Old School, New School

They both love sports. And that's about all they agree on…

U-C-O-N-N UConn! UConn! UConn!

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Ugliest game ever? Who gives a —-???!!! The Huskies — pre-season picks to finish 10th in the Big East — are national champions! Yes, the Huskies, who earlier in the season swept the Maui Invitational, and more recently swept the Big East tournament, have now also swept through March Madness and are — yes, I […] [Read More]
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Let’s Stop Acting Like Mets Fans

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I enjoyed reading both of your posts (“‘Melo Out, Old Man!” and “The Denver Knicks”), but I have to respectfully disagree with you both here… The problem’s not the effort, nor the consistency of it. The problem is the same reason why Old School Donnie Walsh rarely ever makes deals at the deadline. Forget the […] [Read More]
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‘Melo Out, Old Man!

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I remember Monday night’s exchange between our two announcers vividly: Mike Breen: “What incredible defense from Anthony! Clyde, why can’t he do that every night?” Walt (Clyde) Frazier: “Because it takes effort, Mike.” This wasn’t a shot at Carmelo, this was a star player coming to another star player’s defense. Sixty-six-year-old Walt was being “New […] [Read More]
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The Denver Knicks

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I know, I know . . . it’s March Madness, and I should be totally focused on the way my UConn Huskies have unexpectedly crashed the Final Four. Not to mention how my blind faith in them (see “Head, or Heart?” — previous post) has my bracket neatly positioned for a nice little payday. But […] [Read More]
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Head, or Heart?

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I sit in awe as I watch Robby, cold and calculating, fill out his bracket. He’s got Kentucky over West Virginia in the second round. Sure, he knows Calipari’s a sleazeball — and that West Virginia represents our conference. But he also knows Kentucky has Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones, and talent out the wazoo. […] [Read More]
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Mission Accomplished

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My older brother Matt: I’m not even sure it would be good for UConn to make a big run in the Big East Tournament. Me: Are you kidding me? It’s the Big East Tournament. Matt: If they play three, four, five games back-to-back, they’ll run out of gas for the real tournament. NO ONE REMEMBERS […] [Read More]
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Deliverance

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I’ve been a New York Knicks fan for over 40 years. I doubt this is something that Robby can even begin to grasp. He’s only 17 years old, and he’s already on his third NBA team: First Orlando, then Houston, and now the Knicks. (He climbed on the bandwagon the moment we got Amar’e.) My […] [Read More]
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One Ball? Booooring

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Obviously, my dad doesn’t like the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He doesn’t like people jumping over cars (Blake Griffin), or people dunking and grabbing teddy bears off of the rim with their teeth (Serge Ibaka). Basically, he doesn’t like it because it’s different from what it used to be. I’m actually fairly anti-change myself, but […] [Read More]
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