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Knicks Continue to Be an Embarrassment, Remove Fan From Seat for Anti-Dolan Chant: TRAINA THOUGHTS

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1. To say that the Knicks franchise, led by a completely inept owner, has been a dumpster fire over the past 20 years is not exactly a revelation.

Still, it's amazing to see the team create one public relations nightmare after another simply because James Dolan is so thin-skinned.

It shouldn't be shocking that the club would have no respect for its fans since it once kicked Knicks legend Charles Oakley out of Madison Square Garden, but the question is, where does the madness end?

According to one fan, he was escorted out of his seat by security guards at MSG on Sunday night during the Knicks' 108-87 blowout loss to the Cavs, which dropped the sad-sack team to 2-8, and brought to the basement of the arena, for starting a "Fire Dolan" chant.

SIX security guards to handle one fan? For a chant? Really? Removed from his seat just for saying "Fire Dolan?" Could you possibly be any weaker than James Dolan? And where will it end? Will he soon have people booted for booing?

Of course, Dolan isn't the only one to blame for this mess. Any single Knicks fan who actually spends their money and attends games at the Garden is just as much to blame for the state of the franchise as anyone. What's the motivation for Dolan to fix things when his building is sold out every single night? 

Chanting "Fire Dolan" does not send a message. Not showing up sends a message.

UPDATE: A previous version of this story said the fan was kicked out of Madison Square Garden. An MSG spokesperson told SI the fan was not ejected from the arena. The spokesperson also said Madison Square Garden does not have a basement and while the Knicks normally don't discuss security protocols, they confirmed that security had a conversation with the fan in question outside of the seating area, mainly so that they weren’t blocking other customers during the discussion. The conversation between security and the fan happened in a back-of-house-area.

2. The NFL gets all the attention for horrible officiating, but let's not give college refs a pass. They assessed a penalty on the wrong team Saturday because they got numbers mixed up. Yes, you read that right.

A Washington State player returned a Cal kickoff to the 50-yard line, but the refs called a hands-to-the-face penalty, which was marked half the distance to the goal from where the infraction occurred, which pushed the Cougars back to their own eight-yard line.

However, the penalty was supposed to be called on the Bears, which would've given Washington State the ball at the Cal 35.

After the game, the refs explained that they meant to call the penalty on No. 15 on Cal, but instead called it on No. 15 on Washington State!!!

3. He does more than just cat play-by-play. Kevin Harlan's call of Lamar Jackson's insane TD run Sunday against the Bengals was just as good as Lamar Jackson's insane TD run.

4. The country was already overtaken with Joe Burrow fever after the quarterback put on a show against Alabama and made the day miserable for Nick Saban, but he really put the cherry on top of the sundae by tweeting this right after LSU's 46-41 victory.

5. Speaking of outstanding tweets after a game, this was an excellent effort by Jets defensive back Jamal Adams, who scored a touchdown after literally taking the ball from Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

6. The newest SI Media Podcast is out and it's a great one if you're looking for a fun, light-hearted listen. Kay Adams and Chris Long, who co-host Amazon Prime's Thursday night NFL pregame show NFL Next, came on the podcast for a free-wheeling conversation on everything from wardrobes for pregame shows to naps to messing with players who are mic'd up to adult acne. There was also football talk with Long sharing stories about Bill Belichick, why the Browns are so bad and the NFL's pass interference problem.

Following Adams and Long, New York Post sports media columnist Andrew Marchand joined the podcast 54 minutes in to discuss all the latest news regarding Mike Francesa and his latest saga with WFAN.

You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play.