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Jun '10

Bronze Mucus: Celtics good luck charm vs the Lakers?

How do you get a t-shirt on a statue anyway?

How do you get a t-shirt on a statue anyway? (Matt Stone/Boston Herald)

Just like Spain’s strategic use of a “sorcerer” to put a hex on World Cup rival Portugal, Celtics fans believe rubbing the bronzed body of legendary coach Red Auerbach will boost their chances against the Lakers.

During the nailbiting NBA Finals, Boston fans have been flocking to the Faneuil Hall tourist trap to summon the spirit of the cigar-smoking Auerbach statue.  Talented photojournalist Matt Stone has documented the phenomenon with a Boston Herald slideshow.

Choking Red Auerbach, the coach who never choked. (Matt Stone/Boston Herald)

Choking Red Auerbach, the coach who never choked. (Matt Stone/Boston Herald)

Stone has documented the bizarre poses that Celtics fans do with Red, including make-believe strangling and pretending to pick his nose.

Any possibility of giving Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach his dignity back?  (Matt Stone/Boston Herald)

Any possibility of giving Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach his dignity back? (Matt Stone/Boston Herald)

Will stripping away the dignity of the Greatest Basketball Coach in History help out Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the court this week?

We don’t know, but we do know this: die-hard Celtics fans have been kissing Red and affectionately picking his nose for years.

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2 comments to “Bronze Mucus: Celtics good luck charm vs the Lakers?”

  1. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » Chicken Little: NHL hockey legends are falling from the sky! Says:

    [...] harassment of Boston Celtics Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach — the cigar guy — here and [...]

  2. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » Shaq to Fans: I’ll pose for a Tacky Tourist Photo! Says:

    [...] hope that tourists are nicer to Shaq than they are to Red! Digging for bronze mucus apparently is a turn-on for some [...]

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