Ryan is a 23 year-old Celtics fan from Worcester, Ma. who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. I first came into contact with him on Twitter about a year ago. We immediately clicked due to our mutual interest in the Boston Celtics. I was impressed with his vast knowledge of the team’s history. He attributes that to his family-specifically his Grandfather:
I’ve been a Celtic fan for as long as I can remember. One of my first Celts memories involved seeing Larry Bird on the cover of Dream Team memorabilia and knowing instinctively that he was important as a Boston player. My Grandfather used to wear a t-shirt with the cartoon caricatures of all the Celtics whose numbers were retired, and it was from my family that I learned the Celtic lore and history.
Ryan’s first, and favorite memory of Celtics’ games was his trip to the Fleet Center in 2002 to watch game 1 of the Celtics-Sixers playoff series. It would turn out to be Boston’s first playoff win since 1995:
My first experienc...