The Knicks meet Dallas at 1pm today. I'll try to take in the game, but I think I'll be preparing for the Jets game which is at 3 pm followed by the Vikings-Saints game.
My allegiances are conflicted. I love the Jets since my fifth grade-eighth grade "I Love Cool New York White Men" phase, when I just loved renegade Joe Namath (the others included Joe Pepitone, Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley and Walt Frazier).
O.K. I lied to be funny. It was a "Cool Dudes With Sideburns Period" which included Richie Allen and Tom Jones. I loved Mickey Mantle because of his role in the movie Safe At Home (1962). I thought he was cool even though he didn't have sideburns. Anyway, I really love underdogs and I like the Jets and Mark Sanchez. On the other hand, I remember when Peyton Manning was the underdog and I love the Colts because of him and Tony Dungy, two dudes the opposite of 1960s-cool. Back in the day, I took the Jets in the Superbowl because everyone else had the old-school Colts and my favorite old quarterback Johnny Unitas. (Yeah, I know Earl Morrell quartebacked most of that game). So today, for this website, I'm going to stick with the Jets -- unless the Colts win. LOL.
LET'S GO JETS
Anyway, since I spent so much time talking football, I don't have time to do a preview of today's Knicks-Mavs contest. So check out the following about the Mavs from the Dallas News:
Scouting the Mavericks
If you're looking for a Mendoza line for the Mavs, it's 97 points. When they score that many or more, they are 19-2 since Nov. 16. When they post 96 or fewer, they're 2-10. ... They have won six of their last seven visits to Madison Square Garden, including the last three. Last season, their 124-114 overtime win ended a horrific 2-7 start to the season. ... They shot only 17 free throws in Friday's loss at Philadelphia. Said Jason Terry: "We got to get into the paint, get to the basket and get to the [free throw] line. I shot zero free throws. That's unacceptable." ... Terry was 2-of-12 from the field against the Wizards and is 21-of-55 (.382) on the road trip.
And check out the stats from CBS Sports:
|Dallas||1st Southwest||28||15||.651||0||5-5||Lost 1|
|New York||3rd Atlantic||17||25||.405||11.5||5-5||Lost 1|
|38.2||Min. Per Game||37.0||
|25.3||Pts. Per Game||19.4|
|2.5||Ast. Per Game||3.4|
|7.9||Reb. Per Game||11.4|
|47.7||Field Goal %||55.6|
|38.4||Three Point %||0|
|88.3||Free Throw %||78.3|