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Ransom
12-05-2007, 10:48 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/071205&sportCat=nba


Talk to a long-suffering Knicks fan over 40 and before long he'll be waxing poetic about the Willis Reed game and those Bradley-Frazier teams. They'll spin Bill Brasky-like tales about Bernard and Micheal Ray and drop a few f-bombs as they rehash the Charles Smith game and John Starks' 2-for-18. They'll tell you how much they loved Pat Riley's tougher-than-nails teams and tell you where they were when LJ hit his four-pointer. They'll tell you how much they miss hearing those electric crowds at MSG and how that's the biggest shame of all -- the deader-than-dead crowds at the World's Most Famous Arena.

And all of it will be genuine. Still, it's a stretch to assign the phrase "long-suffering" to Knicks fans, no matter how fervently they believe it fits. So they've had lousy teams for the past few years. It happens. They're not Pacers fans, who had to endure the damaging and incomprehensible Artest Melee, which derailed a potential championship season and set the franchise back 10 years. They're not Sonics fans, whose team is bolting within the next three years. And they're not T-Wolves fans, whose franchise wasted the prime of a beloved icon and traded him too late for too little.

bellisimo
12-05-2007, 11:37 AM
this might seem like 2 short paragraphs but it packs the heaviest of punches as a Pacers fan *4pt play AND the Brawl in one article* - ouch :(

JayRedd
12-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Good article.

Ragnar
12-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I know I will never forget where I was when the 4 point play happened.

CableKC
12-05-2007, 12:43 PM
Although I too have strong dislike for Knicks fans as much as I have for ( some ) Laker fans......did Simmons ever write a similiar article about long-suffering Red Sox Fans before they broke their World Series curse?

JayRedd
12-05-2007, 01:56 PM
I know I will never forget where I was when the 4 point play happened.

I had prom that night (which I almost skipped to watch the game, but just taped it instead so as my date wouldn't kill me), and managed to avoid the score all night long. But just as I was waking up on the floor of a friends living room the next morning after the party, someone turned on Sportscenter, and that was the exact highlight that was being shown as I regained consciousness. It was a truly horrible way to wake up. And even more horrible was still forcing myself to watch the whole game later that afternoon while hungover. It might be the worst play ever.

FlavaDave
12-05-2007, 02:07 PM
It might be the worst officiating call ever.



Fixed.

bellisimo
12-05-2007, 02:42 PM
I know I will never forget where I was when the 4 point play happened.

went out with the family for a nice dinner in New Jersey...they had the game on TV...had my eye on it...and just as dessert was arriving we were up...and i was feeling good...then all of a sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks...and i'm not talkin' about the food...

i wouldnt mind if they suffered for another 10 more years as scrubs :censored:

maragin
12-05-2007, 03:53 PM
I had prom that night (which I almost skipped to watch the game, but just taped it instead so as my date wouldn't kill me), and managed to avoid the score all night long.

Most kids on prom night are actually looking for the score. :D