“There have been great coaches and great players that have come through this organization, and we know, without a doubt, that we can re-establish what that means, what that is, how to create that, how to live in that on a daily basis. I’m excited. I look forward to this as much as I have anything in life as a professional.” – Derek Fisher, Knicks Head Coach.
EL BARIO, BRONX – This article was set to be posted last night before the Rangers game became final. Such was the good Deacon Blaber’s faith in the NY Rangers. I will get into the last nights final in a little bit but first, lets talk about the them of today’s article. Unknown to many of you is that the deacon is a huge Bond fan so this sports bully pulpit today will be a Bond themed tribute to this week’s headlines. We look at Stanley Cup, Derek Fisher, NBA Finals and the World Cup. It has been an eventful week in the sports world for sure.
Live and Let Die – The Rangers survived on Wednesday and I believed they would win before the puck dropped. We had agent 0030 and that made the difference. What they didn’t have was Bettfeld‘s (combination of Bond arch-villian Bloomfeld and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman) henchmen as the refs. Every 50/50 call including the power play for the second goal for LA and the missed penalty call that led to overtime goal in Game 2. It is done now and all we can do (as fans, AW!!) is tell LA congrats and just let it die.
Goldfinger – People think this is what will happen with Phil Jackson.Well more Knicks Owner James Dolan, whose opinion is all that counts at this point. Everything he touches will turn into gold. He touched Derek Fisher whose only real qualifications are he has never coached before and has played for Phil. So Fisher will try to be a Knick version of Heat coach Eric Spoelstra, who is Pat Riley‘s mentee. Jackson definitely did turn Fisher’s contract into gold as it was more lucrative than some big name player contracts.
Never Say Never Again – We thought after their first finals lost 4 years ago, that the Heat and LeCramp were destined for 3 in a row. Never would they lose a finals again. The face San Antonio for the second time in 3 years, the first team they beat to win the title. No way would the Heat lose this, never would they lose. Well….
The World Is Not Enough – What else but the World Cup. I like a kid at Christmas. A great set of games, the Dutch and their hot fans looking good. Ghana v USA coming up Monday. I recommend everyone watch this piece on how corrupt FIFA is though!
That is it for now, hope you enjoyed by article I hope to hear from you soon. Feel free to comment below and come back tomorrow for the one and only Cheesy Bruin , who actually does know a thing or two about betting on the ponies.
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