The Knicks are now 15-15 after their current 7 game wining streak, and still five games behind the first place 76ers. This little known guard from Harvard University has played a huge role in their recent success. Jeremy Lin is good, but the media is making him out to be Michael Jordan good. But the hype over LINsanity is starting to become ridiculously nauseating, and it needs to stop. Here’s why.
Now what should bother people is the picture I have shown here on the right. It is a picture of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, my roommate’s favorite athlete ever, and arguably the best goalie in the NHL this year. For the Rangers to play off of this Jeremy Lin story is beyond me. Granted, hockey in America is not as popular as the other 3 major sports, but for the best team in the Eastern Conference to play off of their Madison Square Garden basketball friends, is sad to me. Not to mention how annoyed or “LINsulted” I would be if I were Lundqvist. Also reading through comments on a Rangers blog that featured the picture, it is apparent that Rangers fans aren’t too happy about it either. The city of New York and most media outlets have pushed aside the best team in the East for the lesser of the two MSG players.
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