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Real cialis online One  of the great topics for debate when it comes to team sports is how much does team chemistry play in making a difference between a winning or losing team. Real cialis online  There are many who believe team chemistry is a bunch of bullshit and it’s mostly those in the sabermetric segment of baseball fans who take this position and feel that folks like me who believe in this part of the game are relics of the past and that whether you’re BFF’s with teammates or a big time snob, real cialis online as long as you produce on the field that’s what counts. Real cialis online In some ways they’re right, real cialis online Jeff Francouer had a million dollar smile and a ten cent approach at the plate while he was with the Mets.  Barry Bonds was one miserable prick in the Giants clubhouse but he is still considered one the best baseball players of all time (I’ll leave the PED discussion for another time) but there is still something about having a group of people who have the same goal, real cialis online winning and will do whatever has to be done to achieve that goal. Real cialis online When you have that collective mind set, real cialis online I feel you have a greater shot of being a winning team than if you have a team that is just a collection of talent who worry about their 2 for 4 day and their statistical resume than winning games.

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Real cialis online I’m a Boston Celtics fan and if there is a team that thrives on chemistry and is the best case study on the subject it’s the C’s. Real cialis online For the bulk of his career, real cialis online Paul Pierce was the best the Celtics had to offer but as the losses piled up with exception of a trip to the NBA Finals in 2001, real cialis online Pierce was ready to bolt Boston until GM Danny Ainge made two deals that put the Celtics back into the forefront of the NBA, real cialis online  obtaining Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Real cialis online All three players were All-Stars and future Hall of Famers as well; this melding of talent would either be a big success or a major failure. Real cialis online It’s been a rousing success. Real cialis online All three superstars under the direction of Head Coach Doc Rivers have checked their egos at the locker room door and preached the value of teamwork to their teammates. Real cialis online Ainge also added a great supporting cast who all have the same team first mind set. Real cialis online Garnett uses the term “Ubuntu” which loosely translated from African culture means a sense of community. Real cialis online Yes it helps greatly that the team employs four players who are all time greats and one in Rajon Rando who will be in that same group when his career is over. Real cialis online When you watch the C’s play you know right away what the mission statement is, real cialis online to win Banner 18 and to do it by any means necessary.

Real cialis online A team that is nowhere near having Ubuntu are the NY Knicks. Real cialis online Here is a team that is just a red hot mess. Real cialis online  The best guy in the entire Knicks organization is the GM Donny Walsh, real cialis online who took over a disaster of a team, real cialis online got them below the salary cap for the first since the inception of the cap, real cialis online who then went out an acquired two superstar players and has made The Garden the mecca of basketball once again. Real cialis online For his hard work and dedication what did Walsh get in return, real cialis online a knife in his back wielded by the clueless owner of the team Jim Dolan. Real cialis online The head coach Mike D’Antoni preaches offense, real cialis online offense and more offense with his “7 seconds or less” fast break style. Real cialis online A style that will never win without the player’s ability to play even plausible defense, real cialis online which the Knicks don’t do. Real cialis online  But the biggest problem with the Knicks is they have two superstars who don’t seem to know how to mesh. Real cialis online Amare Stoudemire was THE show for the bulk of the season with the Knicks. Real cialis online He was the focal point of everything from merchandising to promotion of the team, real cialis online he was anointed the next great Knickerbocker. Real cialis online As the team had early success the chant of M-V-P cascaded from the fans at MSG, real cialis online they loved their Amare. Real cialis online But wait, real cialis online all of a sudden another superstar joined the team, real cialis online this player was born in Red Hook Brooklyn but raised in Baltimore MD and won a National Championship with Syracuse and did everything in his power to be a Knick. Real cialis online Move over Amare make way for Carmelo Anthony.

