This blog began after a couple years of thinking and not doing.

I started doing some freelance sports writing for a few sites during my senior year at the University of New Hampshire, including some basketball writing, but there wasn't always a ton of passion in what I was putting down on the page. My passion came out when I would write something about the Boston Celtics and as a result, more and more of my writing became focused on the Celtics. Through my freelancing, I ran into others who were keeping up with their own blogs and I would do some guest writing for them, but I never had the itch to do anything myself.

I stepped away from writing for a brief time, but something was always telling me to start my own site.  People who know me best know that I tend to have an opinion on everything. I slowly began caving into the self-induced pressure.

In February 2011, State of the Celtics finally came to fruition. I am the lone writer and I give myself free reign to say whatever I want regarding this team and this league. I no longer feel disimpassioned when I write.  Instead, I sit in my home with my wife Breyanna, our daughter Jordin and our two dogs and do what I love to do most: Write about the Celtics.

I welcome you to join me in my passion.

- Ryan Desmarais
Creator/Writer/Editor, State of the Celtics