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Time for another Boston breakdown

As the '08 Celtics prepare for the postseason, the Sports Guy compares them to the famed 1986 squad. Story

Updated: July 14, 2008, 5:26 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Back in mid-January, you might remember me writing a "Dr. Jack" breakdown of the undefeated Patriots and the '86 Celtics, trying to figure out which team was greater and leading to hundreds of "You better not have jinxed the season!" e-mails. When the Pats blew Super Bowl XLII three weeks later, more than a few Boston fans blamed me, like my column had the opposite effect of "The Secret" or something.

Can you really blame a writer for altering the outcome of a football game with ...

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