Taboo subjects always game for discussion

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico

Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn.

l My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts in the Boston Garden Floor.

Truth is stranger than fiction, I’m finding, as a Boston bar is rumored to have affected the Celtics’ recent playoff success.

The Celtics were deadlocked against the Atlanta Hawks, with the do-or-die Game 7 two Sundays ago. In a recent Boston Globe notes column, lounge operator Patrick Lyons was outed as a possible boon to the Celtics.

Lyons operates the hotel lounge where the Hawks stayed prior to Game 7 of the team’s first-round series against Boston, and a league source said Lyons ordered