Monday, February 9, 2015

Weasels of the Week: James Dolan & Kanye West

We've got a pair of repeat offenders for the Weasel ears this week.

First up is perhaps New York's absolute worst sports owner, James Dolan. The New York Daily News reports in today's edition that Dolan responded to a letter from an angry 73-year-old Knicks fan by berating said fan, and accusing him of being an alcoholic. It's official. Dolan is just as out of touch with his fan base, as it relates to the Knicks, anyway, as Vince McMahon is with WWE. Dolan has a rep for meddling with team affairs where he doesn't belong, largely because he, like McMahon, thinks he knows what is best for his franchise and its fans. Dolan even went so far as to suggest to the fan to switch his allegiance to the Brooklyn Nets. And he wonders why people are calling for him to sell the team, as the fan suggested in his letter.

The Knicks aren't going anywhere this season, and you can imagine there are more than a few fans who'd rather see Phil Jackson as coach instead of team president, because one of his former players with the Lakers, Derek Fisher, hasn't been able to properly implement the triangle offense that Jackson had used to perfection with the Lakers & Bulls. Jackson would rather remain retired from coaching, but if it's what it takes to get the populace off Dolan's case, short of Jackson actually, you know, buying the team, maybe he could be persuaded.

Meanwhile, there is Kanye West.

West turned back the clock 5 1/2 years on Sunday when he rushed the stage to spoil the celebration for Beck, who won the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. As was the case with the 2009 MTV Video Awards, West believed that Beyonce deserved to win. Apparently, we can blame him for Best New Artist winner Sam Smith's pre-Grammys declaration that he'd give the award to Beyonce in case he won, which didn't happen. West, as usual, is calling attention to himself, which makes him a perfect fit with wife Kim Kardashian and her brood. The man just doesn't get it, and likely never will. This time, he walked onstage, then u-turned and let Beck have his moment in the sun. After the show, West directed his anger at the Grammys themselves, but in this writer's opinion, he's just speaking for a small minority, one that includes himself, wife Kim, and best pal John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen. The Legends really need to consider that they're hanging around with the wrong crowd. West is a world class Weasel, and that's all that needs be said. He claims to fight for creativity? Please. He's only fighting for some spotlight that he doesn't deserve.


magicdog said...

Lawdy I wish Kanye would go fall off a cliff!

I don't know anyone who really give a hoot about him or his music. We're also tired of him always claiming Beyoncé should have won when she didn't. She's not all that either!

hobbyfan said...

Kanye's whole act is about getting attention drawn to him, which explains why he married into the Kardashian family. They have no real lives, either.

Kim married him because he wouldn't say the three words she doesn't want to hear: Get a job.