Wednesday, January 16, 2008

4444ork in the ROAD

My Sabres opener went like this tonight on MSG-TV at MSG in the Big Apple: It’s been a while. In fact...the Sabres haven’t won a game since Santa made his rounds in December. But Buffalo isn’t the only team starving for a win.
The Rangers have hit bottom in the Atlantic...losing six of their last seven.
It’s Buffalo’s first glimpse of the Garden...and their former captain this season. Rangers...Sabres...NEXT on MSG!

Well, I am sorry to say the Sabres came out on the short end of the stick again: 2-1 win for the Rangers. New York jumped from 10th place to eighth in the East with the win, five points in front of Buffalo.
Don't worry...we'll catch up soon enough:)

Even more surprising lately at MSG (Madison Square Garden) is the play of the New York Knicks. The laughing stock of the NBA beat Detroit Sunday, 89-65, and Washington yesterday, 105-93. Tonight the Knicks won on the road in New Jersey, 111-105. Still, the Knicks record for the season is only 12-26.

Last night I enjoyed watching an old-timer light it up against Canada's Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns. 38-year-old Sam Cassell scored 32 points against Phoenix as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Suns 97-90. The Clippers' history started in Buffalo in 1970. Back to Nash. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but grew up near here in Victoria B.C. In this week's Sports Illustrated Players NBA Poll, the question was:
Which player on an opposing team would you most like to play with?
Congrats to Nash! He came out on top at 31 percent. Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets finished second at 17 percent. Then it was Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and LeBron James of the Cavaliers tied at 9 percent. Ralph Hass does not appear on that list for some reason...??
Oh yeah, because I focus on football as a quarterback in Seattle...
False advertising?
Yes, you do need to look at all the fine print...
And please, don't hassle me about the Sabres...
I will support my team through thick and thin, snow or rain, '07 or '08...
I'm not one of those "bandwagon jumpers"...or bungee jumpers...