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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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Comment #41 Removed by Moderator

To: Migraine
"Remember the fouls every two seconds in the last three minutes of every basketball game which change the outcome of maybe 1 game out of 100 but prolong the final buzzer by a good 30 minutes? Oh yeah -- that's still the teeth-grinding strategy."

Timeouts = commercials. Nuff said.

42 posted on 04/26/2002 7:27:07 AM PDT by SKI NOW
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To: anncoulteriscool
Andre Rison giving Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes the keys to his pad

Following a 1994 argument, Lopes, a member of the pop group TLC, set fire to the home she shared with her football-playing boyfriend. (For good measure, the inebriated Lopes smashed a few of Rison's cars on the way out). Undaunted, the couple announced plans to marry last summer; in a utterly unpredictable development, the wedding was later called off.

Looks like Rison can discontinue the extra insurance he had taken out on his house & cars.

43 posted on 04/26/2002 8:35:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
l'bump
44 posted on 07/10/2003 10:45:12 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: anncoulteriscool
"I would add the Designated Hitter, the Stlouis Browns and getting rid of the jump ball."

Two words:

Art Modell

45 posted on 07/10/2003 10:59:08 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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The Ricky Williams Draft Day Trade

Forget Mike Ditka's insufferable bluster, Williams' subsequent social anxiety disorder, the New Orleans Saints wasting their entire 1999 draft on a player who's now in Miami. Thanks to this deal, America was subjected to a magazine cover featuring Ditka in dreads — and Williams wearing a wedding dress. 'Nuff said.


46 posted on 07/13/2004 9:40:29 AM PDT by lest_forget
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To: anncoulteriscool

bttt


47 posted on 12/05/2007 6:38:10 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Her campaign crashing? Her smear of influence won’t allow it.)
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To: anncoulteriscool

BCS?


48 posted on 12/05/2007 6:38:27 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: InvisibleChurch

Somebody is pretty bored to pull this old thread out of the hat.

But I would say in order to bring things up to date I would add the COT.


49 posted on 12/05/2007 6:46:47 PM PST by CougarGA7 (I'm supporting a Conservative not a RINO http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why bring this thread back from the dead?


50 posted on 12/05/2007 6:50:22 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: CougarGA7
Somebody is pretty bored to pull this old thread out of the hat.

That must be me.

; )

51 posted on 12/05/2007 6:50:41 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Her campaign crashing? Her smear of influence won’t allow it.)
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To: CougarGA7

That’s one of the great things about FR. A lot of great classic threads we’ve never had the opportunity to read.


52 posted on 12/05/2007 6:52:14 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: InvisibleChurch

We need to get you a hobby. ;-P


53 posted on 12/05/2007 6:52:17 PM PST by CougarGA7 (I'm supporting a Conservative not a RINO http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: MinorityRepublican

True.


54 posted on 12/05/2007 6:52:43 PM PST by CougarGA7 (I'm supporting a Conservative not a RINO http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: eddie willers

Nah...hockey is cool!


55 posted on 12/05/2007 6:52:55 PM PST by MarDav
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To: CougarGA7

Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle.

56 posted on 12/05/2007 6:53:20 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Her campaign crashing? Her smear of influence won’t allow it.)
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To: anncoulteriscool

Thugball going by the name of “football”!


57 posted on 12/05/2007 6:54:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: SamAdams76
Let the pitchers get their at-bats...

You actually enjoy watching a pitcher try to get a bunt down...and popping up or fouling out?

58 posted on 12/05/2007 6:55:10 PM PST by okie01 (.)
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To: MarDav

Needs more fights and goals in hockey. 2-1 scores are just boring. **ck offsides.


59 posted on 12/05/2007 6:55:18 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Looking4Truth

“Lawn Dart Jousting on BMX Bikes With No Helmets After Drinking”

Maybe if it had been WHILE drinking it would have caught on. Either way, I like it.

I’ve always thought that the Amercia’s Cup could be a much better sport. All they need to do is add canons. Now THAT, my friend, would be worth Pay for View.


60 posted on 12/05/2007 6:55:52 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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