Posts Tagged ‘World Champions’
Congratulations Philadelphia. Your team (finally) did it. After the weather gods did their best to delay your right to celebrate, that time if here — finally. The resumption of Game 5 was about as exciting as a three-plus inning game could’ve been. In fact, the feeling is baseball would have a lot more fans if all games were that short. Armchair analysis aside, it’s your time Philadelphia. Enjoy it.
Final score of Game 5 – 4-3
Series MVP – Cole Hamels
Final Out – Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske
Game-winning run – Eric Bruntlett (pitch-running for Pat Burrell)
Winning pitcher – J.C. Romero (wicked, wicked double-play)
The celebration parade is set for Friday at noon. Happy Halloween indeed.
So what happens to the clothes of the newly-minted World Championship coach after they’ve been doused in the NBA’s first-ever Gatorade dunk? Does he dry clean them or just dispose of them? Why on earth would he do that when there are so many people out there who want to get there hands on anything that resembles a collectible?
That being the case, Doc Rivers donated his suit and the Celtics donated the cooler used by Paul Pierce to dunk his coach with to charity. These items generated $55,000 for the Celtics Shamrock Foundation.
Not only that, but during the auction, Bill Parcels — the first coach to ever receive a Gatorade bath — decided to join the fun and support the charitable cause. Here’s the clip of Parcells calling to place his bid, courtesy of Alex Jeffrey.
As indicated, the Gatorade-soaked suit raised $55,000. The winning bid was $35,000 with Gatorade and another Celtics fan chipping in $10,000 each.
I imagine if you were to look down upon the city of Boston from space today, the area would appear much greener than normal. Don’t worry, there’s not a fungus growing over Massachusetts (unless you don’t like Celtics fans), it’s just fans celebrating while their team parades around town.
While I found the above picture to be humorous, I wish they would have used green lettering instead of red spray paint to make their point. When looking at things like that, I have to wonder if Boston fans are happier they won number 17 or if they beat Kobe and the Lakers in the process. I’d say it’s a split down the middle. If the Celtics would have beaten San Antonio or Utah for the title, I think their fans would still be happy but I’m not sure if their exuberance would reach the “We Beat LA” heights.
Maybe I’m wrong.
One more thing, after the Celtics romped the Lakers, it looks Boston has that whole “Title Town” label — provided by ESPN — wrapped up.