Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/29/12 at 10:31 PM ET
from Tim Herrera of am NewYork,
Jessica Kohler weighed in: “Linsanity was ridiculous, and #KREIDERMANIA is just plain awesome.”
Wayne McDonnell, professor of sports management at NYU, said this is just what the city wants to see.
“What we do best in New York is we love . . . the fighter, we love athlete’s who come out and are given that chance to shine,” he said.
He added: “It shows you don’t have to be a player with a huge name to make a profound impact in this community.”
The city has experienced a rapid succession of frenzy-inducing athletes in a short span of time: from Linsanity (the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin) in February to Tebowmania (Tim Tebow of the Jets) in March to the rising Kreider Craze.
Such a trio of phenoms is unprecedented, experts said. But because of these meteoric rises to the top, fans must be mindful to temper expectations, experts agreed.
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