The Jeremy Lin story gets better every night. The kid from Harvard gets his chance with the Knicks and runs with it, passes it to his teammates,
puts it in the basket and shares it with the fans. It's the kind of story that brings in all sort of people who don't know the NBA from the NRA but who love
the American idol quality of this rise to basketball star of a kid who seemed like the longest of long shots. It's also the kind of story that many in the media,
led by the 4 letter network (ESPN) will destroy in the way we saw with Tim Tebow. How will that happen? Let me show you the ways.
Programming Guide for Week of February 13th
5:00 ESPN FIrst Take: Skip Bayless and Dana Jacobsen and panelists discuss the Tebow-effect on Jeremy Lin . Bayless attempts to
make a point that he believes Lin-Sanity could never have occurred without Tebow. Bayless believes Lin has received divine intervention…from Tebow
5:30: ESPN Around the Horn: Some of the nations sportswriters discuses topics including "Should Jeremy Lin start in next week's All-Star game?"
Is Jeremy Lin the biggest sports story ever in New York City? "Should MSG be renamed the Lin Garden? (Need to buy the name from restaurant in Queens.)
6:00: Local News (Any city USA) Tonight we go looking for the next Jeremy Lin. Investigative reporter Rick Righteous heads to CYO and Rec League
games in our town to find young , skinny Asian kids at the top of their class whose dream of playing in the NBA can now be a reality.
6:30: ESPN Sportscenter: Tonight hosts Sage Steele and Trey Wingo bring in NBA experts for a round of "Coors Light Cold Hard Facts" . The questions for
Tim Legler and Brent Barry include : Jeremy Lin has won every game he has started. True or false, Lin will never lose a game in the NBA?"
7:00 TNT NBA Tonight. Host Ernie Johnson leads his his All Star crew into a show dedicated to Lin-Sanity. Shaquille O'Neal says he believes
he would have won 10 championships if he played with Lin instead of Kobe. Charles Barley believes that Lin, like all Asian American NBA players
gets special treatment from the refs. Kenny Smith makes an analogy that Lin being with the Knicks is like buying a car off EBay. (Everyone laughs at
end of the segment yet no one is sure why)
7:30 MSG Knicks Special "The Lin Dynasty" Knicks broadcast team Spero Dedes and Walt "Clyde" Frazier . Dedes tries to determine how many championships
Lin will win in New York. Clyde adds that Lin is shakIn and baking, moving and grovin.
During the night ESPN runs a special crawl at the bottom of the screen with Jeremy Lin updates. NBA expert Chris Broussard reports that the
Knicks are considering trading Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudamire and every other player on the current roster. But Broussard adds that
might not happen.
Fox Sports Jay Glazer tweets that Lin is considering an offer from the New York Jets to play wide receiver next season.
Mayor Bloomberg announces that the Knicks Parade route this June will indeed run through Chinatown