Last week Sandy and I went to the game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Boston Celtics. In case you have not heard, Boston is basically dominating all sports this year (Patriots, Red Sox, and now the Celtics).
The really amazing part of this is the Celtics part. The Boston Celtics have not really been all that good since I was a teenager and Larry Bird and company were absolutely amazing. So it’s a real throw back for me to see the Celtics actually have a good team this year for the first time in a long time.
At any rate, I was dying to see this new and improved Celtics team. So I bought tickets over a month in advance to this one of only two games that they are playing here in Charlotte. Sandy and I went to the game last Saturday.
As most people know by now, there are quite a few New Englanders in the Charlotte area, especially up here in the Lake Norman region. So it was no surprise that there were several green shirts throughout the auditorium. My wife had an all green sweater on and I had my Boston Bruins sweatshirt. (The only Boston team that still needs support.)
The Bobcats were actually winning through most of the game. With seconds left in the game, the Bobcats were ahead by 2 points and had the ball. They just had to inbound it and hold on to it. Sandy and I were standing, but expected to see our beloved Celtics lose.
The fans around us were screaming and yelling. We stood quietly and disappointed.
You can see what happened next in the video below.
Needless to say, I pretty much lost my mind. The entire auditorium fell somewhat quiet, and every “green-shirted” audience member was jumping and screaming. I was the only one in my section screaming and yelling except for four guys in New England Patriots sweatshirts in my same row. I had to practically climb over two big Bobcat fans to give them high fives.
Sandy and I watched for a minute or so and then went out to the hallway to find our way home. There, several fans with Boston Red Sox hats and green shirts on were all slapping high five.
Everyone else looked so dejected.
Wow! What a game!
I think I’ll go buy tickets for the next time the Celtics come to town on Saturday, April 5.