wrote a letter to Absolut Vodka corporate headquarters, telling them I would not support based on affiliation with poorly-led MSG, and would be drinking the Nyets vodka of choice instead. haha. hitting the sponsors where it hurts is the best way to boycott any corporation. of course, I am but a flea on the dinosaur of MSG, but have a verbal bite of massive proportion. boycott msg.
So I am looking for a team to root for, it's playoff time and I am in Denver. I kick on the early Saturday game and it's Knicks-Pacers. Pat Ewing and the X-man doing battle with The Rifleman Chuck Person. And I was hip. The Knicks kept coming. They balled like me and my guys did in the gym: NO LAYUPS. They got to chanting "Defense" and the Garden was rocking. Spike Lee is there running up and down the end lines. And I was hip. I am living in Denver where they are having KKK rallies on the capital steps and booing Chris Jackson for his religious beliefs, so I can't be a Nuggets fan. But the Knicks got Mr. "Do the Right Thing" pulling for them??? Chuck D is rapping "Fight the Power" in his Knicks hat???? John Thompson's best pupil is playing center so I can pick up post moves and while I'm watching the games???? Oh and Hubie Brown, ex-Knicks coach is going to break-down the games every Tuesday night so you get schooled while watching the Knicks get it on??? So I went to the mall, grabbed a couple of those Blue Knicks hats, one for me and one for my boy, and signed up. And I have been riding with the KNICKS ever since. Through thick and thin.
So when "Mr 85%" decided to bolt for Houston, my response is "oh well". It's about the name on the FRONT of your JERSEY, not the BACK. I have been living and dying with the KNICKS since "MR 85%" was sipping Similac. I remember Charles Smith blowing the layup. I remember the White Bronco chase cutting in on the game and Starks 3-19(dang Starks, dang. I remember the fight which is why I can't stand the HEAT. I moved to the CHI during the 2nd Running of the Bullies and caught much hate. No matter. Thick and thin people.
good story Jim! don't know how it made it to the Boycott MSG thread, but
an interesting read nonetheless. we're all on the same side as far as rooting
for the O&B, i appreciate KO as a forum to air our differences as well. and so on.
I didn't miss the point. It's that you gave a terrible example because it contradicts itself.
" I stayed a Sixer fan until about 90-91 when Philly traded Chuck Barkely. At that point i said f*** Philly because I didn't feel like they were trying to win."
"It's about the name on the FRONT of your JERSEY, not the BACK. No matter. Thick and thin people."
whole point of your post was to say regardless of what happens you have to stick with your team. yet your reason for becoming a Knicks fan was because you were tired of being a Sixers fan.
I see the Boycott MSG movement is going really well, a whole 93 people bothered to move their mouse to click the tweet button in the past 10 days
like i said. if you wanted to make a point you should leave out the fact that you switched teams no matter how long ago it was. it still means you gave up on a team where at the end of the story you are telling people never to give up on the team. it makes the point of your story weak regardless if you are a knicks fan or not. Glad to have you as a knicks fan though.