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March 18, The Bracket

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey guys,

So it is finally that glorious time of the year when there is always something to watch on TV because from noon to midnight-ish, the NCAA tournament is on. It’s awesome that you can watch all games now too without going on the computer.

As I am sure you are all wondering, I will be releasing my picks. To this point, I have all of my Final 4 teams alive, and seven of eight teams left for the elite eight (Damn you Red Storm and your local hype.) So here is my bracket, and I will accompany it with a video of one of my favorite college games ever, last years National Championship. Enjoy.

Though my championship game is pretty conservative, I think my Final 4 is more daring than anyone else in my group.

March 6, Ron Artest and St. Johns

March 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey guys,

As a tribute to the recent success of the St. John’s Red Storm, I’m going to put up a video on the always entertaining Ron Artest. Artest is one of the last great players to come from the Red Storm. Enjoy.

February 22, Welcome to New York Carmelo and Chauncey

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey guys,

Image courtesy of hoston.indymedia.org

So as most of you already know by now, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups are now members of the New York Knicks, along with a host of lesser known players. This to me is big news, and fans should be happy for the addition, but as usual it seems Knicks fan have failed to cherish the moment (Now I’m not talking about all Knicks fans, just the ones I heard on WFAN talking to Mike Francesa.)

I can’t say I was shocked, after two years of hearing about how Lebron is going to be a Knick, followed by a season of hearing how Melo is coming to New York as soon as Lebron decided to take his talents to South Beach. Today it seemed like half of the callers on Mike’d Up were calling to discuss when the Knicks will land Deron Williams, or Chris Paul, or Dwight Howard. Enough already! I can’t take it anymore. I thought once Carmelo showed up the anticipation would dissipate, but now it seems like everyone is just on the the next one. Be grateful for what you have, shut up, and just watch the product that the Knicks put on the court for once, instead of chirping about what needs to be done next.

That being said I don’t want anyone to think this applies to all Knicks fans. I have good friends that are Knicks fans (Myself included, but I know I’m not a huge NBA fan, and I won’t pretend to be,) that are content with this move, as a matter of fact I have yet to see/hear any of those people anticipating the next move, but I assure you from listening to WFAN all day that these fans exist.

Is the current Knicks roster a finished product? No. But can’t we please just wait for the season to end before the talks start up about who’s next?

Back to the trade itself:

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I don’t feel like the Knicks gave up too much to get their prize. If I could change one aspect of the trade it would be to ship Landry Fields away rather than Danilo Gallinari, but nonetheless, the trade was still favorable for New York. I also understand that the Nuggets wanted Gallo more than Landry, so the Knicks did what they had to do.

Another aspect of the trade that I found interesting was that Timofey Mozgov was the player that pushed the trade through. I feel like the Knicks did a great job showcasing Mozgov in the weeks leading up to the trade to sweeten the pot for Denver. Not to say that Mozgov will not be a good NBAer, but I feel the few weeks that he did play leading up to the trade was a calculated move by New York.

The Bottom Line:

The Knicks got their man. Knicks fans are happy, or at least they should be. Now lets just sit back and enjoy the product on the floor right now. Carmelo makes his debut tomorrow (Feb. 23) against the Milwaukee Bucks. This game should be a treat for NBA fans everywhere.

That all being said, here is my video to commemorate the trade. A young Carmelo Anthony in his freshman season (and only season) with Syracuse. The year that Anthony led the Orangemen to a National Championship. And to answer the last question posed in the video… YES.