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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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