Wyc Grousbeck accepted the trophy from Dave Cowens, hoisted it with both arms, and repeated the mantra of all winners of the last 40 years . . .When you water down your predictions with qualifiers and caveats, you're really trying to have it both ways in case things go south. The mention of all his bad predictions is merely a smokescreen for this fact.
“Nobody believed in this team,’’ said the Celtics owner.
Au contraire, Mr. Moneybags.
I believed in these Celtics when “nobody believed.’’ And I can prove it.
Before shamelessly wading deeper into this pool of indulgence and self-congratulation, let’s get something straight: I am almost always wrong about these things. I said there was no way the Red Sox were going to win the World Series after they lost Game 3 of the 2004 ALCS. I said the Patriots would win the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. I bought stock in Tweeter and Circuit City. I said David Ortiz was done. I predicted “Gigli’’ would win best picture. I delayed getting a cellphone because I thought it was a fad that would fade over time.
But I saw this Celtic run coming back in March when things looked hopeless. And it’s all in print.
To see it in action, take Shank's latest "prediction":
So this is it. Celtics win banner No. 18.He was pretty upbeat about that game, wasn't he?
I haven’t felt this good about a pick since I bet the house on the Bruins in Game 7.