Friday, July 02, 2010

It's been awhile.

Let's do this.


















Bill Bradley. Walt Frazier. Patrick Ewing. Jerry Lucas. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. Willis Reed. Bernard King. Lebron James.

Monday will be a great day to be a Knick fan. Monday, a franchise will change. The Knicks will be back. They'll get the Sunday afternoon games, they'll get a Christmas game and they'll get the "TNT Game of the Week" games. It will be like the late 90's again. I can't wait. It sort of feels good to love basketball again. It's been awhile.

You know when one of your favorite teams happens to be one of the league's most important franchises you get super sensitive about the ongoings of the team. The years the Knicks spent in ruins basically destroyed all of the Knick fans. There was no hope. It was stupidity after stupidity. It felt like it would never end. I know the last straw for me was the Jerome James signing. Isiah Thomas orchestrated many horriffic deals during his tenure and management did nothing to prevent it. He also sexually harrassed woman. Zeke was always known as a hell of a basketball player and a great scout but a horrible person and a bad general manager. He left a huge shitstain on the franchise. I mean I feel like it was just yesterday I was watching Malik Rose rebound a basketball while wearing a Knick jersey. These are nightmares.

Once Donnie Walsh got here all he did, all he focused on was clearing cap space for this year. For this moment. Not only for Lebron but to pull this franchise from the dead and resucitate the fan base. It was essential that going into this off-season the Knicks were in the hunt for a very talented free agent class. And here we are. We have a beloved NBA coach (beloved by players for the most part, I for one would wish he would focus on defense more, another day) and MSG. Our one and true asset. Don't underestimate the fact that when it comes to basketball arenas Madison Square Garden is head and shoulders above every other venue. Jordan said it. Lebron said it. Wade says it. Shaq. I could go on. What a place to call home.

Welcome home Lebron. We've been waiting.

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Beth said...

"You know when one of your favorite teams happens to be one of the league's most important franchises..."

"Don't underestimate the fact that when it comes to basketball arenas Madison Square Garden is head and shoulders above every other venue."

These 2 statements help explain why most people hate NY teams. Even if the statements are 100% true (which I don't think they are), there's just a smugness about these type statements from NY fans that pisses everyone else off.

jugdish said...

These 2 statements help explain why most people hate NY teams. Even if the statements are 100% true (which I don't think they are), there's just a smugness about these type statements from NY fans that pisses everyone else off.


sports talk DJs have been all over this this week.

jugdish said...

hell you get the same thing from some people about texas. i love it here, but it annoys me sometimes

El Padrino said...

i could see that

i apologize in advance, it's attitude

El Padrino said...

(which I don't think they are)

msg is the mecca

it's true

jugdish said...

msg is the mecca


if mecca means its an old ass building with a lot of history that used to house a good team about 20 years ago...then ill go along with that


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El Padrino said...

"there's just a smugness about these type statements from NY fans that pisses everyone else off."

it's such a dynamic isn't it, wonder how it started

after we gained our independence? during the roaring 20's?

good history lesson

El Padrino said...

i like the way you roll jugdish

jugdish said...

i bet people feel the same way about wrigley and fenway. cool places to see games.

ive actually never seen a knicks game at msg..but i did see a wwf event there when i was a kid

jugdish said...

shitty weather here for the weekend

woe

got a lot of side storms coming in from alex

Beth said...

"i apologize in advance, it's attitude"

Just for the record EP, you really can't apologize for those statements "in advance" after you said them...

jugdish said...

Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?

El Padrino said...

"Just for the record EP, you really can't apologize for those statements "in advance" after you said them..."

in case i say them again

Beth said...

Apology accepted.

Beth said...

But don't say them again.

El Padrino said...

remember when i said i'd psay money to see the presentation? it's free here

El Padrino said...

click Full Screen to see the powerpoint

BLUE said...

supposedly pohkorov offered lebron a castle in europe

BLUE said...

if you're going to be the king, you need a castle

El Padrino said...

man what is wrong with Mel Gibson

BLUE said...

"man what is wrong with Mel Gibson"


you mean besides being a knick fan?

El Padrino said...

castle? dracula lives in a castle

El Padrino said...

"Leno's 'Tonight Show' Has Lowest Rated Quarter Since Letterman Went To CBS..."


hahahahaha, weasel

El Padrino said...

unemployment #'s are out

fugly

El Padrino said...

but what did they expect when 125K of those jobs were census workers?

jugdish said...

we need another census

BLUE said...

thanks obama

jugdish said...

this time include temhio...or just add 1 to the last census

Steve said...

