Cackling Crow Caws

  • New York Knicks and Their Fight Against Ageism

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    Here is some barstool trivia for you: The last time the New York Knicks won an NBA championship was in 1973. There are currently four players in the NBA that were alive for this moment… can you name them? (HINT) The Knicks just signed one of them to a three year deal. Yes – Jason Kidd is old… really old… the fourth oldest player in the NBA. The three others old enough to see the last NYK championship? Kurt Thomas who no doubt is facing bankruptcy/unpaid child support/some other catastrophe causing him to keep lacing them up, Grant Hill who more or less sank Fila’s attempt at outfitting NBA hoopsters, and Juwan Howard who recently became the only member of the Fab Five to win, well, anything. He even got some burn in game 5 to help justify his incredible sense of vindication for his fellow brothers.

    To be clear given what the Knicks were working with this off season I think they have done a great job. Jason Kidd might be coming off the worst year of his career but I truly think he will add some wins next year if coach Mike Woodson gives him about 20 – 23 minutes a game. I still can’t help but notice the Knicks fight against ageism mainly because New York also managed to wrangle the sixth oldest player in the NBAMarcus Camby after a failed attempt at the fifth oldest player, Steve Nash.

    On an even lighter note: I give it six months before Camby and J.R. Smith are pulled over on the FDR in a hotbox rivaling a California wildfire (California carefully selected as the Alma Mater of the point of this piece Jason Kidd).

    Good luck grinding today!

  • Poison Pills and You

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    The whirlwind that is the NBA right now has brought to light a relatively new phrase to the sport: Poison Pill Contracts. For those following closely at home you have no doubt heard the phrase and stored it away with “Dummy Year” and “Mini Mid-Level Exception.” Many fans us… Read More

  • Danny Ferry, Superman and Beating the Miami Heat 3.0

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    Danny Ferry was the only Coach K player to win a NBA championship (until Shane did it this year)… and he is about to make a real name for himself as a GM. You kidding me? Unloading one of the worst (if not the worst) contract to the Nets and moving the problem that is “Marvi… Read More

  • Sunday Pick Em (3/25/12)

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    Not much has happened since my last blog…other than Peyton Manning landing in Denver, Tim Tebow heading to New York of all places, two 15 seeds knocking off two number 2 … Read More

  • Draftstreet NBA Pick 'Em: Mar 14, 2012

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    I have played in over 500 games this month. I would like to think I have seen it all but I’m sure there are still a few tricks this middle aged crow can learn. Even though I’ve seen this mistake made time after time (evidence by the freebees of invalid rosters) I foolishly re… Read More

  • DraftStreet Thursday Pick 'Em: 3/8/12

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    With Thursday’s not offering the necessary games to assure some variation in our lineups I decided to try the new product DraftStreet is offering: NBA Pick’em. The game details have been described in length so I won’t waste my word count beating a dead horse. I am curious to… Read More

  • First Half Crow-Stars

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    With the NBA All Star game set to tip today I figured I would dedicate a blog to recapping the first half of the season by naming the Crow-Stars. Your criticism is always welcome so please feel free to comment. Read More

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