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    Chad Pennington = Patrick Ewing

    This is something I've been thinking about over the past few weeks.

    Both were highly under-appreciated while they were here, both left town without bringing a championship, and both groups of fans learned in short order what they had in these "imperfect" players. They both did everything you'd want a player to do for you while they were here, short of delivering said championships.

    I know it's not a perfect correlation, as Ewing is probably a bigger disappointment due to the expectations he brought with him from G'Town, but I think it's a fair comparison.

    Maybe while we're at it, we can say that Doug Brien = John Starks...:cool:

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    Your crazy Chad has big hands Ewing had little hands.

    Ewing was 7 feet tall Chad is only 6-3

    Silly

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    [QUOTE=Smashmouth;2939374]Your crazy Chad has big hands Ewing had little hands.

    Ewing was 7 feet tall Chad is only 6-3

    Silly[/QUOTE]

    And I'm fairly certain that Ewing is African-American - and I don't believe Chad is...

    But still.:cool:

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    Comparing Ewing to Pennington is a very large stretch. Ewing was one of the best players in the NBA and was named to the top 50 NBA players lists while Chad is an average NFL QB.

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    [QUOTE=FYtheSG;2939437]Comparing Ewing to Pennington is a very large stretch. Ewing was one of the best players in the NBA and was named to the top 50 NBA players lists while Chad is an average NFL QB.[/QUOTE]

    Statistically, though, Pennington stacks up pretty well - QB rating, completion %, etc... In fact, his all time numbers may end up being better than Ewing's were when all is said and done.

    And Ewing never had a year like this once he left the Knicks.

    So, I agree that Ewing was a better basketball player than Chad is a football player - but the fan's reaction to them, and their under-appreciation of them, is what led me to think about this.

    And Heaven forbid Penny wins a championship down the road...

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