Pride Goes Before the NBA Tacko Fall

DATELINE: Fall in Love?


The NBA and even Coach Brad Stevens of the Celtics are horrified. Tacko Fall, who has played eleven garbage time minutes, is #6 in All-Star Voting, just barely behind his teammate, the talented and star-like Jayson Tatum.

Fall has risen quickly because he is 7’ 6” tall and has sparked delirium whenever he steps out in public.

When you lead the Boston Pops on its holiday musical concert for Christmas, you are heading in the direction of taking the place of Gronk in the hearts of Boston sports fans.

Let’s face it: Gronk has left a void in the sports world with his retirement.

There is a vacancy for sure. But, we were not counting on Tacko is taking the entire nation by storm.

There are unhappy NBA folks because the popular vote is like voting for President of the United States. There is an electoral college to counterbalance the inane and insane fan support for players.

There goes the fan respect of the NBA who charges people large prices for attending a game, but allows people to vote endlessly and often for their favorite players. So, someone has uncovered the flaw in the system.

Now embarrassed by their mal-constructed voting for all-stars, there is is not much they can do with public opinion saying they want Tacko at the All-Star game to see a human freak in the flesh.

Heaven help us if Tacko starts spiking the basketball. He simply reaches up to swat away any ball heading for a swish.

Boston Before the Tacko Fall

DATELINE: Merry Xmas

 Front & Center!

What’s Christmas in Boston without the Celtics playing on the holiday? Well, what’s Boston without the Boston Pops playing “Sleigh Ride”?

And what do the Celtics and the Boston Pops have in common for the holiday sleigh season?

Well, if you think the season is Fall, you are a true Bostonian. Yes, as the winter solistice dawns on the Hub, the dawn of Fall has come to the Boston Pops.

It isn’t every rookie basketball player who is offered the chance to conduct the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. However, this year, the giant of the Celtics has arrived.

Conductor Keith Lockhardt looks like a pygmy next to the Senegal giant.

Tacko Fall will be in tuxedo with baton on the rostrum.

When offered the chance to conduct the symphony, Tacko had towering twin problems:  could they find a custom made tux for him as he stands, reportedly 7 feet six inches tall, though some downplay this to 7’5”.

Tacko also worried about what movements he sbould make with the baton: they told him to do whatever he wanted. The orchestra would play along.

Up on the stage, Tacko even gave a spin move to show off his new fangled talent to lead a team around the Boston parquet.

This may be only a beginning: Boston and Tacko Fall are ready for bigger things to come.