Wednesday, July 14, 2010

RIP Big Stein...

(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.

15 comments:

GMoney said...

Why were all the players wearing those fucking huge helmets last night?

Why the fuck didn't Unfrozen Caveman Manager play his best player?

How does Charlie Manuel get his pants that high?

Anonymous said...

Hated Steinbrenner. Hate the Yankees. But yes, of all the idiot owners in all of sports, George would be the ONE I would prefer to have due to his willingness to put his money and his balls on the line, year in and year out. I still hate the Yankees, but he was a great owner. The sport and really all of sport was richer for having had him around.

AK Paul

Upstate Underdog said...
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Upstate Underdog said...

Bad enough the AL lost, but Hughes getting the "L" made it even worse.

GMoney said...

UU, have you SEEN the teams leading the NL divisions this year? There aren't going to be games 6 and 7 in the Series this year anyway.

MuDawgfan said...

Correct me if I'm wrong - but didn't Steinbrenner own part of the NJ Devils?

7 WS and 2 Stanley Cups is pretty fucking amazing.

Anonymous said...

Caveman did an awful job managing last night. There are more reasons than just leaving Aroid on the bench.

If the game is going to mean something, they need to stop caring about peoples feelings and play your best players the entire game. There is no reason Miggy should have been pulled for Konerko in the 5th when he was due to bat.

Jose Valverde is the best closer ever.

I don't think George would have won in Cleveland either. He couldn't even win in Jew York his first 20 years of being an owner. Players took less money to go elsewhere.

Dut

GMoney said...

Dut, get your facts straight. The Yankees won two rings early on in his ownership. Do you not remember the very forgettable Bronx Is Burning?

And Girardi should have pitched Hughes early when there was less on the line. He also played Steroids Beltre AND Ty Wigginton at third before A-Bomb. What an idiot. Thank God that he doesn't manage your team.

Valverde is a bean picker. Nothing more, nothing less.

Drew said...

I would never trade Mike Illitch for Steinbrenner as owner of the Red Wings.

Anonymous said...

"That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires!" -Was a sarcastic comment referring to the comments of this idiot... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMG9vXFtTRE&feature=related

Tony B. said...

Sometimes you gots to kill a cracker-baby to get your freedom. Makes sense.

Grumpy said...

I thought he was an egomaniac, a blowhard and a tyrant, but you're right, if I as a fan could choose an owner, he would be it.

GMoney said...

It's always sarcasm with Rush and race, right? I stand by my statement. The guy needs to die in an extremely embarrassing and gruesome way. Like being fucked by a Vietnamese boy while a steamroller runs over him.

Of course you prefer Illitch, he's still alive.

Drew said...

I'd take Illitch if they were both alive moron.

I wonder if the Lions would have more than ONE playoff win in the history of the organization if Steinbrenner owned them instead of the Ford's?

Anonymous said...

We are all fascinated with G$'s views on race relations...Look to the cookie!

-Damman