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In a way, the way I grew up was the perfect classroom for the job I currently have. In my house we chose « New York ». My father may have leaned slightly towards the Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Knicks, but he was always delighted when the Mets, Jets, Islanders, and Nets won too.

So it was. I knew that. I understand that the law of the country seems impossible and implausible at a time when parties are being taken. I learned this lesson in high school when I realized that there are no halves in sport: you picked a side, and that was your side. Reluctantly, I played along in public.

Of course, if you’re going to be a sports columnist in New York, having that mindset helps. We’re looking for good stories, and the uniform doesn’t matter. Good stories mostly happen in good teams, so that’s fine with us too. But you lose something in translation. It’s easy to lose the essence of a fan.

Well, if you’ve read this column before, you probably know where this is going because I might mention my alma mater, St. Bonaventure, once or twice have. And from time to time that name appears in this section more frequently because from time to time they are within reach of the NCAA tournament.

This is one of those times. Sunday afternoon they play VCU for the championship of the Atlantic 10 conference and for the associated automatic bid. Most forecasters believe that both teams have already done enough to get into the 68 field. I think too, but I have no vote.

I thought so in 2016 too, and the committee disagreed with me, and I don’t want to say I’m still better about it, but $ ## $% % $$ THE% ^ $$ # $$% COMMITTEE AND A. POX ON YOUR HOUSES AND DAMN YOUR SOULS ARE FOR THIS AND …

Anyway, I like to find this aspect of my life especially useful to mine Considering job because I often hear from fans who insist that I don’t understand their plight, don’t understand them, because I just don’t care about sports the way they care about sports.

In a way They’re right about that: I haven’t lost sleep in a long time over any of the teams that have « New York » (or « New Jersey ») on the front of their uniforms. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a baseball game and sat there while Mother Nature waved to her and defied her long past the point where it is advisable to do so because the home team gathers and you Can’t leave a happy couch or La-Z-Boy.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an NBA game wearing the same sweatshirt for the eighth straight win in a winning streak because as Crash Davis taught us you have to respect the series. It’s been a long time since I had to drink to forget a particularly tremendous loss from double overtime, aided by incompetent referees and unfortunate coaching, as well as someone choking in the clutch.

And although it’s probably unhealthy So, this relationship that I have with the St. Bonaventure basketball team (my wife takes turns calling it « sociopathic » and « pathetic ») I think it helps me understand all of these behaviors above because I have these above Embody behaviors. It’s impossible to watch a Bonnies game, impossible if they lose, really impossible if they win, because I never shut my mouth.

I think it’s important – really important – at least a little Staying fanatic if you want to write sports for fans. It’s important to get it. I think the Bonnies are helping me get it.

I also think if they lose on Sunday it’ll be three long hours between last buzzer and the « selection show » and I’m ready to shed light on everyone , from the bracketologists to Howie Hoops (who fucking got the hell out of it elsewhere in this paper) to the ungodly members of the% ^ $$ # $$% committee at …

later this month welcoming my longtime friend Ian O’Connor to the Post’s sports pages would be a terribly cool thing. I would compare the excitement in the section to what Crosby, Stills and Nash probably felt when Neil Young joined the band.

I feel really good for the St. John’s fan base. They really liked this team and have shown almost universal approval for the direction the Johnnies are going (rightly). This combination of patience and gratitude is rarely seen in 2021. Good times ahead.

It sure felt like a balloon bursting during a terribly fun season when Anders Lee struggled off the ice the other night on Long Island. It is a pleasure to see him. To a speedy recovery.

Experiencing Stanley Tucci every Sunday “In search of Italy” in the last few weeks was the last preferred method to cope with life in a pandemic.

Frank Venis: As saw you rated Stickball # 1, it brought back great memories of growing up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We played from morning until there was enough light. Thank you.

Vac: When Billy Joel sang in one of his greatest lyrics: « Stickball learned as a formal training … »

Bruce Welsch: I was 18 years old at the time of the Ali Frazier fight and have Never before or since then expected an event – and it lived up to its bill as “The Fight of the Century”. I’m not happy to be a senior, but I have to say that I was lucky enough to be here even though it was on closed circuit TV.

Vac: When I started learning myself , the downside of age is … well, aging. But the upside is that you can build a collection of memories that no one can take away from you. Especially sporting memories.

@AlienAiden: I think the NCAA should have planned the tournament two weeks after the conference tournaments. Everyone will recover from across the country.

@ MikeVacc: Of all the sports that have weathered the pandemic, I have always believed that college tires are the most fragile and the most likely to run into problems. We hope they can make it for a few more weeks.

Don Dunphy Jr .: I really enjoyed your column on Ali-Frazier. My father always thought that this event was the No. 1 sporting event in New York history … and he was very grateful that he could call the fight. (Tickets were of course impossible. My mother saw it in the garden in a closed loop).

Vac: Never believe me when I want to tell you that I don’t have the coolest job in the world. Hearing from Don Dunphy Sr. naming this fight when it re-aired last week brings it to life in so many ways.

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