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The Good Point: Linsanity and Carmadness

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The people at The Good Point were nice enough to let me use a word that doesn’t exist in my headline: Carmadness.

I have a few ideas and one I go back to often is the hype and hyperbole of the sports section. Right now, the best example of this is happening in New York, where a seven-game win streak ushered in Linsanity and made Mike D’Antoni some kind of savant for letting Jeremy Lin run amok. And then came a cold streak and D’Antoni resigning amidst claims that Carmelo Anthony wanted him out.

It’s a nice story. It’s something you can spin into three, five, a whole week’s worth of columns. But it’s not very accurate and blaming the coach or an individual player is blaming the wrong person. And it’s not just a basketball thing, either: just look at the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Anyway, read the whole thing by clicking here.

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Written by M.

March 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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