Man Crush of the Week: Brian Cashman
The Yankees have had a rough year. They have more money on the DL than many teams do on their active roster. A large part of that is Alex Rodriguez, who has been out the entire year after hip surgery.
As a guy who has always been hip (ha! like his injury!), Alex Rodriguez has joined the Twitter where he breathlessly awaits the updates of Kings of Leon and Coldplay and informs the world on his Starbucks drink choices.
Which is super captivating and such, but then A-Rod decided to talk about booooring baseball stuff and how he was given permission to play in games, accompanied by a thoughtful, clearly not at all staged photo of A-Rod and presumably a doctor talking about just that.
Enter Yankees GM Brian Cashman. Cashman he jumps out of planes and breaks his bones, just for fun. He’s managed to handle the Steinbrenner Yankees payroll relatively well (for the record, he did not want to give A-Rod his ridiculous contract). And yeah, he basically hates A-Rod, like a lot. And for good reason.
So when reporters asked him about A-Rod’s tweet, he said exactly what everyone has wanted A-Rod to do for years now and just STFU. And this was probably the most awesome ting he’s ever done. And for that, he is Man Crush of the Week.
Douchebag of the Week: Mark Sanchez
There’s something about getting charged with murder that puts you beyond being a Douchebag of the Week an into a whole different category (especially when I traded for him last year because of his late-round keeper value in my league). So while the craziness of the Aaron Hernandez murder saga continues, I thought we could take a break from that and talk about the perpetual douchiness of Mark Sanchez for a little.
First, Mark Sanchez sucks so much at quarterback the Jets thought Tim Tebow might actually be better. That’s bad. And worse is how he acts like he’s actually not the laughingstock of the NFL and does things like party with chicks and somehow ends up taking off his pants on camera. This would all be fun and games if it wasn’t (1) probably the worst quarterback in the NFL and (2) the same one who is more associated with butts than anyone else in NFL history, which is a feat in itself.
I understand being young and having a ridiculous amount of money and how Vine is going to be terrible for athletes doing dumb, young, wealthy things, but if you are Mark Sanchez you really can’t afford to be doing these kind of things.
The fact that Mark Sanchez still even has a job as a professional football player is more of a sign of how truly terrible the Jets are than how badly he’s played. But (hahahaha) if he keeps this going he’s going to find himself out of the league even quicker.
I’ve always got the feeling that if Sanchez was born 15 years earlier he would have invented Girls Gone Wild. So maybe he’ll be fine once he’s out of the league.
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