Archive for November 11th, 2009

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John Clayton of ESPN is an Idiot

November 11, 2009

Grading the Jets at the mid-season mark, John Clayton gives them a very fair C+ , but part of his explanation was:

“they’re at 4-4, and when you’re at 4-4, you pretty much get a C”

He says that only to later give the 3-5 Phins a B-

I’m sorry, I just hate this guy so anytime he slips I love to call him out.

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Is superagent Scott Boras crazy?

November 11, 2009
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Superagent Scott Boras is looking to get Johnny Damon a four-year deal.

Answer: Yes.

The most powerful agent in Major League Baseball is preparing for his favorite part of the baseball season, the off-season, and has his eyes set on cashing in on this year’s class of free agent. Read the rest of this entry ?

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In the words of Marv Albert: “Yesssss!!!!”

November 11, 2009
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Amber Easton for Hump Day

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Dr. Girasole on Call…Patient: New York Mets

November 11, 2009

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As a die-hard Mets fan, you can imagine how tough it was to watch a Yankees-Phillies World Series.  It became even tougher when I watched Ted Ginn return two kicks for TD’s against my second love, the Jets.  The Islanders have great young talent, St. John’s hoops might surprise this year, but my best shot at a championship is the New York Mets.  As the parades have ended and the empty Champagne bottles have been recycled, it is now time to welcome the Mets back into the New York sports world.  There is a lot of work to do in repairing this team, but Dr. Girasole (how corny) is on call and ready when needed.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Knicks Host Atlanta Hawks

November 11, 2009

New York Knicks Logo@ Madison Square Garden

Tipoff- 7:30

Atlanta Hawks (5-2)

Projected Starting Lineup

PG- Mike Bibby

SG- Joe Johnson

SF- Marvin Williams

PF- Josh Smith

C- Al Horford
New York Knicks (1-7)

Projected Starting Lineup

PG- Chris Duhon

SG- Larry Hughes

SF- Danilo Gallinari

PF- Wilson Chandler

C- David Lee

 

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Curry returns to Practice Looks noticeably Thinner

November 11, 2009
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He's bacckk..now the question is, for how long?

Eddy Curry has finally reached playing shape and practiced with the Knicks yesterday at their facility in Greenburgh. Curry, who’s been working with strength and conditioning coach Greg Brittenham, looked noticeably thinner than in past seasons. Britteham told reporters that he didn’t keep record of how much weight Curry lost but did say that he was around 320 pounds when the pair started working together and is at a svelte 295 pounds now. His teammate have noticed the weight change and told Curry that he looks very different.

Curry, once heralded as the franchise future said, “I feel real good right now. Just walking around, I feel light on my feet.”  

He will not be available tonight when the Hawks fly into town, but the Knicks need all the help they can get. Curry will make $11.3 million this year and can be used as a valuable trade asset to get the Knicks further down the cap for 2010. They hope that Curry can show he can still play the game and provide some much-needed size in the front court. He is expected to possibly make his first appearance sometime next week.

Nate Robinson may play tonight after he is evaluated by team doctors this morning. His old buddy from Rainier Beach High School and one of my favorite all-time Knicks, Jamal Crawford, will be swooping into the Garden with the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks (5-2) are coming off a playoff appearance last season and are off to a tremendous start thus far. Look for the old pals to sizzle on the court tonight for their reunion.

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Islanders Face Tough ‘Road’ Ahead; Okposo Diagnosed with Swine Flu

November 11, 2009

The New York Islanders (6-6-5, 17Pts) will play 12 out of their next 14 games away from home, including seven in a row beginning tonight against the Ovechkin-less Capitals (10-3-4, 24 Pts.)  Just four days after learning that defenseman Radek Martinek was lost for the year with an ACL tear, the team announced that star forward Kyle Okposo has been diagnosed with H1N1 virus and will not travel with the team for this upcoming four-game road trip.  To add insult to injury (or sickness) Captain Doug Weight, who also battled swine flu earlier this year, is out 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury.

A daunting road ahead just got even more unnerving. 

The Islanders have already faced some adversity this season, and have rebounded quite nicely.  After losing 9 out of their first 10 games and only registering 6 points, the young Isle team has won 5 out of their last 7 games and is coming off an impressive 6-3 victory over an improved Atlanta Thrashers squad.  Despite currently being last in the Atlantic Division, the Islanders and their 17 points currently rank 9th in the conference, and are just 1 point away from the 8th spot, and a mere 7 points behind the top seeded Capitals.  With Okposo out indefinitely, last year’s top pick John Tavares and this year’s co-leading scorer Matt Moulson must keep the momentum going if the Islanders want to be playing meaningful games late in the season.  Although the year is still young, a bad road trip could leave the Islanders on a steep up-hill climb that may be too tough to overcome. 

The road begins tonight in Washington.

Islanders (6-6-5, 17 Pts)

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Capitals (10-3-4, 24 Pts)

Game time: 7pm, MSG Plus

Line: Islanders +200; +1.5