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Strangest story idea pitched to me in a long time

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Idaho, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Got this in an email at work today:
    I really thought it was a joke for a little while.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I think this has the potential to be a hell of a feature. I'd love to write something on this.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Well, now you have the press release and the contact web address.

    I agree it could be a great story.
  4. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    I found a photo of the league's all-time leading scorer

  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    So wait. They load up some homeless people, fly them to Cape Town, feed them, house them, then bring them back here and deposit them back on street corners across the country?

    The hell?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    My area doesn't have much of a homeless problem, so it'd be next to impossible to localize this. Oh well.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I don't know why, Duke, but that's fucking funny.
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I'm pretty sure it's a lot more noble than my first impression. But I initially envisioned Bum Fights on a soccer field with the winner getting an apartment.

    Reading more of the press release, though, convinced me it's actually a fairly worthwhile thing.

    I want someone like Jones or Whitlock on the scene.
  9. n8wilk

    n8wilk Guest

    I think HBO's Real Sports did a segment on this. Or Maybe it was ESPN. Who knows? Whatever the case, it's no joke and would make for a killer feature. Do it. Do it.
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Al Tompkins could help with that.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    It was Real Sports and it was really good. As is the case with most Real Sports features.
    I'd do something. Just because I think it is interesting.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    So I guess there's no home teams, right?
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