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(With Leather)   FOX News refers to NBA legend Michael Jordan as "Failed baseball player"   (withleather.uproxx.com) divider line 61
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2012-08-24 04:36:42 PM  
I'd say "Failed Basketball Team Owner" would be a better slam, but that's just me.
 
2012-08-24 05:01:46 PM  
It probably meant to say Famed but that damn iPhone autocorrect always makes people look stupid. Me defending fox.. now I'm stupid. Dammit.
 
2012-08-24 05:02:50 PM  
BASEBALL.. nevermind. farking fox.
 
2012-08-24 05:15:55 PM  
Fox slammed Michael Jordan?

Don't make me choose between hatreds.
 
2012-08-24 05:24:06 PM  
Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"
 
2012-08-24 05:33:27 PM  
Well, it isn't much different that some of their other referrals of famous people:

"Tom Brady: Awful backgammon player"
"Bill Clinton: Horrible miniature golfer"
"Frank Sinatra, who never won an Olympic gold medal..."
 
2012-08-24 05:38:10 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"


Man, if you hate Michael for one series victory over the Suns, I hate to see what you think of the Lakers or Spurs...
 
2012-08-24 05:44:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"


That was '93.

Anyway, this is what happens when you finally stop caring that Republicans buy sneakers too, lol.
 
2012-08-24 05:45:00 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com

Michael Jordan: Weiner shill
 
2012-08-24 05:48:22 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"



i.ytimg.com
 
Sorry, should I not have done that?
 
-John Paxson
 
2012-08-24 05:50:53 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

Failed rapper.
 
2012-08-24 05:51:10 PM  

exick: Nadie_AZ: Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"

Man, if you hate Michael for one series victory over the Suns, I hate to see what you think of the Lakers or Spurs...


Nah, I don't hate him. But damn, that did hurt.

And F the Lakers. That's a given.
 
2012-08-24 05:55:33 PM  
He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."
 
2012-08-24 05:59:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And F the Lakers. That's a given.


Mmmm, outside of the Celtics, no team's fans' rage quite warms the cockles of my purple and gold heart like that of Suns fans. :D
 
2012-08-24 06:02:21 PM  

Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."


Is that what happened?
 
2012-08-24 06:05:49 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com

Failed video game developer.
 
2012-08-24 06:08:47 PM  
www.interbasket.net

Failed late night talk show host.
 
2012-08-24 06:09:46 PM  
Jesse Owens: Failed Hitler handshaker.
 
2012-08-24 06:13:41 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."

Is that what happened?



The first part is a rumor that's always been considered to be a real possibility.  The second part, I'd never heard.  Though apparently 60 minutes did ask him if his gambling put himself or his family at risk.  He said no, but the question sort of goes in that direction.
 
2012-08-24 06:15:42 PM  
Failed Trail Blazer:

www.blogcdn.com

Failed Trail Blazer:

i.cdn.turner.com

Me, bitter? Well, yeah, maybe.
 
2012-08-24 06:16:55 PM  

Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."


What? His dad died during a carjacking...
 
2012-08-24 06:19:00 PM  
celebslists.com

Failed circuit board manufacturer.
 
2012-08-24 06:21:36 PM  
i.imgur.com

Successful magical genie
 
2012-08-24 06:22:42 PM  

Ryan2065: Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."

What? His dad died during a carjacking...


That's the official (and probably true) story.

Rumors were that Jordan had gotten involved with some surly types and they killed his father over gambling debts. Jordan was forced to leave the NBA because the story was about to break and Stern wanted him out. Then when the two "guilty parties" were convicted, Jordan wanted back in basketball. Stern agreed, but secretly fined him and forced him to wear #45 jersey as a diss.

In reality, the jersey had been retired already and it takes some legal contractual mumbo jumbo to unretire it or some such bullshiat.

P.S. Michael Jordan is a dick.
 
2012-08-24 06:58:49 PM  

utsagrad123: I'd say "Failed Basketball Team Owner" would be a better slam, but that's just me.


Not even sure it could be considered a complete failure, but as a resident of DC during his owner years I'd say he owes all of us an apology.
 
2012-08-24 07:22:32 PM  
i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-24 07:22:39 PM  

dletter: Well, it isn't much different that some of their other referrals of famous people:

"Tom Brady: Awful backgammon player"
"Bill Clinton: Horrible miniature golfer"
"Frank Sinatra, who never won an Olympic gold medal..."


Mr. T was a horiffic circus clown.
Paula Dean couldn't hack it as a geophysicist.
 
2012-08-24 07:22:52 PM  
Michael Jordan is leaving baseball to return to basketball. It is unclear whether the media will now refer to him by his old basketball nickname, "Air Jordan," or his more recent baseball nickname, "Señor Crappy."

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/I don't even mind that Norm recycled the same joke at the Espys
//It's funny because it' strue
 
2012-08-24 07:26:23 PM  
So I take it MJ owning a basketball team is Exhibit #1 as to why Babe Ruth shouldn't have been allowed to manage a baseball team.
 
