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December 27, 2006

2006 Retrospective: Tis the season to honor the accomplishments of Big Ben, A-Rod, Barry, Bode, Floyd Landis, and many other deserving athletes.

posted by NerfballPro to general at 09:33 PM - 24 comments

Great article. This really was a pathetically entartaining year in the world of American sports.

posted by sportingo at 04:14 AM on December 28

Sucky article. Who pissed in this asshole's punchbowl?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:15 AM on December 28

It could be worse. I heard this rumor that Times Square was going to contact T.O. to drop the ball this New Year's Eve, figuring he was already an expert at it in Dallas.......

posted by NerfballPro at 07:41 AM on December 28

It was bit weak, but I did enjoy this one: "Oct. 27: The Cardinals win the World Series. Angry Yankees fans blame A-Rod, pointing out he didn't drive in a single run during the Series."

posted by grum@work at 08:19 AM on December 28

With today's saleries, who gives a hoot about our so called super hero's. Those of you who worship these guys, PLEASE go to church and worship our real super hero Jesus. I can be honest in saying I used to be a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. I did not even turn on the last two games. I am sick and tired of these overpaid guys complaining why they played bad and lost? Disgusted Grampsw

posted by grampsw at 11:08 AM on December 28

What the hell does Jesus have to do with this? Gramps, keep your "real" super hero to yourself. Just because someone makes a lot of money doesn't mean they'll be a great person and it certainly doesn't mean they aren't allowed to complain. Just like worshiping Jesus doesn't mean that someone will turn their cheek to someone who upsets them or prevent them from being jealous of those who are better off. As for this article, it's pretty weak. I love how he calls Bode Miller, one of the top athletes in the world, a drunk. I guess Jim Caple has never met a drunk.

posted by DudeDykstra at 12:12 PM on December 28

With such a hatred for athletes, why are you even here grampsw? But since you asked: Super Hero Jesus.

posted by justgary at 12:20 PM on December 28

As for this article, it's pretty weak. I love how he calls Bode Miller, one of the top athletes in the world, a drunk. I guess Jim Caple has never met a drunk. "Apparently, a person who dives headfirst down an icy cliff wearing a spandex jumpsuit is supposed to celebrate with a nice glass of tea."

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:55 PM on December 28

I agree the article was a bit weak, but I thought it was still good enough for at least a chuckle or two. This posting (and accompanying article) was never intended to be taken seriously anyway. Jim Caple is quite a cynic, but at least he had the sense not to poke any fun at Jason McElwain.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:57 PM on December 28

AND GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU LITTLE PUNKS!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:13 PM on December 28

Hi grampsw - check out our guidelines please. Your comment was a bit out of line for this site. We try to stay away from religious discussion as it tends to start problems more times than not. We'd certainly like to see you be a productive, valued member of Sportsfilter.com but that last comment isn't cutting it.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:51 PM on December 28

Who pissed in this asshole's punchbowl? It had to be A-Rod; who else?

posted by Howard_T at 05:40 PM on December 28

THank god for jersey girl. Ooops, can I say that?

posted by Tokens0605 at 09:16 PM on December 28

Thanks for the link to the David Feherty article, lbb. Very good read.

posted by DudeDykstra at 09:25 PM on December 28

Ah, yes. Jesus. I like him very much. But he no help me with curveball.

posted by SummersEve at 05:46 AM on December 29

Ah, yes. Jesus. I like him very much. But he no help me with curveball. That's because Jesus brings the heat, pal. Leave that pansy curveball shit for the cherubim and seraphim. The big man throws the high gas, and nothing but.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:58 AM on December 29

Nah, I bet Jesus would be more a nibbler. Like Greg Maddux.

posted by SummersEve at 06:04 AM on December 29

Dude, never compare Greg Maddux to Jesus. Maddux will cut you up in little pieces and feed you to his stable of man-eating Cambodian Blood Hogs, and then Jesus won't let you into Heaven, because he's scared of Maddux.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:58 AM on December 29

Never trust a man who keeps a pig farm.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:59 AM on December 29

Dude, never compare Greg Maddux to Jesus. I think what SummersEve was trying to express is that Jesus' pitches nibble the edges of the strike zone, just as Maddux nibbles on the fresh carcasses of his victims. (After seasoning to taste with Worcestershire sauce, of course.) It's an apt comparison.

posted by Venicemenace at 10:39 AM on December 29

I imagine Jesus has one of those really weird deliveries, something like Hideo Nomo or Bronson Arroyo.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:35 AM on December 29

All I know is that I would not want to be the plate umpire when JC was on the mound. The first close call that goes against Him, and you are "facing the heat".

posted by Howard_T at 12:55 PM on December 29

Jesus had a beard, so that means he's not a Yankee. My guess he'd be National League, because he'd want to get at Bonds.

posted by smithnyiu at 07:49 AM on December 30

Greg Maddux vs Chuck Norris. Who wouldn't pay to see that?

posted by apoch at 08:07 AM on December 30

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