"These 2 statements help explain why most people hate NY teams."


The exact same thing can be said about Duke fans (your responce and the previous statements).

The only difference is that Duke doesn't suck balls.

jugdish said...

did the knicks mention basketball in theor presentation?

jugdish said...

Walsh: Lebron, you could probably be a billionaire if you come to new york...think abbout it.

lebron: what kind of team are you putting together? I want multiple titles!

Walsh: A billion dollars...think about it!

jugdish said...

i have fat fingers this morning

jugdish said...

suite!

/beth




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Meiz said...

"one of the league's most important franchises"


STOP SAYING THIS. IT ISN'T 1985 ANYMORE.

Meiz said...

"msg is the mecca"

No it isn't.

BLUE said...

for the decade of the 2000's the knicks won the least amount of games of any team in NBA history

Meiz said...

msg is the mecca

jugdish said...

lebron: I want to make a brazilian!

Walsh: ill crunch the numbers.

JFreak said...

EP is dumb.

Beth said...

"i have fat fingers this morning"

Big deal, I have fat fingers every morning.

/rev

BLUE said...

knicks will get carmelo and then be upset that they never win a championship

Meiz said...

"remember when i said i'd psay money to see the presentation? it's free here"


And New York STAYS beggin'. Good golly.

El Padrino said...

"STOP SAYING THIS. IT ISN'T 1985 ANYMORE."

and i'm dumb?

jugdish said...

a billion!!!

/walsh

El Padrino said...

when i say the knicks are important to the league you make it seem like i am saying such an off the wall comment

BLUE said...

the bulls pitch to lebron:

lebron: so what can you offer

cajun guy: Champion!!

lebron: what about money

cajun guy: millions

BLUE said...

"when i say the knicks are important to the league you make it seem like i am saying such an off the wall comment"

because the knicks are insignificant


look the knicks have sucked the last 10 years and the league has done really well

the knicks didn't win a championship in the 90's and the league did well

the knicks didn't win a championship in the 80's and the league did well

BLUE said...

If you think about the teams that have been "significant" to the league...the knicks aren't one of them over the last 30 years.

BLUE said...

by the way

O:FB still going strong, varitek out for 6-8 weeks with a broken foot

jugdish said...

cajun man on the bulls cracks me up

jugdish said...

lebron: how many titles are we talkin?

cajun: sevON!

El Padrino said...

ny'ers are delusional then

jugdish said...

TOTPM

Meiz said...

"ny'ers are delusional then"


Finally some sense

Meiz said...

"TOTPM"


Read my mind. I just don't want to go crazy with adding more.

jugdish said...

what else can we do with these gems?

BLUE said...

Lebron: I like that lake what's it's name

Cajun: MichigON

lebron: that doesn't make sense this is illinois, If I sign I want to change the name of the lake. What can we change it to

cajun: LebrON

BLUE said...

Lebron: lake lebron, I like it

cajun: excellON

jugdish said...

my boss doesn't forward jokes in email. he prints them out and reads them to us. i get a little glimpse of what its like to have my own reader.

El Padrino said...

knew that would be toptm

jugdish said...

Lebron: well i know the bulls have had many great teams and players.

cajun: yes yes...pippON, JordON, RodmON, PaxsON, ArmstrON...

Beth said...

Damn, already a bad call it looks like in today's Brazil-Netherlands game calling back a Brazil goal, but then like 2 minutes later they get another one that does count.

Steve said...

"ny'ers are delusional then"


this may be the smartest thing anybody has ever said...EVER

BLUE said...

lebron: yes, but those bulls teams had something you guys don't

cajun: JacksON ::shaking head::

BLUE said...

Kirk Gibson now managing the snakes.

i'm excited for the fist pumps and the "i don't believe what I just saw"

Meiz said...

4 years/61 million for Paul Pierce. Are you kidding me?

BLUE said...

what's wrong with those numbers

BLUE said...

If I was a knicks fan I'd be more interested in courting Durant than Lebron

BLUE said...

Durant should be an easy sell. he'll be young enough, and he's obviously not getting endorsements and the recognition playing in OKC that he would if he were in NYC.

although he might look good in Brooklyn Nets attire

El Padrino said...

"If I was a knicks fan I'd be more interested in courting Durant than Lebron"

he's signing an extension with OKC very soon

ns

El Padrino said...

everybody hates nyc but everybody wants to come here (minus a few lov gremlins)

funny

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

"everybody hates nyc but everybody wants to come here (minus a few lov gremlins)"


-it's a great place to vacation; I just personally wouldn't want to live there

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

now if I were a millionaire, than NY would probably be near the top of my list of places to live

jugdish said...

everybody hates nyc but everybody wants to come here (minus a few lov gremlins)


i'm not going to say NYC isn't a fun or cool place, but it is, but to say everyone wants to come there is funny.

