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Athlete cameos on 'The Simpsons'

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bigpern23, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


    I caught the link to this column on Buster Olney's blog and thought it was amusing. It's kind of neat to see how some of the athletes look at their cameos on The Simpsons, and not the least bit surprising to see that Jose Canseco can even be a dick when talking about something as harmless as a cartoon.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    The ending was great...

    Best. Acceptance speech. Ever.

    Channeling SportsJournalists.com perhaps?
  3. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Or more likely, Comic Book Guy.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Either one works. :D
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Well Mr.Burns had done it.
    The Power Plant had won it.
    With Roger Clemens clucking all the while,
    Mike Soscia's tragic illness made us smile,
    While Wade Boggs laid unconscious on the bar-room tile.

    We're talking softball.
    From Maine to San Diego.
    Talking softball, Mattingly and Canseco,
    Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw
    Steve Sax and his run-in with the law,
    We're talking Homer ... Ozzie and the Straw.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Worst. Episode. Ever.

  7. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Nice job on that story -- one of those where you go, "Crap, I wish I'd done that!"

    Years ago I had it on the back burner that I was going to do a 10-year lookback at the baseball episode, and I talked to guys who were in it when they came through town. The story never came together, but it made for a few fun conversations. Mattingly, who was harassed by Burns for his long sideburns in the show, said that was actually before the whole hair thing with Steinbrenner.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was excellent. But I did roll my eyes at LeBron James' carefully controlled and limited press gatherings.

    And fuck abuncha Mansecos!!!!
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    When they date Mr. Burns' age with random things he says (There is a 'New' Mexico?) it makes me laugh as hard as anything they do on the show.

    And then we get to this gem...

    "I've decided to bring in a few ringers, professional baseballers. We'll give them token jobs at the plant and have them play on our softball team. Honus Wagner, Cap Anson, Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown."
  10. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Thanks. I'll have that in my head all day now.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    that was a great pull. thanks a million. i enjoyed the read.
  12. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I was surprised there was no mention of a writer who did a couple OK sports books.
    George Plimpton
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