Monday, October 30, 2006
Red Auerbach -
You had the flair to found a basketball dynasty in Boston and ensure that it remained that way for a long time with your judicious drafting and trading, years after your coaching days had ended... Much more so than your Boston Bruins counterpart, Harry Sinden, could do with his hockey franchise, you led the Boston Celtics to such heights for such a long time... You not only led them to the promised land on so many occasions -including an incredible run that came so close to ten straight championship years; something NO sports franchise can EVER equal- but, once there, once having made the elite Celtics line-up, you made sure that your players partook of all that there was there to partake of...! And now, having done it all and seen it all, having won and lost, having smoked so many cigars of victory and having tasted the bitter taste of defeat as well... Now, you've departed for the greatest journey yet! One that dwarfs in importance the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, World Series, Euro Cup, World Cup and Stanley Cup Finals combined...!!!
You will fare just as well as ever, Red...! ;)
Zdeno Chara -
You rock'em, you sock'em - and you scored the game winner too! And those were your former teammates you took it to! You're a Boston Bruin true and true! Cam The Man Neely passed on the torch to you - and that would have never been with a Big Bird type of sissy like Joe Thornton or a Tom Thumb type of stiff such as Sergei Samsonov... Sure, the Boston Bruins are far from emulating the Neely-Bourque-Oates all-too-brief era right now... But that very same era was only trying itself to emulate the Esposito-Orr-Bucyk era to begin with - minus the two Stanley Cup championships. :(
But I digress...
You put to shame all the other TV and theatrically-released (but only straight-to-DVD worthy) so-called "super" heroes ever put to live action film... The only other one that would come close to being half as good as you are is the (allegedly) too expensive to produce on a weekly basis AQUAMAN / MERCY REEF series on the CW... NBC's Heroes do have tons of special effects though - is it not as costly to have guys not fall off 30-story high buildings and splatter all over the pavement and have them float in thin air instead... than it is to have guys swim at unbelievable -if not unfathomable- top speeds in miraculously non-polluted waters?
At any rate... Heroes is a million times better than "X-Men" - a billion times better than "Mutant X" - a trillion times better than "Fantastic Four" and a gazillion times better than the animated "Avengers" and "Justice League"... not to mention the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"...
Finally, a cozy website where people can be themselves, no rush, no pressure, no... Well, not much of anything right now, to be honest, since the site is at a stage in its evolution that reeks of "pre-pubescence"... However, it is not too big for its own good (like Myspace.com appears to have gotten - word is its novelty is wearing off now that it reached "critical mass" like that...) nor is it too small in its true impact (like, oh, I don't know... Care2connect? Care2.com that is... It doesn't even know what to call itself! Sheesh... Plus, it is chock-full of hypocritical folks in its ranks - people who do NOT truly care about the environment or any other cause for that matter... All they truly care about is THEMSELVES! Quite a shame to misuse the potential of such a site that way... If they truly banded together, environmentalists and pet lovers could have a much bigger impact - by connecting on that site -as they only profess to do and strive to do- and then going out on the field to save forests, save animals in distress, save the whales, save the seas... But all of that is another story... A sad one indeed...)
Better scroll down to an older post - or seek it in the archives - for truly caring people! As for Frappr - it has no pretensions whatsoever and that is exactly why it rocks!
YOU RULE THE UNIVERSE - YOU MAKE IT ALL MAKE SENSE WHEN IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE MAKING ANY SENSE WHATSOEVER IN OUR TINY, ITSY-BITSY INTELLECTS... YOU MAKE OUR HEARTS GROW IN ACCEPTANCE, PARDON, FORGIVENESS, CARING, FAIRNESS, PURE LOVE... YOU MAKE US BETTER THAN WE CAN POSSIBLY DREAM OF EVER BEING! YOU DO IT ALL FOR US - AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT YOU INTO OUR HEARTS, INTO OUR LIVES, INTO OUR MINDS AND INTO OUR SOULS. WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR SOME OF US TO DO EVEN THAT? WHY ARE THERE SUCH INGRATES IN OUR NUMBERS - GROWING IN NUMBERS DAY-BY-DAY TOO...?!? AND WHY... OR RATHER, HOW CAN YOU FORGIVE THEM ALL AS YOU DO, MY LORD GOD ALL-MIGHTY? THOU ART TRULY MAGNIFICENT, OMNISCIENT AND OMNIPOTENT - ONLY YOU COULD BE SO GOOD! :)
Please, God, grant that Red Auerbach comes back as a sort-of guardian angel for the two teams that play in the TD BANKNORTH GARDEN... And inspire them both to win, win, win! ;)