Just as a sports town, you don't see players lining up to go to the jets, giants, or mets just because its nyc. sometimes they have to overpay to get players there. the yankees are class by themselves because with their roster/payroll they will be in the hunt every year.

El Padrino said...

70% of school kids in texas can't pass a basic physical test

El Padrino said...

"Just as a sports town, you don't see players lining up to go to the jets, giants, or mets just because its nyc."

rosters would have to be expanded

jugdish said...

70% of school kids in texas can't pass a basic physical test


where do you get this from?

i will say this...texas women are better looking than new york women

Beth said...

Not sure anyone here now cares, but 1-1 for Brazil and Netherlands.

jugdish said...

we've been tracking that on Lordz of soccer

BLUE said...

"he's signing an extension with OKC very soon

ns"

only because he'll be a restricted FA...if he starts to make a stink...well then

Todd Packer said...

nice post

Meiz said...

I think OKC is going to be a very good basketball team for quite a while.

Todd Packer said...

"look the knicks have sucked the last 10 years and the league has done really well"

nba would have done better than "really well" if the knicks were any good

Meiz said...

New Yorkers are delusional

Meiz said...

In fact...Status update!

Spaceman Spiff said...

"4 years/61 million for Paul Pierce. Are you kidding me?"

doesnt look as bad when you see
amir johnson got 34 million, channing frye got 30 million

Spaceman Spiff said...

WFT happened to brazil, i leave home 1-0, now theyre down 2-1, bracket is done if this holds up

Todd Packer said...

"New Yorkers are delusional"

i don't consider myself a NYer anymore... lived more of my life as a floridian. i understand the hate. i have the same hatred for the yanks, but a lot of what ep is saying is true... the nba is a better league when the knicks are competitive

Todd Packer said...

soccer sucks

El Padrino said...

DOUBLE DRAGON

Meiz said...

Enjoy Amare's no defense playing ass, fellas.

Spaceman Spiff said...

1 was considered an own goal, brutal

Meiz said...

"doesnt look as bad when you see
amir johnson got 34 million, channing frye got 30 million"


Pierce is so old, though.

jugdish said...

the nba is a better league when the knicks are competitive


a better league for who? knicks fans maybe. they're still selling out a lot of their games, people are still watching them a lot

El Padrino said...

"i will say this...texas women are better looking than new york women"

who said anything about woman?
i wouldnt disagree with that anyway

here is the link

Spaceman Spiff said...

brazil down a man

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

any league is going to benefit from a big market team finding success

it isn't anything unique to NY; the only thing special about the Knicks is MSG, and the fact that NY has a large population

Beth said...

And Brazil with only 10 men now.

Spaceman Spiff said...

same guy who own goaled got a red, dont take the flight home man

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

just found out our office is going to close at noon today



DET

Meiz said...

Sure, I'll throw some gas on the fire.

Meiz said...

"just found out our office is going to close at noon today"

piss off

El Padrino said...

stop with these soccer updates, world cup ended last saturday

jugdish said...

Sure, I'll throw some gas on the fire.



yeah, that sounds about right


s

Spaceman Spiff said...

"PDcavsinsider

Here's what I hear from yesterday: LeBron interested in Nets pitch but not so much NY. NY trying at moment to secure Amare' to help cause"

jugdish said...

stop with these soccer updates, world cup ended last saturday


^^^^^^^^

BLUE said...

re: world cup


it's real to me

Spaceman Spiff said...

"stop with these soccer updates, world cup ended last saturday"

just look at them, what are you doing reading them

El Padrino said...

good golly made me aitch

Beth said...

Brazil - dun.

jugdish said...

Brazil - dun.



I'll read about it in OSQ.

Meiz said...

Slow-mo flying food

Meiz said...

wall

Meiz said...

Goddamn fail whale is pissing me off

BLUE said...

fuck ghana

jugdish said...

im part dutch!


/aitch

Todd Packer said...

"fuck ghana"

fuck soccer

BLUE said...

i would literally kill a ghanarian if I met one

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

eh, they don't have much else going on for them over there; if we're going to lose, at least it's to a 3rd world country with little prior success in the WC (much better than being ousted by Germany, Englad, or God forbid, Italy or France)

BLUE said...

no, they owe us, they should kneel before kod

my 2 faves said...

"He also sexually harrassed woman."

ymsoab

my 2 faves said...

