stomperrob wrote:Now those are funny!!! My old boss once told me that people should be able to laugh at themselves, something Yankee fans have never grasped.
What is there to laugh about when something makes no sense whatsoever? I mean I suppose I could laugh at the stupidity of the shirt in saying the opposite from reality. Jeter has been a near epitome of winning so the slogan doesn't make any sense. Maybe if they could come up with something witty and unjuvenile (unlike Yankees suck or A-Rod's gay) then it'd be funny. But everything just reeks of an inferiority complex with the need to attempt to belittle the other side while saying nothing for themselves.
You don't see dumb things like this from such a large percentage of Yankee fans. Why? Because most Yankee fans are concerned with the Yankees. And as these shirts demonstrate, Red Sox fans are often
(not always) more concerned with the Yankees than they are with their own Red Sox.
I'm not trying to be argumentative here, just pointing out a reality lost on those who think its somehow "hardcore" to make shirts that make no sense like this.
I disagree 100%. This is just another case of Yankee fans trying to prove they are "better" than Red Sox fans IMHO. I've been bombarded my entire life by Yankee fans who were awful winners. And since we've won I have never returned the "favor." These are T-shirts created by some guy that wants to make money. Nothing more. Living in Boston, I've never seen anybody actually wearing them.
If Yankee fans are so much better than Red Sox fans then how come they're reacting the same way we have after finally losing one year? We dealt with 86 of them. Now many Sox fans handled it very poorly, but no more poorly than Yankee fans handled beating us every year or losing this one year. The fact is that losing sucks and it hard to deal with, especially when it involves 2 teams with this much history.
Would you think the shirts made more sense if they called A-Rod a cheater rather than Jeter? Because they obviously just went with what rhymed for the shirts. Should they apologize for living in a capitalist society? Everyone knows that Jeter has 4 rings. You should be satisfied simply in knowing that and not play into the sore loser game. For years and years I sat and took the relentless verbal beatings from my Yankee fan friends and was silently content in simply being a fan of such a historical classy team as the Red Sox who, while not having won a Series since 1918, in my book were always "winners." Sure some people looked down on me as foolish, but that's life.
Nothing personal but you seem awfully bitter here. And trust me, I know the feeling. But Boston is at a high point in sports (at least in my lifetime) and I am kind of sick of being told that I can't have just a little bit of fun with it. That's all it is ... a little ribbing in good fun.
You can believe what you want about Sox fans, but from someone who's actually lived here my entire life and has never been happy with the stupid Yankees Suck chant, you're exaggerating things quite a bit. I could say very similar things about the Yankees based on the ones that make asses out of themselves and, in doing so, make the rest look bad. But I understand not to judge a whole group based on the most outrageous members of the group.
And like the above poster said ... peace.