Why California Sucks, reason No. 38,101

Why California Sucks, reason No. 38,101
August 26, 2013, 8:00 pm
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But why does California suck as a result of this? Because our governor, Jerry Brown, isn’t a sports guy at all, and would never rip a sportswriter. Just political writers.
Ray Ratto

Giants fans heard the news about Mets pitcher Matt Harvey tearing the UCL in his business arm and thought one thing:

“Why couldn’t it have been Zach Wheeler?”

Except of course for that segment of the audience that has re-decided that Brian Sabean is a failure, in which case the sentence is:

“Good. Now Zach Wheeler can be the ace and further shame the Giants.”

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Why California Sucks, No. 38,101: New Jersey governor Chris Christie publicly excoriated New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta, who covers the New York Jets, for ripping head coach Rex Ryan. Christie and Ryan are friends, so his defense was as understandable as it was daft.

But why does California suck as a result of this? Because our governor, Jerry Brown, isn’t a sports guy at all, and would never rip a sportswriter. Just political writers.

Brown could fix this by having a staffer give him a list of coaches he could pretend to befriend and then defend. But he won’t. With him, it’s always me me me, govern govern govern.

Feh.

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According to those hyenas at Forbes, the Houston Astros are going to make $99 million this year, or roughly $2 million per win. Cutting the payroll to nothing helped, but so did a huge television advance from YFN – Your Favorite Network.

The lesson: To lose money in sports, an owner has to (a) have no other businesses, (b) have no access to accountants, and (c) be an idiot. Therefore, (d) there is no such thing as risk for an owner. If you say there is, you are wrong, and if you say it twice, you need a good throttling for wanting so much to be wrong.

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I’m rooting for Jeff Tuel. Well, a little bit, anyway. You start a game in the NFL as an undrafted rookie, you deserve something other than what he’s actually going to get – a severe beating from the New England Patriots.

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The NFL Players Association is doing its job by filing a grievance on behalf of former New England Patriot and current guest of the state Aaron Hernandez for $82,000 in workout bonuses.

In fairness, though, the grievance is actually being filed on behalf of his lawyers, who will get the money as part of their attempt to push this particular locomotive up this particular muddy hillside.

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Never has more time, space and verbiage been wasted on a less interesting team over the past . . . oh, 35 years than has been invested in the New York Jets. Therefore, our next report on them will require that Rex Ryan show up at work pantsless.

Okay, okay. Will ALMOST require.

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[RELATED: Oracle Arena gets upgrades as new arena plan reportedly lag]

And finally, the Warriors are planning to erect an electronic sign at the site of their new arena in San Francisco that simply keeps track of cost and time overruns. At least it’ll be one thing about the new place that shows signs of progress.