Posted by Chip Stevenson
I wrote a post while back about how I recently started dating someone new- Hockey(do you think she is cheating on me??). I failed to mention in that post that to make room in my life for my rather high maintenance new girlfriend (the Wings who were up 3-0 against Dallas are now only up 3-2 with game 6 tonight), I had to break up with someone else- basketball (she definitely cheated on me). To be honest, I was completely ready to move on. I was sick and tired of the me-first attitude of my ex and how big of an impact people on the outside had on our relationship. After a 2006 Miami Heat championship in which the referees were the second, third, and fourth best players on that team behind DWade and an Eastern Conference Finals last year in which one freakin player beat a team of 5, I put myself out on the market. Hockey has been good to me so far, much better than basketball ever was, but I still am having trouble getting my ex out of my mind sometimes. When the Celtics eked out a win against the Cavs last night to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals, I took a big step back towards basketball. Is having a girl on the side a crime? I am really looking forward to the Pistons-Celtics series, and a lot of that excitement is a direct result of my experience living in Boston the last few years.