Celtics Fans Are No Longer Hitler Sympathizers

The first line of Jemele HIll's ESPN.com article showed promise: "I thought it wouldn't bother me. I thought I would be OK. Turns out, I was as wrong as Skip Bayless." But somewhere down the line, she lost her way. A reader tipped us off that in Hill's anti-Celtics screed, she used a line that likened rooting for the Celtics to both the Holocaust and the Cold War.

And at least for a while, the ESPN editors allowed it on the website.

Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim. It's like hoping Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan.

Oh, don't bother Command+F looking for it in her article, the editors have, you could say, taken it out of commission like Archduke Ferdinand. Even the Google cache of Hill's article has already been Norby'd, so there's no chance of seeing where in the story it was mentioned, or what other dark moments in history are like cheering for the Celtics.

Now I just recently laughed pretty hard at the Paul Pierce stabbing joke a couple posts ago and yet I think comparisons to Hitler are virtually off limits. Then again, ESPN editors also left the comparison to Skip Bayless in there, and that might be an even worse Godwin.

Deserving Or Not, I Still Hate The Celtics [ESPN.com]