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Everything posted by SMC

  1. Here we are for the new season of our New York Knickerbockers!!! Opening Night is 2 days way. Post to this new thread for the upcoming season. I'm most exited for KP's and Ntilikina's development. Prediction wise, I thought the Knicks could get the 4th seed. Man, was I wrong. This year, I think they're a lottery team between the 3rd and 8th worst records. Their defense is so bad that even if they put up a lot of points, they'll give up a ton more.
  2. Huge win and, yep, Philc, best win of season. Timmy was a monster. Plus, Timmy had this funny moment at the end of the game with the win secured
  3. Huge blow to Porter's future. Back surgery at 19 is no joke.
  4. This is cool. Frank taking in knowledge from Bruce Bowen before tonight's game. One thing though. Bowen was listed as 6'7" in his playing days, so either he shrunk or the listed 6'5" Ntilikina grew.
  5. Good order and breakdown. I voted Idzik and would flip him in your order with Hackenberg. Idzik has to be the top choice because he created a 2 year black hole in talent acquisition. It was as if the Jets were on a 2 year NCAA suspension and stripped of all their scholarships. Hackenberg is a major black-eye for Mack and it has infected his other decisions.
  6. Broncos make OC change.

    OC's are only as good as their starting QB (except if your Schitty, then you suck regardless). McCoy didn't have a chance in Denver with the QBs they chose.
  7. The 2017-2018 New York Rangers Thread

    Nice rebound by Rangers & Hank these last few weeks. After an absolutely dreadful start, they've climbed back to be only 3 points back in the division lead.
  8. Good analogy, but what saved Penny in the end was that he was willing to transform his game and come off the bench. We'll see if Rose can make that transition. It's the same in baseball with star pitchers who's game was predicated on throwing heat. The great ones survive because they adjust to the loss in velocity (Sabathia is a prime example). Others keep trying to be the same pitcher they were, and they soon are out of the majors.
  9. Awful blow for the Nets. Russell had his knee scoped and is out indefinitely. Also, it absolutely un-shocking news, Derrick Rose is out for 2 weeks.
  10. Yankees - 2018 and beyond

    It's doubly remarkable because (1) 145 pitches in-and-of-itself is a lot of pitches and unheard of in today's game and (2) that Hawkins was extremely efficient in throwing only 145 pitches in 12 innings (that's only about 12 pitches per inning).
  11. I agree. Watch Knicks get blown out, but at least on paper, the Knicks are a bad matchup for Raptors because Raptors don't shoot a lot of 3s and 3 pt D is the Knicks Achilles' heel.
  12. Crazy stat for On-this-day-in-Knicks-History, on November 17, 2000, the Knicks beat the Suns 90-85 in Phoenix. Jason Kidd had a quadruple double, with one of the categories being turnovers: 18 PT, 12 RB, 10 AST, 14 TO. Knicks' starting 5 were LJ, Camby, Houston, Spree & Ward and the Suns' starting 5 were Kidd, Marion, Cliff Robinson, Mario Elie & Corie Blount. Both teams ended up making the postseason that year https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200011170PHO.html
  13. Yankees - 2018 and beyond

    Holy crap, Hawkins threw 145 pitches that game. I missed much of that era by being in the service. Wearing my Yankee hat around people knew I was from NY because the team sucked and no one outside NY would wear it.
  14. Yankees - 2018 and beyond

    It was actually a Star Wars reference
  15. The irony is that every good thing Phil did, he then tried to **** it up. Being a good-hearted criminal doesn't keep you out of jail. Yes, Phil made good decisions in drafting KP, Willy and Frank. But he also drafted Early and Giannis' sucky older brother, and drafted Grant, whom he traded a year later for Zombie Derek Rose. He then tried to trade KP. Phil also gave Melo a NTC, which completely tied his hands to make a trade beneficial to the Knicks. Fortunately, Perry was able to get a good haul. He also signed the corpse of Joakim Noah to $72 million. He also alienated agents, opposing executives and even opposing players although he's in the relationship-making business. The bottom line is that Phil made what turned out to be great draft picks which he wholly undermined by being a stubborn old dick
  16. I was reading articles on Ntilikina-Clyde connection, and I had forgotten how good the Clyde-Willis Reed teams were. I was too you young for that period, but that run was amazing given how great some of the other teams were such as the Kareem Bucks, the Celtics and Lakers. The Clyde-Reed Knicks went to SIX straight Eastern Conference Finals, went to 3 NBA Finals and as we all know, won 2 titles. Incredible run.
  17. If the site still had a facepalm emoji, this would be a perfect response. Dolan is an idiot, but Phil gave him a 1000 reasons to fire him and him getting the axe was well deserved.
  18. Yankees - 2018 and beyond

    OK, Scott Palpatine