What a busy couple of weeks on the hot stove. I've been enjoying it from afar, happy especially to see this site rejuvenated a little bit. I will admit that, this fall, my attention has been turned elsewhere. The Yanks have always been and will remain my first sporting love, but the Knicks have always run a close second, and their resurgence has been the most fun thing on the New York sports scene in a good while. God knows we've waited long enough, and sat through enough shenanigans. The last couple years, the waiting-for-Lebron-years, were tough, I will admit, and when his eminence took his talents south, there was a collective cri-de-coeur among diehards. Nevertheless, I had some feeling that this year might be different, and have been watching from day one, every game. It got off to an ugly start, yes, but over the last two weeks, our Knicks, winners of 11 of 12, have turned things around. They've racked up wins against the dregs of the league, fine, but they're crazy fun to watch. They're smart with the ball, aggressive, and improving daily. Amar'e looks like Stringer Bell, has Jewish roots, and runs the floor like a gazelle. They've got solid players up and down the roster, and they're straight up likable—there's not a sour apple in the bunch, which in fact may be a problem; they could use a little more backbone in the paint. But whatever, the trick is they're finally a pleasure to root for, and they're going to be even better next year, when they can finally dump Eddy Curry. Anyway, they're a nice diversion, and the Knicks play the Celtics this week, so topical. Go New York, go.