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Monthly Archives: March 2004

Knicks 96 Hawks 84

I love MSG Rewind. Monday nights I rent a court with a couple of guys I’ve been playing with for a few years. The gym runs 7 to 10. Tonight the Knicks game started at 8:30, so usually I would have to choose between the two. Luckily MSG Rewind comes on at midnight, so I can still watch the game instead of trying to rush home and catch the 4th quarter without prior knowledge of what happened earlier in the game. Unfortunately last night’s game wasn’t a very noteworthy game. Actually I came away with more questions that answers. I …continue reading

The Dean Oliver Interview

Baseball is in the midst of a revolution of sorts. No it’s not about steroids or home run records, but rather the wave of statistical analysis that is hitting the league like a Pedro Martinez high and tight fastball. The grandfather of this uprising could be Branch Rickey, the former Dodgers GM. More than half a century ago, he knew there were flaws in measuring a player’s value with stats like BA, RBI, and even fielding percentage. Even though the baseball world ignored these simple findings, other people did not. A small group of people asked: “what are the best …continue reading

We’re Back!

Once again, back is the incredibleThe rhyme animalThe Incredible D. Public Enemy #1– “Bring Tha Noize” Public Enemy I wish I could say I’ve come back from vacation where I was able to kick back and watch the Knicks a few times. However fate was against me, as the satellite company used by my vacation spot somehow decided to not show any of the Knicks’ games. I felt bad for the poor waitress at the local bar who had to hop on a chair to try to find in vain the Knicks-Nets game without a remote control. In case you …continue reading

Good News and Bad News

KnickerBlogger fans. I have good news and bad news. First the bad news. There will be no entries for KnickerBlogger until Monday March 21st, due to KnickerBlogger and Mrs. KnickerBlogger going away on vacation. There is a small chance I will post something while away, but it’s doubtful. Even though I won’t be going to one, I might as well be on a deserted island as far as internet service goes. Now the good news. Come Monday I will have an interview with Dean Oliver. Yes the Dean Oliver. So if you haven’t already, you should run out and buy …continue reading

Catch Me If I Fall

20,000 miles to an oasis 20,000 years will i burn 20,000 chances i wasted Waiting for the moment to turn – “Texarkana” R.E.M. I don’t think I can say anything about last night’s loss that won’t be said in any of the New York newspapers. I’ll keep it short and say they had plenty of chances to win, and the game should not have gone into overtime. Kenny Thomas hit a lucky three point shot to tie the game. If the fact that it banked in hard off the glass doesn’t convince you, then consider his three point stats. Year …continue reading

Two Feet Off The Ground

And when my friend and I weredone we went to rest upon thesun ’cause life takes from usthe things, we love and robs usof the special ones and putsthem where where we can’t climband we only miss them all the time– “Life Is Shit”Dead Milkmen The Knicks head into Philly Friday night to face the Sixers. Although the Sixers are only a game and a half away from a playoff spot, they’re more likely to vie for a lottery spot than a playoff spot. Their second leading scorer, Glenn Robinson will need surgery on his elbow, and will likely miss …continue reading

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The Knicks have not signed Vin Baker (yet), and the Knicks don’t play again until Friday. I don’t have a comment (yet) on Kurt Thomas, so what else is there to talk about? WARNING: This column has little to nothing to do about the Knicks or basketball stats. All I have to say about this, is I have both T-Mac and Gilbert Arenas on my fantasy squad. In case you don’t know just yet, they’ve combined for 102 points last night. Don’t email me with kudos just yet, because I’m still in last place. As of this post there is …continue reading