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Irish Coffee: Top 5 Tommy Moments
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On October 28, 2010 @ 10:36 am In General | 4 Comments
Wake up with the Celtics and your daily dose of Irish Coffee …
The Worcester Telegram’s Bill Doyle had a nice piece  on Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman entering their 30th season as the Celtics‘ broadcasting team.
Get this: Tommy actually believes he’s calmed down in his tenure as the color man.
“I stopped making it World War III,” Heinsohn told Doyle.
We’ll see about that. Here’s five of Tommy’s greatest moments as an announcer caught on tape:
1. “This is getting ridiculous. This is absolutely ridiculous.”
2. “Can I say it now? I … LOVE … WALTER!”
3. “I’ve seen a lot of players, but I can say this without a moment’s hesitation: Jackie was HORRIBLE. SUCKED!”
4. “This is absolutely — NBA: It’s stupid.”
5. “Wait a minute. That’s a terrible call. That is a TERRIBLE call.”
THE LONGEST SECOND
In case you missed it, with one second remaining on the shot clock last night, Cleveland’s Anthony Parker managed to  catch an inbounds pass, swing the ball left to right, set up for a 3-pointer and get it off.
I’m sure Tommy got a kick out of that call, especially considering it basically ended the C’s chances against the Cavaliers last night.
“That was the longest second in NBA history,” Doc Rivers cracked . “I wasn’t going to argue. Somebody didn’t push that button quick enough.”
“We’re at home,” Byron Scott countered. “It’s supposed to be a long one second.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Bill Livingston explained  why Cleveland fans thanked the C’s for defeating the Heat and deserved that extra-long second …
It was a very long second. But the Cavs and their fans had waited a very long time, through the spring, the summer, and into the fall for a break. This morning, the Cavs can look down in the Eastern Conference standings on the Miami Heat, albeit by only a half-game.
It won’t last. But neither did the false savior.
The Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer called  the Celtics Cleveland’s “archrival.” Isn’t that cute? They think C’s-Cavs is a rivalry …
By beating the archrival Eastern Conference defending champion Celtics in their first regular-season game since the departure of LeBron James, the Cavs served notice that they’re still here and they can — and will — win without James.
Jim Ingraham of Ohio’s Morning Journal reveled  in the victory, taking a shot at LeBron …
No fan base has ever needed a win on opening night more than this tortured, tormented fan base, abandoned as they were by a self-absorbed tag-along, looking for a shortcut to a championship ring.
They were rewarded for their loyalty with a rousing king-cleansing opening night victory.
SHAQ: OBAMA’S WARMUP ACT
Apparently, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton need Shaquille O’Neal‘s help ingratiating themselves to foreign diplomats. According to the New York Daily News , an autographed pair of Shaq’s shoes is among the gift items given to government leaders on overseas trips.
What else from the Celtics could Obama use in his gift package? Tommy’s headphones? Paul Pierce‘s wheelchair? Perhaps Rajon Rondo‘s headband; he doesn’t need that  anymore.
(Have a question, concern or conception for tomorrow’s Irish Coffee? Send a message to @brohrbach  on Twitter.)
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URLs in this post:
 a nice piece: http://www.telegram.com/article/20101028/COLUMN08/10280822/1009
 managed to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ_aFRe77LI
 cracked: http://weei.stats.com/nba/recap.asp?g=2010102705
 explained: http://www.cleveland.com/livingston/index.ssf/2010/10/the_cleveland_cavaliers_are_no.html
 called: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2010/10/on_opening_night_theyre_all_ri.html
 reveled: http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2010/10/28/sports/doc4cc8fc6914d34723196668.txt
 New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/10/27/2010-10-27_derek_jeter_bats_used_by_president_obama_secretary_of_state_hillary_clinton_as_s.html
 he doesn’t need that: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/10/26/grousbeck-on-rondos-missing-headband-lebron-wade-and-jeff-van-gundy/
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