Archives for posts with tag: Jeremy Lin

 

Amare might not want to have the Knicks training staff take a look at that one. I think Carmelo Anthony had the same problem a while back but the only person who felt any pain from it was Mike D’Antoni. I could probably stick a Jeremy Lin joke in here, but Jason Whitlock already took care of that for me.

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Now that Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets theres no doubt that Tebow mania will be reborn thanks to the NY media. I don’t think I’m going to be able to watch ESPN for more than 10 minutes at a time now. Now that Tebow is in NY though, the chances that he and Jeremy Lin end up doing something together goes through the roof. The similarities are too much to overlook. They’re both devout Catholics and outspoken about their beliefs.  They are kind of “failed expectations brothers” if you think about it. Both shot to the top of fame fast and fell into the bargain bin just as fast.  I really do think that if they are spotted out together or team up somehow the internet might break.

 

The Jets have acquired Tim Tebow for a 4th round pick. Why would the Jets even do this? Nothing good can come out of the Jets having Tim Tebow back up Mark Sanchez. Nothing. The only reason I can think of that the Jets would even trade for Tebow is that they heard the Patriots wanted him and just panicked.  I mean they already have one bad QB, why make it two? If you’re the Jets do you really need a stadium filled of Tebow fanatics chanting his name as soon as the QB you just gave a 5 year extension to, throws an incomplete pass? I don’t think so. Even Cromartie has gone to twitter saying that the Jets don’t want Tebow. Of all the Jets players Cromartie is the one that I would least trust and I have to say that he is right. Some of these dudes kids don’t even trust him and they know he’s right. To top it off the NY media is going to blow this whole thing out of proportion. I heard they’ve been looking for a new story ever since that kid from Harvard turned out to be a bust.


 


It’s official. Peyton Manning has chose the Denver Broncos as his new team for next season. Manning has reportedly called John Elway to tell him that the he has picked the Broncos and told his agent to get a deal done with Denver.Now that the Peyton Manning dog and pony show is over, it’s now time for the Tim Tebow dog and pony show to start. Now we will be subjected to around the clock updates of where Tim Tebow will be traded and when. This is all based on the opinion of some that Tebow actually has any trade value at all in the NFL. A team will have to be pretty desperate to take a chance on a player who calls himself a QB, but can’t throw the ball. Might be a problem. The only good thing that’s going to come out of this for Tebow is that thanks to Manning there will be a couple of teams in desperate need of a QB. Tebow should thank Manning for stringing along all these teams because that will be the only way he actually gets traded for. Worse case scenario is that he doesn’t get traded and Elway constantly has to watch his biggest mistake sit on the bench all next season. Either way, Tebow Time and the Peyton Show are officially over. Feel free to take to the streets in celebration.

P.S.- Now Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow are almost exactly alike. Both headed back to the bench.

P.P.S.- I am going to be pissed if the Broncos keep Tebow and Manning ends up getting hurt. Pissed. I’ll be even madder if he goes to the Dolphins and I have to watch him run around like a chicken with his head cut off against the Patriots twice a year.  If you were Manning why would you pass up the 49ers? Better offense, better defense, better overall. The Broncos got into the playoffs on a fluke, but if Peyton thinks that he can lead them to a Super Bowl, good luck to him.

In all seriousness I kinda feel bad for Mike D’Antoni. I mean towards the end he was pretty much trying anything he could to just get wins. Pulling people of the bench and Landry Fields couch. But in the end he just didn’t want to deal with this train wreck anymore and I can’t say that I blame him. When the smoke cleared from the smoke screen known as “Linsanity”, Jeremy Lin actually sucked and Carmelo was still bitching like a little girl. I mean some of the blame should go to D’Antoni, though. Sometimes when you’re an offensive “genius” you forget that your team still has to play defense and score more points than the other team to win. But that’s exactly why Carmelo and some of the other players are on the Knicks. They wanted to play offense and no defense. This was just the hand that D’Antoni was dealt. It’s someone else’s problem now.

