Everyone is going bonkers over the Nets moving to Brooklyn. The New York Times
has literally 5 articles covering the subject today, a map of the Net's new digs, and a timeline following their history. Newsday
covers the protests of the residents surrounding the new stadium. But no one seems to be focusing in on the most important part of this story : THE YANKEES NO LONGER OWN THE NETS!
Let's look at the plight of a Boston transplant living in New York. Such a person might like to adopt a team to cheer for in her new town, but all New York teams seem to be unacceptable:
Yankees- hate them hate them hate them
Mets - They beat the Sox in 86, so that's out
Giants - Impossible to get a ticket for their games
Jets - The Tuna left the Pats for the Jets, and there's been a rivalry ever since
Hockey - Sorry, the Bostonian in question doesn't really follow Hockey
Knicks - age old rivelry with the Celtics
Nets - Owned by the Yankees and thus part of the Evil Empire
But now, the Nets are free! Transplanted Bostonians can rejoice - we can cheer for a New York team!
Buy your Nets Tickets Now!