The debate…the intrigue…the good guys, the bad guys…who can perform under pressure…who can return from injury…the Super Bowl? Of course not. Who said Ringling Brothers closed their tents for good…the circus is alive and well above Penn Station. But the question is…did the hoops version of The Captain (R.I.P.) and Tennille complete their trade version of the Flying Wallendas with or without a net?
The sports week was sloping towards Atlanta, but the league that never sleeps was making some inroads. First, The Brow looked in the mirror, didn’t like what he saw, and said who needs more gumbo, I want ….wait, didn’t he get fined 50 large for saying he wanted to be traded? Small change to the Cal (as in John) State alum, and the Twitter universe had a juicy morsel not named Bill and Brady. And then. When you thought that the Shark Tank at MSG could not take on any more water…Bang! KP…all 7-3…with the gorgeous stroke…who’s only been here a NY minute…Back Afta This!!!!! Players moved, cap space created, unprotected draft picks (where have I heard that before…but I digress) and just like that…look who’s trending? Super Bowl frenzy? Not in the Big Apple. And what made it even more delicious for the starved masses? Axel Freed would have made this a side bet in ‘The Gambler’ (Btw…Caan has played a number of characters that have survived the test of time).
“If you build it, they will come.” Perry/Mills morphed into Ray Kinsella. We now have cap space, so two of those max guys will come. Why not…it’s New York, the blue and orange, the rich tradition of winning and titles and parades and ….no? And we’ll have Zion…or one of his buddies. Can you say hypothetical, boys and girls. First, with these new Mavs, two of whom are unrestricted after this season…don’t you think you may now win some more games and take yourselves out of the bottom three? And if you sit them next to the Kantankerous Kanter…what will The Commish say?
The Governor has pledged the passage of legalized gaming in New York…but only at the four casinos. The Garden just figured they would get a head start. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Greatest Show on Earth…elephants are now optional!!!
Okay…I’m ready for Bobby Axelrod to come back into my life.
I realized I’m dating myself…but I do remember watching Joe Willie and the boys in SB3…sitting to the left side of the TV (no flat screen) and thinking…they may actually win this. No FanDuel at play.
I realize this is old news…but the way The Joker roughed up Rafa in the AO Finals was similar to my little league team playing the LL WS champs from Staten Island…beatdown.
If you ever doubted the heart and soul of the female athlete…take a gander.
It’s been a little chilly this week…so enjoy!
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for the highest wave ever surfed (82 feet), during a session in Nazare, Portugal. pic.twitter.com/cNNBywrgVr
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) January 27, 2019
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