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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Playing the Golf Game With the 2012-13 New York Knicks Season

Back in July, ephus posted a really cool idea for a game based on golf scores that basically measures where your expectations lie for this year’s New York Knicks season.

Here is what ephus wrote:

Triple Bogey: Missing the playoffs
Double Bogey: Swept in the first round
Bogey: Losing in the first round
Par: Making the second round
Birdie: Winning at least one game in the second round
Eagle: Winning the second round
Double Eagle: Winning the Eastern Conference
Hole in One (on a par 5): Winning the Championship

I generally agree with ephus’ picks, but I figured I’d open it up to you folks to share your expectations for this year’s New York Knicks season through the Golf Game. Just tell us what a triple bogey would be for you this season, what a double bogey would be, etc. The most important, though, is to note what you would consider “par” this season. Making the second round? Winning at least two games in the second round? Winning the second round? Making the playoffs?

Here’s a template to use if you’d like:

Triple Bogey:
Double Bogey:
Bogey:
Par:
Birdie:
Eagle:
Double Eagle:
Hole in One (on a par 5):

19 comments on “Playing the Golf Game With the 2012-13 New York Knicks Season

  1. njasdjdh

    Triple Bogey: Fail to Make the Playoffs & DEN reaches CF and HOU makes Playoffs
    Double Bogey: Fail to Make the Playoffs & DEN reaches CF
    Bogey:Fail to Make the Playoffs
    Par: First Round Loss
    Birdie: Second Round Loss
    Eagle: Conference Finals Loss
    Double Eagle:Finals Loss
    Hole in One (on a par 5): Championshi-hahahahaahahahahaha

  2. thenamestsam

    Triple Bogey: Missing the playoffs (This wouldn’t be your average Triple Bogey but an epic Van de Velde-ian train wreck of a triple bogey)
    Double Bogey: Finishing 5th or lower in the conference and out in the 1st round
    Bogey: Finishing 4th or higher and out in the 1st round
    Par: Make the 2nd round, but get blown away in that round
    Birdie: Make the 2nd round and give someone a tough series, ultimately losing
    Eagle: Make the conference finals and fail to be competitive
    Double Eagle: Make the conference finals and give Miami (presumably) a tough series
    Hole in One (on a par 5): Make the finals
    Hole in Zero (on a par 5): Bring a championship to NY

  3. DS

    Hole in One: Finding a taker for Amar’e’s contract.

    Hole in One using a putter: Bring a championship to NY

  4. Frank

    pretty much agree with ephus’s grades.

    anyone have thoughts on our best lineup is against Miami without Amare?
    C: Tyson
    PF: Melo
    SF: Novak? Brewer? JR?
    SG: Brewer? JR? Kidd?
    PG: Felton I guess

    I sort of think that at least for short stretches, our best lineup is probably Tyson/Melo/Novak/Kidd/Felton, especially against Miami. Melo has to guard Lebron, but hey, he’s in shape now so that’s good. Novak can be hidden on Battier, and Kidd (or JR) can probably semi-check Wade.

    On offense, having Kidd/JR and Felton would be huge in terms of spacing.

    Man I think our defense is going to be good when Shump comes back. Shump really did a job on Wade when we played them last year, leaving Melo+Brewer to team up on Lebron.

  5. Gideon Zaga

    I think you’re right about the line up for MIA, but I hear Woodson will start Brewer at the 3, I wonder how he’s going to hide him on offense though

    Frank:
    pretty much agree with ephus’s grades.

    anyone have thoughts on our best lineup is against Miami without Amare?
    C: Tyson
    PF: Melo
    SF: Novak? Brewer? JR?
    SG: Brewer? JR? Kidd?
    PG: Felton I guess

    I sort of think that at least for short stretches, our best lineup is probably Tyson/Melo/Novak/Kidd/Felton, especially against Miami. Melo has to guard Lebron, but hey, he’s in shape now so that’s good. Novak can be hidden on Battier, and Kidd (or JR) can probably semi-check Wade.

    On offense, having Kidd/JR and Felton would be huge in terms of spacing.

    Man I think our defense is going to be good when Shump comes back. Shump really did a job on Wade when we played them last year, leaving Melo+Brewer to team up on Lebron.

  6. thenamestsam

    Gideon Zaga:
    I think you’re right about the line up for MIA,but I hear Woodson will start Brewer at the 3, I wonder how he’s going to hide him on offense though

    I actually think Brewer can be a useful offensive piece against Miami. In my mind their defense is all about over-helping and extremely sharp rotations, and the biggest thing you need to do to beat it is use the full space of the court. This requires having shooters out there, which is where Brewer lets you down, but it also requires intelligent movement without the ball and good passing. Brewer is an excellent cutter, and a capable passer. As long as he’s paired with sufficient shooting I think he can do his part.

  7. nyklyt12

    thenamestsam: I actually think Brewer can be a useful offensive piece against Miami. In my mind their defense is all about over-helping and extremely sharp rotations, and the biggest thing you need to do to beat it is use the full space of the court. This requires having shooters out there, which is where Brewer lets you down, but it also requires intelligent movement without the ball and good passing. Brewer is an excellent cutter, and a capable passer. As long as he’s paired with sufficient shooting I think he can do his part.

    I agree, i think a lineup of
    FELTON
    JR
    BREWER
    TYSON
    would be best against miami defense. I go with jr over novak because jr can penetrate Nd kick and makes them better defensively. I dnt think you worry too much about bench prodution outside of novak and kidd because its going to be hard enough matching up with the starting five.

  8. yellowboy90

    What I did like from Brewer even though it was a pre-season game was that he was attacking and not afraid on the offensive end. Hopefully Brewer will keep Lebron moving with his back door cuts. I also hope that the coaches won’t let Melo play stationary because that will not work with Miami fronting him. Melo needs to be on the move.

  9. Kurt

    Speaking of lineups, I hope JR and Novak play together a lot. I remember a few beautiful plays (I think during Linsanity) involving pick and roll alley oops to JR. Novak (so his man couldn’t help off him) was one side and JR on the other. JR’s man turned his back to help, and JR ran in for a beautiful alley oop. I’m pretty sure that happened more than once. It’s even more devastating if Melo is on the wing. Even if they don’t run D’Antoni offense they can still try this play a with this combination a number of times. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a solid 3 point shooter who’s as alley-oopable as JR, so he’s perfect for more of those types of plays.

  10. Kurt

    Oh, and I realize this isn’t Posting and Toasting, but JR and Novak also make the perfect odd couple; that’s reason enough.

  11. Tony Pena

    With STAT out half the season, and with none 10+ games-missed injuries to either Felton, JR, Melo or TC:

    Par: at least 2 games won in second round.
    Birdie: ECF
    Eagle: Competitive ECF

    I would at least start KT tomorrow. They have a shot if they slow the game down a little.

  12. Z-man

    Snowman: miss playoffs
    Triple Bogey: non-competitive in first round
    Double Bogey: First round playoff loss
    Bogey: Second round loss to anyone other than the Heat
    Par: 2nd round loss to the Heat
    Birdie: Loss in ECFs to the Heat (a loss to anyone else in ECFs would be a lipped-out 2-footer for eagle that goes 3 feet by and results in a Par)
    Eagle: Finals appearance
    HIO: Championship

    Obviously I think that losing in the playoffs to anyone other than the Heat would be a huge disappointment, and losing to the Heat in the first round would mean that we woefully underperformed all regular season.

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