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The Rise and Fall of the 1-900 Number

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MTM, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    1-900 killed Robin

  3. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Jose Canseco had a, well, interesting 1-900 number.

    "Press 1 on your touch-tone phone to hear Jose talk about yesterday's game and about his personal life. To hear Jose discuss the topics of steroids, his ownership of guns, or about speeding, press 2.

    SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Canseco's Lukewarm 900 Line
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    When I was working at my last newspaper gig (way the hell back when), the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger that had a recruiting hotline and screwed the number up (printing a 1-900 number rather than a 1-800 number). Callers wanting to know where the Great Joe Bob had committed instead found themselves listening to dial-a-porn. The sports staff called it a couple (thousand) times ... just for research purposes, don't you know.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Instead of hearing about the Great Joe Bob, they got to hear about a Great Blow Job.
    Huggy, expendable, Vombatus and 5 others like this.
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    That mistake is a tradition as old as journalism itself.
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  9. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I remember the early days of 976 numbers. Someone would go to lunch and you'd leave them a message to call back a source at 976-whatever. We'd all watch their eyes get bigger and bigger as they heard the recorded sex call
  10. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Dial 1-900-MIXALOT and kick them nasty thoughts.
  11. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    1990. A week on my grandparents' farm that summer. They had cable. MTV had a music video tournament. I charged $25 on their phone bill to vote Warrant's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" over "Do the Bartman." I had extra duty the next month when thr new shipment of chicks came in, using the ptichfork to pick up the crate liners, covered in chicken shit, to work that off.
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I hope you at least found out who put the bodies in the wishing well.
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