How George Steinbrenner Helped The San Antonio Spurs Win NBA Titles

July 16th, 2010 by Barking Carnival Leave a reply »
So I know the title is a bit of a stretch, but we’re a Spurs blog…a basketball blog at best…so how the hell else can I talk about George Steinbrenner?

But in all seriousness, Mr. Steinbrenner has done so much for his sport that has spilled over into other professional and semi- professional sports (college I’m looking at you!) that I feel it’s appropriate to honor his passing with a few kind words.

First things first: I hate the Yankees. As previously stated, I’m an avid Astros fan when they’re winning and a summer league basketball fan when they aren’t. The Yankees are the epitome of what’s wrong with sports, right?

They have an astronomical payroll with little regard for a once flourishing farm system, they overpay aging super stars and "almost" super stars trying to fill holes in their line-up, and more often then not, they beat the hell out of the rest of the league because of it. It’s because of the Yankees and Steinbrenner that baseball should have a salary cap, right?

Ahh…here comes the Spurs championship tie in. Now, while the NBA has what’s ...

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