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No. 2 In The Rafters, No. 1 In Their Hearts
Frank Deford
January 14, 1985
Red Auerbach attained lofty new status as old Celtics gathered to play a little hoops and honor their mentor
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January 14, 1985

No. 2 In The Rafters, No. 1 In Their Hearts

Red Auerbach attained lofty new status as old Celtics gathered to play a little hoops and honor their mentor

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Norm enters the bar, brandishing a cigar, and walks past a table where CARLA is delivering a round of beers to TED WILLIAMS, JOHN L. SULLIVAN, HARRY AGGANIS, BOBBY ORR, FRANCIS OUIMET and DOUG FLUTIE.

COACH (behind the bar): What's with the cigar, Nahmie?

NORM (taking seat next to CLIFF): I wanted to salute Red Auerbach.

CLIFF: And if Nahmie just raised another beer, who would know it was for anything?

COACH: Oh yeah, Sam went to the celebration at the Garden.

DIANE (approaching the bar with a tray): One white wine spritzer and a sherry rocks, Coach.

NORM: Didn't Sam say not to serve Back Bay Yuppies anymore, or he'd lose his Perrier license?

DIANE: Very funny. I'll have you know that these Yuppies, so-called, are both associate members of the Museum of Fine Arts—and we certainly need some culture in this déclassé, Philistine town. Last week, all of Boston was carrying on about that little boy over there, just because he could throw a football, and now, a...coach!

COACH: But, Diane, I, I—

DIANE: Not you, Coach.

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