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Deadspin falls for hoax

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Anyone catch Deadspin falling for the "3-on-3 basketball coming to the Olympics" hoax story from one of those hoax-y sites yesterday?


    God, that was great. So, so great.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised they didn't blame the 81-year-old press box announcer again.
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  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Betoota Advocate sure sounds legit, as does the byline "Sports Journalist."

    I eagerly await Craggs blaming ... society? The system? The vast legacy-media conspiracy?
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    By the way, that's the guy who wrote the Worst Sports Writing of the Year column discussed on the Journalism board.

    Kyle Wagner's 15 minutes ought to be about up.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I wish I could have seen the look on their faces when they realized what they did.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And the guy who's enjoying it the most right now is ...

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  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Haha. I look forward to the Home Run Derby at the 2024 Boston Olympics. Fenway will be rocking.

    Of course, it won't be called Home Run Derby. It's going to be called Stick Ball.

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  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I see an opening in this for the NFL to crack the door open to getting American Football into the Olympics.

    We need a push for Punt, Pass, and Kick to become an Olympic sport.

    And, as a nod to the spirit of amateurism, the competition will be limited to participants between the ages of 6 and 15.

  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I think EmpireNews has that story in the hopper for release later today. Stay tuned for the Deadspin post.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Sponsored by "the donuts of champions."

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