DATELINE: Playoff Fever
That notorious Celtics leprechaun has put a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow—and perennial town favorites from the New England football squad are now responding.
Everyone loves a cross-pollinated city of champions.
To that end, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick were courtside fans watching the Celtics win an overtime game against the Atlanta Hawks in the first-round of the NBA Playoffs.
Belichick must enjoy seeing another up and coming genius coach preparing his long career of banners hanging from the TD Garden rafters. Brad Stevens is the successor to the Great Hoodie.
Belichick is no lucky charm, but is a true fan. He also brought his entire coaching staff to game three and planted them all in a luxury box.
IT Boy Isaiah Thomas had high fives and eyes only for recently re-signed bull in a china shop LaGarrette Blount who also sat near the Celtics bench and exchanged support worthy of a mutual admiration society. At game’s end on Sunday, IT gave Blount the shirt off his back.
Of course, the majesty of all sports celebrities in Boston nowadays is Gronk who showed up to give his blessing. In fact, he came with one of the other Gronks—not his onesie pals.
Grand Gronk once again managed to outshine Tom Brady (a no-show this time). Tom is likely to come to a game six or seven. He doesn’t really throw that magic around until it’s needed.
Since winning is contagious, we expect around twelve Patriots to be at the next home game, including the usual suspects like Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Matthew Slater who have come to games in past championship runs.