The Knicks are not so firmly planted in the playoff race. Currently, with 11 games remaining, they hold the seventh spot 6 1/2 games away from surrendering their playoff position to either the Indiana Pacers or Bobcats. Of the 11 remaining games, the easiest may be the Toronto Raptors. The game against the Cavaliers on April 3rd should be the easiest, but the Lebron-less Cavs have been our most difficult nemesis all season. They've won all three contests against us thus far. The final two games of the season against the Bulls and Celtics, respectively, may be important to both teams although they are settled in the playoffs because they are battling closely for positioning. Unless, the Knicks begin to pull together, this could be one of the most memorable collapses by a Knicks team in years. Are we going to make the Playoffs?
Here's a thought on the issue of leadership.
Weren’t STAT and D’Antoni more demonstrative and driving of the crew around them before Melo came to town? If you have questions about where the leadership is coming from. I think your answer may lay in walking on egg shells w/ a new star in town. D’Antoni appears to get less into his cast of players. Perhaps he doesn’t want to be called out for a double standard. He wouldn’t dare call Melo out for that flat footed defense when Pierce blew by him? Hmmm! STAT is also less assertive as a leader. He’s more veiled. He wouldn’t want to turn off the diva the Knicks worked so hard to lure to the Garden? Hmmm!
What's with the comment ticker not working again? Again I say we got too many things on the front page. Tab some and make less more.
@Orange_and_Blue There is no connection between the operation of the comment ticker and the impact of front page items on the load speed of the page. You can feel free to stop making that connection.
@Orange_and_Blue You make some very valid points regarding the leadership factor and STAT's role in providing leadership to the new cast of characters.
There's probably much too much furniture here. Why is there still a Tweet block for Kelenna? Guess the Bloguin ads can't be avoided since they pay the mortgage.
The culprIT shall sIT.
H20 DOC IT 12!
@Lives Understood. Still the page now loads awfully slow. I'm sure all the extra gizmos are to provide the best spread of resources to inquiring Knicks fans who want to know the opposing team, get behind enemy lines etc etc. But I wonder if tabbing some items like say the behind enemy lines section, the indy knicks blogs section, and the MSM Knicks blogs section could help the page load faster overall.
True Kelanna can be removed in about the time it takes me to respond to this comment. So instead of spending my time responding in full, I will prioritize and remove Kelanna's chair.
@Orange_and_Blue The simple answer to your musing is "No." Those proposed changes have been tested and the difference is not appreciable. The indy Knicks blog section is html and does not slow the rate at all. The Behind The Lines section contains 30 photos which change the speed ever so slightly. If you look at the loading on the lower left hand corner, you will see what loads first and last. More significant are the huge pics and Cover It Live Frames in the main section as well as the advertising and comment sections. If you desire, there are plenty of page load speed testers on line that will demonstrate the load time is not the fastest but much faster than our previous blog and about the same as other blogs.
To restate the answer "No."
The speed may increase if the number polls, Cover IT live Frames and pics are minimized on the front page. Or you simply may need to clean out your computer.