DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRICLES PART DEUX ?

It was 30 years ago today the greatest moment in American sports history took place in what we now know as The Miracle on Ice. To commemorate this event the 2010 USA Men’s Hockey team went out and played on of the greatest hockey games this side of Lake Placid NY, circa 1980.

IN the beginning of these Olympic games I found it tough to have to root for Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner, Brooks Orpik and Brian Rafalski, all enemies of the Garden Faithful but after last night pride of country has taken over pride of Broadway Blueshirts. Having Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan on the team makes it easier to root for team USA as they have embraced the same players whose blocks they enjoy knocking off for national pride.

The big problem will come if Team USA plays Sweden for the Gold Medal. Love of country or love of King Henrik?

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CONCLUSION OF WORLD SERIES GAME 5 TONIGHT: DOES ANYONE CARE?

I’ll watch it and you may watch as well but really other than Phillies fans and Rays fans does anyone care about the World Series anymore? Has MLB under the bumbling Used Car Salesman and the worst television network on earth FOX destroyed what was once the crown jewel of  American sports?

 

Forget about whether kids are watching or care about the Series an unscientific poll of my 13 year old and his friends will tell you they not only haven’t watched a single pitch they are more concerned about their up coming basketball season and the Friday Halloween Dance. It’s not that they are not baseball fans as out of 15 boys in my sons class 12 play organized baseball and they are all die-hard Mets or Highlander fans but when you have homework and practice for whatever sport is in season but the time 8:45 or 9:00pm rolls around your looking at some serious sleep time.

 

I not a big fan of Bob Raisman but he did lay out today in the NY Daily News all that is wrong with MLB taking Rupert Murdoch’s billions and selling it s soul to FOX. There is no reason in the world that the World Series shouldn’t begin at 7:30pm East Coast Time. First off, no network should put on a pre game show for any sport. In this day and age by the time first pitch, kick off, tip off or face off comes around fans are well versed in what’s in store for that nights game. Do you think I rely on Jeanie Zelasko for my baseball information HA! HA!

 

It not just kids who are not following the World Series it’s adults as well. Every morning when I come in to work my co-workers ask me who won and what were the highlights as out six or seven guys that want to know none of them have watched one pitch of this series. Most of it is no Mets or Highlanders but even without the locals in it they all tell me the same thing, the game is on too late and they’re not staying up until midnight to watch it.

 

You would have to think that someone in MLB has to have at least a sliver of common sense and is reading and listening to the fans (have you heard  anyone say the y LIKE the late starts and early morning finishes of these games? I didn’t think so) and bring it to the attention of the Used Car Salesman. If the Mets were to announce that all night home games were going to start at 8:45 PM how many games would you go to? Figure three hours minimum for a game so you’d get out of the ball park at quarter to midnight, then by the time you get out the parking lot and home you would have enough time to take a nap and go to work  so of course the Mets or any team would not be stupid enough to schedule games at that time but for the championship of MLB they do and then wonder why no one is watching.  

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