New York Knicks = Toronto Maple Leafs of the NBA?
Old 02-25-2010, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hrmmm lets compare and discuss...

Both SUCK and have sucked forever!

Both play in arguably the biggest market in there respective sports.

Both teams fan bases seem to be day dreamers and die hard fans ("Were winning it all this year!") etc...

Both sports Commissioners (Stern/Bettman) seem to have extra love for Knicks/Leafs...

Both teams probably have the biggest media following in there markets..

Both teams sell out every single game (Or at least use to?)

Both teams Sports writers claim every single player in the league dream is to play for Knicks/Leafs one day....

Both teams fan bases think they can lure any and all free agents...

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've said that for the longest time. Hahhhhh!


Nice.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well the Knicks went to Game 7 of the NBA finals in 1994.....

Closest that the Leafs got was the semis in '93?

Close enough comparison I guess.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Knicks went also to the Finals in '99.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good comparison but I dont think the leafs think that every player wants toplay for them, they know, example Phil Kessel and american born player coming to a non playoff team. On the other hand the knicks are hoping players join there team, and have a shit load of work infront of them
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Knicks went also to the Finals in '99.
Even so. They're two very storied franchises that are rich and have massive $$$ and yet don't have a clue how to put a solid team together and be consistently good long term. There are obvious parallels between the two franchises that essentially reside at disfunction junction.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Knicks also went to the Finals in '99.
Lol.... can't believe I forgot that one.

Making it to the Finals twice in a 5 yr span is actually pretty good. Esp. with that '99 team who really had no business being there.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice comparison. Your right though, they are pretty much the same except Toronto is the better story
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice comparison. Your right though, they are pretty much the same except Toronto is the better story
Another great comparison, both fanbases are nuts and delusional.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd like to be known as a homer
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would also like to make another comparison with these 2 teams...The Dallas Cowboys.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you guys are nuts

btw next year is ours. we're getting crosby and ovechkin next year.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Definitely an appropriate comparison.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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you guys are nuts

btw next year is ours. we're getting crosby and ovechkin next year.
two max players= knicks dynasty didn't ya know
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'll make another comparison.

Both franchises are storied.
Both franchises have passionate fans, not fairweather, fly by night fans. They stick with their team through thick and thin, which is what TRUE fans are supposed to do.
Both franchises have fallen on hard times, but had a bit of success in the 90s and 00s, and will enjoy a renaissance in terms of success in a few years.
Both franchises are now in capable hands in terms of management.
Both franchises are worth the most in their respective sports.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Absolutely. it's a great comparison.

And here's another thing. As shitty as both teams have been, neither has really improved much through the draft (for different reasons).
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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And here's another thing. As shitty as both teams have been, neither has really improved much through the draft (for different reasons).
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Absolutely. it's a great comparison.

And here's another thing. As shitty as both teams have been, neither has really improved much through the draft (for different reasons).
Yup, they're both infamous for trading away draft picks.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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if the league had pulled some strings to get us lindros, then you'd really have a perfect comparison. lol
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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More like if they pulled strings to get 'em Lemieux.
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