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The 50 worst sports ideas ever
Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2002 | Patrick Hruby

Posted on 04/25/2002 8:30:03 PM PDT by anncoulteriscool

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:38:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Like leisure suits and the Ford Pinto, it was an idea to suit its era.

Which is to say, surpassingly ill-conceived. On a warm summer evening in 1974, the attendance-starved Cleveland Indians held their first and last "10-Cent Beer Night," a celebration of life, bad baseball and ludicrously cheap suds.


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To: anncoulteriscool
XFL
21 posted on 04/25/2002 9:23:47 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: anncoulteriscool
thankz for the fun article
22 posted on 04/25/2002 9:26:04 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: HP8753
No kidding. Talk about giving away championships :P
23 posted on 04/25/2002 9:33:25 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: anncoulteriscool
 Not even the singular brilliance of He Hate Me
could salvage this extreme-flavored wannabe.

He Hate Me is the only thing good
I recall about the whole XFL thing.
I wonder if he made it into the NFL?

24 posted on 04/25/2002 9:40:03 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: anncoulteriscool
Remember when the umpires resigned? What were they thinkin? Od course a court let some of them back. I like it when someone puts a gun to their own head and then dares anyone to move.
25 posted on 04/25/2002 9:42:53 PM PDT by breakem
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To: dighton
52) Couches.

Guy on couch: "We won! We won!"
Other guy on couch: "Dude, WE didn't DO anything!"

26 posted on 04/25/2002 9:45:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: anncoulteriscool
I invented one back in the 80's when they outlawed lawn darts. I invented it to piss off the nanny-staters who initiated the ban. (Funny, back then I was a conservative in liberal clothes and didn't even know it. A sheeple, if you will.)

Lawn Dart Jousting on BMX Bikes With No Helmets After Drinking

For some reason, it never really caught on.

27 posted on 04/25/2002 9:45:36 PM PDT by Looking4Truth
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To: gcruse
He played on the Eagles taxi squad last year, even got into the last game of the year vs Tampa
28 posted on 04/25/2002 10:13:47 PM PDT by L`enn
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To: L`enn
I did some digging. He joined the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL last August. Rod Smart. Good for him.
29 posted on 04/25/2002 10:19:30 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: anncoulteriscool
Switching the old Pittsburgh Pirates logo

for these faggy, amateurish things:


30 posted on 04/25/2002 11:10:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: anncoulteriscool
"Cakebox" baseball caps. Pittsburgh just WOULD NOT LET 'EM GO!


31 posted on 04/25/2002 11:19:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: one_particular_harbour
The WFL, the WNBA, and arena football come to mind.

I agree about the WNBA, but arena football comes in REAL handy when I'm jonesin' for the NFL.

32 posted on 04/25/2002 11:37:21 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: dighton
Now WHAT is wrong with curling? Excellent sport. Doesn't move all that fast but the precision and finesse it takes, I watched it every chance I could a few months ago. I'm hooked!!
34 posted on 04/26/2002 6:17:54 AM PDT by billbears
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To: martin_fierro
arena football comes in REAL handy when I'm jonesin' for the NFL.

Amen, bro! Got my season tickets for the local AF2 team and I love it! 4-0 Richmond Speed, gonna clobber Norfolk this Saturday...
35 posted on 04/26/2002 6:27:27 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: anncoulteriscool
Chris Washburn - Went to NC State with a 500 SAT score and the NBA couldn't wait to draft him. He was living under a bridge in 5 years.

JR Reid - One day, he will be good. Of course, they said that 14 years ago

36 posted on 04/26/2002 6:36:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: cardinal4
Now Heath Schuler: theat was a BAD move, but one never knows, does one? Looked good in the NCAA. Don't you ever sleep?
37 posted on 04/26/2002 6:49:50 AM PDT by Ax
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
And I've never heard of either team, but have fun! <|:)~

By the time AF season rolls around, I'm in such NFL withdrawal that I'll even watch the Mudville Rash play the East Podunk Wombats!

38 posted on 04/26/2002 6:50:36 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: anncoulteriscool
Guaranteed Contracts

Two words: Albert Belle. Two more: Ike Austin.

Two more: Bruce Sutter

39 posted on 04/26/2002 6:56:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: anncoulteriscool
You forgot Figure 8 racing.
40 posted on 04/26/2002 6:57:28 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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