HOLLYWOOD, FL – A Happy Mother’s Day to all! Cheesy Bruin is M.I.A., allegedly celebrating by chasing blue-haired moms in Hollywood… Hollywood, Florida, that is. And with that, we’re on Famous Sports Moms today [ahem].
Heidi Syndergaard – The one person that made the trade of CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays worth something, is Noah Syndergaard’s mom. She made her kid play baseball when he wanted to quit. He played. He thrived. He became Thor. She single-highhandedly salvaged that trade for Sh!tty Sandy Alderson, as her son was the throw-in player for that deal. Travis d’Arnaud – who sucks – was the “franchise catcher” in that deal. Thank you, Mama Thor.
Lucille O’Neal – Her cartoon-like, larger-than-life and likeable son, Shaq, often touts his step-dad as being his real father and for giving him a real respect for people that serve in the military and police force. But make no mistake, Mrs. O’Neal exacts all control over her bouncing baby boy. She was the reason Shaq ended his “Shaqtin’ a Fool” feud with Javale McGee. After she said this:
“It’s not funny anymore, seeing the things they’re saying to each other. They need to squash this and move on.”
After hearing this edict, Shaq responded:
“Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef. You won’t be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.”
Diane Gronkowski – When it comes to cloning and sports, we’d start with Mrs. Gronk. She has three enormous, reckless wrecking ball sons in the NFL. And Rob, Dan and Chris are just three of five sons. How did the Bills not grab one of these guys?! Buffalo isn’t that big – these guys had to be on the radar up there. buffalobilly84 and DJ Eberle must be ill over the oversight.
Tracie Ruiz – We can’t have Famous Sports Moms piece without having a least one Hot Sports Mom. And for that we go to the well once again, with Michael Conforto’s mom, Tracie, Olympian. Boom.
That’s it. Think of your mom today, wherever she may be.
Please feel free to comment below and come back tomorrow for the aforementioned DJ Eberle.