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Kreider’s Popularity Growing In NYC

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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NHLJeff's avatar

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.

Is that a joke?  They need experts to tell them that?  Seems like common sense to me…

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 04/29/12 at 11:35 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

I’m in New York. Let me assure you, no one knows who Kreider is, and there’s no Kreidermania.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 04/30/12 at 12:33 AM ET

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Kreider in the same breath as Tebow and Lin-sanity?  Give me a break.  Utter nonsense.  If you asked the average person in the New York area who’s Kris Kreider, they’d say, I don’t know, who is she?

Posted by nyfan on 04/30/12 at 04:47 AM ET

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