EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I cannot guarantee the quality of today’s piece. Sure, I finished ahead of the midnight [or later] submission time but I had to fight being more drunk than usual as wrote (explanation below). Anyway, today’s topics with be the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and Opening Day.
Golden State Warriors: These guys might actually do it. They are at 70 wins and need to win 3 more for the record with 3 games to go. It was always believed that it was harder for west coast teams to break the Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls‘ record of 72-10, due to travel. By being centrally located, the time zone difference mattered less. However, the Warriors seem to be blowing that idea out of the water and who wouldn’t want to see Jordan taken down a notch? Let’s go Warriors! Make
Angry Ward happy!
New York Knicks: The Knicks are on the other side of the spectrum. Though not a complete joke like – the Sixers – they have been the longest running comedy on Broadway. And now it gets funnier/sadder as it looks like they will re-sign coach Kurt Rambis to a multi-year deal. As if hiring and firing Derek Fisher mid-season wasn’t enough, they are still paying Fish! And now they want to add Rambis because GM Phil Jackson is married to the triangle offense and wants a coach that believes in it… and it just so happens to be his best friend Kurt! The Knicks and their bad decisions never fail to disappoint.
By the way, the Sixers GM had the decency to quit after only managing only 47-195 in his 3 seasons as GM. For some reason the guy quoted like 20 non-sports people in a 13-page resignation letter. It would have been easier to all if he just apologized for sucking and left quietly. We can only dream Phil and owner James Dolan have that kind of clarity!!
New York Rangers: So the Rangers have made the playoffs! That is great and all but it would be even better for us Ranger fans if they could avoid Pittsburgh and start the playoffs against Florida. Florida won’t be easy but they will be a better fit for the Blueshirts’ weaknesses and give them a better chance of making the second round!
Opening Day: So having never been to an Opening Day before I took Short Matt up on his gracious offer of going to game with him. It was a once in lifetime experience. Got the pleasure of having Cheesy Bruin as my buddy (there was a buddy-system in place) when went to check out Coke Corner and pay 9 dollars for a beer. We caught up with the rest of the guys later and I ran into my wife’s cousin, who is pretty awesome, so all in all it was good day.
Come back tomorrow for Cheesy Bruin!