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  1. IndyPatriotsfan

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    I know this is in the wrong forum, but, I know a lot here are interested in baseball, and this is a story that goes across all sports. I just heard on the news that after suffering a massive heart attack, the owner of the Evil Empire has died. I don't have any links, but, it's true. My condolences to the Steinbrenner family.
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    End of an era, although his son has been at the helm for all intents and purposes for the last couple of seasons. He was, if nothing else, a larger than life character positively driven to win at any cost. IMO his legacy has to include that in some ways he ruined baseball for the majority of us in the process.
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    Yeah, this is a great time to bring that up. :bricks:

    I'll just say what I said in the other thread...

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    I think I'll post about Don Coryell's passing in the baseball forum.
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    Gotta love hypocracy. Off the top I can only think of a couple of OT deceased you positively eviscerated...
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    Name them.
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    Somewhere in heaven at this very moment,Steinbrenner is firing Billy Martin again.

    Brings back memories of Seinfeld and George Costanza and his boss who he so frequently visited in his office.

    R.I.P. George
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    Being that I'm a New Yorker, and due to the resulting ever present laws of Sociology, I lead a more exciting and eventful life than any of you do because of this, I'll relate to you a George Steinbrenner story...
    It was the 4th of July, 1986 (gez, another 4th of July story from the 80's for ya). The Statue of Liberty was just refurbished and all the Tall Ships from around the world came into New York harbor to celebrate (see that? MY backyard. I ask you again, "Whatchoo got in yers?").
    My dad, being a high ranking officer in The Navy, had his family invited to the Intrepid aircraft carrier museum, which is permanently moored on a West Side dock in The Hudson River. A rich entrepreneur had rented out the whole ship just to throw a private party. Yeah, rented the whole aircraft carrier to watch the fireworks. (You know, the NEW YORK fireworks the nation watches every 4th? The ones I can see out my window. "Whatchoo got out yer window?" lol.)
    Anyway, we're all on there and my 16 year old sister sees George Steinbrenner standing on deck with his family during the afternoon. She says,"Hey, you know what? I know today's his birthday and I'm gonna go over there and wish him happy birthday." So, she takes my mom with her and goes up behind him having lunch on a lawn chair set up on deck. Anyway, George acted SO PLEASED that this 16 year old girl knew it was his birthday. He smiled, popped right up out of his chair from the middle of his lunch, waves my mom over, and puts his arm around my little sister, so my mom can take a good picture. Yeah, and on his hand, he's wearing one of his two (It was '86, so there were only 2 of his total of 7) two World Series Rings. It's placed right on my sisters shoulder.
    A few weeks later, she got a big enlargement of the picture back from the photo developers and sent to to George so he might sign it and return it. He did. And to this day, my sister has it framed on her bedroom wall... ready for where it resides?...
    On my sister's apartment wall in BOSTON.

    And my sister isn't even the least bit hot (I'm the hot one, btw). Now, that's a nice man.

    Rest In Peace.

    (and for the guy, or anyone who thinks George ruined their poor rival baseball team's chances year after year...
    hey crybaby, sports mirrors life, and to the men with the most MONEY go the spoils. That's SOCIOLOGY and the quicker you learn that fact of life, the less of a whining loser you'll turn out to be.)

    Oh, and Yanks freakin' rule. ima Yanks-Pats fan since 1976 from the middle ground of Connecticut, where you can go either way. Yanks-Pats, the most successful combination of the last 15 years. 8 championships and 12 trips to the finals for me. That's sweet. At 10 years old, I refused to choose The Sox because of what a whining fatalistic masochistic chump they'd turned my father into. Thank God for that.)

    -"Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout, Kontradiction?"
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    Go ahead. These are death notices, not sports discussions, and the people are known outside of their area of 'expertise'. There's no need to be petty about it.
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    And it's because of douchebag quote like this why humans hate Yankee fans. Leave it to a Yankee fan, in a thread showing respect towards their douchebag owner, to brag about their bought championships. Get a life. Go root for the Jets, your giving Pats fans a bad name.
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    Get a life? You don't even want me to start talkin' bout my life or post my pic 'cause I'll give you one hella inferiority complex.
    And being a Pats fan at 10 years old since 1976 within' a sea of Jets/Giants/Cowboys/Raider/Steelers/Dolphins fans (it WAS 1976 after all) in Connecticut, go fug yerself. You don't deserve to wipe my ass in comparison. Now, go whine some more in that DUMP of a midwestern wasteland where everyone bores the crap outta everyone else 'cause their lives & resulting personalities are so mundane. And go brush up on yer Sociology and what money and power bring in ALL facets of life, especially the professional sporting world.
    "Go root for The Jets because you're giving Pats fans a bad name"?
    Hey Kontradiction, why don't you tell him exactly what I do with Jets fans here in New York.
    Don't make me laugh. I mean, really. You have a lot to learn about many a thing, little boy. "Whaaaah-whaaaah-whaaaaah" You need me to blow your nose for you?
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    and hiding behind a freaking Saints logo and YOU'RE trying to tell MEEEE about MYYY loyalty on the Pats fans site? BWAHHHH! You're a joke.
    Kontra, tell him about what I reacted to the day John Lennon was shot.
    Or what I wanted my dad to do every Thanksgiving evening driving home.

    Junior, get offa my cloud.
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    Great story. Also, you're not likable.
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    Because you like to jump to conclusions let me tell you a bit about me, I am not a Hoosier, I was born and raised in Boston. And I could give a sh!t less about what you do for work, I could care less if a person makes more than me, doesn't make them a better person than me. What do you want me to ask Kontradiction, what, how many times you give hand jobs to your brethren Jets fans? Sorry, not interested in what you do in your spare time.
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    Calm down. You'll piss off the megarich supermodel.
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    What, he expects me to be quiet after he goes on about how much better he perceives himself to be than me. Fug him and the Yankees schlong he rode in on.
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    Hey, Kontra, I just visited that dummy's profile, and I have one question: What's with the love letter to you?
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    If you let a schlub like this bother you, you should take the rest of the day off, homie. :)
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    It's just been a bad day, dryer broke down, now I have to go to the laundry mat to dry my uniforms for work tomorrow. You're right, I need to take some time off, you'd think after working almost 10 years as a correctional officer I wouldn't let the words of someone so insignificant get to me, but, such is life.
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