Sunday, February 27, 2011
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 by Zack Pumerantz
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thousands of fans in Denver and New Jersey lamented the loss of Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, whose fans spent Monday night celebrating the coming of a second superstar to the Garden.
Many fans and analysts have been quick to say that the Knicks gave up too much (which is another story entirely), while many others have taken up the mantra that the trade is bad for the NBA. They say the trend of bringing all of the big stars to the big cities hurts the marketability of the league. This is wrong. Carmelo is just the newest move in a hype machine that has been prevalent this entire year. Teams in the big cities attracting big players is great for the NBA.
It is hard to argue that the NBA is less fun when the Knicks are relevant. The Knickerbockers play at Madison Square Garden, arguably the biggest stage in the NBA. New York is the largest market in basketball, so having them even be considered a remote contender is going to bring more interest to the NBA.
To have the big players go to the big markets only makes sense for the league; it means more marketing, more merchandise, and more exposure. Los Angeles vs New York City would make for one hell of an NBA Finals, which means better ratings.
I can't even think of a reason why the big market-big player philosophy could hurt basketball. If you really think it could, look at the Garden crowd for every Knicks home game in the forseeable future. You might change your mind.
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Jake Silver
Friday, February 18, 2011
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 by Zack Pumerantz
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This is my latest story for bleacher report about the most notorious NFL bust of all time. Ryan Leaf, known as the biggest flop in history, was irrelevant under center in his limited time as quarterback. However, he is known more for his off the field tantrums and arrogant personality. Hated by his teammates and fans, Leaf snowballed towards mediocrity and was out of the league at 26. This piece looks at Leaf from a different perspective, as if all his mediocrity actually made him a legend. Doubtful, but enjoy the sarcastic article. -Z.Pumerantz
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Zack Pumerantz
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Obviously fighting is a significant part of the sport of hockey, but not when it occurs play after play. The highlight video below is somewhat entertaining, to be honest, but not good for hockey. Mario Lemieux has already revealed his disgust with what took place on Friday night. Read his ESPN quotes here. Enjoy.
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 by Zack Pumerantz
Monday, February 7, 2011
As the bulbs flashed, the crowd roared, and confetti flew, all eyes of the Cowboys stadium crowd and the record-breaking 111 million T.V viewers were on Aaron Rodgers, the clear MVP of Super Bowl XLV.
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 by Jake Silver
"As the clock dwindled, the Green Bay Packers only seconds away from a legendary Super Bowl victory, fans began to reminisce, grins and gratification omnipresent... " click here to read the full articleCongratulations to the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and their loyal fanbase. The team has come a long way since the Brett Favre days and could not be happier with their franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the charge. Read why Rodgers will dominate the league for years in my latest Bleacher Report piece. Click Here to Read
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 by Zack Pumerantz
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