What we're watching (all times EST, unless noted): Iona at Loyola (Md.)(ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 7. Anaheim at Detroit (NHL Network) in NHL hockey at 7. Boston College at Vermont (NBCSN) in men's college hockey at 7:30. Los Angeles Lakers at New York (ESPN) in NBA basketball at 8. Green Bay at Wright State (EPSNU) in men's college basketball at 9. Minnesota at Denver (NBCSN) in men's college hockey at 10. Oklahoma City at Utah (ESPN) in NBA basketball at 10:30.
Jeremy before the Linsanity: "What, then, do you do with Jeremy Lin? Through no fault of his own, Lin stands at a bombed-out intersection of expected narratives, bodies, perceived genes, the Church, the vocabulary of destinations and YouTube. The Son-at-Harvard of a computer programmer from Palo Alto by way of Taiwan, Jeremy Lin is the metanarrative, and yet, without having done anything but dunk a basketball, his unwitting doppelganger waves a flag on the other side. If basketball doesn't work out, Lin has said he would like to become a pastor, citing his family's long-time devotion to the church. But in the spray-shot saloon of professional athletes and public assumptions, no place is more sinful than his first career choice: the NBA. Of course, it doesn't even need to be said that none of these things, are, in fact, contradictory, but Lin's story has already been taken over by writers, bloggers and fans who feel the need to distort, tweak and primp him up into a perfect metaphor." [FreeDarko]
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