Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Boston is already smirking

It's bad enough that the Redsock '17 Hall of Fame Superteam of Destiny (TM) has already won the 2017 World Series, but the "Hub" is also celebrating next month's Super Bowl victory by the ever-cheating Patriots. Boston has won nine sports championships since 2000, and today's Globe asks whether all that success has become Trumpian.

When candidate Donald Trump said, “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning. . . . ” Could he have been talking about us?
Until now, I didn't give a golden shower who won the Lady Gaga Bowl. Oh, I probably would have rooted against Boston out of habit, but I hate the NFL hype machine, and I don't have it in me to get juiced up on behalf of Atlanta - a city I only know from in-flight layovers. Now, I'm ready to do some nasty juju. I mean, somebody has to stop this Boston cavalcade of crapola.

Since 2000, the Patriots have earned, now, seven Super Bowl berths, and won four; the Red Sox have won the three World Series in which they appeared, in 2004, 2007, 2013; the Celtics have played in two NBA Finals, winning in 2008; and the Bruins made two Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 2011.

For some time now, New York City sports has been a flat-out disgrace. Good God, the Knicks are easily the worst pro franchise in all of sports. But the worst part of NYC is that, in some opposing fans' eyes, we're still viewed as fat cats, undeserving of all our success. We "buy" pennants. We take wins for granted. We are used to high-priced superstars. What a joke.  

Right now, if every NYC sports team followed the Yankee lead - dump oldsters, go with youth, and rebuild - we might have a championship or two in the next five years. But let's not kid ourselves. In NYC, nobody plans for the next five years. We're lucky to plan for the next five minutes. In this millennium, Boston has eaten our lunch. And by this time next year, they might just have two more championships on their skyline. Our "arch-rivals," folks. 

And the problems all stem from a raft of second-generation owners who have never gone hungry in their lives, who have never known what it's like to need a paycheck, and who take for granted the loyalty of their fans.  

10 comments:

Tom said...

Hey, if any of youse guys are ever in Atlanta for more than a few hours, let me know and we'll find a good bar and talk about the Yankees. Fat Matt's Rib Shack is excellent if you like some blues with your barbecue and beer.

Now, as for the Patriots, please remember, always, that Boston Sucks. Belichick cheats. Tom Brady cheats. And they both have Nixonian cover-up reflexes. I'm not saying that the Falcons are any sort of paragons of virtue -- they were the No. 1 recipient of money from the military for those phony dog-and-pony shows the NFL put on as though they were true patriots and not just ringing cash registers. Also, the Falcons just closed a perfectly good domed stadium, having forced Atlanta and the state of Georgia to pony up nearly $1BN to build an ever better domed stadium. On top of all that, the owner is a serial philanderer who can't keep his hands off his office staff or juicy soccer moms, leaving a string of ex-wives and children behind everywhere he goes.

But -- and I shouldn't really have to be saying this on a Yankee fan site -- Boston Sucks. Some of you have previously indicated that you enjoy the Patriots, and I guess that's fine. Who doesn't enjoy a relentless winner? But I do hope the vast majority of you
share my feelings that the Patriots, as part of the Boston hegemony, must be undermined, defied and, as much as possible, destroyed before they rule the world. We must Rise Up!

KD said...

"second-generation owners" is such a brilliant observation, duque. even in my little town, I see the impact of these people who have stuff they have not earned. several fine old homes are in terrible states of disrepair, all because losers inherited the property and they can't afford the upkeep. either that, or they are too lazy and just don't give a rat's ass. the only hope is they sell because they can't afford the taxes. if the property is still salvageable, new owners arrive and immediately restore the home to its past glory. We could sure use this in the Yankeeverse, eh?

Alphonso said...

It is also in the ownership and the flunkies to whom they give operational responsibilities.

The New York Knicks, every human knows, are owned by the world's stupidest heir. His stupidity flourished in the Pat Ewing debacle, and has gone down-hill from there. He is like Trump, only exponentially more pea brained and distorted in his thinking....actions being, of course, louder than his thinking.

