9.10.2012

Jeff Green Mania: Teetering on the Edge


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Being a basketball fan was easier when I was younger.

Games were rarely on TV.

I never went to watch them in-person.

Replica jerseys?

Right.

The NBA was basically me and a box score (OK, and a few basketball cards. Well, a LOT of basketball cards).

I became a master of the box score. What did we shoot from the field? What did they shoot from the field? Who won the rebounding battle? Did we tally more than 20 dimes? Did the bench score more than 20 points? Were the starters forced to log heavy minutes? Damn, I could analyze those things until the cows came home.

Then one day the NBA woke up and found itself a marketer.

This has made my life more complicated. Much more complicated.


 Case in point.

I once bought a Rasheed Wallace jersey shirt. I'll never wear it again.

Ditto for my Shaq jersey shirt (though, as you will soon see, I'm harboring some faint hope that Shaq may be this year's PJ brown).

Even though I already own a home Rondo jersey shirt, I just had to have a grey one. You know, he's been my MVP candidate for some time now.

So I should be good on shirts, right?

Nope.

For the last two days I've been resisting the urge to add to my wardrobe.

Seems that Lex has concluded that Jeff Green will be "all that" and thus I better start showing my support before I get accused of jumping on the bandwagon.

I'm gonna keep trying to exercise willpower. But I can feel my pre-frontal cortex starting to weaken.

Doc Rivers and Jeff Green - Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

13 comments:

FLCeltsFan said...

Go ahead and splurge on a Jeff Green shirt. Worst that can happen is it will join your Shaq and Sheed shirts to keep them company. I have a few Perk shirts (surprising, I know) other than that, I have mostly team related shirts.

FLCeltsFan said...

I do have a tee shirt with Pierce and Shorty from the front page of the Herald announcing Sweet 17. I love that one. Oh, and a shirt that says BEAST with Shaq, Perk and KG. But the only Jersey shirt I have is Perk. I sure do miss the Big Guy.

FLCeltsFan said...

Very interesting little tidbit about Shaq being the PJ Brown this year. You really think so? Was interesting to see that he considered playing in the Mexican league but he says that's not true now.

Life was a lot simpler back than, wasn't it?

Lex said...

I have a perk shirt too.

I say he dons the green again before its all said and done!!!

Lex said...

Shaq, Perk, and KG.

Sounds like an interesting shirt

Lex said...

Hard to say.

Shaq may get a phone call if he is the easiest way to beef up our lineup and thinks he can play

FLCeltsFan said...

That would be interesting to say the least. Do you think he'd still be in shape after all this time off?

FLCeltsFan said...
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FLCeltsFan said...

I got it from Perkisabeast. I just looked but they don't have that one any more. They still have the one like it with Sheed, Perk and KG, though.

FLCeltsFan said...

I'd love having Perk back in green.

Lex said...

Shaq healthy?

Maybe for 15 MPG over 20 games?

FLCeltsFan said...

Maybe if he just stands under the basket and swats away shots (and players) :)

Lex said...

That would work for me

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