Things sure change quickly, don’t they? New York was riding high: the J-E-T-S Jets were in first place, the Giants were undefeated, the Yankees had a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. Christ, even A-Rod was hitting in the clutch. Then, in the blink of an eye (in a New York minute you might say), everything turns around. The Jets can’t get out of their own way, losing to the lowly Bills. The young QB that the city of New York had destined for the Hall of Fame threw five picks and looked, as Red would say, like a smacked ass. The Giants take a beat-down from Drew Brees and the Saints. And the Yankees cough up a 3-1 lead and drop game three to the Angels in 11 innings.
And if all that wasn’t enough, a Yankee Stadium staple gets the boot for making anti-Semitic remarks:
According to NBC, the incident happened when the 49-year-old Tynan met a real estate agent who was showing an apartment on his floor to a potential buyer, a Jewish pediatrician from NYU Medical Center.
The real estate agent said to the tenor, “Don’t worry they are not Red Sox fans,” according to the apartment-hunter, Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson.
To which Tynan replied, “I don’t care about that, as long as they are not Jewish,” Gabrielle Gold-von Simson told NBC New York.
“Why is that?” asked a flabbergasted Gold-von Simson of the singer.
Tynan replied that Jewish ladies had been looking at the apartment before and they were “scary,” according to Gold-von Simson.
The singer now says the remarks were made in jest. The doctor said not.
“I didn’t know him at all so how could I take it as a joke,” said Gold-von Simson.
Tynan, for his part, claims was just a “big misunderstanding.”
“I’m not anti-Semitic and I have never been in my life,” Tynan told NBC New York. “There are three members of my band that are Jewish. And I love them like brothers. I call them my brothers from another mother.”