So, look at the Yankees. And look at the NFL Giants ( and Jets.....Woody/Trump's team )

Enough said.

We are screwed. Negative ju-ju notwithstanding, in these cases.

PS> I am typing without my glasses, so forgive all the errors. In my brain and otherwise.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Tom: I live for the Blues. I like ribs. A lot. I have several clients in Atlanta. Next time I'm there with no (friggin') client obligations, I will take you up on your offer.

Alphonso & KD: You both make good points but, hey!, no making fun of the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain! What's particularly scary about Woody Johnson is that he's four generations removed from doing any actual work for a living. I.e., it was his great-grandfather who founded Johnson & Johnson.

All: I used to think Mark Cuban or Donald Trump were our best hope as possible Yankee owners, but I am more and more convinced that the Yankees' would be best served if the Steinbrenners were to sell the team to Robert Kraft.

ranger_lp said...

Hey...my Rangers are very respectable and competitive and the last time I looked, they play in NYC. At least they not tanking like the Knicks ought to do....

Anonymous said...

ALL I KNOW IS WHENEVER THAT TURBO TAX COMMERCIAL COMES ON, FEATURING AMERICA'S NEW SWEETHEART, THAT PHONY, STEROID LADEN, BUMBLING LIAR, PAPI... I WANNA PUKE.....(AND I DESPISE THE RED SOX (AND METS) WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING)......WITH THAT SAID, BEING A BETTING MAN (IN FOOTBALL ONLY), WITH NO ALLEGIANCE TO ANY TEAM, THE PATRIOTS ARE MY GO TO TEAM.....TO BET ON THAT TEAM, WITH A QB THAT YELLS, SCREAMS, FIGHTS, AND POUTS ON ALMOST EVERY PLAY, AND A COACH THAT WILL LOOK FOR EVERY EDGE, LEGAL OR NON, IS AS CLOSE TO A BETTING EDGE AS YOU CAN GET EVERY GAME....AND IN THE WORLD OF VEGAS, BELIEVE ME, YOU NEED AN EDGE.

Tom said...

Speaking of smirking and second-generation owners, I have stumbled across this article, with picture, about how ol'Foodstamps is really focussed on reducing his costs by fielding a mediocre team (my interpretation of his comments):

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/162403120/hal-steinbrenner-discusses-yankees-payroll/

The article is from last winter, but if you go to it you may notice that Hal is almost, sort-of, one-side-of-his-face smiling. Thus, I wanted to submit it in response to LBJ's challenge early last month to find a smiling picture of Hal Steinbrenner. By gosh, I've found it, I said to myself. But then I went back to LBJ's original post and, son of a bitch, that was the same picture he cited as the closest thing he could find to a smile. Oh, well. Sorry to waste your time.

Nonetheless, I still think it's worth citing since the headline of this post mentions smirking, and the story refers to second-generation owners, two descriptors that lead us directly to Hal Steinbrenner.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


...this post mentions smirking, and the story refers to second-generation owners, two descriptors that lead us directly to Hal Steinbrenner.

And, for that matter, George W. Bush...

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

It is encouraging to observe people -- of any sort -- get to The Nub. Believing, saying, and/or reading the simple phrase "Boston Sux" is basically very close to the center of being a Yankees' fan.

Today's post + comments have again renewed my personal devotion to this site.

Hatred of what goes on there makes you wonder what REALLY happened at "The Boston Tea Party." Was "tea" some kind of euphemism? What did those white guys dressed as "Indians" really throw into the water???

Anonymous said...

I'm all in for the Birds; they certainly picked apart my ailing Pack defense - - and ANY team that can defeat my enemy, the Cheatriots, and their leader Bill Bellycheat - - is my friend, and worthy of my support, in my book.

The same goes, of course, for any team which can defeat the 2017 World Champion Red Sux, and their bloody ketchup-sock would-be senator, too - - not to even mention that smirking pile of poop who ust retired, to the adulation of virtually no one. May his gonads shrink even smaller than the raisins they are presently!!

You don't even wanna' know what I would wish to be in store for Prince Hamlet....trust me, you don't. LB (No J)