"everybody hates nyc but everybody wants to come here"

If everyone wants to go there, why do the Yankees & Mets have to offer twice what any other team offers to get players?


hmmmmm?

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

"kneel before kod"

-hilarity; Superman 2 references are always appreciated

El Padrino said...

kod you jinxed Rauch

El Padrino said...

"If everyone wants to go there, why do the Yankees & Mets have to offer twice what any other team offers to get players?


hmmmmm?"


they don't have to

El Padrino said...

and i'm not just talking about sports

BLUE said...

EP has a point, a lot of people work in NY for less than they could make somewhere else.

eteo

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

"kod you jinxed Rauch"


-yeah, the last inning and a half of last night's game was painful

my 2 faves said...

"they don't have to"

so they do because they like spending money?

Todd Packer said...

"If everyone wants to go there, why do the Yankees & Mets have to offer twice what any other team offers to get players?"

i don't think that is true

El Padrino said...

"so they do because they like spending money?"

if your talking about being aggressive with a player to make sure he doesnt even look anywhere else as opposed to saying hey, ny sucks but we'll pay you extra to live in this awful city type sceanrio your a pshycho

jugdish said...

hey i could go live in nyc and get an apartment three times smaller than my house, but pay three times as much as i do now and have to deal with four times the amount if people in half the space...


sounds good to me

El Padrino said...

people get paid more to work here because it cost more to live hre


does everyone understand that

jugdish said...

i don't think that is true


not twice as much, but they over pay for sure

you don't see many people taking pay cuts to come to nyc because it is so good

my 2 faves said...

"if your talking about being aggressive with a player to make sure he doesnt even look anywhere else as opposed to saying hey, ny sucks but we'll pay you extra to live in this awful city type sceanrio your a pshycho"

I nerve* said it's an awful city. But you're saying everyone wants to go there, which if it was true, would mean that they wouldn't need to pay as much to get players to go there

El Padrino said...

who needs space when you have great pizza?

Todd Packer said...

"sounds good to me"

jug you left out the part about making 3 times as much money

jugdish said...

people get paid more to work here because it cost more to live hre


does everyone understand that



yes, but it usually doesn't equal out i imagine

El Padrino said...

"not twice as much, but they over pay for sure"

to secure a free agent, they pay

they dont overpay because they think they'll lose the player to another city

"you don't see many people taking pay cuts to come to nyc because it is so good"

no one takes paycuts, especially in sports

El Padrino said...

"jug you left out the part about making 3 times as much money"

and pizza and knockoff handbags

s

my 2 faves said...

"people get paid more to work here because it cost more to live hre


does everyone understand that"



How many ballplayers really live there 365?

jugdish said...

they dont overpay because they think they'll lose the player to another city



Damon, Johnny

my 2 faves said...

"i don't think that is true"

"twice" was hyperbole, but you get the drift of my comment

my 2 faves said...

The "it cost* a lot more money to live here" argument doesn't make NYC look better

Meiz said...

"no one takes paycuts, especially in sports"


My father took an $8000 pay cut to move us from the city to the suburbs because Grafton >>>>>>>>>>> Milwaukee



Apology accepted

Meiz said...

And it costs more to live in the burbs than Milwaukee

my 2 faves said...

"they dont overpay because they think they'll lose the player to another city"

What other reason would they have for offering a lot more to a player?

jugdish said...

Housing is 214% more expensive in New York than houston


my govt yob in NYC wouldn't make up for the difference in pay with the locality pay added

BLUE said...

it does not equal out


the one good thing about going to NYC is that you get a decent salary compared to everywhere else. So when you leave NYC, like most people do, you can command a similar salary with much lower living expenses...it's a win win for moving away.

El Padrino said...

look you hate nyc, i get it, i dont even care but dont sit here and tell me no one else likes it cuz then you look like a dumbass

El Padrino said...

houston has the fattest people in the world

Todd Packer said...

"it's a win win for moving away"

i would agree with that, blue

Meiz said...

"dont sit here and tell me no one else likes it cuz then you look like a dumbass"

This debate is about you saying everybody wants to go to NY

my 2 faves said...

"look you hate nyc, i get it, i dont even care but dont sit here and tell me no one else likes it cuz then you look like a dumbass"



RIF, LP. I didn't once say that noone else likes it. I'm going against your "everyone wants to come here" argument.

El Padrino said...

"it's a win win for moving away."

for instance we have a jax office and if it came down to me losing my job or moving there with my current salary i'd have a tough decision to make, could probably live well in jax on my salary

good point blue

Meiz said...

"could probably live well in jax on my salary"


Understatement of the year

my 2 faves said...

