Is it possible that less than a week ago the Knicks seemed poised to leapfrog to the top of a struggling Atlantic Division? Since that time, the Knicks managed to sandwich a win against the Pacers between two devastating defeats to the Nets and Heat. Against the Nets, the Knicks proved to be the far inferior team before putting together an improbable rally only to lose on a last second hoop. Last night against the Heat, the Knicks found a way to sink to new depths, etching the 2006-2007 Knicks in the sort of history books that most teams would like to see burned. Marc Berman of the Post sums up the performance nicely: “Humiliating. Embarrassing. Disgraceful. Despicable. And historic.”
Fourty-two seconds into the game, a Quentin Richardson three pointer gave the Knicks an early 3-2 advantage. The team would not score again for an astounding seven minutes and thirty-four seconds, surrendering 27 straight points – a record for both teams – and falling behind 29-3. The …
The New York Post is reporting that the Yankees recently approached second baseman Robinson Cano about the prospect of giving up his number 22 in the event that Roger Clemens returns to the Bronx. According to the Post’s source, Cano’s number has already officially been changed to #24 on the team roster.
Clemens wore the number 21 for most of his career, only changing to 22 upon arriving in New York due to the fact that Yankee great Paul O’Neill wore 21 at the time.
Said Cano: “I was happy to give up the number to a future Hall of Famer if Roger comes aboard. Hopefully, he will be one of my teammates, I’ll have the pleasure of playing with him.”
Less than a week after officially naming Kevin Gilbride the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, Big Blue head coach Tom Coughlin has filled the remaining hole in his coaching staff, luring Steve Spagnuolo from his position as linebackers coach of the Philadelphia Eagles to take over as Giants defensive coordinator. He replaces Tim Lewis, fired on January 11th, one day after Coughlin himself learned he would be staying on as coach.
Evidently not a fan of resigning, Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is retiring from football for the fourth time in four stops. In 19 years, Parcells won two Superbowls with the New York Giants, appeared in a third Superbowl with the New England Patriots, and took the New York Jets to the AFC championship game. His time in Dallas finished with a bang 15 days ago on a botched hold by QB Tony Romo in a mind-numbing and heart-breaking 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Assuming Tuna stays retired this time, the Hall of Fame coach will finish his career with 172-130-1 career record, an 11-8 record in the playoffs, and two championship rings.