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New York City and New Jersey Ready For Super Bowl XLVIII

NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK CITY
SLEET, RAIN or HAIL MARY
SLEET, RAIN or HAIL MARY

Football is played during fall and winter yet people are wondering why is Super Bowl XLVIII being held in New York City. Well, football is a cold weather sport even though all the teams are not in cold weather states. Embrace the new and broaden your horizon. A little cold is good. Come! Furthermore, there is no place like New York City where you can have fun and be part of the Super Bowl spirit even if you do not have a lot of money to attend the expensive special events.

I was out yesterday getting photographs for my magazine and the city is definitely ready. I took a walk down Super Bowl Boulevard and despite the cold weather, preparations were in full swing. In Times Square, Fox Sports were busy setting up their broadcast booth and they had a good crowd looking on. Macy’s in Herald Square at 34th Street and Broadway (this is where Super Bowl Boulevard begins) is all decorated with life size NFL statues and on the 4th floor, it is all about the Super Bowl. This is where you get the official Super Bowl XLVIII gear, trading pins, posters and you will also have the opportunity to take your photo with celebrities.

This is New York City, this is the city that never sleeps, and as one sign on a football said, “SNOW, SLEET or HAIL MARY!” Yes, people of the world, come to New York City and New Jersey (yes, Met Life Stadium is in New Jersey) and enjoy the best Super Bowl ever. It is going to be epic and you want to be here.

New York Knicks Must Win Tonight- Game 5

Knicks Now

Tonight the New York Knicks have the awesome opportunity to send the Boston Celtics off to a long summer. For the New York Knicks, this is Game 7. If the Knicks lose tonight they might very well lose the series and that would be a colossal failure. Knicks fans believe they will prevail and we expect them to go on to the NBA finals and win it. If you do not have that kind of faith – that’s alright.

Jason Kidd and the New York Knicks

The Kidd and the Knicks- great combination. I don’t see the Miami Heat repeating.
I met Jason Kidd in person a few years ago at an event in Brooklyn and he is the nicest person you would ever want to meet. At that time he played for the New Jersey Nets. Now he is coming to help Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks, only people who are not basketball savvy is mad about this. I think the New York Knicks are looking great now and can challenge for the conference championship. Jason Kidd takes the team up a whole level and I really want to welcome him to New York. You are heading into the right direction.

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!