So today I was in a taxi and 4 Australians got in the cab and the first thing they said was "You've got a Celtics hat. We're going to the game tonight." I sensed an accent and being naturally nosy asked "Are you from Ireland". I figured maybe the Irish would have a natural liking of the Celtics. The family replied "No. We're the Scots from Australia". Now I know what you're thinking. Isn't an Australian family named Scot kind of like a Scottish family named Australia? Well yes, but that would be interesting if it happened. The point is that fate determined that a man who has written 4000 posts on Celtics Green alone would meet THE people who clearly had the longest commute to the game. Not only did they fly half way round the world to watch the game at the Garden, but they were in the Cape Cod area and still had a good two hour trip to Boston. Unless someone came from Mars or another dimension the Scots (or possibly Scotts, I'm not sure) of Geelong just outside Melbourne came further than anyone. Not only that but they needed the Celts to win in the playoffs in exactly 7 games, 7 games, and 6 games AND have home court advantage AND be able to get seats to be able to go the first playoff game while they were in the States. Why God wanted the Scots of Geelong to be able to go to the game and not me I'll never know, but clearly this is the case.
Now you may ask "But how do you know they were reeaaally Australian?" Well I looked for the typical things. Admittedly they were not drinking Fosters or eating vegamite and they made no reference to Prince William's public desire to become Governor General of Australia, nor to Nicole Kidman, nor Mel Gibson
They had a natural interest in Andrew Bogut and were happy for Luc Longley.
So then I asked if they ever heard of Australian Celtics draft pick Ben Pepper and they said exactly what 9 out of 10 Celts fans would have said ..."who?"
Scots. If you're out there please tell us how the game was and if I spelled your name and the name of your town right.