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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.

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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.

Looks like God chose the wrong quarter to help out Tim Tebow against the Patriots. Now Tebow fanatics get to see what happens when the opposing team plays Tebow accordingly. Pretty sure that in the second half Tebow had more throw aways than completions. Just taking 30 yard losses and sacks left and right. Maybe now Tebow fans will see that it’s not Tebow, but the defense that actually keeps them in games. Being the crazies that they are though, they won’t. They’ll blame it on the officiating, their defense, and the fumbles. In reality they need to realize that because Tebow can’t throw worth a shit, the offense is basically forced to run 90% of the time. This eats up too much time. Combine that with turnovers by Tebow and the rest of the team, going up against an offense like the Patriots, and you’ve got a problem. This is what pisses me off about Tebow fans saying that he’s a real QB. No he’s not. He’s a product of a system, pure and simple. Basically they run a glorified college wildcat offense. The only reason they have won the last games is because they keep the ball out of the other teams offense’s hands, and don’t commit turnovers. Add to the fact that the opposing teams have made stupid mistakes against them, and there’s no reason they shouldn’t have won.

But this whole thing isn’t about Tim Tebow, it’s about the Patriots ability to bend, not break, on defense. Plain and simple, the Patriots make the best 2nd half adjustments in the league. You want to double cover Gronk? Boom, Aaron Hernandez blowing up your shit all day. You think you can win on special teams? Boom, 2 wide receivers in your face all day. You want to disrespect my boy Chad Ochocinco? Boom, first TD of the year. Just an overall great performance by the Patriots to put an end to this ridiculous circus.

Just another straight power move by the Patriots franchise as a whole. Do opposing teams around the league really think that they have a shot against the biggest big 3 in all of sports. Kraft, Belichick, Brady. Just doing what they want, when the want, all day.

P.P.S.- I think that a T-Rex might have a better shot at being a pocket QB in the league than Tebow. Oops, I forgot that Tebow doesn’t believe in dinosaurs.