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(JSOnline)   Co-pilot of flight that landed in the Hudson River will throw out first pitch at Brewers' home opener. Pitch likely to be a sinker   (jsonline.com) divider line
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2009-02-17 01:56:33 PM  
HAHA

+1
 
2009-02-17 01:56:56 PM  
The Brewers should put him on the roster because he doesn't choke under pressure.
 
2009-02-17 01:59:24 PM  
I would suspect he'll throw a white-knuckle brass ball.

+1
 
2009-02-17 01:59:52 PM  
Snorted.

+1
 
2009-02-17 02:01:08 PM  
"... Don't know what pitch he'll throw, but it's not likely to be a sinker." would have been better.

Just sayin'
 
2009-02-17 02:04:04 PM  
Should have been football, there are way more possibilities with touchdown jokes.

+1
 
2009-02-17 03:21:52 PM  
BA-ZING!
 
2009-02-17 03:40:49 PM  
Was Goose Gossage unavailable?
 
2009-02-17 03:44:02 PM  
well played subby.

also thought of this as a possibility: Link (new window)
 
2009-02-17 03:46:07 PM  
Sully is too busy being bad ass to do it huh?
 
2009-02-17 03:47:31 PM  
+1

/I lol'd
 
2009-02-17 03:48:58 PM  
Look, I know in times like these the public and media are prone to hero worship. And I know that these guys did a remarkable thing, and saved many, many lives in the process. By all means sing their praises, etc., etc.

But isn't the media coverage of these guys getting a little tiring to everybody else as well?
 
2009-02-17 04:02:33 PM  

d'art: Look, I know in times like these the public and media are prone to hero worship. And I know that these guys did a remarkable thing, and saved many, many lives in the process. By all means sing their praises, etc., etc.

But isn't the media coverage of these guys getting a little tiring to everybody else as well?


Yeah, I much would have rather preferred we got what happened in Buffalo on a scale three times as big instead of having to deal with some newslinks about people being honored for saving 150 lives. GOD LIFE IS SO HARD
 
2009-02-17 04:21:47 PM  

d'art: Look, I know in times like these the public and media are prone to hero worship. And I know that these guys did a remarkable thing, and saved many, many lives in the process. By all means sing their praises, etc., etc.

But isn't the media coverage of these guys getting a little tiring to everybody else as well?


really. your tired of hearing about how these guys did a fantastic job saving the lives of over 100 people? I mean, sometimes feel good stories get played out, but this aint one of em.
 
2009-02-17 04:28:08 PM  
Wait a minute...There was someone else there other than Sully? From what I gathered from the media, Sully was the only hero - everyone else were victims and innocents. Sully saved the day! Sully fought off baracuda's and electric eels to save those people.

Seriously, the media (at least what I've seen and heard) has focussed exclusively on Sully. Everyone else on the flight crew has been an afterthought. "Oh, and there were some other people employed by the airline on board too. But Sully had to rescue them too."

/Bashing the media, not Sully or what he (and the rest of the flight crew) achieved.
 
2009-02-17 04:35:50 PM  

d'art: Look, I know in times like these the public and media are prone to hero worship. And I know that these guys did a remarkable thing, and saved many, many lives in the process. By all means sing their praises, etc., etc.

But isn't the media coverage of these guys getting a little tiring to everybody else as well?


I might have gotten tired of it but my remote control is working and stuff.
 
2009-02-17 04:49:08 PM  
The tie-in with the co-pilot is that he's from Wisconsin. Oregon, I believe. It's close to Madison.
 
2009-02-17 04:55:52 PM  
Ba Dum-Tish!
 
2009-02-17 05:05:02 PM  

toonz: d'art: Look, I know in times like these the public and media are prone to hero worship. And I know that these guys did a remarkable thing, and saved many, many lives in the process. By all means sing their praises, etc., etc.

But isn't the media coverage of these guys getting a little tiring to everybody else as well?

I might have gotten tired of it but my remote control is working and stuff.


Fark isn't quite controlled by a remote.
 
2009-02-17 05:23:07 PM  
My first thought was the ball would hit a goose and then fall.

A little like this:

upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size
 
2009-02-17 05:53:02 PM  

Autumn Moone: Wait a minute...There was someone else there other than Sully? From what I gathered from the media, Sully was the only hero - everyone else were victims and innocents. Sully saved the day! Sully fought off baracuda's and electric eels to save those people.

Seriously, the media (at least what I've seen and heard) has focussed exclusively on Sully. Everyone else on the flight crew has been an afterthought. "Oh, and there were some other people employed by the airline on board too. But Sully had to rescue them too."

/Bashing the media, not Sully or what he (and the rest of the flight crew) achieved.


This. I saw one report that said between his passes through the cabin, Sully beat Chuck Norris' ass, then shaved his beard. With a spork.
 
2009-02-17 07:49:52 PM  
He got a game ball at the Wisconsin-OhioState game this weekend... I was going to take a picture, but I was distracted by Erin Andrews.

/and digger phelps
 
2009-02-17 08:51:18 PM  
A lot of attention has been focused on Sully, and he deserved it. But you'd better believe that this guy did every single thing he had to do exactly right that day too - or the outcome wouldn't have been what it was.
 
2009-02-18 01:52:33 AM  
As Corey Lidle, I'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
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