February 29, 2008

Mr. Hankee: USA Is Yankee Country

In an interview with the New York Times' Play magazine, the clown whose mouth is always several yards ahead of his brain says:
Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of [expletive] that is. That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans.

Go anywhere in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order.
What Mr. Hankee didn't say was that, two years ago, in an blatantly obvious attempt to be like the Red Sox, the Chokers created and sold "Yankee Universe" t-shirts.

This guy -- a winner of the lucky sperm contest -- is a solid-gold asshole who has no concept of the idea of a professional businessman keeping some of his thoughts to himself. The Hankapalooza Era is going to be non-stop fun. I hope he runs the MFY (into the ground) for the next three decades.

49 comments:

redsock said...

Thanks to Dennis, my supervisor at work, for the image!!! I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot this summer.

Zenslinger said...

There is a lot of hype involved in the idea of "Red Sox Nation" and last year's presidential race, even though obviously meant in fun, got way too much ink for my liking.

But at this point, I see at least as many Sox caps in San Francisco as Yankee caps. I even heard a Yankee fan in The Bar try to portray the Yankees as underdogs in terms of fan base, although around the same time last fall there was an article which tried to quantify this race which left the Sox in a solid but not particularly close second place.

I think there are still more Yankee fans overall, but any "America's team" notion has been tossed on the heap starting with the 2001 WS. Steinbrenner is indeed a blathering dipshit when he says stuff like this. So the Sox have a hype machine going on and a lot of newer fans -- what smart team would turn them away? Mr. Hankee's just smarting from a loss of Yankee prestige.

Woti-woti said...

I remember a few years ago when the Can. gov't was launching the $2.00 coin. The genius press was speculating on what the common folk would call it --doubloon, 2-piece etc., when there was only one obvious nickname, given the loonie.
And what name sticks to Hank?

Rob said...

It is amazing how a man that is at the helm of one of America's most scrutinized pro sports teams somehow cannot take 3 seconds to think about what he is saying. Ever time I hear this guy talk I lose some respect for him. Hank just take a lesson in class from the captain of his own baseball team.

redsock said...

I hate the moronic RSN cards. I'd rather the team drop the phrase altogether and if fans wanna use it, then they do.

Gotta love the Chokers trying to leap on a bandwagon that has already worn out its welcome with true fans. What MFY fans will buy a shirt that he knows is a pale imitation of a Red Sox idea?

redsock said...

Ever time I hear this guy talk I lose some respect for him.

Wait a minnit - you had some respect for him to begin with?

Rob said...

Err... actually no, come to think of it.

Also, that last sentence should have said "Hank should take a lesson in class from his own baseball team's captain."

Colin said...

Fuck NY and everything that came out of that God-forsaken state...

Except for the Mets and Niagara Falls. Those are nice.

redsock said...

Except for the Mets and Niagara Falls. Those are nice.

And Laura. She's nice too.

9casey said...

I find Hank good for the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry...Just like when his father was saying and doing stupid shit for years.....He's comical and just another yankee to hate.....The front office has been silent for years in the Bronx...he adds a little life to are new found dominace....

And about the class act the captain is...please save that for a yankee site....trained monkeys aren't full of class they are just trained .......When Derek Jeter says something of relevance let me know......

Jack Marshall said...

Agreed on the "Red Sox Nation" cliche. As someone who was a devoted Red Sox fan when it was a very lonely pursuit, I find it redolant of front-runners, come-latelies and "summmer soldiers."

But Hank is full of it. Here in DC, there are 5 Red Sox caps for every Yankee cap. Ask the Orioles whose fans are more numerous, supportive and astute. No contest.

L-girl said...

Fuck NY and everything that came out of that God-forsaken state...

Fuck you too, Colin.

Colin said...

Sorry I've had a shitty week and the last thing I wanna deal with is some pretentious NY fuckwit who thinks he knows better than anyone else how to run a God damn franchise.

I'm also tired of listening to that fucking 26 Ring argument, especially from little college/HS prats who weren't around for most of them. I know I wasn't alive in 1918 but I was for 2004/7, so fuck off kids. The future generation of Americans = I'm screwed (and I'm part of it too :( ).

L-girl said...

I find Hank good for the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry...Just like when his father was saying and doing stupid shit for years.....He's comical and just another yankee to hate.....The front office has been silent for years in the Bronx...he adds a little life to are new found dominace....

9Casey is right. Everyone missed Georgie when he was fading away and silent. You know it would have been more fun to watch the Yankees melt down if George had been exploding to the media every other week. You know you all missed that! So now there's another buffoon to laugh at. Enjoy!

steeplechase3k said...

I've referred to my self as past of Red Sox Nation for as long as I can remember. However that's because I'm a die-hard, life long Red Sox fan that grew up and still lives in Portland, OR I stopped using the term so much after it became an Official Club because I think the idea of it is stupid.

redsock said...

Yeah, that's why Joy Nation kind of rankles me. Can we think of another term? Jos-ites?

redsock said...

Let's not forget that "Red Sox Nation" was first coined by CHB.

L-girl said...

Sorry I've had a shitty week and the last thing I wanna deal with is some pretentious NY fuckwit who thinks he knows better than anyone else how to run a God damn franchise.

So try directing your issues at the fuckwit. You can't be stupid enough to think this man is somehow representative of the entire state of New York "and everything that came out of it".

