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It's Tommy Heinsohn's 80th birthday! (video tributes and little known Tommy facts included)

The Celtics released this "Happy Birthday" video today (if the clip in the tweet isn't working, click on the link to watch):Happy 80th Birthday to Celtics Legend, 10-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn! #HappyBirthdayTommy— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 26, 2014From two years ago, CSNNE and Rich Shertenlieb of 98.5's Toucher...
Via Celtics Life
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Celtics Announcer Goes Nuts After MCW’s Palming Isn’t Called, Turner Hits Buzzer-Beater

If it were up to Boston Celtics announcer Tom Heinsohn, Evan Turner never even would have had a chance to attempt a buzzer-beater Wednesday night. That’s because he believes that Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams was guilty of palming the ball on the team’s final possession before passing to Turner. He made it clear how he felt about referee Violet Palmer’s no-call...
Via College Spun
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tom Heinsohn Question in the Information Age

Boston Celtics broadcaster Tom Heinsohn is aging while his audience evolves.  It bears the question: Should the Boston Celtics and Comcast replace the Hall of Famer?   As America and the rest of the world continues to reap in the benefits and luxuries of the Information Age, we tend to forget just how much it is negatively impacting others. Well, that is, if you are one of those...
Via CLNS Radio
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Heinsohn Will Work Only Celtics Home Games, Be Replaced By Team of Analysts on Road

Big changes to the Celtics’ broadcast coverage will not affect the place that matters most to fans — at least, not for home games. Tom Heinsohn and Mike Gorman will remain on the sideline calling Celtics games for the 33rd straight year, but Heinsohn will provide color commentary only for games at TD Garden, The Boston Globe reports. That small change in CSNNE’s broadcast plan...
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

A Birthday Tribute to Tommy Heinsohn

Happy Birthday to Tommy Heinsohn who turns 79 today!! If you are a Celtics fan, you love Tommy for his absolute love of the Celtics that he hides from no one. When I do the Comments from the Other Side columns, almost every one includes fans from the other team commenting about how much they hate listening to Tommy because he broadcasts in the only way he knows: through green colored...

What the Hell Happened to...Red Morrison?

This week in What the Hell Happened To, we remember the last Celtic to wear #15 before Tom Heinsohn, Dwight "Red" Morrison. Dwight was born in 1932 in Fresno, California and attended Walla Walla High School in Walla Walla, Washington.  After being named All State in basketball, he'd attend the University of Idaho where he was named All Conference as well as Honorable...
Via Celtics Life
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Jack Foley?

This week in WTHHT, we remember the second alumni of Holy Cross (after Togo Palazzi).  If you think we're talking about Cousy or Heinsohn, certainly you don't remember Jack "The Shot" Foley. Jack Foley was an absurd high school player at Assumption Prep in MA.  He scored 920 points in 22 games which comes out to a 41.8 ppg average in 1958, his senior season. ...
Via Celtics Life
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike and Tommy? How about Red and Tommy? When Heinsohn Was The More Objective Man in the Booth.

These days Tommy Heinsohn is probably best known to the younger set of Celtics fans as the helplessly homer voice on the Celtics television broadcasts, who complains nightly about the refereeing and the atrocities committed against the home town team. Mike Gorman, a pro in every sense of the word, oftentimes has to talk Tommy down from the ledge in the middle of a broadcast. I can...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Tommy - A Celtic Through and Through

Happy Birthday to Tommy Heinsohn who turns 78 today!! If you are a Celtics fan, you love Tommy for his absolute love of the Celtics and  he hides it from no one. When I do the Comments from the Other Side columns, almost every one includes comments on how much they hate listening to Tommy because he broadcasts in the only way he knows how,  100% pro Celtic.  But, every Celtic...

Doc Rivers Expects Tom Heinsohn to Be 'Nice and Calm' When Celtics Take on Hated Sixers

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the dark days of the Celtics franchise in the mid-1990s, Tommy Heinsohn used to celebrate big plays by reserve forward Walter McCarty by declaring, "I love Walter!" Chances are Heinsohn has never watched a Philadelphia 76ers game and spontaneously yelled, "I love Philly!" The Celtics open their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the...
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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