We have a chance to do what Miami is trying to do over the next few weeks, something no other market has ever done before, which is to cash in twice as many tickets a day. 3 of them were actually there. win an NBA title. win the Stanley Cup title. Both trophies he keeps safely within the boundaries of one city.
The Heat and Panthers are both trying to do this as underdogs. The Heat have already confirmed that the Nuggets are leading the series with a 1-0 lead, and the Panthers headed to Las Vegas on Saturday night to start the Finals with the Golden Knights having a pretty good lead.
It’s also a notable dual, dueling Cinderella story, as both teams started the playoffs as the 8th seed and already had to defeat each of their three hugely popular opponents. Is going. So there is nothing to be upset about either.
What if Miami could pull this off?
Well, I could add that the great weather every day and the lack of state income tax are the main reasons for serious envy and serious ennui.
In Boston, I’ve seen the Celtics and Bruins try and fail three times to pull this off (1957, 1958, 1974). Philadelphia (1980), Chicago (1992), and the Bay Area (2013) each had one.
new york? Back in 1972, during a glorious period from April 30 to May 11, when the Rangers defeated the powerhouse Bruins and the Knicks attempted to do the same against the 69-win Lakers, Madison Square Garden It has become a center of sports.
Things got off to a promising start for both sides. The Knicks overwhelmed the Lakers, 114-92, in Game 1 at the Fabulous Forum, and four days later, the Rangers yelled back at 5 when they found the Bruins leading 5-1 in Game 1. tied the score. Rod Gilbert, Vic Hadfield, Walt Kachuk and Bruce McGregor scored before Boston’s Ace Bailey scored the winning goal two minutes and 17 seconds into regulation.
From May 3 to May 7, the Knicks and Rangers alternated between Games 3 and 4 of their respective series, resulting in four of the most glorious days in Newgarden’s short history. Unfortunately it didn’t work. The Lakers won them both, the Bruins split, and a few days later they both advanced to the championship.
Twenty-two years later, the team recreates the magical feeling that every day counts, starting with the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Canucks at the Gardens on May 31. From that day until June 22, the Rangers and Knicks alternated in the spotlight, taking the city on an insane roller coaster ride.
The four days from June 14th to 17th remain one of the grandest periods in the city’s sporting history. On June 14, the Rangers won the Cup for the first time in 54 years. On June 15, the Knicks tied the series with the Rockets, 2–2. And on June 17, the Rangers toured the Canyon of Heroes in the daytime, but that night the Knicks were close to a title match — even though much of the garden’s attention was focused on a basketball game and the famous car chase. even if it was divided into California location.
The Knicks famously didn’t win another game that season. But that year remains the closest any city has ever come to achieving what Miami hopes to achieve over the next few weeks.
In 2003, East Rutherford, New Jersey tried to be the smallest city to do so. Seven home games were held at the former Continental Airlines Arena from May 27 to June 15. Four of those games were played by the Devils there, defeating Anaheim there, 3–0 in Game 7 on June 9 to win the Cup for the third time, and three by the Nets. After defeating the Spurs to tie the series 2-2 on June 11, the wait for San Antonio to win six and the first city to seize the day spanned at least 20 years.
It’s time for Miami to grab it.
As luck would have it, we all have one person who gave us our first big break while at the same time serving as a textbook role model for doing our job properly. Mine is a gentleman named Chuck Pollock, and this week he wrote his last column in the Olean, New York Times Herald, after fifty years. He always hated unnecessary language. So I will summarize this news as follows. thank you. in everything.
The Nuggets’ last appearance in the championship series was in the 1976 ABA, with two of Brooklyn’s proud sons on opposite sides of the play-by-play. Steve Albert of the Nets and Al of the Nuggets. Nets fans who broke into the courtroom after Game 6 didn’t give Steve a seat and equipment in the press box, but the poor Al player was pretty much shattered.
If you haven’t read it yet, here are two must-haves for your summer reading list. Both “New York’s Finest: The Story of the Greatest Cop Ever” and “The Book of Michal: The Amazing Life and Heroic Death of Judge Michal” by Michael Daley, one of the greatest voices in New York history. ”
It’s good that Canadians are one of the friendliest people on the planet. Because a Stanley Cup game between Las Vegas and Florida should be enough to make you vow to quit hockey if you live there.
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Larry Wigbels: I do it to myself — we took Clean Sonny early when we could (too) get Nikola Jokic?! Same 2014 draft? Say, “It’s getting late, so hurry up!”
vacuum: In all fairness, every other team in the league whiffed in that game (including the Nuggets).
Elon Semaza: If you’re under 30 and have seen the Heat vs. Celtics series, you’re probably convinced it’s a Heat with a rich championship history.
vacuum: After reading this, I’m sure you’ll cry heartily…because it’s true.
@aghease: I was very surprised to learn that the Dodgers were the team the Yankees had never faced the least. Rob Manfred deserves a lot of backing for pushing up the pitch clock and changing the sked to allow for Yanks-Dodgers games every year.
vacuum: Komish calls a lot of fire, and that’s no surprise. But here it says he got both right.
Christopher Sheldon: Instead of umpires checking pitchers for “awkward situations” when they leave the mound, why not check before going to the mound where only legal rosin bags exist?
vacuum: that’s a great question.