Steinbrenner Links

What can a lifelong New Yorker say about George Steinbrenner other than the fact that he may have been the greatest sports franchise owner we’ve ever had.  Winning mattered more to him than anything and boy, did he bring home wins for our city.  George was the consummate businessman, making the best possible deals and focusing on the final product.  He was passionate sometimes to the point of belligerence, but the ends always justified the means for the fortunate fans of the Yankees.

Here are some of the reactions to his passing that I found worthwhile…

George Steinbrenner Has Died at 80  (NY Post)

Michael Bloomberg, Jerry Jones, Rudy Giuliani et al React (USA Today)

A Pop Culture Tribute to George Steinbrenner (Pop Eater)

Alex Belth on the “Tyrant” Boss (Sports Illustrated)

John Cassidy: Farewell to the Boss (New Yorker)

George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin image from Sports Illustrated Vault