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Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects  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, viagra side effects as long as you produce on the field that’s what counts. Viagra side effects In some ways they’re right, viagra side effects 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, viagra side effects winning and will do whatever has to be done to achieve that goal. Viagra side effects When you have that collective mind set, viagra side effects 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.

Viagra side effects I bring this up because of four teams I’ve watched over the last month or so, viagra side effects two teams that have that “team chemistry” one that doesn’t and one I think will have it.

Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects For the bulk of his career, viagra side effects 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, viagra side effects Pierce was ready to bolt Boston until GM Danny Ainge made two deals that put the Celtics back into the forefront of the NBA, viagra side effects  obtaining Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects It’s been a rousing success. Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects Ainge also added a great supporting cast who all have the same team first mind set. Viagra side effects Garnett uses the term “Ubuntu” which loosely translated from African culture means a sense of community. Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects When you watch the C’s play you know right away what the mission statement is, viagra side effects to win Banner 18 and to do it by any means necessary.

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

Viagra side effects 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, viagra side effects the duo had Knick fans thinking it was 1970 all over again. Viagra side effects But as the season has gone on, viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects I guess you could say the Knicks lack “team chemistry”

Viagra side effects Now the other tenant of MSG , viagra side effects is the exact opposite of their basketball cohabitants. Viagra side effects  For long time NY Rangers fans like myself , viagra side effects the best trait of this Ranger team is they never quit and even in losses, viagra side effects it’s hard to get mad as they  are what hockey folks like to say a “lunch pail team” . Viagra side effects Not only are they a hard working bunch but for the most part the Rangers roster is mostly home grown. Viagra side effects  Ryan Callahan is the captain in waiting along with Brandon Dubinsky, viagra side effects Mark Stahl, viagra side effects Dan Girardi, viagra side effects Derek Stepan  and King Henrik Lundquist  are all setting the tone for big run to the playoffs. Viagra side effects No matter what happens in the playoffs, viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects When you see teams like the Rangers play as hard as they do, viagra side effects as a fan your proud to say you root for that team. Viagra side effects With the NY Rangers you have team and fan chemistry.

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

Viagra side effects There is a lot of familiarity with the players on the roster, viagra side effects most have played together either in the big leagues or in the Mets minor league system. Viagra side effects R.A. Viagra side effects Dickey had mentioned this during the off season that many of the guys on this team know each other very well. Viagra side effects Dickey also mentioned that a baseball clubhouse is just like any work place, viagra side effects 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.

Viagra side effects One of the biggest failures of the past front office staff was they let the clubhouse become fractured. Viagra side effects The last two mangers seemed to polarize the clubhouse and that led to cliques forming between the players. Viagra side effects  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.

Viagra side effects Don’t get me wrong here, viagra side effects I’m not saying if the whole team sat around singing Kumbaya  it will make the Mets a World Series winner, viagra side effects 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, viagra side effects that will be half the battle in getting the Mets winning games. Viagra side effects I feel the seeds of that way of thinking have been planted. Viagra side effects If the players realize that no matter how much money or how much time you’ve spent as a Met , viagra side effects means nothing  if you don’t produce something positive to the club, viagra side effects you’ll be gone.

Viagra side effects Think about it, viagra side effects 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. Viagra side effects I can’t wait until a week from tomorrow and I really am excited for April 8th and the home opener. Viagra side effects Forget about the mess the owners are in, viagra side effects forget about the nay sayers in media worrying about who the Mets fans are going to boo next. Viagra side effects I’m not saying we should become a bunch of Pollyanna’s , viagra side effects but this Mets team looks like one we should be rooting for.

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