Welcome to Bruins hockey, Red Sox fans

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Welcome to Bruins hockey, Red Sox fans

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

We took Columbus Day off yesterday. Didn't you?

Well, in the spirit of catching up, we figured we would discuss discovering things that have already been discovered, just like Columbus discovered America even though there were already people here! There has been a recent discovery for a lot of fans in the Boston market.

The year is 2011. The ancient Celts have been mired in a trade embargo with the evil Davidus Stern and are unable to ply their trade for an undefined amount of time while the battle rages on.

The Patriots, led by Colonel Tomas Bradley and General Billford Belichik had a good 4-1 battle record during their new campaign, but had not won anything in years and were a second thought for all but the most dedicated fans, which is generally the case in this great city.

The Nation of Red Sox had recently exiled their chief and failed miserably on their campaign, not even making into to the preliminary divisional skirmishes.

The nation was fed up and needed a new force to cheer. They set sell from the Nation and headed for the fabled TD Garden.

When they arrived there they could not believe their eyes!

Only the finest warriors with bears and trophies as far as the eye could see! They hung the heads of their vanquished foes on the wall in triumph!

They called themselves the Bruins and after a vicious battle with an inbred Canuck force from the north, they had claimed a long overdue trophy and sent those over-matched pansies packing and the hero worship began!

We know this is new and scary and you jaded Sox fans may think you have discovered the Bruins, but just know they have been here a very long time and they are just super awesome! So welcome to TD Garden and we hope you enjoy your stay!

First Celtics practice 'a little different' but 'feels right' for Horford

First Celtics practice 'a little different' but 'feels right' for Horford

WALTHAM, Mass. – NBA players are creatures of habit so you can understand why Al Horford was just a little bit out of his element on his first practice with the Boston Celtics.
 
After nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Horford hit the free agent market this summer and signed a four-year, $113 million with the Celtics.
 
Horford acknowledged that his first practice with the Celtics “was a little different” but added, “It’s definitely a weird feeling, but it feels right to be here.”

Players, coaches, national pundits, the list is seemingly endless when it comes to folks who believe Horford is an ideal fit with the Boston Celtics.
 
“He can do score in the paint, shoot 3s, defend, pass, he can do it all out there,” Amir Johnson told CSNNE.com. “He’s going to fit in well with us.”
 
But like any rookie or newcomer to a team, Horford admitted he had some moments when he was a step or two late getting to where he needed to be on the floor.
 
“We’re running through a lot of plays, a lot of concepts being thrown out,” Horford said. “It’s a matter of getting comfortable with all the sets.”
 
As much as he will work to figure things out, Horford is wise enough to know he’ll need the help of his new teammates, too.
 
“I’m going to lean on a lot of the guys,” Horford said. “I’ll definitely ask a lot of questions. Avery (Bradley) already has gotten in my ear, anything I need he’s there for me. I just want to get acclimated as fast as I can.”
 
Horford also said that head coach Brad Stevens has been extremely helpful in assisting him in speeding up his learning curve.
 
“Coach (Stevens) is very sharp, very . . .  he explains things well,” Horford said. “He explains things well. He wants practice to move along. The pace of practice, definitely a faster pace.”
 
But you won’t find Horford complaining.
 
Horford is clearly excited about starting this new chapter in his basketball career.
 
“For me it’s more of a relief, finally being here in Boston, house, being settled,” Horford said. “Now we can just focus on the season.”