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Monday, December 10, 2007

Announcement and Some Thoughts

In light of New York Knicks ownership's announcement that they are steadily and unfailingly behind coach and general manager Isaiah Thomas, I am officially protesting in the only way I, a faceless, voiceless fan can - I am no longer going to be actively following the Knicks.

Since I don't pay to go to games, and I a not a Cablevision subscriber,Jimmy Dolan could care less about what i think. Still, what else can I do? In light of 2 embarrassing loses to Philly, the team looks less and less interested and the coach is getting an absolutely free pass.

Sure the team has gone through tons of turmoil. But the mark of a good team is - they rise up. They come together and they come through it. The Knicks have completely fallen apart.

So as of now, unless the team suddenly rips off 7 of 10 (showing they are playing for the coach) or they fire the coach - I'll be checking box scores in the morning papers and that's it.

- In light of the Jets loss yesterday - well, in all honesty, what's to say? I have serious doubts about Kellen Clemens as a starting quarterback but I think it would be a huge mistake to start Pennington again this season. Give Clemens the final 3 games as his final audition. Let's be 100% sure this guy isn't our man before the Jets burn a first round pick on a QB.

- I think the 24.5 point spread for the Jets/Pats game (mentioned on WFAN this morning) will be heading north in the next few days. In light of the hurt the Pats put on the Steelers (a good, not great team) for a guaranty by some silly safety, what kind of hurt do you think they will want to smack down on the coach they have used as motivation for the entire season? As much as I fail to see what Eric Mangini did wrong by exposing a cheater, apparently, it was really bad form.

- On a similar note, I was very happy the Steelers lost for two reasons. 1. You do not want to be the team the pats play the week after a team snaps their pursuit of perfection and 2. - Can you imagine how awesome it would be if the Jets actually won now? Sure it will never happen, but it would make up for alot (though certainly far from all) of this season's major disappointment.

- I've written about it before (as has pretty much everyone else) but Laverneous Coles is one of the toughest players to ever strap up a green helmet. Playing through serious pain, barely able to get up after catches, he had some big first down grabs in a meaningless game. Why? Because his team needs him. I hope he has a good money manager because he's going to have serious medical issues when he retires (try Googling Wayne Chrebet's name and see how he is living these days).


  • Given that your decision to "no longer actively follow" the Knicks immediately follows the end of your prior decision to "no longer actively follow" the Rangers, I tend to doubt the Dolans are troubled by this. As you know, they own the Rangers too.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 1:33 PM  

  • Haha - my decision to stop following the rangers was fueled by my temporary loss of interest in hockey - and truth be told, I still cannot watch an entire hockey game anymore - I mostly tune in for the third period.

    The decision to stop following the Knicks is born from ownership's troubling moves - all of which have led to the assembly of an unlikeable team that plays an unwatchable brand of basketball, led by a loathsome coach, an insane point guard, 2 overrated big men and highly skilled, erratic shooting guard.

    By Blogger Elster, at 1:40 PM  

  • Te Kicks are a mess. That said, sometimes the dreaded vote of confidence is an indication that the coach is actually on his way out. Just be glad you're not a Falcons fan right now.

    By Blogger Jewboy, at 11:11 AM  

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