Friday, February 29, 2008

Isiah's getting fired! Wait, he's staying?

The latest Knick news involves the rumor of ex-Knick Kiki Vandeweghe coming in as GM and president, with Isiah only being the coach. Now, anything involving Isiah losing power is fantastic, so at first glance this sounds great. However it could be so much better, and there's really no reason why it shouldn't be.

Jerry Colangelo has been saying that he'd like to become the Knicks GM/prez, how he views it as a challenge and how he'd like to turn around the fortunes of one of the marquee teams in the sport. He is better than Kiki Vandeweghe, why aren't we going after him? Oh yeah, Dolan's an idiot. Remember, in the '02 draft Vandeweghe took Tskitishvilli over Amare, which is up there with Weis over Artest.

Jeff Van Gundy is a television analyst. He used to be a damn good coach. Why would we rather have the coach who can best be described as a sack of crap, over the coach who took us to our last conference championship? Plus, I'm sure Isiah's not gonna be bitter or anything that he's being stripped of most of his control of the team.

Either way, it's not official yet, and therefore the coach/GM/president of the Knicks remains the biggest asstard of all.

In other news: Flozell "The Hotel" is coming back to the 'Boys for 6 years, 42 million. Very solid decision to bring him back, and it cost us less than I thought it would. Yes, he's good for one false start a game, but he absolutely shut down every defensive end he faced, especially Osi Umentakesdumpsongirlschestura (well, in 11 of the 12 quarters they played, then illegal hands to the face was apparently no longer a penalty and the rest is history, sad, sad, history), and is one of the 2-3 best left tackles in the game.

The Macs' magical run came to an end last night, going down 73-52 to St. Joseph's, who will now unsurprisingly face Farmingdale State on Saturday night for the conference championship. If only Shuki didn't get hurt, who knows what might have been.

And finally, while the Marlins and Cardinals won, the Dodgers scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to beat Atlanta 5-4. Adding insult to injury, they scored these runs off the dynamic duo of (this is not a joke) Matt DeSalvo and Colter Bean (who were clearly no match for the Dodgers' relievers, and again this is not a joke: Tanyon Sturtze and Mike Myers). Also, from the game recap, an opening paragraph that made me gag, "Joe Torre might have looked out of place wearing Los Angeles Dodgers blue. He was right at home as a winner."

The blog is now down one Spring Training Schrutebuck. Today's spring training parlay: Braves/Reds/Astros. Not as confident in this one as I was yesterday's, but maybe that's a good thing. Plus, today's Dodgers/Braves game is on ESPN! Baseball is back! If I can't watch Yankees vs South Florida (or Las Vegas), I'm gonna watch Dodgers vs Braves dammit.

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