Oct
23

The annual George Steinbrenner watch

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With the off-season upon us, it’s time for the New York media to start their annual George Steinbrenner Health Watch. Ken Davidoff kicks things off with a column about George’s recent appearance with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. King George, says Davidoff, ain’t lookin’ so hot these days. While his family simply says that George is “fine,” the 78-year-old is clearly not in the best of health.

Categories : Asides, NYC Sports Media
  • A.D.

    Let the man be, he’s 78, that is the avg lifespan in the US

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t think it’s appropriate for the media to be watching the man’s health like they have the last couple of years. An important point in all this is that George Steinbrenner is no longer running the Yankees (other than in title). His health is not the concern of the NY media (for any reason other than to put sensational stories out there to appeal to the lowest common denominator). Beyond the question of whether this TYPE of reporting is appropriate, I understand that people are interested in George Steinbrenner, but the EXTENT to which the media reports on his health outweighs the topic’s relevancy to the general public.

    • Brad K

      Agreed. Let the man be. Its none of my business.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Fuck that. I demand to see the bedside BigSteinCam streamed over the web 24-7. He gets a spongebath or has an emergency tracheotomy, I want to see that shit live.

      • Chris C.

        Yeah, you and all the ex-employees he fired on Christmas Eve.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          “You know as painful as it is, I’ve had to let a few people go over the years.

          Yogi Berra… Lou Pinella… Bucky Dent… Billy Martin… Dallas Green… Dick Houser… Bill Virdon… Billy Martin… Scott Marrow… Billy Martin… Bob Lemon… Billy Martin… Gene Michael… Buck Showalter…

          Uh, George… you didn’t hear that from me. [George exits] . . . George!

          • Chris C.

            LMAO……..nice.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      PS: My bad, that comment was supposed to be a response to A.D.’s comment.

      /Voluntarily taking a 5 minute time-out in the corner.

  • jsbrendog

    the only thing the media should be doing is planning a nice story and front page for when he can handle this life no more. leave big stein alone. and if you’re not, at least bring him a calzone

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      So what’s Steinbrenner gonna do if he doesn’t get his calzone?

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

        That’s nothing but a little empty calories and male curiosity, eh, Georgie-Boy?

  • Bo

    What 78 yr old is in perfect health? Does he need to be telling jokes and holding press conf daily??

    • jsbrendog

      and doing jigs

  • yankeefan91 (sign manny)

    i wonder how stressed out he was wen the yanks didnt make it to the playoffs

    • A.D.

      i know it hurt my health

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Don’t worry. Hal and Jenny gave him a few lithums and some Diet Coke, told him the Yankees had just won the World Series, and then took him out to eat at “Dorsia”. (It was actually Barcadia).

      Big George had the peanut butter soup with smoked duck and mashed squash. New York Magazine called it a ‘playful but mysterious little dish.” He loved it. And then he had the red snapper with violets and pine nuts. It followed nicely.

      • Count Zero

        Big George had the peanut butter soup with smoked duck and mashed squash. New York Magazine called it a ‘playful but mysterious little dish.”

        rofl — ahhh I missed your wit while I have been traveling and incommunicado the past week.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          You didn’t miss it. I myself was travelling and incommunicado last week as well.

          Just ask the guys in the RAB Fantasy Football League… I dropped off the planet for four days, didn’t have my lineup set, and got shellacked.

  • Barry

    Off topic: Austin Romine had a decent year, comparable almost to Jorge’s first year of A level ball.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Off-topic: Scarlett Johanssen will be hosting the Nobel Prize Award Show.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

        Off topic: The Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years, and the span contained several long periods of peace.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Off Topic: Micronesia’s 2006 GDP was $206 million. It consists of 607 mountainous islands and low-lying coral atolls.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Poor Barry.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

              Off Topic: The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy, Roman, nor an Empire. Discuss.