As a Met fan you know this is killing me. You know I am not feeling good about having to acknowledge that the Yankees are about to be what every Me fan hates …about making noise again against another quality opponent. Knocking off the Indians when they were supposed to be about this year is one thing but being down 2 games to none to the Houston Astros to now be up 3 games to 2 …makes every real Met fan sick to their stomach… Yankees are doing it again being relevant when no one expected much from this year. Maybe that will be the mantra for my teams the Knicks, Mets , Jets no one expects much from either of them either but the Jets are 3-3 not 0-6 and was a play away from maybe knocking off the Patriots last Sunday. So in a weird twisted way the Yankees are what my teams need to be next season …unexpectedly competitively good.
I know I have been away for a litte bit but anyone want to explain to me Jerry Jones logic ….he doesn’t want the players , his players disrespecting the American flag or not standing for the national anthem but it’s okay for his players to disrespect women or show no respect for the law . His roster both now and in recent seasons have had players that he picked and signed that have both disrespected the law and disrespected women and have had the law deal with them. So maybe Jones needs to get his facts straight on the word disrespect and get it straight about preaching and not have his house in order.
He played fearless a little man with a big man’s heart. He wasn’t big on practice, he was called on the carpet by head coach Larry Brown for missing practice in a playoff game which he responded with his now famous his famous quote… “We’re sitting here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re in here talking about practice,” He proceed to say practice …14 times …”practice?” “We ain’t even talking about the actual game we are talking about practice” The way he played …let’s be honest A I didn’t need practice. The 11 time all-star won the league MVP in 2001 and won the all-star game MVP in 2001 and 2005. Iverson officially retired in 2013 with a 26.7 scoring average 3.7 rebounds per game and 6.2 assists per game. He was inducted in 2016 in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday spotlights…The Answer …Allen Iverson.
The NBA is filled with stories of High School kids who make the jump to the NBA without going to College. Moses Malone, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Bill Willoughby, Darryl Dawkins and Tracy McGrady.
McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 NBA draft. He teamed up in 1998 with cousin Vince Carter to make Toronto a nightmare to guard. One was hard enough to guard but both …nightmare.
McGrady for his career was a 7 time all-star (2001-2007) and a 19.6 scorer for his career. He was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Tracy McGrady.
Radio host Craig Carton has resigned from WFAN, a week after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fake ticket scheme. In case you aren’t familiar with the radio host he is part of the morning show of Boomer and Carton 6am to 10am on WFAN sports talk radio in New York. Instead of talking about sports it is now Carton who is being talked about as news. Whether you like him on the air or not it is sad to see his run end on WFAN over an alleged Ponzi scheme. Whether it is true or not only time will tell. But in his own words he explains his resignation:
“For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.
Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.
I’ve always felt a personal connection to our listeners and want to thank them for making me a part of their daily routine. I hope they can respect the fact that as much as I want to talk about the allegations against me I can’t at this time. There will come a time when I will be able to speak directly about the case and I hope our listeners will be there.
From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank my family, friends, listeners and especially the executives at WFAN and CBS Radio for their continued understanding and for giving me the most amazing platform to do what I love to do the most, besides being with my family.”
Carton, 48, was arrested Sept. 6 and charged with helping to run a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme in order to pay off gambling debts. FBI agents nabbed him at his New York home before he could travel to work for that day’s “Boomer and Carton” program. Following his arrest, WFAN suspended Carton, pending further investigation.