Knicks opener draws boffo ratings, relatively speaking
Even with competition from the World Series mini-game, the Knicks' opener attracted an average of 1.45 percent of New York-area homes, which surpassed last season's home opener against Minnesota by 101 percent and the overall average for Knicks games last season by 48 percent.
Speaking of Wednesday's game, I did some further inquiring about the unusual spectacle of Al (Franklin Square) Trautwig interviewing Jamal Crawford at halftime.
It turns out the Knicks have given permission to MSG to talk to a player on his way to the locker room at halftime . . . as long as the team is leading.
Hmm. What about a tie score? I was told that counts. We'll see.
MSG also now is allowed to speak to inactive players during the game. Hence the interview with Jarred Jeffries.
It's a bright, shiny new day!