Are We Ther Yet wrote:Clyde_Style wrote:cgmw wrote:So it begins.
I’m telling you this team is built to be be an underdog media darling. Especially if (when) BK struggles.
If people think this is a Knicks town, wait until the media has a chance to start pushing the "Knicks return to relevancy" narrative, which many of them will do in a heartbeat if they can do it without getting egg on their face.
Most of them do expect us to become relevant, so you're spot on that they'll rip Brooklyn to shreds just as easily given the chance.
If this is a surprise season for the Knicks and their record is close to Brooklyn's, you'll see that shift in the media.
They need a punching bag so this is the perfect set-up.
If Brooklyn does well, they can keep punching us for a little while longer, but not for very long.
If Brooklyn falters, its a Buzzfeed sports dream come true. The knives will come out (x2 if we excel).
It would be a dream come true to not be a joke in the media. I don't care about BKN at all though. If they are good...it makes for more meaningful rivalry games if//when we get there. Yeah...part of me wants them to fail...let's be real.
I don't read most of the media stories or click on the bait many here do. The only time I've clicked on anything SAS in recent years was the Melo interview and that was an atrocious remnant of SAS' historical sycophancy with Melo, not in the least bit something you could call sports journalism.
I could give a flying donut what the media writes about the Knicks. If they write something good, I'll read it, but they're not fans so the only time I care is when they behave like actual journalists which is increasingly rare.