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Great A-Rod story on the Onion

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jakewriter82, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Not sure where to post this, but this is laugh-out-loud stuff right here...

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/slow_month_in_baseball_saved_by_a

    I particularly love

     
  2. The Onion's sports articles have gotten increasingly better over the past couple years--this is quality stuff...
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. ;D


    (I wish.)
     
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    The Onion is great overall.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Two things you can always bank on in October," ESPN's Baseball Tonight host Tim Kurkjian said. "One, baseball is thankfully almost over. And two, Alex Rodriguez will always be available to provide the fans with the kind of off-field heroics for which he has become so famous. Now, his contract belongs to the ages."

    "His contract belongs to the ages." just made my day.
     
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Agreed about their stories getting better last few years, but for sports stuff, I still prefer The Brushback.
     
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    His contract has bonuses for making the All-Star Game! HE SIGNED A $30 MILLION DEAL AND HE GETS A BONUS FOR MAKING THE ALL-STAR GAME!!
     
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I thought this was fucking brilliant....

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/child_on_white_house_tour
     
  9. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    The Onion's videos are great, too.

    There's one about a town's annual ninja parade (that slips in and out of town without anyone seeing it) and a controversy over a porn star using a racial slur in the "heat of the moment" and coming under fire in the industry for it.

    Don't watch the latter at work.
     
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Bengals Refuse To Run Up Score Against Steelers


    CINCINNATI--Faced with the opportunity to score a touchdown from inside the Steelers’ two yard line with time winding down in the first half, the Cincinnati Bengals opted to kick a field goal instead of running up the score. The classy move brought their deficit down to eight points.
    “We could have gone for it, of course, but we thought the best course of action would be to kick a field goal,” said coach Marvin Lewis. “It’s just a matter of doing the right thing and respecting the game of football. A lot of other teams in the league would have gone for the jugular there and tried to run up the score to ten, but that’s not what we’re about. Of course now we’re getting criticized for not being aggressive enough. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, I guess.” Afterward, Steelers players lauded the Bengals for being “classy” and said they represented all that is right with the National Football League.

    from the brushback site
     
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Ha....great stuff.

    I know I was deeply appreciative of the Bengals' "class" at the time.
     
  12. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I keep one Onion book next to my bed and one in the bathroom. It never gets old.
    As soon as they have enough sports stuff to put out a book of that content, I'll get that, too.

    As it is, I'll leave you with this, one of my faves.
    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28049
     
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