag Archives: Boston Celtics

WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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Pepsi Puts Its Commercial and a Movie Into the Same Can

Kyrie Irving is Pepsi’s choice of a new generation of ads. And New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb has been on the Boston Celtics star like Brown on Williamson for weeks now. Start with this piece last month. ‘Uncle … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Boston ‘Dream’ Doc Thomas Graboys Gets Elegant Farewell

Tom Graboys was someone special. From his sweet Boston Globe sendoff by Bryan Marquard: Dr. Thomas Graboys, 70; cardiologist, writer On hospital rounds Dr. Thomas Graboys listened carefully to a chorus of beating hearts, placing his stethoscope on the warm, damp … Continue reading

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Celtics ADknowledge Boston Herald’s Existence

The hardreading staff has noted two instances lately of tribute ads that ran in the Boston Globe but not in the Boston Herald. And so it was with no little interest that we saw this in today’s stately local broadsheet: Which sent … Continue reading

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Miami Vise (NBA Championship Edition)

Behold the Miami-Industrial Complex: That MiamiWhereWorldsMeet crowd got together to run this ad in Tuesday’s New York Times celebrating the Heat’s second consecutive NBA Championship: You know what’s really So Miami? 400,000 people turned out for the victory parade. Roughly the same … Continue reading

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Rivers Flows Only Toward Globe

Looks like Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is playing favorites with the local dailies. From today’s Boston Globe: Doc Rivers mum on returning to Celtics MIAMI — Doc Rivers reached out to the Globe for the first time since the Celtics’ season concluded, … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Ray Allen Farewell Ad-ition)

The ever classy Ray Allen said goodbye to Celtics fans today in a full-page Boston Globe ad. Allen did not, however, run an ad in the Boston Herald. Questions? Comments? Bitter recriminations?

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Celts Can Take The Heat

All together now: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Admit it, none of you – none – predicted that the Boston Celtics would be up 3-2 after Game Five of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. Most of you (and when I say you, … Continue reading

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Boston Celtics Green With Envy?

At least the Celtics didn’t spit the bit like the Los Angeles Lakers did in their four-game laydown to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs. The C’s went down fighting – and fumbling – in the face of a lights-out … Continue reading

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