If the Nassau Coliseum had not been refurbished, then I would have agreed wholeheartedly that a new arena was necessary. The problem is that there aren’t enough events to keep all of the arenas in the metropolitan area profitable. There are no more Barnum & Bailey Ringling Bros. circuses to fill up a lot of the dates on the calendar. The Harlem Globetrotters are not the national draw that they were back in the golden days of Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon.
Their troubles were encapsulated in back-to-back games last Thursday and Friday nights. The Islanders traveled down to Philadelphia where they played the Flyers, the worst team in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. The good news was that their offense was in high gear as they scored four goals. The bad news was that their defense and goaltending was so porous that the Flyers scored six.
It was a great showcase for both the NHL, which gets a lot of viewers who normally don’t watch hockey, and Citi Field, which turned out to be almost as good a venue for watching hockey as it is for baseball. Because of a real estate tax abatement deal that dates back to Mayor Ed Koch, the Knicks and Rangers must play all their home games at Madison Square Garden, thus Buffalo was technically the home team.
@LRubinson Thanks for the kind words. I feel like I have been discovered after 28 years of writing this column. Good luck on your show. Say hello to Mark Chernoff and Eric Spitz for me. They've been reading me for quite awhile.
@LRubinson Fair enough. I guess that you don't check Facebook so here is the link to some of my recent ones https://t.co/1akiAYTp85 The Queens Chronicle is queens' largest weekly newspaper with a print circulation of 160,000. Thanks for checking me out, Lori.
@LRubinson It,s Nantz, not Nance. I don't get why everyone likes to dump on Joe Buck. I find that he calls the game just fine and has a nice sense of humor. Sports is the entertainment industry. Unlike you, Joe likes reading my column!
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