While we continue the voting for the Central Divison's creepiest mascot here, we once again must discuss the continuing train-wreck that is the New York Knicks.
I keep wanting to stop talking about the Knicks, but like Godfather III, "Every time I think I'm out they pull me back in".
Over the weekend, after a 28 point loss to the 76ers (yes, you read that right...the 76ers) and almost an entire game with the crowd yelling "FIRE ISIAH!", James Dolan made it his top priority to tell Isiah that his job wasn't in jeopardy.
Now, there are a lot of morons in this world. Many of them do not bother me. I can happily sit back and smile while people like Jessica Simpson, that guy Blake from American Idol, and Miami Dolphins coach Cam Cameron somehow make a living despite their three combined brain cells. -For these are morons who are trying their best to appear as smart, functioning members of society, and most of all they aren't trying to directly harm anyone.
James Dolan falls into the worst type of moron category you can have: The "Guy Who Is So Moronic, He Is Detrimental To The Others Around Him Moron". As a New Yorker, it is not only rough to see him completely screw many New York fans out of 2.5 competitive sports franchises (the New York Liberty only really count as half of one since they are a WNBA team), but it is also tough to stomach the fact that he is inept at his day job as Cablevision CEO. For those of you who do not have it, Cablevision is the cable network of New York and many other territories and works as well as Tom Brady works at looking like a heterosexual (not good). Cablevision has power outages, its internet service sucks ass, and gives cable boxes to the homeowner that do not work. If this site goes down for any lengthy period of time, you have Cablevision to thank.
Now take how crappy this cable company is run and apply it to a sports franchise and you have the reasoning behind what is happening today. I happened to look up "James Dolan" on wikipedia, which usually is pretty objective (opinionated stuff regularly gets purged from the site) and here are some of the gems on Dolan:
"Dolan's results as a sports franchise owner have been financial success, mixed with competitive failure"
"There is a strong desire by many Knicks fans for Dolan to sell the team. Dolan's ownership of MSG has been a complete debacle. An important factor to take into consideration is the fact that Dolan has no sports knowledge. He knows nothing about wins or losses but only about dollars and cents."
"Dolan frequently sits at Knicks games with a snarling look on his face, arms folded across his fat disgusting belly. He has gone so far as removing fans from MSG who boo him during Knicks games."
and my personal favorite:
"Dolan performs blues-inspired rock as the singer for JD and the Straight Shot, which no one cares about. Every true New Yorker knows that Dolan proudly supports terrorism and hates happiness."
Wikipedia doesn't lie. Time for the U.S. military to start putting Dolan's face on trading cards.