"the one good thing about going to NYC is that you get a decent salary compared to everywhere else. So when you leave NYC, like most people do, you can command a similar salary with much lower living expenses...it's a win win for moving away."


Good point, blue.

But the "It's better because it's better" argument is more engaging

s

Todd Packer said...

"everyone wants to come here" argument.


"everyone" is hyperbole, just like "twice"

El Padrino said...

"This debate is about you saying everybody wants to go to NY"

sort of the same thing, your arguing people need incentive to come here and your pointing to athletes in paticular who get paid more to come here over other places

i dont mean sports, sports is tricky because of other aspects involved

most people want to come here (visit, play) and alot of people dream of living here

i dont make this shit up, you all have tv and can read articles

my 2 faves said...

I only know 1 person who would want to live in NYC. That's hsil because she's a huge broadway person. So there, you have that

my 2 faves said...

*bsil

my 2 faves said...

"most people want to come here (visit, play) and alot of people dream of living here"

I agree with most people wanting to visit there. But not with most wanting to live there

El Padrino said...

"RIF, LP. I didn't once say that noone else likes it. "

i know you, your sort of saying the same thing

my 2 faves said...

""everyone" is hyperbole, just like "twice""

don't you have a sinkhole to attend to?

s

El Padrino said...

"I agree with most people wanting to visit there. But not with most wanting to live there"

kod wants to live here, he'd belnd right in with the russians cuz they dress funny

my 2 faves said...

"i know you, your sort of saying the same thing"

No. I'm being dead serious right now. This isn't a "hate" argument.

Todd Packer said...

i love ny, lived there for 18 years, but i do not ever want to live there again

my 2 faves said...

speaking of kod. I liked the video he sent in to tosh this week

Todd Packer said...

" I liked the video he sent in to tosh this week"

link?

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

I missed Wednesday's show


good thing they repeat the show about 10 times a week

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

the only clip I saw was with the dude shitting in the woods


that was evil, you

my 2 faves said...

"the only clip I saw was with the dude shitting in the woods


that was evil, you"


Yeah that was hilarity

my 2 faves said...

"link?"

Don't have a link. It was some yuge* lady called Amazon somethingorother. She's like 6'3 300lbs and she dominates men. The video was with her and some 5'5"ish dude that she was toying with

Todd Packer said...

"It was some yuge* lady called Amazon somethingorother. She's like 6'3 300lbs and she dominates men. The video was with her and some 5'5"ish dude that she was toying with"


beth and kod made a video?






s

my 2 faves said...

hahahahaha

Meiz said...

What is the b in bsil

Beth said...

"What is the b in bsil"

I assumed it was for broadway.

Meiz said...

"@WojYahooNBA: Knicks and Stoudemire working on 5-year deal worth nearly $100 million"

Spaceman Spiff said...

thought b was bitchy

jugdish said...

"@WojYahooNBA: Knicks and Stoudemire working on 5-year deal worth nearly $100 million"



suite

Spaceman Spiff said...

aint even gonna lie, i'd live in caput mundi right meow

my 2 faves said...

"thought b was bitchy"

spiff knows

Beth said...

"aint even gonna lie, i'd live in caput mundi right meow"

I assume the "meow" was cause you're admitting you're a pussy for saying that.

s

my 2 faves said...

beth is assuming a lot now

my 2 faves said...

cmk finally tolt* her family yesterday. csil was woe

El Padrino said...

fuck her

my 2 faves said...

but she'll be in vegas the next day so she'll fucking annihilate the vodker and soak away the woe

El Padrino said...

stoudemire baby, fuck yeah

my 2 faves said...

next 3 days*

Todd Packer said...

"csil was woe"

nut job

Meiz said...

"stoudemire baby, fuck yeah"


Most predictable signing ever. That guy's not worth 20mil a year

El Padrino said...

"No word on whether this impacts Lebron James, but it can only help from a basketball standpoint and they’d be the most superior pick and roll combination, maybe in the history of the NBA."

history

my 2 faves said...

15/18

my 2 faves said...

I don't see Lebron as a pick & roll guy

Todd Packer said...

I don't see Lebron as a pick & roll guy because NY sucks

*fixed

Spaceman Spiff said...

hakim warrick to the suns

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

Uruguay's anthem sounds like the theme to Mighty Mouse

Can a brother get 4 mo? said...

The refs for today's game are from Portugal


I'm rooting for the refs!


/H

Todd Packer said...

"I'm rooting for the refs!


/H"

funny

Meiz said...

"hakim warrick to the suns"


Spiffdrino?

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