Foo Mets, ESPYs and Garden State Dominance

STATE OF MIND – While we take a vacation from the arduous task of rooting for our baseball teams – and Short Matt is running around Northern California with the large  men of the USA Rugby Team – I have not been able to avoid the shear ineptnesss of the New York Mets organization . Why you may ask? It’s all about the tickets that my bride purchased for the Foo Fighters at Citi Field.  Little did she know that I had zero desire to travel to the Queens Landfill to see anything, so I listed them on StubHub . The tickets that were sent via email were garbled looking, so I called the idiots from Flushing.

hey JPP. Can you do this?
hey JPP. Can you do this?

Having further uploading issues, I called the StubHub ” “technical team ” , who, uploaded the tix for me, verified them and sent me my money .

The concert was last eve and I receive an email from the StubHub team stating that they charged my credit card because the purchaser could not get through the Citi Field scanner?  So, not to belabor the point but the Mets cannot even send tickets that work!  To be continued…..

Keeping up with the Espys –  While I can see the allure of a freak show, ESPN has insulted the memory of Arthur Ash ( former Great of Clancy’s favorite sport) by using this well intended award on a guy who is now a women?  Has this award been transitioned into an exclusive club for people coming out? Last year Michael Sam and now Bruce Cat Jenner are being lauded for their sexuality? This is a ratings bonanza for the Kardashians! 

WTF
WTF

Listen, what anyone wants to do in their personal life is their business, so why does ESPN choose to pick a sixty five year old drag queen as a hero? How many ex jocks have bravely served their country, battled cancer or concussion syndrome with honor. What about someone who saved another from drowning? You would  think that those are more deserving circumstances than having some implants, nose job and throwing on a dress while changing your name to Caitlyn.  This is about ratings, period!  If this were a serious publication ( sorry Matt) this rant may not get past our editors, but I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!

You voting for Big Chris?
You voting for Big Chris?

Jersey Boys is a hit on Broadway- Jersey girls and boys are representing the Sweet Corn Capital of the World. Carli Lloyd, Christine Rampone, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly all raised the Women’s World Cup. Toms River’s Toddfather Frazier goes yard more than the others to win the Home Run Derby and Mike “the Natural” Trout swims to the MVP honors at the Allstar Game. So, as you can see, Small Matt is NOT the only winner from Big Chris’ hood.

Who would you pick for the Courage award?

Go ahead and chime in and come back tomorrow for more opinionated banter from a juiced-up WWF/WWE fan…

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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.