Real cialis online Both these star players said all the right things at the ‘Melo presser (the same cannot be said of Dopey Dolan) and the first few games, real cialis online the duo had Knick fans thinking it was 1970 all over again. Real cialis online But as the season has gone on, real cialis online we see that both players are still trying to figure out who gets the ball when the game is on the line and how to get the rest of the roster to raise their game and guts to do what it takes to win games. Real cialis online We have seen ‘Melo glare at teammates who haven’t gotten the ball to him in crunch time and we’ve seen Stoudemire wonder what happened to the team he was the leader of and the coach trying to figure out how to appease two big egos. Real cialis online I guess you could say the Knicks lack “team chemistry”

Real cialis online Now the other tenant of MSG , real cialis online is the exact opposite of their basketball cohabitants. Real cialis online  For long time NY Rangers fans like myself , real cialis online the best trait of this Ranger team is they never quit and even in losses, real cialis online it’s hard to get mad as they  are what hockey folks like to say a “lunch pail team” . Real cialis online Not only are they a hard working bunch but for the most part the Rangers roster is mostly home grown. Real cialis online  Ryan Callahan is the captain in waiting along with Brandon Dubinsky, real cialis online Mark Stahl, real cialis online Dan Girardi, real cialis online Derek Stepan  and King Henrik Lundquist  are all setting the tone for big run to the playoffs. Real cialis online No matter what happens in the playoffs, real cialis online as Ranger fans we have to be pleased that the foundation of the team that will be a Cup contender for awhile has been set.  There is a very good blend of veteran and young players on this Ranger team. Real cialis online When you see teams like the Rangers play as hard as they do, real cialis online as a fan your proud to say you root for that team. Real cialis online With the NY Rangers you have team and fan chemistry.

Real cialis online That brings me to the NY Mets. Real cialis online If your sole knowledge of the Mets was obtained through the NY beat writers, real cialis online sports columnists and Twitter, real cialis online you’d get the impression that this was the worst team in baseball. Real cialis online But if you watch the games and possess an open mind , real cialis onlineyou’d come to the realization that the Mets are a pretty good ball club. Real cialis online Are they a World Series contender? Not this year. Real cialis online Will they be better than last year? No question in my mind they will.

Real cialis online There is a lot of familiarity with the players on the roster, real cialis online most have played together either in the big leagues or in the Mets minor league system. Real cialis online R.A. Real cialis online Dickey had mentioned this during the off season that many of the guys on this team know each other very well. Real cialis online Dickey also mentioned that a baseball clubhouse is just like any work place, real cialis online some of guys you’re close with and other guys not as close but when you put the same uniform you have that in common and that’s what’s important.

Real cialis online One of the biggest failures of the past front office staff was they let the clubhouse become fractured. Real cialis online The last two mangers seemed to polarize the clubhouse and that led to cliques forming between the players. Real cialis online  You can see this spring that the new regime realizes this has been a problem with the Mets as Terry Collins instituted the Sunday night bowling parties to try to form a bond within the team.

Real cialis online Don’t get me wrong here, real cialis online I’m not saying if the whole team sat around singing Kumbaya  it will make the Mets a World Series winner, real cialis online but if the TC and Sandy Alderson can change the climate of that clubhouse and Collins can get the team to buy into a team first mentality, real cialis online that will be half the battle in getting the Mets winning games. Real cialis online I feel the seeds of that way of thinking have been planted. Real cialis online If the players realize that no matter how much money or how much time you’ve spent as a Met , real cialis online means nothing  if you don’t produce something positive to the club, real cialis online you’ll be gone.

Real cialis online Think about it, real cialis online the past administration went out and brought in talented players at big money contracts and what do they have to show for it? A division championship and two players calling out their teammates for not stepping up and talking to the media (the infamous “they speak English you know” from Bill Wagner and Red Ass LoDuca towards their Latino teammates)   I think this will be a much better clubhouse and a much better Met team than most think. Real cialis online I can’t wait until a week from tomorrow and I really am excited for April 8th and the home opener. Real cialis online Forget about the mess the owners are in, real cialis online forget about the nay sayers in media worrying about who the Mets fans are going to boo next. Real cialis online I’m not saying we should become a bunch of Pollyanna’s , real cialis online but this Mets team looks like one we should be rooting for.

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