Istanbul/Constantinople: Celtics/C's Visit

Funny story written by Ossurworld

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

If you belong to a certain generation, you can sing it-but it could be rapped as well. The old song was performed by Bing Crosby, The Four Lads, and now the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics are in Turkey, hoping they will not end up a fancy turkey this season. Whether their game in Istanbul ends up being a Turkish delight or an exercise in whirling dervish, the next few days will tell.

They're in Istanbul, not Constantinople. In 1930 the Turks changed their socks and their city's name.

Every Celtic in Constantinople knows they're in Istanbul, not Constantinople. We doubt that the younger guys even know it was once a place with a different name. They play in Boston where everyone knows your name and cheers.

We are sure they know everyone there talks Turkey.

Paul Pierce said they were going to Istanbul to bond, introduce themselves to teammates, and go on dates.

Yes, he said "dates". So if you've a date in Constantinople,
he'll be waiting in Istanbul. It's a place on two continents, Asia and Europe, but it's not incontinent.

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Blame that on the old Knickerbockers, not the new Knicks.

Why they changed it we can't say. People just liked it better that way. Yep, it's a load of Istanbul, not Constantinople.

As for us we like tradition and old winning ways, so take us back to Constantinople, a city made for the C's.

No, you can't go back to Constantinople. Been a long time gone, Constantinople.

Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks. We just hope the new Celts don't become Druids, playing out there in Old Constantinople.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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