(George thought it would be funny to put Sarah Jessica Parker and a black guy in a stable. He was right.)
Damn, dude, it's been a pretty shitty week to be a Yankees fan (and it has nothing to do with the fact that we don't need Austin Jackson). The Mariners backstab them regarding Cliff Lee. Swish was less than Swishalicious in the Home Run Derby. The "Voice of God" Bob Sheppard passes away. And then yesterday, George Steinbrenner dies. That sucks. And personally, with all the Cavs drama, this might be the worst week of my life as a sports fan.
First of all, Steinbrenner is without question the best owner in sports history. Not just baseball, all of sports. You may not have liked how he did business, but you can't argue that you would have killed to have him own your team. And to think, his entire career could have been in Cleveland instead of New York but they didn't want to sell him the Indians. Nice move.
Although not everything that he did was smart and tactful, he normally made only brilliant business moves. The biggest failure to me was him recommending multiple times to the NFL that Dan Snyder should be made an owner. That was a horrible decision. A goddamn horrible fucking decision.
Now I hardly ever get political here (for good reasons), but seriously, a rather popular (for reasons unknown) radio host (again) went all racist (for reasons unknown). "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires!" Yeah, because that untrue statement is George's lasting legacy, Rush. Jesus, when will that asshole finally be cast back into the fiery depths of hell?
Steinbrenner was a smart and overly passionate guy. He put his money where his mouth was. He was his team's biggest fan. He fucking hated losing. He personified the idea of "The American Dream". He traded for Ken Phelps. He was a shockingly good SNL host. I'll miss Big Stein even if he hadn't been involved with the team directly for a few years. Rest in peace, George.
And if you think that, after these two deaths, the Yankees aren't winning the World Series this year, you are a fucking dolt. It's over. No way that they don't bring home World Series #28. If you have any thoughts about the All-Star Game, you know where to leave them.