I'm tired of watching the Celtics right now. Ya, I said it. I honestly don't even care about the next week of the season because I know it really doesn't mean anything. The second season is all that matters. In no sport is this more true than basketball.

When more than half of your league qualifies for the playoffs why would anyone, especially a team like Boston, take it that seriously? Is seeding really that important? I think to a degree it is. It would be great if the Celtics were able to get the 2 seed, but it's not going to be the deciding factor in whether they win the title or not.

I'm just tired of watching this team go through the motions when it is pretty clear to me they haven't really cared lately. You can say all you want about missing Perk, and they will indeed miss him in the playoffs. However,  right now the problem is that the Celtics are already looking toward the playoffs and not bringing their A game every night.

This is David Stern's fault. We don't need 82 games. We don't need to be playing basketball a week before the fourth of July. Make the season 60 games and you will get a better product both during the season and in the playoffs. Less is more in this case. It's about quality over quantity.  Why would a veteran go 100% every minute when he knows that in the end it doesn't really matter? I for one can't wait for the regular season to end so the Celtics can shut up the doubters and bring another banner home to Boston.

Karl Dillinger 4/05/2011 02:42:00 PM Edit
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  1. JR says:

    This is a good topic Karl. The regular season is too long and the playoffs are too long as well. Even the slight change of lengthening the first round was a big mistake.

    Same thing is happening to the NCAA's. They're going to make it 96 teams and stretch it out further and people will lose interest. I feel even as it is people lose interest after the first ten days.

    The reason for all these changes of course is wait for it... money.

  2. Norman D says:

    The regular season is too long? So it should be shortened huh? Why, so records can't be compared from yesteryear?

    Back in Russell's time they played 80-82 games. You want to shorten it by 2 games, so be it. But 60? Go watch Euro basketball if that's what you want.

    Do I agree the playoffs are too drawn out? Yes, it's inexplicable that there has to be a 4 day break in between games 2 & 3 of first round series so no games conflict with each other on TV. That's bullshit. The playoffs should be 6 weeks, not 8 and the season should end around a week after Memorial Day, like it used to as recently as 1985. Switch the first round back to best of 5 too.

    You can definitely blame Stern for the playoff schedule. But don't blame him for the length of the regular season.

    To say the regular season needs to be shortened? I'll agree to disagree.

  3. hahahah O MY RONDO :)....i can only love you more :)...poor thing someone give him a blanket and also a pillow!!...make him comfortable now!!! LOL

  4. JR says:

    Norman hearts Karl.

  5. DH says:

    I think with less games, we could have a much better product. And less back-to-backs. Most teams play like crap on back-to-backs and it sucks for most fans, whoever their teams are, to watch crappy basketball because the players are tired from getting in at 4 am.

    And that pic of Rondo is awesome. Who is behind him? Is it Marquis?

  6. why is Norman ranting on and on?!
    Karl isnt Stern! He isnt shortening the season! he just said IN HIS OPINION the season should be shorter.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Restin' in the lead, I need a pillow and a cover. Shhh Foot's sleepin' on the gas, no break pads, no such thing as last. ...Oh, good thing we have people like Drake to sum up our lives nowadays.

  8. DH says:

    That is Lil Wayne's verse

  9. ohh now dat i finally stopped staring at dat pic of rondo and actually read the article LOL...i will agree wid you karl....start PLAYOFFS alreadyyy!!

    and doesnt norman dale knw nothing he says here is valid???? how the hell does he find time to login to both laker and celtics pages??? he must not have a life outside hating celtics and also the fans...OH WELLLLLLLLL!!!...continue hating....its more of an honor to be hated by such a rascal!!

  10. JR says:

    lol @kinzang calling Norman a rascal! Norman is the biggest rascal EVER! :)

  11. tb727 says:

    Norman's an enormous asshole, but he makes a valid point about the playoffs being dragged on. Really no reason for Game 2 of the Celtics first round series to be played on a Saturday and Game 3 on a Thursday. Yet it's coming you watch lol

  12. I think the next week matters to the bench players. I'm sure Troy Murphy wants to play in the playoffs, but Doc can only carry 12 guys.

    Regardless, I can't wait for the playoffs. There really is nothing like it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Aw look at rondo ears too adorable! Man i miss nate!

  14. Unknown says:

    Ok well here's the thing about a shortened season.

    If you ask any player they all will tell you the season is too long for all the reasons Karl mentioned.

    Then ask them if they would take less money to play less games.

    I think you know what the answer is.

  15. Bohemian says:

    It's a long regular season but it is about to end. Can't wait for the playoffs!

  16. Anonymous says:

    agreed, I dont really care about the Celtics right as of this moment(maybe partly due to the fact that the Celtics are playing so-so right now). But come playoff time, it will go back to normal.

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