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Great Moments in Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: A-Rod “could” become a pariah?

Jul 20, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

The Daily News has spent the past decade dumping crap on Alex-Rodriguez. A lot of it well-deserved crap — A-Rod has always been a seemingly willing accomplice in making himself look bad — but it’s undeniable that the Daily News has leapt at every possible chance to cast Rodriguez as a villain.

So I chuckled when I saw this headline this morning:


“Could?” You write hundreds of stories about A-Rod being some mix between Satan, Genghis Khan and that guy who knocked up your teenage daughter and you say he “could” become a pariah?  Where does the uncertainty come from, Daily News? What exactly is going to prevent that now, at least in the pages of your newspaper?

  1. jfk69 - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    The Daily Ad needs to lighten up. They have a good thing going with Arod blowing up himself. Circulation numbers will drop if they lose their main punching bag.

  2. anxovies - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    I get to be the first to say it? ARod is History’s Greatest Monster.

    • southofheaven81 - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      That’s what he gets for murdering all those children.

      • anxovies - Jul 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

        Yeah. And polluting the Gulf, and invading Kuwait, and, and…

  3. melidoperez - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    They’re just yet again trying to change the narrative after their previous “arod is retiring” “arod is just going to collect insurance money” etc stories have collapsed around them. And if he comes back and the team does well they’ll probably just say that Girardi is somehow doing this with the worst man in the history of sports on his team.

  4. bigharold - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    The NYDN and the Post are in a race to see which “Newspaper” can demonstrate the absolute least amount of journalist integrity. Basically, it’s neck and neck but all the A-Rod bashing has allowed the News to pull slightly ahead.

    It doesn’t help that Madden, who at one time was a fairly reasonable journalist, has become Selig’s mouthpiece. Interestingly, the Yankee beat writers are fairly decent but that is likely because they have to face these players everyday. Clearly it’s not in their best interest to unload on players with the kind of righteous indignation and sanctimonious horse crap that Lupica and Madden shovel everyday.

    Ironically, they risk making A-Rod look sympathetic. You gotta go pretty low to make A-Rod look like the victim.

  5. heyblueyoustink - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Hey man, Genghis Khan was a pretty wild and crazy guy.

    • raysfan1 - Jul 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      Steve Martin is Genghis Khan’s descendant?

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 20, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        Glad someone got the reference.

        And since his career has been dead since he’s been sober, he must have been a wild and crazy guy at some point.

  6. 11thstreetmafia - Jul 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    If somebody makes 25.2 million a year, they are going to be a pariah to someone.

  7. 1historian - Jul 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    2 questions

    1) Who cares about A-Rod any more?
    2) Who buys the Daily news except for people who need to line their bird cages?

  8. irishdodger - Jul 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    What are these “newspapers” u speak of?

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