Everyone is awfully quick to pronounce the Yankees dead now that ARod is gone, just like they were quick to claim the season was over in early May. But Jeff Pearlman is way, way off-base in his comparison of the 2007 Yankees losing ARod to the 1981 Yankees losing Reggie Jackson.
Reggie Jackson was a 5-time World Champion who had earned iconic status in New York. ARod is a limelight-dreading psycho who has never played in a World Series.
The 2008 Yankees will also have significantly more talent that the 1982 Yankees did, even if Posada, Pettitte and Rivera all walk.
It's just another attention grab from an ESPN writer looking to cash in on the naivete of Yankees-haters who are over-eager to bury the enemy.