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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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