Weekend in Review
Knicks: Following a brutal February, the N.Y Knicks have reeled off three wins in a row. This weekend they were able to dominate the Jazz and defeat the Cavaliers; not great competition, but wins nonetheless. Whether they make the playoffs or not, this team flat out sucks. The good news? Phil Jackson might actually become GM. I refuse to believe the hype until I see action, but that would be a huge step in making me believe once again.
Islanders: Well, this team is worse than ever. Their loss Friday to Calgary would be a heartbreaker to any other team, but for the lowly Isles this is just what we have come to expect. After another blown 2 goal lead and some time to reflect on awful trade deadline deals, especially Thomas Vanek to MTL, it is time to break out the brown paper bags and place them over one’s head.
FGCU Eagles: Tough weekend for my alma mater. After a couple victories in the A-Sun tournament, there was never a doubt in my mind we wouldn’t win the finals and be heading back to the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, Mercer won in our building Sunday. FGCU’s guard play in the first half led to terrible offense and a lead that could not be overcome, despite an unbelievable, valiant comeback with shades of Dunk City. As disappointed as I am, I promise the Eagles will make noise in the NIT and deliver a facial/poster or two.
All in all, there were more losses than wins: something I have become accustomed to. But like Billy Joel, I will be keeping the faith.