I was reading FreeDarko this morning, as I always do, which led me to SLAM Online column which contained this phenomenal YouTube clip. It's Stephon Marbury reacting excitedly to the Zach Randolph trade on MSG, with someone yelling over and over in the background "Yes sir! Yes sir! Yes sir!" That guy is off camera, but I like to think it's one of the reporters.
As you may or may not know, I'm a long suffering Knicks fan, and I don't see the Randolph thing with quite the rose-colored glasses Steph does, but I have to say I think I'm reaching the point, as disgusted as I am with Isiah Thomas and the team's ownership, of being able to have the serenity to sit back and enjoy the crazy. I'd still rather have a team I could root for, but if this season turns into a cavalcade of insanity and Steph-rantings, I think I'm okay with that. As the afore-linked Sam Rubenstein's SLAM column put it, it's the good kind of crazy.
Speaking of suffering
Mets2Moon and I hit the Mets-Padres game up last night and as you know, it was a roller coaster, only not the fun kind. Ah, hell, you know what happened. But for a minute there (specifically, the Marlon Anderson "oh shit no he didn't" three-run bomb) it really looked like a resurrection of last year's style. Unbelievable come-from-behind victories, walkoffs, all that. It wasn't meant to be.