7.21.2005

Your serve, Mr, Bettman

The NHL will hold its weighted lottery Friday for the sport's newest prize, Sidney Crosby.

The Rangers are one of a handful of teams that will have three balls in the hopper. Any sports fan needs to think back to the first NBA draft in 1985 when Patrick Ewing was the prize coming from Georgetown.

To this day, any conspiracy theorist will say it was a slam dunk that the New York Knicks were getting Ewing. Of course it didn't result in any championships, but many years of very good play.

Could Crosby -- supposedly the greatest thing to hit the ice since Mario and Wayne -- be destined to start his career in the largest sports media market? A market that has not seen a playoff team yet this millennium?

We will know at 4 p.m. Friday. Then No. 87 may be as familiar as 66 or 99.

What do you think? I'd like to know.

1 comment:

kansas brat said...

But is he famous for 69? Until so, I probably won't know who he is.

Signed,

The Degenerate