The 80s rivalry is back and alive and starts Friday. I have been a Celtics fan since the 70s’ Dave Cowens and Jojo White era watching it on replay over at RPN Iriga in a B&W television. But the big Q now is can the big 3 win their second ring in three years and repeat their 2008 championship run? A question in doubt but history tells that they managed an upset that year against Kobe Bryant and his reliable bunch (LA now has Ron Artest) but the 4th seeded Celtics remain underdog in the finals despite beating the two best teams in the league during their playoff run. Boston’s 24-year old spark plug Rajon Rondo’s emergence as the Celtics future will have to be the big difference if they want to win the series, he’s backed-up by the aging trio of Pierce, Garnett and Allen who still got game though at times erratic. Can they beat LA? They need to steal road games; it’s difficult but not impossible. Celtics in 7.
People who lose in a fair competition, and thus seek out less than graceful means of expressing their disatisfaction with and inability to handle losing like an adult. — Urban Dictionary
With winners already proclaimed expect more protest from all sides, a smoke that should last until 2013, their attempt to disenfranchise of the not so well-planned but feels credible first automated general elections while media gives them enough mileage in the recent house hearing (to me) they all look like sore losers! They, who cannot just accept defeat, have to resort to noise, now in short leash with their spin doctors while she’s still in throne, after the PCOS machines and CF cards, now it’s the digital signatures, surely more will come out of the box. My shortlist of sore losers — Lito Atienza, Mike Defensor, Monico Puentevella, Annie Susano, and whoever is behind the marsupial koala as Teddy Locsin had put it “you SOBs!“
Most critics panned the latest Ridley Scott-Russell Crowe team up of their take on Robin Hood; Scott’s opus was far different from the rest of the Hollywood version or from the Kevin Reynolds-Kevin Costner 1991 Prince of Thieves which is the only RH movie I can remember or from the other men in tights or the 1938 Errol Flynn which critics considered as the all time best. This one differs a lot, the movie ends where the rest begins; on how the legend was outlawed, the characters Maid Marian to Little John to his Merry Men were also approached differently and if you’re expecting a Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven fascination this one is more lighter, more simpler as it slowly builds climax to the finale beach war against the invading French which felt like the Saving Private Ryan’s Normandy invasion scene. Another change is the character from Longstride to Locksley, from a common soldier role playing as a knight. All in all the movie hits the bulls-eye (for me) and was way much better than the egotistic Tony Stark.