Archive for March 3rd, 2009

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

D-Rex Takes a Bite Out of Free Agency

Jets Rumors & News

When the clock struck midnight last Thursday, many Jets fans turned to the internet for immediate news of the moves their team was making.  Despite NFL propaganda, the Jets had created tons of room under the salary cap to play with.  They had even more money to throw around then they expected thanks Laveranues Coles’ sudden generosity- he pretty much gave back the 8 million bucks he was guaranteed so he could go play ball with Chad in Miami.  Problem with his strategy is a big ol’ fat man named Bill Parcells who eats little wide receivers for lunch.  Thanks Coles.  Only time will tell if you’ve dropped the ball… again.

Well, the Jets apparently waited ten whole minutes before descending upon Bart Scott’s house,  dragging him all the way to Jersey, and signing his “violent” butt to a six year contract.  Then the Jets went back to Baltimore (or made a phone call anyway) and have now signed Jim Leonard as well.  Sweet.

The Jets even came up …

Rangers Rumors & News

As expected, Sean Avery is headed back to the New York Rangers.  

The notorious agitator was claimed off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars today and comes at a half-price discount.  New York will be on the hook for half of the remainder of the four-year, $15.5 million contract Avery signed with Dallas during the offseason.  

Of course, with zero interest around the league and the team’s payroll already precariously close to the salary cap, the dollar figures hardly amounts to a bargain. It’s another gamble by General Manager-for-life Glen Sather, whose penchant for rolling snake eyes has peppered his nine-yes, NINE-year tenure in New York.

Earlier this season, while serving as an analyst for Canada’s TSN, new Rangers coach John Tortorella stated that Avery “doesn’t belong in the league.”  So we’ve got that going for us.

In all seriousness, I’m curious to see what sort of impact Avery has on this lineup. I think the disruption he could potentially cause in the locker room has been overstated. …

Hot Stove 1999 Knicks Quiz

Knicks Rumors & News

This is the 10th anniversary of the underdog 1998-99 Knicks, who made it all the way to the NBA Finals. See how much you remember about that team. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. Which teams did the 1999 Knicks defeat in the playoffs?

2. Which team did they sweep in the playoffs?

3. Who defeated the Knicks in the Finals?

4. What was the team’s record that season?

5. Who led the team in scoring during the regular season?

6. Who led the team in scoring during the playoffs?

7. In what place did the Knicks finish in the Atlantic Division?

8. Who led the team in assists that year?

9. Patrick Ewing led the team in rebounding. Who was second?

10. Which player on the team briefly coached the Knicks a few years later?

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