Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tuesday's press conference

KFAN provides a link the press conference which you can listen to here.

Update: Kare 11 has video.

The organization invited some season ticket holders to today's press conference introducing the players acquired in the Garnett trade. One week after the trade that sent Garnett to Boston, any chance to get excited about these players seemed like a good one so I decided to attend.

Unfortunately, it didn't pan out the way I'd hoped. Based on the looks on the players' faces, I thought I'd walked into the waiting room of an ER. That changed after a few minutes when they instead began to exhibit merely a lack of excitement and slight boredom. In contrast to the celebratory Celtics press conference last week, this one was, for the most part, uninspiring. Though the session was geared towards the media and came in the wake of last week's bridge tragedy, there were plenty of fans in attendance, watching on tv, or listening to it on the radio so it would have been a convenient opportunity to get the skeptical ones hyped up about the trade.

MPR has a recap of the press conference.