Tag: Jeremy Lin

#Knickstape Forum: The Carmelo Anthony Trade and What It Means for the Knicks This Season

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SPANISH HARLEM – The trade that everyone expected finally happened on Saturday. The New York Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick in 2018. Much has been said about the return the franchise got for Melo but the organization was handcuffed by the no-trade […]

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Worst Team in Sports, NBA Free Agents, Death Streak 2016

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – A belated Happy 4th of July, to all!  It is not easy coming up to bat on the day after America’s Birthday, mainly because people are in recovery from food and drinking binges and blowing fingers off… but let’s hope there is room to talk sports. Today’s topics are: Death’s […]

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Carmelo? LeBron? Patrick? I’ve got Porzingis Fever!

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MASPETH, NY – Us long-time New York Knicks fans and observers know the drill re big-name players. We know the long list of Knick saviors who arrived with hype, hyperbole and unrealistic expectations. Most of the time these would-be heroes just weren’t any good, or couldn’t handle being “the guy.” You’ve got to be either […]

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Look Back at Linsanity, Green Bay QBs and The Bird Man!

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THE MECCA, NY – Like a Supernova literally outshining everything in his galaxy, Jeremy Lin exploded onto the New York stage three years ago this month. His arrival came with absolutely no fanfare or expectations whatsoever. After first having tried the immortal Tony Douglas (Falcons WR Harry’s little brother) ancient Mike Bibby and the recently […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: Inappropriate Jokes, Lebron James to Cleveland, World Cup, MLS, WNBA

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“That’s a sad story. No one should have to be in Cleveland for 10 years.” – Mikel Jolsman, (my rugby friend), on the 3 girls held captive in a Cleveland home for 10 years. EL BARIO, BRONX – The above joke was crude but made me laugh so hard I spilled my coffee. Where I spilled it […]

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Five Worst Outfits of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–What’s more entertaining… Watching this years NBA Playoffs or skipping the game entirely just to wait and see who has the worst sense of fashion out of the players in the postgame press conference. One thing’s for sure… When it comes to fashion sense and professional sports, the NBA is dead last! Here’s who […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Buck Wild! Mets New Backstop and Teams Named After Fish

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NEW YORK, NY – As Grote2DMax pointed out yesterday, there’s plenty going on in sports these days. But today I’m going to shy away from this week’s limitless supply of popular topics – The Unbeatable Knicks, Tiger at The Masters, Anything About the Yankees – to instead focus on New York’s new Jeremy Lin and a […]

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Odd Happenings In Sports: Drew Brees, Jeremy Lin, Ben Sheets, Joe Paterno

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SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Convention Center just wrapped up Comic Con 2012, over 150,000 nerds and studio types converged to keep this sun-drenched city’s economy afloat for another year. Unfortunately, the MTM press credentials didn’t come through for me this year  and everything sold out within minutes back in March. But I […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Taste The Lin-Sanity

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WATERBURY, VT – Last week Ben & Jerry’s got into a lot of trouble from the politically-correct crowd for offering a new flavor at their Harvard Square location.  Their Taste The Lin-Sanity featured vanilla frozen yogurt, lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces. How dare they put fortune cookies in something named for an Asian […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Real New York Heroes

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NEW YORK, NY – I know today’s the big Leap Year day and I probably should be doing a column about great leaping catches or wrestling immortal Leaping Lanny Poffo or DJ Leap or even Tiger Beat legend, Leap Garrett… but to hell with that. There’s bigger news afoot. MTM (mostly) silent partner Tall Matt has […]

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