Being a New York Knicks fan has been pretty brutal for the last, ohhh let’s say decade or so. Last season was, quite literally, comical. Like most Knicks fans, I’ve slowly tried to wean myself off of this team and believe it will take many years to restore the franchise even to mediocrity. Regardless, I’d be lying if I said I do not still torture myself from time-to-time by tuning into this train wreck. I do. It’s sick. Plus, it’s funny.
Part of what continues to make Knicks fandom so rewarding is the team’s ability to consistently provide fodder for fans and non-fans to get a good ole’ fashioned chuckle out of their actions on and off the court. Drifting down that path, here’s something that MSG management has kindly gifted to the blogosphere. While others have already picked up on this, I am only recently receiving wind. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the inspiring, motivational and absolutely laughable new pump-you-up “Go New York!” video featuring Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest.
See how long you can make it through this one without laughing hysterically. I lasted until the 1:06 mark and then proceeded to spit up my Diet Coke upon hearing this rhyme:
“The best product’s being put on the floor…Try not to blink as we run up the score…”
Fantastic stuff. Running up the score? Honestly, whoever produced this video must have had to suppress laughter for hours on end. My other personal favorites of this masterpiece include watching fat Eddy sway from side-to-side and our inactive friend Starbury getting more action than he’s seen in three games this season.
Apparently, they’re now running this joint up on the Jumbotron at the Garden. I can just picture it now…all the suited-up pseudo fans in their lower-level seats on company dime (because no “average” fan can afford a decent seat)…being asked to join in with Q-Tip and chant “Neeew York” everybody say “Neeew Yoooork.” Dozens half-heartedly doing the goofy white man dance as Jamal Crawford gyrates across the screen. Priceless.
Meanwhile, the true fan, should they have been able to score a nose-bleed ticket, shakes their head in shame.
Go New York! I LOVE THIS TEAM!
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About the Author: Cecilio's Scribe is the founder of The Legend of Cecilio Guante and a generally pessimistic fan of the Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers. A fine NYC-based gentlemen who hones his marketing skills as his primary trade by day. Husband, chef, father of a newborn and after-hours blogger by night. Proud alum of the mighty Big Red of Cornell. University. Hot sauce devotee. Staunch protester of the continued wussifcation of American sports. Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick.