Monday, November 1, 2010
New Jersey Nets Basketball and CW Post Football This Weekend
For the next two seasons the New Jersey Nets will be playing at the Prudential Center in Newark before moving to their new home in Brooklyn. I met Karen and Lee there after work on Friday night to see the Nets play the Sacramento Kings. It is a shame that the arena was half empty. One advantage of the Prudential Center is the proximately to public transportation when you needed to drive to get to the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. It was only the second home game of the season so fans may need time to gravitate to winter sports.
The Nets had an 18 point lead at one point, but the Kings rallied to take an 8 point advantage. The Nets closed with a 17-3 surge in the final 3:40 to win 106-100. Devin Harris had 21 points and 10 assists to lead the Nets.
On Saturday we drove out to CW Post to see their football team for the third time this season. It is Division II, but at $5/ticket how can we go wrong. There were two unusual plays:
1. CW Post scored on a safety when their opponent, Bloomsburg University was called for holding penalty in the end zone.
2. Bloomsberg who was ahead at the time successfully recovered an onside kick. Usually the team that is trailing will try such a move to get back in the game.
CW Post lost 36-16. They just could not generate much of an offense.