Monday, October 15, 2007

ESPN can eat it with Stadium Mustard: The Cleveland Indians are up on The Bloody Sox!

"So it looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue." --Steve McCroskey, Airplane!

And it looks like the wrong week for the "sports leader in television" to side with George Steinbrenner and his gigantic New Yawk payroll. It looks like the wrong week to side with LeBron James and his misguided "love" for the New York Yankees, huh-?

"And all I can do is just pour some tea for two, and speak my point of view. But it's not sane. It's not sane..."

The Cleveland Indians are for real, ESPN! No, the Detroit Tigers did not win the American League Central. No, your beloved New York Yankees did not advance beyond the first round of the playoffs (nor past the terrific Tribe). And, no, the behemoths known only as the Boston Red Sox are not pounding my Cleveland Indians into sublime submission during the MLB post-season playoffs either.

So, ESPN, do you have any other "predictions" to bestow upon the "unwashed masses" here in Cleveland? Maybe the New York Jets will win the Super Bowl while we have at it - nah, I think not.

Matt Damon was quoted in Entertainment Weekly recently stating that he owned a shirt proclaiming: "Jesus Hates The New York Yankees!" Well, sure, don't we all-? But... does he have a shirt saying what the Scientologists think about the Cleveland Indians and their slim chances? Hey, maybe they SHOULD... L. Ron Mother-Hubbards!


At 2:59 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Well said, Chris. It's become laughable how even in the NYTimes, a locus of Sox haters, the storyline after a Tribe victory always seems to keep centering on the Boston failures rather than Indians' achievements, as if the teams hadn't won the same number of regular-seaons games. The east coast media needs to get a clue. It'll be lovely to watch an all-flyover World Series, won't it?

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Chris McVetta said...

Hey John,

Nice to hear from you! I imagine you might have experienced even more of these "east coast biases" as a writer during your many travels and adventures in journalism, no?

On a lighter note, I was told that Mike Greenberg was actually wearing a "Hello. I am an Idiot" nametag on his ESPN "Mike & Mike" show this morning (see my previous post) regarding his baseball predictions. Like Jodie Foster in "Contact" ...maybe someone is actually listening out there, huh?


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