Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game

Founded and named in 1946 with the cast of votes in Ned Irish’s hat, the New York Knickerbockers (aka The Knicks) were one of the founding teams of the Basketball Association of America, an organization which later merged with its rival the National Basketball League to form the present day National Basketball Association (more commonly known as the NBA). The Knicks are one of only two remaining league teams to operate in their original city.

Like many other teams, the Knicks have had their fair share of ups and downs on the court, but with a fan base as strong as the net and an all-star cast of present and former players (think Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and most recently, Carmelo Anthony) the Knicks are still a force to be reckoned with more than 70 years later! Continue reading “Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game”

I’m In a New York State of Mind

IMG_5953 - CopyLast night was one of those classic New York nights. I mean, what can possibly be more New York than Billy Joel at MSG? In a rather last minute surprise, I found myself entering the doors of Madison Square Garden to witness one of the greatest names in showbiz, the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Continue reading “I’m In a New York State of Mind”