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Offline Rufino

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Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« on: November 26, 2008, 08:09:30 AM »
In the midst of his column about the Vikings QB situation, Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune gives us this...

The 23-year-old John David Booty.

I'm rooting against him ever playing, because Chris Berman would be so gleeful about the pun possibilities attached to Booty's name that Berman might have a heart attack.

On second thought, I now have a reason to root for John David Booty.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/35110114.html?elr=KArksUUUU


Man, what if Chris Berman had a heart attack? Ha ha ha, that'd sure be funny! I get that lots of people are trying to be edgy and write with "attitude", but am I wrong for having a real problem with this?
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 08:11:55 AM »
Edited because I clearly cannot read...  ;D
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 08:30:13 AM by Mizzougrad96 »
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 08:12:12 AM »
It doesn't drastically offend me, but yeah, that second sentence there strikes me as a little .... off.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 08:13:53 AM »
Serious question... Can you read?

I don't think on any level it is even remotely implied that he wants Berman to have a heart attack.



Well, even though the writer is clearly joking ... he DID remotely imply he wants Berman to have a heart attack. I mean, that's the punchline of the joke.


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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 08:16:54 AM »
Serious question... Can you read?

I don't think on any level it is even remotely implied that he wants Berman to have a heart attack.

Perhaps you could explain the punchline of the joke to me then, as you've deduced I'm slow and all.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 08:17:28 AM »
Way off. I love you Mizzou but c'mon.  Might give Berman a heart attack. On second thought *** I have reason to root ***

I don't know how else you could read that.  Should have been stopped at the editing desk.  I'm sure it IS a joke but it isn't one in good taste.  As an editor, it would bother me to see that in my section.  

"Might take Berman off the air for a year while he computes the nickname possibilities.   I'll root for that."

Something like that?  OK?  A heart attack?  NOT funny.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 08:18:50 AM »
Serious question... Can you read?

I don't think on any level it is even remotely implied that he wants Berman to have a heart attack.

Perhaps you could explain the punchline of the joke to me then, as you've deduced I'm slow and all.

My bad... I read it wrong... I apologize...
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 08:20:58 AM »
I completely missed the "On second thought..."

My brain is too busy watching the clock for my long weekend to start...

Again, Rufino I apologize...
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 08:21:58 AM »
Souhan's just lucky he didn't say anything about Doyel.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 08:23:24 AM »
While I don't wish for death or tragedy upon most people, I'd love to watch an ESPN NFL highlight without that fat, loud-mouthed, self-loving, asinine, overbearing piece of shit yelling stupid fucking shit the entire time. Chris Berman should never again be allowed on TV.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 08:31:18 AM »
I wouldn't wish a heart attack on Berman, but I might not wish him a speedy recovery if he had one.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 08:40:26 AM »

Most I would wish for in print is a ruptured spleen or an inflamed colon.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 08:43:51 AM »

Most I would wish for in print is a ruptured spleen or an inflamed colon.

On the Internet, I might wish for someone to be curbed, American History X style. Print, I think a 24-hour flu is appropriate. In person, the furthest I would go is a charley horse.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 08:53:59 AM »
Death? Absolutely not.

His long-planned Hawaii retirement? Not soon enough.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 09:03:25 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 09:05:30 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

I hope you have an aneurysm.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 09:06:06 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 09:17:01 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

You're with him leather...
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 09:18:11 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2008, 09:22:47 AM »


My brain is too busy watching the clock for my long weekend to start...



Must be nice. My long weekend is about to begin. As usual. But that triple time on Thanksgiving is sweet!
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008, 09:34:35 AM »
Berman rocks.

"Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'"

I hope he lives forever.

OUTING ALERT: Paper Dragon is either Tom Jackson or Emmitt Smith.

Paper Dragon got... JACKED UP!!!11!!!!!

And debacled.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2008, 09:38:40 AM »
Another unfunny attempt at being funny. There's a lot of that going around. Newspaper editors then back themselves on the back for carrying such "edgy" content. Yawn.
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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2008, 09:41:50 AM »

Most I would wish for in print is a ruptured spleen or an inflamed colon.

On the Internet, I might wish for someone to be curbed, American History X style. Print, I think a 24-hour flu is appropriate. In person, the furthest I would go is a charley horse.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2008, 09:42:23 AM »
"Backbackbackbackbackback"

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Cracks my ass up every time. The man is a legend.

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Re: Wishing a heart attack on someone in print
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2008, 10:15:53 AM »
"Backbackbackbackbackback"

"He. Could. Go. All. The. Way."

Cracks my ass up every time. The man is a legend.

I'm getting the sense someone is using the sarcasm font.
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"I'd like to begin by saying fuck Lance Armstrong. Fuck him and his balls and his bicycles and his steroids and his yellow shirts ... And while you're at it, fuck Tiger