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Sit Back and Enjoy - Knicks Playing Great Ball

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I grew up in Atlanta, and despite living in Manhattan for a dozen years now, my sports allegiances remain tied to the Dirty South. But as an impartial first-hand observer on the New York sports scene, there are nights where I find myself amazed at the constant confluences of events, the way the sky can fall all at once on New York-area sports fans. Just last night, for instance: Jeremy Lin returned to New York and gave the Knicks their first home loss of the season; the Mets completed a trade to dump their Cy Young award-winning pitcher and the team's most popular player; Mark Sanchez went on national TV and barfed up arguably his worst performance in a long and distinguished line of bad performances. (And as a plump rotten cherry on top, Nets PG Deron Williams took a...

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