Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Mr. Manners

Booing is wrong, and people who do it are bad, bad, bad!

So sayeth the Shank, who in a way reminiscent of Miss Manners, expresses his distaste for the fans' lack of civility and his manlove for a Chief lineman who criticized the crowd for piling on after Matt Cassel was knocked out of the game.

Now, let's get one thing straight: The Chiefs fans weren't actually cheering because Cassel got hurt; they were cheering because he would no longer be in the game, manning a club that has gone 22-31 since his arrival from New England prior to the 2009 season. They had a point: Cassel's QB rating is a pedestrian 81% for his career, a mark he's topped only once in the four seasons he's helmed the Chiefs.

But this is where The CHB's hypocrisy switched into overdrive: "I’ve certainly done my share of tweaking and exposing professional athletes or organizations who don’t give an honest effort to live up to their contracts or fulfill the team-fan accord."

Would that be "tweaking" like when he called David Ortiz a sad sack of you-know-what? Was it tweaking when he called Carl Everett "the Ebola virus of the Boston clubhouse?" Or when he wrote “We have rejoiced in the retirement of Keith Foulke?” Would that be "exposing" when he wrote, "Why does America hate Barry Bonds so much? Is it because he's too good?" all while neglecting to mention Bonds' PED use for another five years. Was that exposing when he accused Manny Ramirez, the previous season's World Series MVP, of quitting on the team during a month where he put up a .930 OPS and 6 HRs in 24 games?

No, that would just be the Holy Cross Hypocrite, doing what he does best.


Roger Bournival said...

Don't forget the lunkheads:

"You might ask new slugger Gonzalez, “Yo, Adrian, what’s up with No. 28?’’ It’s not exactly steeped in tradition. It was worn by lunkheads Steve Crawford, Jeff Stone, and Doug Mirabelli."

You know, The same Jeff Stone who was diagnosed as mildly retarted.

Stay classy, Shank!

Monkeesfan said...

And Shank like the other pseudo-moralistic wannabes will never get it; that it's not his place to be the sole arbiter of what is proper in sports or society.

Matt Cassel has been a failure and he DESERVED to get booed off the field. Eric Winston had no right to defend Cassel because he knows his quarterback was a one-shot wonder in New England who couldn't sustain anything once he got to Kansas City.

Typical Shank. It's why my love of 98.5 has declined somewhat; they need better people than Shank, Felger, Spazz, and the NY-Miami import Amedolara - how about Levan Reid and Steve Burton instead?