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March 29, 2012
Today in forgiveness. Key quote from fired ESPN employee Anthony Federico: “We didn’t talk about the headline for more than three minutes.” Nice to hear.

Today in forgiveness. Key quote from fired ESPN employee Anthony Federico: “We didn’t talk about the headline for more than three minutes.” Nice to hear.

19:19 // 2 years ago
February 19, 2012
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February 18, 2012
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February 16, 2012

Regarding this week’s Time cover, I almost feel like, given what they did in Asia, they made the wrong move. Linsanity is the thing right now, and it seemed like a great opportunity to catch it while the story was still hot. I defer to the experts, though. — Ernie @ SFB

11:37 // 2 years ago
February 15, 2012
"Linsanity": People already trying to trademark Jeremy Lin’s success
Yenchin Chang is a fan of Jeremy Lin, above. Like Lin, he’s from California. Like Lin, he’s also Taiwanese. But unlike Lin, he filed a trademark application for the phrase “Linsanity” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Why? “I wanted to be a part of the excitement,” Chang said. “I’m very proud of Jeremy.” Chang was one of two people to file for the trademark in the past week. The other guy, Andrew W. Slayton, claims to have coached Lin in high school, though this fact hasn’t been confirmed; Chang doesn’t even know Lin, but just wanted to have fun with the trademark for a bit. *facepalm* (photo by nikk_la on Flickr) source
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Yenchin Chang is a fan of Jeremy Lin, above. Like Lin, he’s from California. Like Lin, he’s also Taiwanese. But unlike Lin, he filed a trademark application for the phrase “Linsanity” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Why? “I wanted to be a part of the excitement,” Chang said. “I’m very proud of Jeremy.” Chang was one of two people to file for the trademark in the past week. The other guy, Andrew W. Slayton, claims to have coached Lin in high school, though this fact hasn’t been confirmed; Chang doesn’t even know Lin, but just wanted to have fun with the trademark for a bit. *facepalm* (photo by nikk_la on Flickr) source

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11:06 // 2 years ago
February 14, 2012
Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. • Taking a swipe at the “Linsanity” that’s cropped up in the past week, when NBA player Jeremy Lin, one of the few Asian-American players the league has ever head (he’s Taiwanese), had a bout of overnight success. Mayweather, as you might guess, faced criticism for his comments, which he later defended: ”Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine,” he said. “As soon as I support black American athletes, I get criticized.” Seems like someone might’ve missed the point.
10:08 // 2 years ago
February 11, 2012

mrthell says: Regarding the Jeremy Lin blurb, I believe it's actually an NBA record for most points scored in the first three starts of a career, not just a Knicks team record. Super Lintendo stories are actually most-read on the New York Times site right now, too. I can't remember that ever being the case for sports stories at NYT. Linsanity, indeed.

» SFB says: It appears that’s the case; the ESPN story we sourced didn’t make that statline fully clear, but another one says specifically that it’s the highest stat since before the ABA/NBA merger, and that a Knick held the previous record. We’ll update the story. Thanks for the tip. We don’t usually cover much sports here, but we’ve been covering Lin partly because it’s clear that he’s become a cultural phenomenon very quickly. — Ernie @ SFB

16:46 // 2 years ago

New York Knicks overnight sensation Jeremy Lin, messing around with a headband back in 2004 on his Xanga page. Note: He totally has an awesome sense of humor in these shots. (full credit for this one goes to Matt, who has more info over here)

14:56 // 2 years ago

Jeremy Lin lights up Lakers, sets new team record for Knicks

  • 89 points scored by Jeremy Lin during his first three starts with the New York Knicks this week
  • 80 points scored by former team record-holder Bill Cartwright in his first three starts, way back in 1979-1980 source

» What can’t he do? With a solid showing against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, including a career-high 38 points scored, Jeremy Lin set a new Knicks team record (EDIT: And league record) for the most points scored by a player in their first three starts since the NBA-ABA merger. He’s also one game away from matching Lebron James’ — 20 point, 5 assist, 50 percent shooting — four-game performance streak, the longest streak by any player this season.

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11:59 // 2 years ago