You've aired this particular bigotry more than once here at JoS. I assure you every time you do, I'll respond to it in kind.

The last thing you want to deal with? Who the fuck is asking YOU to deal with anything? Who the fuck are you to curse out people based on what state they come from?

redsock said...

Fuck you too, Colin.

Yep. I saw that one coming about 50 miles away.

L-girl said...

Let's not forget that "Red Sox Nation" was first coined by CHB.

No, let's totally forget it, and just enjoy the expression. So what if it's been co-opted by the masses. You know it's real, that's all that counts.

Josites? Too religious-y, don't you think?

L-girl said...

Yep. I saw that one coming about 50 miles away.

If you didn't, get thee to an optometrist!

redsock said...

Sidebar: I refer to myself as a New Yorker, though I usually add that I was born in Vermont.

L-girl said...

OK, I over-reacted. It was cumulative. Colin says that shite all the time and I'm sick of it. Sorry for going off.

(But not for the first fuck you.)

L-girl said...

Sidebar: I refer to myself as a New Yorker, though I usually add that I was born in Vermont.

I thought maybe you didn't respond because he said "came out of New York", and you didn't actually originate there.

9casey said...

I love Red Sox Nation , just for the reason it irritates the hell out of Yankee fans....Go up to a yankee fan and mention the "nation" and they get that look on their face like they are going to vomit in their mouth.......priceless.....

L, you are in mid-season form in February, I like it........:)

9casey said...

Another thing Hank is doing is taking the spotlight of some of his players , by just being the headline....Ya think A-rod isn't happy he's there....

L-girl said...

L, you are in mid-season form in February, I like it........:)

Why thank you.

I'm like most of the players, I don't need spring training, I work out all year. :)

9casey said...

L-girl said...

I'm like most of the players, I don't need spring training, I work out all year. :)



That shows in your excellent use of italics, icons ,and also your uncanny placement of correct punctuation.....

redsock said...

ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans

Everyone has overlooked this gem.

Like every other MFY fan, Hankee has the same cluelessness to Bristol's chronic Yankee fellatiofest.

MFY fans are also convinced that Buck & McCarver are total Red Sox fans who despise the Yankees -- and the umpires and the league office is against them too.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Thanks to Dennis, my supervisor at work, for the image!!! I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot this summer.


When I first saw that image ...I thought it was the Planter's Peanut guy

L-girl said...

ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans

Everyone has overlooked this gem.


Not me. I think it's hilarious. Red Sox fans think ESPN loves the Yankees, Yankees fans thinks they love the Red Sox. No one here likes to hear it, but the two sides of the rivalry have a lot in common.

Wayne's World said...

Good times...Another Steinbrenner generation at whom I can cast copious amounts of loathing.

Zenslinger said...

I'm a goddam New Yorker, too (upstate)!

L-girl said...

Hooray for upstate New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the birthplace of the US women's movement - and Zenslinger!

tim said...

JoShovah's Witnesses?

Zenslinger said...

Birthplace, L. Now it's San Francisco.

And I do have to make it to Cooperstown one o' these days.

redsock said...

JoShovah's Witnesses?

We may have a winner. Brilliant!

L-girl said...

Birthplace, L. Now it's San Francisco.

I know that. :)

That's why I wrote "the birthplace of the US women's movement - and Zenslinger!"

I was trying to get the birthplace in there.

L-girl said...

JoShovah's Witnesses?

Ack!

Pepe Lepew said...

Gosh, I don't know what Hank's talking about. I went to a Mariners-Red Sox game last year at Safeco and I swear at least one-third of the caps in the stands were Red Sox.
Two world titles in four years.
Jealous much, Hank?

The Omnipotent Q said...

Hank Steinbrenner=Horse Shit.

Both have H.S. initials.

Coincidence? I think not.

9casey said...

Pepe Lepew said...
Gosh, I don't know what Hank's talking about. I went to a Mariners-Red Sox game last year at Safeco and I swear at least one-third of the caps in the stands were Red Sox.


Just for the sake of your study ......did you go to mariners -yankees game?

Zenslinger said...

Birthplace, L. Now it's San Francisco.

I know that. :)

That's why I wrote "the birthplace of the US women's movement - and Zenslinger!"

I was trying to get the birthplace in there.


Oh, my eye picked up from "Home of..." I ought never underestimate you...or your boy Lyndon!

Pepe Lepew said...

Just for the sake of your study ......did you go to mariners -yankees game?

Sat Mar 01, 01:44:00 PM

Yuck, who'd want to pay good money to go see the Yankers? They suck!

tim said...

i'm glad that within months of taking over he's already proven to be a completely brainless moron, forever enshrining himself as someone who deserves to be locked in a small shack, set on fire and dropped out of an airplane while flying over the north atlantic.

9casey said...

Check out the poll ? on espn.com as of 3:38

redsock said...

But, Tim, dropping him in the ocean would deprive us of what I think is going to be a very entertaining summer.

Dumbo declines, the young arms struggle, Pettitte can't concentrate ... hell, maybe the Jays get hot and settle into second place ... we need Hank.

redsock said...

Silly poll -- though of course I voted!

A better question would be: Which is larger?

tim said...

I said deserves to be...not should be ;-)

No doubt we need him around for many years of these gems.