Boston Celtics Honor Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce Honored

The Management Team of Face Activities would like to take a moment to recognize a great moment in sports history.

On Sunday, the same day the Boston Celtics faced the Cleveland Cavaliers on the court, the team honored legendary small forward Paul Pierce, retiring his beloved number 34. This is the 22nd jersey number the Celtics have retired. That’s the most among all North American Sports franchises.

At six feet seven inches, Pierce, known to admiring fans as “The Truth,” was a player of consummate skill. The veteran of 10 All-Star teams, he enjoyed 19 years in the NBA—-15 of which he played for Boston, to the delight of legions of fans. He averaged 21.8 points and 6 rebounds per game for Boston.

Pierce honed his basketball technique at the University of Kansas, from where the Celtics drafted him in 1998. His career point count is the 18th highest in NBA history, totaling a staggering 26,397. Only one other Celtic, John Havilcek, scored higher, at 24,021. That’s a truly admirable record.

After the 2012-13 season, Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, in a complicated and controversial deal involving 5 draft picks and 9 players. Many Boston fans consider this a sad day in Celtics history, and have sorely missed “The Truth” ever since.

In addition to his iconic career in sports, Pierce had a strong presence off the court, working with children out in the community, encouraging them to develop academically as well as athletically.


Photo: By Keith Allison (flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Watch Victory Parade of New England Patriots – 11 AM Tuesday, February 7th

Watch Victory Parade of New England Patriots - 11 AM Tuesday, February 7th

New England Patriots fans are massing for a gigantic parade and celebration to honor the champions of historic Super Bowl LI. The festivities start at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 7th.

This is the 5th Super Bowl the Patriots have won during quarterback Tom Brady’s career, and the 4th time that Brady has won the coveted Super Bowl most valuable player award, which occurred the day after the game, in Texas.

The festivities today are expected to be a grand show, despite some inclement weather in the Boston area. Many MBTA parking lots are full and extra trains are in service to accommodate the crush of fans expected to travel by public transportation to positions along the parade route.

Sunday’s big game was quite an historic event. It was the first Super Bowl to go into over time, with the Patriots and Falcons tied at 28 points. Also, at half-time the score was 28 – 3 (Falcons) so the amazing come-from-behind finish meant the Patriots had to make up an extraordinary 25 points. The most a Super Bowl victor had made up in the past was 10, making for another historic sports first.

Watch Patriots Victory Parade Live (CBS Boston)


Photo: By SAB0TEUR (New England Patriots grand entrance) CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Watch Boston Marathon Coverage Live

Watch Boston Marathon Coverage

Watch Boston Marathon Coverage Live

Boston – Monday, April 18, 2016

Watch media coverage of one of the premier running events throughout the world, hosted in one of America’s most historic city’s, with this convenient live-feed.

“The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States.It is always held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathoncompetition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events…” (Read Full Wikipedia Article for History)