Blaber’s Blabberings: New York Rangers, New York Knicks, F*** Boston

RangersEL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Today is the Sabbath. The Lord’s day. A time to rest and be thankful. Well, all that is nice and all but man… what a week I had! It was hectic and it was busy. So much so that the workload spills into my Saturday. However, your beloved Deacon Blaber has not forsaken you. It was another week of random sports news and soundbites that inspired today’s article, specically about the New York Rangers, New York Knicks and Boston, Massachusetts.

New York Rangers: After winning the President’s Cup, I am nervous about the playoffs. Couldn’t figure out or how to explain why this year’s playoffs had me so nervous. Then New York Rugby Club member and friend Jim Herschlein put into context beautifully: Last season, the Ranger’s just got into the playoffs, so they were playing with house money, regardless of how far they got. This year they are the #1 seed and everyone is gunning for them so now they’re playing with our own money… and that makes every game more nerve-wrecking.

121214popperNew York Knicks: When you look for words to describe how bad the Knicks season was, words fail you, but we have your back. My friend, Sean Sallee, ran over to me and said, “You must check out the Knicks, one shining moment video on Youtube.” “One shining moment like the Whitney Song?” I asked. This is the song that they play at the end of the season or tournament that they often have a montage to. Whoever this @World_Wide_Wob is, he has made a classic. If you have a problem with it not being in hi-def and shot through a video camera recording a TV, just remember that these are the Knicks and nothing about them this season is top quality, so why should a video making fun of them be shot in top quality. It is top quality funny, though.

F*** Boston: To kill time on my commute these days, I have gotten into listening to podcasts. The latest one I listened to was by Bill Burr. He is a Boston guy and goes on about how if not for the Celtics being so bad, Boston would have run the table as a sports championship city again this decade – like they did last decade. The 4 major sports franchises in Boston each won the championship between 2001-2010. He then goes to say, they are only doing this with 4 teams, while NY has 10 or so and god knows how many California has – and they haven’t done it. I thought to myself, ‘This Masshole is right.’ Then I thought, ‘F*** Boston!’ The Pats cheated for all 4 of their titles. If Tom Brady or Bill Belichek have something bad happen to them this year (personal or professional), they deserve it for being unrepentant cheaters. And F*** Boston because its Boston. It is not even a Top 10 city in terms of size. Philly is a better historical city than Boston and NYC is one of the major cities in the world, who the hell puts Boston up there with Paris or London. Win all the titles you want, your city is still second class.

That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for Cheesy Bruinan MTM legend.

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Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name "Junoir" is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed "Junoir" on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona - [June-noire]... Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers... And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s... He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber