I expect it every time I say it. The groans of hatred. The horror and shock. But I’ll admit it:
I. Love. The. Yankees.
I’ve been born and bred a Yankees fan from birth, thanks to my dad, the only other person on this planet who likes the Yankees. Since I was about 6 years old I’ve known player stats, batting lineups, and trades that go on within the dynasty. I look forward to baseball season every year because it is a time for me and my dad to bond (and for me to learn some new, shall we say, “spicy” language), as well as a time for me to experience winning (vicariously, of course). Going to UT the past 4 years has not yielded quite the same results. (I’m hopeful for my man Butch Jones though!)
It’s funny, usually when someone mentions that they like any other team, people just accept it and move on, as if it were an ice cream preference or movie selection. Not with the Yankees though. Oh, no. People are truly offended. I get asked how I could possibly like a team that buys all of their wins or has consistent steroid allegations, blah blah blah. WHATEVER. I say, “Go big or go home,” “2nd is 1st loser,” and “You ain’t cheatin’ ’til you get caught.” (Not really with the last one…A-Rod is the worst and is the only problem with the Yankees organization.)
I Googled “The Most Hated Sports Teams” and almost every single page that came up had the Yankees listed in the description. That’s impressive.
Really though, why is there so much hate? I think it’s because of a little thing we like to call the green-eyed monster.
No one else’s team can win as much as the Yankees, and no other team has a player like Derek Jeter. I’m truly embarrassed when someone says their favorite team is someone like the Braves. I mean, they’re fine I guess, but how boring. They’re just consistent(ly boring). No major upsets, but no major wins. ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I’m sorry I just fell asleep talking about the Braves. ANYWAY. When people tell me how much they hate the Yankees, it only fuels my love for them even more. It is better to be feared than loved. And fear, my dears (rhyme!) is why people can’t stand the Yankees. I will cheer for the Yankees until the day I die.
So, suck it up, ya losers. I feel a World Series win this year.
Plus, any team that Jay-Z can stand behind, I think we can all appreciate.
(Sidenote, Beyonce released a new picture of Blue Ivy on her HBO Special Life is But A Dream and she looks EXACTLYLIKEJAYZ. Check it out:)