October 30, 2006

Remembering Red

Red Auerbach died yesterday. There are pretty much three names worth remembering above the others when it comes to Boston basketball. Larry Bird, Bill Russell, and Red Auerbach. If you like basketball, Boston, or good writing, I encourage you to check out this piece by Bill Simmons. He (Simmons) has been accused of losing his fastball the past few years, but this is a throwback column here, especially since it's about something he truly cares about and he keeps the jokes to a minimum. It's pretty long, but worth the read.

1 comment:

Mike said...

When I read that Red Auerbach had died one of the first things that crossed my mind was Red's rule, named by Uncle Sam Davis, that we used when shooting baskets in the driveway. (In shoot arounds if you make a longer shot you get the ball back)