I don’t know if there is any more evidence that Linsanity is over than a bunch of Jeremy Lin merchandise with 50% off stickers all over it. You mean to tell me that some point guard from nowhere who has only started a handful of games isn’t a top 5 point guard? Preposterous!!! That a player who turns the ball over and couldn’t guard a pole isn’t a better player than every other PG in the NBA? Ya don’t say? Maybe Jeremy Lin should have waited until his first season was over to get off of Fields couch. Maybe next time the NY media won’t crown some no name player he puts up numbers on a consistent basis, but I doubt it. Not to worry though, in a month or two we should have another athlete who rockets to super stardom only to fall just as fast, straight into the bargain bin.

P.S.- Someone tell Lin to say whats up to Tim Tebow.

As quick as some things begin, they can end just as quickly. This seems to be a point that was lost on not only Knicks fans, but a majority of all fans surrounding Linsanity. With lasts night loss to the Heat it seems as though the Lin bandwagon is beginning to empty just as fast as it filled up. I’m not saying that Jeremy Lin isn’t a good driver, but people are finally beginning to realize that turnovers do matter, especially when you only hit one shot from the floor the whole game. The Heat made Jeremy Lin look like a D League player and exposed him for what he truly is. The truth is Lin was a product of his own obscurity. No team in the league was showing game footage of this guy before last week because there was none. Now that teams have some game tape of Lin they have studied his tendencies and know his weaknesses. While Lin will probably still have some success against the lower teams in the league, in games against championship contenders such as the Heat he will be ineffective. They now know that when they crowd him he isn’t a great shooter and he will make turnovers. The sooner Knicks fans realize this the better. Then they can go back to watching Carmelo brick isolation 3’s and hoping that JR Smith doesn’t kill anyone.

P.S.- Maybe Nike should start worrying a little less about Jeremy Lin, and a little more about LeBron who’s their real moneymaker. Nike may have been a little premature in their judgement of Lin. Personally I think that they should be ashamed that they would even have a Jeremy Lin shoe in a line that includes Jordan and LeBron, but that’s just me.

I’m not a big Jeremy Lin fan but even I wish that he would have used his dual citizenship to make this game watchable. Every time I think about the Chinese basketball program I think about Chinese officials in a hospital ripping the longest baby boy from its mothers arms so it can grow up in some dormitory and play basketball 23 1/2 hours a day. But then you watch this and there’s no way that can be true. How can a collective group of people play basketball all their lives and still be this bad? Impossible. I guess this is what happens when all your best athletes would rather play Dance Dance Revolution than basketball. China needs to bring back their old basketball regime:

They need get rid of this. Someone ask Asian Neo how much clothes cost in the Matrix?

 

 

These two clips almost tricked me into liking Jeremy Lin and Linsanity. The first video is probably one of the funniest videos I have ever seen. Had to watch it 3 times to hear every part because I was laughing so hard. The second video is a video of Lin’s post game press conference after his loss to the Nets. This one was no where close to as funny as the first one, but still pretty funny because she called the Nets a “no good team”. In her defense it was a pretty valid question though.

Everyone is going crazy over Jeremy Lin but I’m still not convinced. I’m not saying that this guy can’t be a solid point guard, but he will never be the best. I think that a good percentage of Linsanity has emerged for the simple reason that the Knicks weren’t as good as they were supposed to be. Given the talent that they have on that team without injury, they actually suck. Then Jeremy Lin comes along and all the sudden the Knicks start winning games. The only problem with this is that they were playing teams in the basement of the NBA and Lin turns over the ball too much. This is the fatal flaw of Linsanity because turnovers lose games. I just think that all this attention is going to end up being too much too soon. We got Jason Whitlock talking about Lin’s penis and Kim Kardashian wanting to see what Whitlock was talking about. Instead of ESPN apologizing for the image they posted on their website, they should be apologizing for this poll that they posted:

Whoever put this poll up is the person that should really lose their job at ESPN.