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Comcast Cans the Cooz as Color Commentator

In other Association-related firing news, Hall of Famer and occasional color commentator for the Celtics Bob Cousy, 80, was sacked this weekend. He’s not sure why and not particularly happy about it.

“I would have liked to have continued,” Cousy said yesterday. “I’m only involved in 10 games a season, so it’s not that big a deal. But I would have liked to have been allowed to keep my hand in, especially after 22 years of [Celtics] mediocrity — last year was kind of fun, frankly, and I was looking forward to doing it again. Comcast can choose to do the hiring and firing, but if it’s a financial situation, I’m not being overpaid. What they pay me is what they spend monthly for office supplies.”

Cousy said he was dissatisfied with how he was informed of the decision.

“I got a call from somebody I hardly knew, not even the head honcho, saying they decided to go to a two-man booth,” Cousy said. “I said, ‘Thank you, very much,’ and hung up. When you’re 80 years old, you run out of leverage.”

It’s not like he was the greatest booth guy in the world, but he’s pretty much the walking embodiment of the leprechaun at this point and has been the face of the Cs since Red died. But most of all, this is truly a dark day for all of those of us who grew up in New England and were fortunate enough to live through the “Cooz Saying Dana Barros’ Name Live on Television Era” — especially in lieu of his inexplicable absence from the Celtic-laden Semi-Pro trailer.

You will be missed, Bob.


Dana Barros Wants To Start Talking About Fat, Multiracial Midgets in a Sweaty Bathtub

There really is little better in life than hearing such Confucian wisdom from a former NBA tweener with a girl’s name who hadn’t even entered your stream of consciousness in a half-dozen years. Presumably, you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Don’t worry, baby birds, I’ll feed ya.

And here’s the Dana Barros transcript for those of yall too lazy to sit through a two-minute Semi-Pro trailer:

“When you start talking about bringing people together in a sweaty bathtub — black/white, big/tall, skinny/fat, midget/giant — bringing ’em together in a sweaty bathtub…how much more together can you get than that?”

It’s hard to nitpick with such unadulterated greatness, but given the presence of so many former Celtics and broadcast booth mate “Tommy Point!” Heinsohn, would it really have been that difficult to dig up Bob Cousy solely so we could hear him pronounce Dana’s last name?

And, I’m not a professional movie critic, but I’m pretty sure a Dino Radja sighting would have clinched that Academy Award. Amateurs.