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From Obscurity to Lin-Sanity- Checkmate



The House That Jeremy Lin Built

Jeremy Lin has certainly brought the magic back to New York Knicks basketball and Madison Square Garden. It is awesome! What an amazing boost for the NBA and sports, and also New York City. Even President Obama commented on it this morning. Tonight is going to be sheer pandemonium at the Garden. Madison Square Garden will soon be known as the house that Lin built. If you are just a casual sports fan you will love what is happening to Jeremy Lin and what is now called linsanity.

Linsanity Is The New Sanity

The good news is that the New York Knicks now have a real point guard. That is why there is no need to worry about Carmelo Anthony or Amare. Everyone will be just fine. The New York Knicks can look and see how Miami Heat big three are playing together and realize that they just need to do the same. The Knicks were lacking a point guard- end of story. Some people think Melo and Amare cannot be on the floor together and that is just because they did not have a point guard. The Knicks now have a good problem- more than enough people to play. Thanks to Lin from Harvard.

Jeremy Lin -Checkmate

Mike D’Antoni must be congratulated for this turn around. Good thing he is the type of coach who does not mind going down the line on the bench. What if D’Antoni did not try something new? Lin would still be sitting on the bench and no one would ever know what he could do. There is a greater lesson here, and that is, you must be prepared when the opportunity comes. Opportunity only shakes hand with the prepared.
Jeremy Lin was prepared. The other lesson to learn from Jeremy Lin is that you should never be upset with people who do not know your value. Don’t fight with them, don’t fuss with them, just stay ready and if you live long enough your time will come. Two teams did not recognize his value and worth, but one did. Also, Jeremy Lin was going to be cut withing two days so he had a small window of time to make an impact and he did. Learn the lesson from Jeremy Lin. Be prepared. Be ready. Do not give up. Your time will surely come. Enjoy the Lin-sanity while it lasts. It is great!


NY Giants and Elite Eli

WTC - The Rebuilding

NY Giants Can Win Superbowl! 

Hello world,

On Sunday Eli Manning and the New York Giants played like a team on a mission.  They played like they had been to the playoffs mountain top and seen the promise land, and they want to get there.  That tells me they can play with the best of them.  They beat Tom Brady and they almost beat Aaron Rodgers, but so many times they beat themselves. So far, Eli Manning and the New York Giants have played the Green Bay Packers closer than any other team this season.  If they should meet again, I predict the NY Giants will win.

Eli Manning is Elite

Nonetheless, Sunday was a great day and Eli Manning and his mates played a great game.  Congratulations are in order, and if they can hold on to the same strong spirit of determination, NY Giants fans will have a very Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year.  Eli Manning is an elite quarterback in the league no matter what other people say.  He believes it, his teammates believe it, and the fans believe it.  That’s it.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

NBA Lockout

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Hello world,

Sports is really big business.  The NBA lockout is going on with no end in sight.  Do you miss basketball or are you wishing and hoping it will be back soon? I think the players who make millions and are the superstars are not understanding that they cannot look at the issue from their point of view only.  They have to see it from the view point of the other players who are making $2M or $3M and have no Nike or or sneaker endorsement.

In a league with wbout 500 players, only about 50 are really stars, and of that number, only about 20 are really superstars.  The problem is that the league is driven by the few superstars.  Who really cares about the people who work the concession stands at the areans?  Who cares about their families?  Do they make millions of dollars so that they can take a season off?

The way I see it, both players and owners are losing each day there is no basketball.  Money lost by the players will never be recovered.  The news says they are meeting today without the mediator.  That’s a good sign.  If they keep talking to each other they will be able to work something out.  Basketball cannot afford to lose a season.  Get it together and stop slam dunking each other.