Happy Thanksgiving! In fact – Happy Thanksgiving to all but these people.
Before families gather around the dinner table today to say thank you, we would like to air some complaints about certain people we are certainly not grateful for.
Being a Miami sports fan is no easy feat as it is, but it goes double for the following people.
Without further ado, we present to you five things in Miami sports that we are really not grateful for this year.
Miami Heat fans are really hoping that Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and his brothers will resort to ordering Pizza Hut today. Not only that, but we hope they forget the breadsticks and remember the marinade sauce.
After pushing Markieff Morris from behind and inflicting a neck injury on him, Heat fans are certainly not thanking Nikola Jokic this year. Jokic’s dirty push has caused Morris to miss the last ten games due to whiplash.
Even worse, Jokic’s brothers took to Twitter to threaten Morris and his twin brother, Marcus. Some really WWE stuff and we are not only not grateful but also just downright disappointed.
Tampa Bay Lyn
When the Tampa Bay Lightning do not bypass the NHL payroll system, they are out there behaving dirty on the ice. To be back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions, they certainly have a lot of pent-up aggression. The voltages are high to say the least.
The Tampa Bay Lightning clearly feels threatened by the Florida Panthers, and rightly so. A healthy Panthers team beat them in the playoffs last year, and if the Panthers maintain their regime, they will finish the Lightning title race.
We hope you’ve stuck in the drive-thru line at Wendy’s today, the Tampa Bay Lightning. And when you finally get ordered, we sincerely hope the Frosty machine is broken.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are the boogeyman who refuses to give up. After decades of looking up to the Patriots in the AFC East, it looked like the table was turned when Tom Brady traveled to Tampa Bay. The Patriots were a completely average to bad team last season and started this season very unimpressive.
Then these damn patriots did it again! They are literally good again. How does this happen? What have we ever done to these people?
Here are the brothers-in-law of every Patriot player who shows up for Thanksgiving this year and repeatedly asks “How many points is an extra point worth?”
Chris Grier and Brian Flores
This time last season, there were many who called Brian Flores a possible candidate for Coach of the Year. This year, he faces one of the worst sagas in the history of the Miami Dolphins.
To be fair, general manager Chris Grier deserves the brunt of the blame. Between his awful trades, poor draft picks, terrible free-agency signings and outright refusal to do the right thing by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Grier has torpedoed his own rebuilding, and before it was even over, he has started another.
No Miami Dolphins mess would be complete without mentioning Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Ross swears to be a hands-off owner until the biggest decisions come in the fold, then he is as hands-on as they become. The prosecution of a player facing 22 cases of sexual abuse is just the latest example of his incompetence.
Chris Grier and Brian Flores should be forced to eat a lukewarm Thanksgiving dinner with Tua Tagovailoa and his family. Why? Because it would be the most awkward situation ever, and entirely for their own sake. In addition, revenge is a dish that is best served cold.
Tyler Herro haters
It’s not long ago that the general consensus among Heat fans and many outsiders was that Tyler Herro’s trading value had never been lower. After a failed pursuit of landing Brooklyn Nets starter James Harden, the story was that the Heat made a huge mistake by not sending Herro away in a potential deal.
Now, Herro is considered the leader of the clubhouse for not only the NBA’s sixth man of the year, but if the vote took place today, it would not be crazy to call him an All-Star. As it turns out, being 19-20 years old in the NBA means that the player you are in a few months after the strangest 18 months in NBA history is not who you always want to be. Strange, huh?
Now that Herro is an indispensable – and affordable – part of a great Heat team, everyone is helping to keep him in Miami. Let us hope that many learned a valuable lesson here and thank this year for the trade that was not completed.