Chad Finn: Underrated

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I got cable TV for the first time around New Year's 1985, so was fiannly able to watch *all* the C's games.  It wasn't long after that Bird went on a hellacious scoring run that the 60 was in the middle of.
 
Corsi said:
 
 
 
Great stuff, Chad.  I own the DVD of this game and re-watched it about a year ago.  This article does a wonderful job with the inside stories.  A couple things I particularly loved:
 
STERLING: I coined 'Dominique is Magnifique.' He loved it. He was a pleasure.
 
 
Haha.  Making up shit nicknames even back in those days.  What a dork.
 
 
 
When Wilkins, known as the Human Highlight Film during his prime, was recently honored with a 13 ½-foot tall, 18,500-pound statue outside of the Hawks’ home, Philips Arena, Bird quipped, ‘I’m pretty sure it’s not made in a defensive stance.’
 
 
Larry still has it...
 

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Chad is so good he deserves a better editor to clean up typos. There are five or six in there someone at the globe should clean up.

Normally i don't care much, but those are imperfections on a jewel.
 

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Thanks, guys. It was a joy to put together. Didn't think my perception of Bird could grow any more, but it has after this. Couldn't have been nicer. Called me out of the blue Monday after I'd been trying to get him for a couple of weeks through Pacers P.R. Never thought I'd pick up my phone and hear, "Chad? Larry Bird, howya doin'?
 
MDLTG, if you see any or remember any, let me know. If tried to clean up as many as I can, but there have been a couple of instances in which our brutal content management system has reverted to a previous version. 
 

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I feel your pain, Chad. Almost impossible to edit yourself. I do this for a living, so can't help myself - just trying to be helpful. Love the piece:
 
Missing "the": "opposing players on bench got swept"
extra y: "“They way he was shooting"
extra a: "He made me a much a tougher player mentally"
should be "as long as": "pace us, and along as no one"
missing t: "But hat year was a tough year "
extra comma: "abundance,. He"
missing as: "so you never know who they had a stat guy."
missing close quotes: “Larry Bird! Larry Bird! while proclaiming 
 

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Great read. IMO Chad has gone from "underrated" to "properly rated", at least around here. He's like a homeless man's Bob Ryan, or something.
 

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I love the fast-forward characterizations of 'Nique and Ainge, as if nothing has changed. Larry still busting balls, and both of them "get it" and maintain their respect.

Ainge: "Kevin didn't know how to talk to Larry, and Larry didn't know how to talk to Kevin, but they both knew how to yell at me."

Fantastic.
 

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Thank you, Chad--what a great, great piece that is. And what a sweet bonus to hear from so many old Celtics like Scott Wedman, Carlos Clark, and Greg Kite. Terrific work!
 

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He's one of them now. We've lost him forever. We had a good run though. 
 

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Chad, I found myself nodding along when I read this tweet and I was wondering if you know any of the backstory of his hire:
 
Chad Finn ‏@GlobeChadFinn  Mar 31
Honest question: What is Tim Benz's appeal supposed to be to New England sports fans?
 
 
When you think about it, it just seems odd.  It could be anything from just wanting an "outside voice" to maybe his father pulled some strings?  I know I am reaching but it makes no sense.  
 

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Posted by Downtown with Rich Kimball
 
Congratulations to Chad Finn of The Boston Globe, the winner of Downtown Madness 2015! Chad had an impressive run to the title of favorite Downtown guest, besting the likes of Joe Castiglione, Steve Buckley, Bob Ryan, Sean McDonough, and actor Jeff Daniels. Chad is not only a very talented writer and a regular guest on the show but a proud graduate of both Morse High School and the University of Maine. Well played, Chad!
 
 

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Awesome article by chad on disappointment of krafts actions today, captures how pretty much everyone I've talked with today feels. Beyond annoying that instead of reading this in tomorrow's globe we'll read a victory lap from fck wad shaughnessy and dolphin fan volin sharpening his knives on pats with glee.
 

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Wow. What a takedown by Chad. Not sure that's where I'm at right now but Chad's sentiments were how I felt viscerally while Kraft was speaking today.
 

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Just saw Chad's article on Kraft.  I haven't been able to read media coverage since #PatsSurrender, but I'm 100% with Chad here:
 
http://www.boston.com/sports/touching_all_the_bases/2015/05/if_brady_suspension_isnt_reduced_this_is_the_truth_kraft_put.html
 
If Brady suspension isn't reduced, Kraft puts NFL's well-being above Patriots'

There's nothing to lose by going scorched-earth on the rest of the league -- except for Goodell's good favor and the precious approval of his fellow owners.

Pathetic. Kraft should be fighting to keep that first-round pick.

But it's business and billionaire buddies' desires above everything else.

Kraft used to be one of you. Today, given a public opportunity to reveal his true allegiances, he chose them.

Help me out here, because barring an elimination of Brady's suspension or the minuscule possibility that the league has more on the Patriots than was revealed in the 243 pages of the Wells Report, I do not know how Kraft's billionaire-boys-club gesture today does a damn thing to help out his football team.

Seriously, what does it do besides save a few million bucks in lawyers' fees? It costs them a first-round pick, more damaging than even the Brady suspension given Bill Belichick's knack for turning No. 1 picks into dependable players at worst and cornerstones on a number of occasions.
 

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Borges is talking shit to Chad on Twitter. I wonder what Chad wrote that struck a nerve.
 

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Drunk John Dennis would be proud of Borges tonight. #soberasajudge!
 
Yikes, Chad goes for the jugular:
 
https://twitter.com/GlobeChadFinn/status/603355662165405696
 

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nattysez said:
Borges is talking shit to Chad on Twitter. I wonder what Chad wrote that struck a nerve.
Tracing it back (6 days), Borges mocked Chad for thinking Kraft placed the NFL before TB12. Borges countered that Kraft put the "other 52" ahead of Brady. Chad's retort of "took you 6 days to think of that?" seems to have irritated Ronnie... plenty of Chad's followers chiming in with additional humorous replies.
 

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Borges is the ultimate hack. His angle on this scandal is the same old bone he has to pick with the Pats - he hates Belichick and wishes ill on him and the team. Ballghazi is like manna from heaven for Borges. It's more grist for his mill of how the Patriots suck and Belichick sucks. What a hateful loser. If you make your living by tearing down the hometown team what does that say about you being an unlikeable person?

Borges has been recently quoted nationally as saying "Belichick never believed Brady".

Which I'd bet is a straight lie.
- No confirmation has arisen.
- We know from watching Borges for years he has no sources - when was the last time he broke Pats news?
- From reading the Wells report we know that there's barely any evidence for a violation there. Belichick didn't believe Brady for what? Saying he loves collies? Saying Brady's favorite color is blue?
 

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