Joba Is Legend: The Truth About The New York Yankees

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Joba Is Legend:  The Truth About The New York Yankees
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I am Legend starring Hollywood hunk Bruce Lee is on HBO right now, and it's striking me how similar it is to the New York Baseball Yankees.  Allow me to explain.

A - Will Smith is in I am Legend.  Will Smith was also in Ali, in which he played a little known but fascinating boxer named Roy Jones Jr.  Boxers are athletes.  Athletes play baseball.  Baseball is played by the New York Yankees.

B - Will Smith's character is a scientist administering drugs to a series of zombies.  Scientists are arguably administering drugs to a significant portion of the zombies on the Yankee's payroll.

3 - Speaking of payroll, Will Smith is richer than a donkey-haired dingleberry, similar to Yankees owner George Stephanopoulos.

Next - Jorge Posada looks like he belongs in Who-ville.

4 - The Yankees have been involved in a handful of fights over the years.  Dr. Robert Neville fights for his life in the movie I am Legend.

E - Billy Crystal is a big Yankees fan.

F - Both I am Legend and the New York Yankees were written by February-born FBI agent/Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Richard Matheson.

G - Yankee history is steeped with tradition.  I am Legend takes place in the history.


H - Derek Jeter made his first career major league start on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Are the Yankees copying off of I am Legend or is this just a coincidence?  Yes.  And frankly someone should do something about it.

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