New Jersey Sports Flopping as Nets on Brink of Historic 17-Game Winless Streak

by NESN Staff

November 28, 2009

New Jersey Sports Flopping as Nets on Brink of Historic 17-Game Winless Streak It’s not easy being a sports fan in New Jersey these days.

The Jets and Giants — both tenants at the Meadowlands — own a combined record of just 2-10 in their last 12 contests. But the Giants’ neighbors in the New Jersey marshlands at the Izod Center are actually making them look good, because the Nets are winless through 16 games to open the 2009-10 season.

On Friday, the Nets lost 109-96 to the Kings (the NBA’s worst team last season) and now are one loss away from tying the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1998-99 L.A. Clippers for most consecutive losses to open a season in league history. The odds are against the Nets winning this weekend, since they need to beat the defending champion Lakers to avoid tying the shameful mark.

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New Jersey Sports Flopping as Nets on Brink of Historic 17-Game Winless Streak

Comment of the day
Around 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, many New Englanders woke up from their Thanksgiving food coma to see the Bruins down by one goal to Martin Brodeur and the Devils. However, those who decided not to shed the calories with a day-after cardio burn (diet starts on Monday!) saw Blake Wheeler and the B’s tie things up with a late goal to earn the important point and put them in a first-place tie in the Northeas Division.

Without Milan Lucic, Wheeler has stepped up on the flank and has drawn some attention from a few Hub fans, including some praise from one who may or may not wear tights and a cape.

“On the plus side, it looks as if wheels might be playing his way on to team USA,
As a canadian however I’m scared, but as a Bruins/Blake Wheeler fan I really
hope he does, Lets just Hope Brian Burke doesn’t steal him from us though.”

Video of the day
Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta does a great Hanson Brothers impression on the Flyers’ Jared Ross, doesn’t he? The Sabres’ goon received a five-minute major for boarding, a 10-minute misconduct and was ejected from the game.

Earlier this month, Kaleta and B’s captain Zdeno Chara got into a slash war that resulted in 12 penalty minutes each.

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