Joba Chamberlain Is Now, Er Next

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

You know you get ESPN the Magazine.....just admit it. Well your next issue will be the "Next" issue and the Yankees Joba Chamberlain will be on the cover. The Yankees Pitcher beat out Noel Devine of West Virginia, Olympian Tyson Gay, Brandon Roy and Patrick Willis of the 49ers.

That's right folks a Yankee on the cover of ESPN the Mag. Who would have thought?

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:36 AM

23 Comments:

Not if you believe the ridiculous trade rumors that they're floating out there.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 11:52:00 AM  

Nothing says next like short relievers!

Fred Morlan said...
Dec 5, 2007, 12:09:00 PM  

Who have to wait 3 years for Mariano Rivera to retire. But who cares? It's the Yankees! Everybody loves the Yankees!

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 12:20:00 PM  

Noel Devine should have been up there instead of that fat ass fly magnet

The Chemical Brother said...
Dec 5, 2007, 12:26:00 PM  

finally a yankee on the cover. i dont think anyone in a yankee uniform has ever been on the cover of ESPN magazine. it's about time.

zone said...
Dec 5, 2007, 1:27:00 PM  

Good Christ, it's like ESPN the Ragazine deliberately creates the most boring, static covers, ever. Let's say Joba was worth the hype -- this is the photo that illustrates it? Oh, but I guess it was shot in the ESPN studios, so that shows how important this shit for brains jackass magazine is.

TacoBellManager said...
Dec 5, 2007, 1:39:00 PM  

What's a joba?

Dec 5, 2007, 1:54:00 PM  

Brett Favre is the Sportsman of the Year, and Joba is "Next." And both magazines will tell you that it had absolutely nothing to do with decisions about which player would sell the most covers.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 1:58:00 PM  

The stupidity of some of these comments are ridiculous.

1) Joba is a starter. He will no longer come out of the pen.

2) Fans voted for the Next cover boy. This isn't ESPN's choice.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 2:04:00 PM  

Yes, and Joba has made a grand total of zero major league starts in his glorious career. EXCITEMENT~!

Fred Morlan said...
Dec 5, 2007, 2:18:00 PM  

Which is why he is Next, as opposed to Now.

Yankee hate is unreal at time. I don't like the Yankees, but Joba is something special. 100 MPH fastball and a 92 MPH slider? Yeah, I'd be pretty damn excited about that.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 2:38:00 PM  

Of course he's going to win a popular vote! It's a Yankee against a bunch of people that the average sports fan has barely heard of!

Put him up against Clay Buckholz and see what happens.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 2:45:00 PM  

I don't even think the majority of Red Sox fans would say Buckholz comes close to Joba. Keep dreaming.

The average sports fan hasn't heard of the NBA ROY, the probable NFL DROY, one of the best sprinters in the world and one of the most electrifying backs in CFB? Seems like a pretty crappy "average sports fan."

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 2:50:00 PM  

You gotta remember, nobody knew a Rockies player outside of Todd Helton and they were in the World Series. I agree that they should know Brandon Roy and Patrick Willis, but they play on crappy teams on the West Coast that never get any play in the media.

And Buckholz may not have the "stuff" that Joba has, but he has started. And threw a no-hitter. You don't always need ungodly stuff to be a winning pitcher.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

Anti-Yankees sarcasm is about as funny as Robin Williams and Ray Romano 69-ing each other.

GMoney said...
Dec 5, 2007, 4:22:00 PM  

Bojan Krkić and John Tavares should've been on the list, but espn doesnt give a fuck about their sports

Mike Georger said...
Dec 5, 2007, 5:01:00 PM  

I have no idea who those two are but I'm guessing that ESPN isn't the only people that don't care about them.

GMoney said...
Dec 5, 2007, 5:11:00 PM  

And I know for an absolute fact that Mike Georger's comment is the reason why gmoney's comment is true.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 6:28:00 PM  

bojan is the best young soccer player in the world and tavares is the next great player in hockey

Mike Georger said...
Dec 5, 2007, 6:33:00 PM  

espn = YES 2
why is anyone surprised? theyve spent 3 wks wetting themselves over the thought of getting santana in NY, then detroit pulls off a bigger trade than you'll see the whole off season and it gets maybe 1 day of coverage. yankee fans can defend all they want, but everyone west of philadelphia thinks NY fans are self important blowhard losers. which they are...

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

same thing can be said of redsox fans

Mike Georger said...
Dec 5, 2007, 11:21:00 PM  

GUYS. CHILL. JOBA WON THE FAN VOTING, OVER THE OTHER FOUR CANDIDATES. THE FANS CHOSE HIM! AND BTW, THEY HAVEN'T HAD A YANKEE ON THE COVER OF THAT MAG IN YEARS.

Anonymous said...
Dec 17, 2007, 1:07:00 PM  

yankee's are on the cover of everything. Why not put hunter pence or ryan braun or tulowitski.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2007, 10:24:00 AM  

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