Hello my darling chickadees waiting for spring. Fear not, some day it will come.
But not yet! Now we are embroiled in the madness that is March, and like the cosmic yo-yo that is this weather, our Knickerbockers are buffeted on the shoals of life. Also, they root for their almas mater in the NCAA Tournament.
Ron Baker doesn’t “produce a lot of original content,” as we say in the social media biz, but when he does it’s all about Kansas pride.
And specifically, of course, the Wichita State Shockers. The sadness of the (pretty brutal, how awesome would it have been if they had won?) defeat leaving him speechless, able only to retweet the great and the good:
win or lose I am Shaq Morris of Wichita St new biggest fan I f w slime!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 19, 2017
Marshall Plumlee of the Duke Plumlees represented his school for Knicks PR...
...but we know how that ended. Look at me not making snarky jokes about Duke because we love you, Marshall (and Lance Thomas!).
Plum’s sadness led him on a journey inward...
This morning the @Knicks and I had the privilege of enjoying a @Headspace meditation session run by the founder himself @AndyPuddicombe . Andy’s work to help others achieve mindfulness continues to have a positive impact on my life and those close to me. Meeting in person and helping our team grow was a special moment for me, thank you!
...which is good, since it’s very clear that the team needs him in case of zombie apocalypse or sudden loss of cabin pressure (there’s two pics there, scroll through):
Joakim Noah, University of Florida alum and minimalist, gives us the understated tweet of the month. It’s easy to be cool when your team is still in it (HAHA Knicks joke right here kill me now):
in ny— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) March 19, 2017
It’s also easy to be cool when your team isn’t in it at all. EuroKnicks had other things on their minds. (Pictured here, EuroKnicks):
Mindaugas Kuzminskas is cheering Unicaja Balconesto Malaga, his Spanish League team:
Kristaps Porzingis is all about his hometown team of FC Liepaja (different roundball sport but we’ll count it).
Apsveicu savu komandu @FCLiepaja ar pirmo uzvaru! Nevaru sagaidīt būt klātienē jau drīz Tas ir tikai sākums.. #— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) March 17, 2017
Kyle O’Quinn’s school (Norfolk State) did not make it to the dance this year, but they did, gloriously, his senior year. Flashback!
Five Years Ago Today: #15 Norfolk State beats #2 Missouri, a 21 1/2 point favorite, one of the biggest upsets of all time pic.twitter.com/8nZF7isVJx— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 16, 2017
This left KO’Q free to fill in his brackets without prejudice. Tip: let Kyle O’Quinn help you with your brackets next year because whoa!
‘Nova’s loss left 9 perfect brackets out of 19 million. We don’t know if Kyle entered ESPN’s challenge, but he should have. This is from after the ‘Nova game:
You want receipts? You’re gonna have to wait:
I'll post my bracket in full on April 3, 2017. For those that don't believe me!! #marchmadness— Kyle O'Quinn (@Kyle_OQuinn) March 18, 2017
Now go forth and be not mad, my loves.