Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Undefeated Preseason so Far

Undefeated in Preseason so what??……It means something

When the Knicks beat the Celtics at the Garden Tuesday night with a 116-108 victory, nobody in New York really noticed or cared. Everybody in New York was watching the New York Mets lose to the St. Louis Cardinals in game 5, and rightfully so. However, you can not call these preseason games "meaningless" because they are far from meaningless. I’ll refer back to 1997 when the New York Jets coming off a dreadful and embarrassing 1-15 season in 1996 under former(douche bag) Head Coach Rich something or other(not worth mentioning his last name even tho its burned in my memory). The coaching legend Bill Parcells took over and after the Jets win a preseason game he is asked in the press conference if this was in fact a meaningless game. Parcells then exploded on the reporter and said "define meaningless game" and he is right from a team that won 1 game the previous season even a "meaningless" win means something. It turns out he was right in the season opener at Seattle playing the Seahawks the Jets blew the Sea away from the hawks 41-3. The Jets went on to go 9-7 and barely miss a post season birth. Now, the Knicks are in a similar predicament, they pretty much had a season last year like the Jets did in ’96, so any kind of positive showing is important and a win means a lot. Don’t worry I'm not getting ahead of myself, I do not think the Knicks are going to win 60 games this season (scroll down and look at my season predictions) however, .500 is not out of the question and big seasons in 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 are not impossible. Maybe, just maybe I’m getting ahead of myself and being a bit optimistic, but to borrow a quote from the show/movie "Damn Yankees" "We gotta get better cuz we cant get worse."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ms. Knick said...

Just for the record...I noticed and I cared that the Knicks beat Boston! (I was watching the Mets too, though..lol)
But, I'm with you all the way---be optimistic!! I think we'll definitely be a .500 team this year! Like you said, we can't get any worse.

10/19/2006 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the best article i have ever read.....plus the guy who wrote it is a friking genious....go knicks....good job alex

10/20/2006 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the best article i have ever read.....plus the guy who wrote it is a friking genious....go knicks....good job alex

10/20/2006 5:38 PM  

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