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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Some Sunday Linkage

Courtesy of Ball Don’t Lie, Business Insider has a piece on how Lebron James has been a boon to the Knicks financially. In the days leading up to “The Decision,” the Knicks sold 4,000 new season ticket subscriptions to over-eager fans anticipating his move to Manhattan. However, when LeBron eschewed Broadway for South Beach, all those newly-minted season ticket holders were left with only two games — not the 41 they were hoping for — featuring LeBron. The result is a secondary market inventory glut unlike any other in recent sports history. There are currently 356,000 Knicks tickets available for …continue reading

Wolves 112, Knicks 103

Before the game I took a gander at my stat page to see what the Knicks were up against. The Timberwolves seemed to be their typical pathetic selves, ranked 30th on offense and 25th on defense. Most of the four factors were below average, far below average. That is except for one notable exception, rebounding. Prior to tonight’s game, Minnesota ranked 2nd in offensive rebounding, 8th on their own glass. So it should not have been a surprise to see the Twolves dominate New York on the glass. In the third quarter with Amar’e Stoudemire on the bench due to …continue reading

2011 Game Thread and Preview: Knicks @ Timberwolves

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments; Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. -William Shakespeare – Richard III In this short quote from Richard the III William Shakespeare captured the emotions of most Knick fans on or November 5th.  Ah November 5th. Do you guys remember November 5th? It was just a week …continue reading

Fear and Loathing with Troy Murphy

So about a couple of weeks ago, I was on 2nd Avenue and who do I see outside a frozen yogurt place, when all of a sudden, who do I spy but Nets PF Troy Murphy… Hold on. I should probably start at the beginning… I’ve always been a pretty wretched athlete. No matter what the sport, I was routinely the pitiable, “last kid picked.” Granted, I don’t really have any depth perception, so hitting a ball or catching a ball or putting a ball in a basket was always a particularly difficult task. One exception that proves the rule …continue reading

2010-2011 Game Recap: Warriors 122 – Knickerbockers 117

“One of the most entertainingly stupid games I’ve seen in a long time.” — Frank O. How to sum this up for those that might have missed this sordid affair? Well, it’s a game the Knicks should have won, that for the majority of it, they should have lost, that for a second there in the final seconds, it looked like they might be able to win, but no, in fact, they lost. I’ll touch on the overall hi-jinks of our hardwood heroes, but first, a few in-depth thoughts regarding the sequence of plays that cost them the game. The …continue reading