Celtics Post All-Star Break History

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The Celtics have been under the microscope in the East ever since they emerged as potential contenders again under Brad Stevens. They were obviously in a rebuilding stage when the Celtics parted ways with long time coach Doc Rivers, who saw only one championship with them in 2008. It did not come as a surprise when Brad Stevens, the former Butler head coach that brought the team to their first Final Four in school history, went 25-57 in his first year. The actual surprise was the Celtics never missing the playoffs every season after that. Brad Stevens is remarkable at utilizing the players he has and setting them up to succeed through well-crafted play calling. As his roster grew each year with more and more talent, he was able to improve their playoff success. With the All-Star break over and the playoff push in full effect, I wanted to see how the Celtics have fared in the past five years during this time; the pattern is surprising. Continue reading “Celtics Post All-Star Break History”

2018 World Series Champions

Mlb World Series Boston Red Sox At Los Angeles Dodgers
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And just like that, the 108-win Boston Red Sox are World Champions!

What a season it was.  Even after winning 108 games, there were a far amount of questions going into the ALDS versus the New York Yankees.  Having won only one playoff game the last two seasons, could this team band together to win when it mattered? Could David Price come up clutch? Would the bats wake up when it mattered? Was Boston clutch enough? Continue reading “2018 World Series Champions”