HEATED: Carnegie Deli, in The City, has already honored Carmelo Anthony with his own ridiculously large sandwich: The Melo. This decadent monstrosity was featured as one of the seven craziest sandwiches in the country by Bites on Today. The sandwich, on pieces of rye bread, is stacked with pastrami, corned beef, salami, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing. The external damage is $22; one can only imagine what it will do to one's insides. Let us know how it tastes, the next time you jet to the Carnegie Deli.
FANATICAL HEAT: Peaceman just sent me this flash, "O&B and Statesman Make Up (Get All Kissy-Kissy) To Honor Melo." He wrote, "O&B is playing the keyboard and States takes the lead!." If it makes you laugh a little, it was worth the space.
WARMING UP: William Rhoden wrote a nice breakdown of the narratives from Knicks fans and the MSM as the Melo trade developed. He points out how as the trade seemed ridiculously lopsided many accepted the version of events that involved Thomas as a marionette. However, after the trade and as it looked more favorable to most, IT was considered less likely to be involved although many folks saw Thomas' fingerprints on the trade that surrendered much of the Knicks youth. Rhoden opines that IT still pines to work with the Knicks to redeem himself, but even his friend, James Dolan, may be backing off that notion as indicated by his loud declaration that Thomas had not involvement in the Melo matter. (Interesting note: Studdy said that Isiah was not involved in his arrival, but Rhoden says Isiah was so involved that D'Antoni personally thanked him for his efforts.).
HOT HOUSE: A little housekeeping. We just added Knicksnow.com to the blog roll. It is a fun and informative mixed media site at NBA.com. They've been good enough to feature the Fanatics a couple of times and you never know when our work will pop up there. We encourage you to check them out from time to time at least. . . . Over the past couple of months we've missed the opportunity to share some great links by our blogger friends. We suggest that you check out Hoop Manifesto's weekly offering of answers to "NBA Big Questions" by Bloguin bballer-bloggers. This week (#16) the discussion centers around Melo, the recent trade and the trend of superstars to flock together. Provocative Stuff. . . . Our condolences to the family of old school movie star vixen and member of the Knicks Fanatics Spirit Team, Jane Russell who died at the age of 89. Jane Russell was one of several old school beauties selected by Fanatics to be on the Spirit Dance Team to help keep up our blog spirits during the dog days up to the end of the LeBron-a-thon which for us turned into the Melo- Studamuffin Era. The New Yorker Magazine has an interesting little remembrance of Ms. Russell, who felt her career was tantamount to a form of in-servitude since she was under a thirty year contract with Howard Hughes and forced to do many parts she thought were simply stupid. Nevertheless, she was gorgeous old school and gave Marilyn Monroe a run for her money in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," which is still a classic.
This just in: Boomer & Carton want States & O&B on the show to do their song!
We got more Stars than the heavens.... right here in Fanatic Land!
From the Dailys News on the CP3 chants at the Garden last game:
But to the Hornets' Chris Paul, Anthony had the right approach. And the 25-year-old point guard, who can opt out of his own deal in 2012, did not rule out following the forward's example when the time comes.
"Melo's here. He's happy," Paul said. "At the end of the day - that's what I said at the beginning - as long as he's here, he's happy. To see that day when it happened, to see that smile on his face and see him excited, that's pretty special."
Paul scored just four points and had 10 assists Wednesday night as the Knicks defeated the Hornets, 107-88, at the Garden, but the point guard, who has been linked to the Knicks since his now-infamous toast at Anthony's wedding in July to one day joining Amar'e Stoudemire and Anthony in New York, still drew chants from the crowd.
They were hardly of "We Want Me-lo!" proportions, but "We want Paul!" and "CP3!" could still be heard late into the fourth quarter.
Paul said he heard nothing.... = CP32penplaza2012.
Man, Both O&B and Statesman deserve a free Melo Sandwich!
I want to be their Manager. Boys got Skillz!
Hahaha LOL funny me and Statesman working in Harmony for a Melo man welcome theme.
Live long and prosper.
@AaronHodges POOF! You got them back! Now Run Forest Run...........Hahahahahahahaha.
@Peaceman I detest fake boobs! Be real or die!
@Peaceman Yes I'm glad me and States were able to work out our differences.
@Orange_and_Blue That sandwich is a bit much. I'd have to pass that one up, although I love me some carnegi Deli. Yum. I htink I had my best pastrami ever there.
@Post_up_Prince That one would kill me after I'd finished it. Would need a double coronary heart clearnace after that. Talk about excess! It's only good when its . . .
@Orange_and_Blue Few of us could "live long and prosper" after eating that sandwich--not even Peaceman.