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Are Celtics fans better than Knicks fans?

Guest article by "The Sports Machine with Slim" 

Let’s Go Celtics FANS!

I hear the chant in the TD Garden all the time.  “Let’s Go CEL-TICS!” It’s catchy. It’s easy to say. And it’s on the jumbotron with the accompanying drumbeat so we all know the rhythm to say it to.

It’s also old and played out. So I’m gonna make a little alteration: “Let’s Go Cel-tics – FANS!”

It is obvious to anyone with two eyeballs that the fans are making a difference in the NBA. Heading into last night’s games, the home team had been 10-0 in the playoffs. Home court matters.

Boston fans like to feel as though our home crowd advantage is something special. That isn’t really the case though. The Celtics are 12-12 in their last 24 playoff games in Boston. #NotGoodEnough

Do I blame the Boston fans for our home court playoff mediocrity? No. The players are the ones shooting the shots. But I will say this: The fans can make a difference. I saw it two nights ago. The New York Knicks fans 100% absolutely won that game for their team. So my question is this: Do we want it as bad as the NY Knicks fans? 

There will come a time when we will find out. Be ready.

In the meantime, we talk Celtics every day on New England’s next generation sports talk radio show – The Sports Machine with Slim. The head of Celtics Sentinel, Tom Lane, has graced our airwaves a couple of times during the past few weeks. He brings some cool stories from past Celtics teams and combines it with thoughts on what is happening with our current squad. Our listeners would love to hear your take too if you are a TRUE Celtics fan! You can find us at 

PS - Tom was on yesterday’s show, and he starts up around the 23 minute mark. Let’s Go Celtics FANS!

Jim McIntyre 

Host of WKXL Spotlight and The Sports Machine with Slim


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