Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mullets and Newark, just like oil and water

Apparently the Canada-coifed Barry Melrose is not a fan of Newark, commenting during an ESPN broadcast - with a national (or at least regional) television audience (although neither "national" nor "audience" accurately describe anything pertaining to hockey these days) - he cautioned viewers who were planning on coming out to the Devil's new arena "Don't go outside if you have a wallet or anything else, because the area around the arena is just horrible."

Someone should tell ol' Barry that it's been a while since the six days of rioting in '67. Newark is nicer. For one, it's not on fire. It's just another stop on the PATH train. Needless to say, the Newark Tourism Board might not necessarily be feeling pleased about all the money the city put into that new arena.

"In-famous, Is When You're More than Famous"

In, who would've thunk it news, yesterday's "Charles Oakley says Stay in School" piece (scroll down) has been getting some nice attention out in the wider world, most notably at:
The Sporting News
(which apparently gets picked up by MSNBC)
The Big Lead

[note: scroll to the bottom of all articles to find Oakley says, "Stay in School"]

Knicks Defeat Nuggets, 119-112

Now that, my friends, is a win. A legitimate, feel-good victory over a worthy adversary. The Garden was alive. There were goose bumps and high fives, draft beers and "DEEEE-FENSE." Alright, there wasn't much defense but there was plenty of offense and just enough D when it counted.

The Nuggets have title aspirations and the horses to do it. Unfortunately for them they do not have Renaldo Balkman. His defense on Carmelo Anthony down the stretch turned the tide. More to come on this game as I get my thoughts together....

In the meantime...see what everyone else is saying:
ESPN.com (the game is currently the lead story on their home page)
NY Times
NY Daily News
NY Post