The New York Knicks are in the midst of a resurgent season with a record of 18-12, their best result through 30 games since the 2000-01 season. Not only is the product on the court better – the addition of Amar’e Stoudemire might have something to do with that – but the ad campaigns for their MSG broadcasts, both in print and on-air, are markedly better. In particular, they’re doing a great job in their print campaign, linking this current crop of Knicks to their glory days which gives this long-suffering Knicks fan goosebumps seeing the likes of Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the leader of the last Knicks team to win an NBA championship, alongside Amar’e, the leader (hopefully) of the next Knicks team win an NBA championship.
This photo was taken on December 22, 2010.
Far be it from me to beat up on a guy needlessly but we’re talking about a celebrity chef who’s a lot more celebrity these days than chef. Marcus Samuelsson is, without a doubt, a talented chef but it’s more apt to say that he plays one on TV these days than in an actual kitchen. Fittingly, he won the first ever Eater Award for Fameball of the Year for, among a myriad of appearances: Cooking Class Leader for Buick, Appearance on A&E’s Fix This Kitchen, Kitchen Linen Collection for Target, Menu Consult for Holland America Line Cruises, Top Chef Masters Winner, MasterCard Spokesperson. From the above ad that I saw at the 34th Street-Penn Station subway stop, I guess you can now add American Airlines to the list. But what is this Red Rooster restaurant they speak of him owning in Harlem?
This photo was taken on November 23, 2010.