Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The YES Network Is Run By A Bunch Of Liars

In any language the YES Network is lying about the Yanks' achievements.

In the Yanks most recent incarnation of their ridiculous advertisements featuring Michael Kay, some dramatic brass section and a cheesy phrase (previously "Pride... Power... Pinstripes" and "Looking back................................... Looking Forward") they have gone straight from cheese to straight fibbin. The commercial still involves the horns and Kay's voice, but today's version of the ad states:
"The New York Yankees; the most renowned sports franchise in the world have won more championships than any other team in the history of sports."
Actually guys, that's not factually correct. 26 championships for one team is a lot, I'll give you that. But it's far from the most. Just this past year, the West Genesee Wildcats won their 27th New York State Section 3 Lacrosse Championship. That's one more than the Yanks. Not to be outdone, the BU Terriers won their 28th Beanpot championship this past year. New Jersey's Delsea High School has won over 30 varsity football championships. Michigan's Albion College has won 30+ MIAA Championships in Baseball, Football and Track & Field. They've outdone the Yanks in three separate sports, including baseball. That's something. The Francis Parker School's Volleyball Team has won 44 championships under coach John Landicho. And as as of 2003, the Braybrook Redskins Basketball team had won 58 championships, over twice as many as the Yanks. I think you get the picture. The Yanks are good, 26 championships is a lot, but "the most championships in the history of sports....?" sirs, I call bullshit. Maybe next time they shouldn't hand their advertisement phrase-making responsibilities to an overzealous liar.

2 comments:

Gabe said...

God I hate the Yankees.

Gregory said...

Smittblog/Gabe:

Franchise - A professional sports team.

-American Heritage Dictionary.

The Network is run by a bunch of liars because they didn't include a bunch of bullshit high school teams?...

"The New York Yankees; the most renowned sports franchise in the world have won more championships than any other team in the history of sports, oh except some high school lax team in bumblefuck upstate NY."

If you're going to hate on the yankees... get a little more creative.