Tag: Phil Jackson

Big Ben Tuesday: Who Said It, Trump or Jackie Robinson? Snapshots of the Yanks, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks

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MAR-A-LAGO, FL – It was Jackie Robinson Day in baseball on Saturday. The day when all players on all teams wear number 42 to celebrate the life of the great trailblazer. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was learning the intricacies of US foreign policy in ten minute sessions. Advisors are hoping he’ll only blunder his way into a […]

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What Do NBA Playoffs Mean? Just The Beginning of Knicks Misery!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Yesterday marked the last game of the NBA’s regular season. And as usual, it ended without a Knicks post-season appearance. This was supposed to be the year the Orange & Blue would make the NBA Playoffs – remember? The Knickerbockers went into their off-season looking to make a splash – and […]

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When The Knicks Win, They Also Lose!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – On Tuesday night the New York Knicks played the Indiana Pacers and just like every game they have played this season, the defense was awful early. After losing to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday the team was reeling, so it was easy to see what the outcome would be… another loss. I […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Goalie With Ice Allergy, Unsatisfied Kate Upton, Patriots Doing Dumb Things, Awesome Oscar Snub

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TIMBUKTU, MALI – Welcome to the last day of the worst month of the year. I’m still a few weeks from caring about baseball and about a week away from caring about the NCAA tournament. The Knicks might not be relevant again in my lifetime and I plan to live to 782, like Methuselah. Since […]

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Boring NBA Trade Deadline Big Shots Lob Air Balls, LeBron Swats Knicks Bricks

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NEW YORK, NY – Professional basketball is, for the most part, boring. Yesterday’s way over-hyped NBA Trade Deadline, came and went. Phil Jackson and his fellow big-shot traders tossed air-balls and rim-jobs [ahem] our way, with but one big Boogie swapping his tank-top. But it’s not like teams like the Knicks needed to make a […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Flat Earth NBA? Carmelo Plays Some D? Phil Jackson Defends Knicks?

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STAMFORD, CT: Normally I’d be on beach right now, drinking a way-too-early Margarita. But infants can’t do a thing for themselves, it turns out, so I’m stuck here in the dead of winter. Anyway… It’s Presidents Day as I write, or as it will now be called, I Don’t Know, Someone Gave Me That Information Day! While […]

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Effortless Knicks, Phil Jackson Tweeting, Oakley Boxed Out

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SPANISH HARLEM – The one thing fans hate more than watching their team lose is when their team quits (like against the Lakers on Monday). Even if you know your team isn’t very good, you still want to see effort. You want the team to fight hard until the very end. Then, maybe you can […]

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Who Is To Blame For This Knicks Mess? And Buddy Diaz Picks Super Bowl Winner

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SPANISH HARLEM – Being a Knicks fan hasn’t been easy lately, and by “lately” I mean the last 20 years. The team has fought hard, yet the loses pile up. It’s draining for the fans and probably more so for the players… I hope. There are times when they seem focused and determined, there are also […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Super Bowl Prop Bets, Knicks Defense, NHL Rangers Outlook

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – I expected Trump to make America great again, but not this fast. I intentionally lost a game of Scrabble today, just because I’m so tired of winning already. Speaking of too much winning, if you’re like me, you’d rather eat a roadkill sandwich with vegenaise than watch the Pats win another […]

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Three Things I Think I know; NBA Edition: Knicks, Russell Westbrook, Lebron James, Rest Days

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SPANISH HARLEM –  Okay, let’s just toss this one up and see if it’s a brick. Since my Eagles are out of the NFL playoff picture and there is no news on the Yankees front – unless you want me to discuss a rumor about Jose Quintana – which I don’t think will happen (with […]

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