2012-08-24 07:28:42 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Ryan2065: Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."

What? His dad died during a carjacking...

That's the official (and probably true) story.

Rumors were that Jordan had gotten involved with some surly types and they killed his father over gambling debts. Jordan was forced to leave the NBA because the story was about to break and Stern wanted him out. Then when the two "guilty parties" were convicted, Jordan wanted back in basketball. Stern agreed, but secretly fined him and forced him to wear #45 jersey as a diss.

In reality, the jersey had been retired already and it takes some legal contractual mumbo jumbo to unretire it or some such bullshiat.

P.S. Michael Jordan is a dick.


Says the guy who's never met him. If we're playing that game, I think you're a huge asshole. Be sure to adjust that tinfoil hat.
 
2012-08-24 07:34:27 PM  

Lsherm: Not even sure it could be considered a complete failure, but as a resident of DC during his owner years I'd say he owes all of us an apology.


You realize that was the high point of his "owner years" and he's coming off his team (the Charlotte Bobcats) having posted the worst winning percentage in a season in NBA history, right?

It's like he saw how much Isiah sucked at management and wanted to try to outdo him there, too.

TheLopper: Says the guy who's never met him.


Also, says virtually everyone who has ever met him.
 
2012-08-24 07:52:19 PM  
Was that actually FoxNews.com or was it "Fox Nation" (their blogs)? The screenshot provided cuts off the headers, but Fox Nation is routinely more insane than the actual Fox writers/reporters.

/Please don't put me in the position of defending Fox News again
 
2012-08-24 07:57:08 PM  
BAG IT, MICHAEL!
 
2012-08-24 08:00:06 PM  

iron_city_ap: Mr. T was a horiffic circus clown.


Is there such a thing as a non-horrific circus clown? I always just assumed horror was what they were going for.
 
2012-08-24 08:00:16 PM  
Pete Rose: "Failed Gambling Specialist"

Lance Armstrong: "Failed Pharmaceutical Distributor"

Mike Tyson: "Failed Wardrobe Assembler"

John Daly: "Failed Alcohol-Suppression Specialist"
 
2012-08-24 08:03:01 PM  

velvet_fog: Michael Jordan is leaving baseball to return to basketball. It is unclear whether the media will now refer to him by his old basketball nickname, "Air Jordan," or his more recent baseball nickname, "Señor Crappy."

[img2-3.timeinc.net image 400x400]

/I don't even mind that Norm recycled the same joke at the Espys
//It's funny because it' strue


Piss. I wanted to do the Señor Crappy gag.
 
2012-08-24 08:09:38 PM  
www.ultimate-youth-basketball-guide.com
Failed abstinence-only counselor
 
2012-08-24 08:14:17 PM  
They are really pushing this "Were not racist, but we're number 1 with racist" thing aren't they.
 
2012-08-24 08:14:55 PM  

IAmRight: Lsherm: Not even sure it could be considered a complete failure, but as a resident of DC during his owner years I'd say he owes all of us an apology.

You realize that was the high point of his "owner years" and he's coming off his team (the Charlotte Bobcats) having posted the worst winning percentage in a season in NBA history, right?

It's like he saw how much Isiah sucked at management and wanted to try to outdo him there, too.

TheLopper: Says the guy who's never met him.

Also, says virtually everyone who has ever met him.


Nah, I don't realize it. I don't follow basketball. What I do remember is that he left DC in such a huff he closed his steakhouse without any advance notice, and I really liked that place.
 
2012-08-24 08:27:55 PM  
We get it. He's black.
 
2012-08-24 08:30:04 PM  

lacrossestar83: Was that actually FoxNews.com or was it "Fox Nation" (their blogs)? The screenshot provided cuts off the headers, but Fox Nation is routinely more insane than the actual Fox writers/reporters.

/Please don't put me in the position of defending Fox News again


By the looks of it, it's a Fox Nation page. And yes, Fox Nation is completely insane. Reading the comments is not advised if you value your sanity.
 
2012-08-24 08:30:49 PM  

robsul82: Nadie_AZ: Huh. When I think of him, I think of him beating the Phoenix Suns in '92. "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"

That was '93.

Anyway, this is what happens when you finally stop caring that Republicans buy sneakers too, lol.


Air Jordans have been evil in CoservativeWorld for a long time, as have adidas (French ownership) and probably Vans.
 
2012-08-24 09:07:52 PM  
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Failed Cowboy Truck Driver
 
2012-08-24 09:10:51 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 251x201]
Failed Cowboy Truck Driver


I admit, I blew it. This wasn't Fox Newsy enough.

encrypted-tbn0.google.com
Failed White Person


/that's better
 
2012-08-24 09:15:04 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 298x378]

Failed video game developer.


He's Republican, so FOX doesn't need to dis him....
 
2012-08-24 09:16:22 PM  
i473.photobucket.com

Failed Astronaut
 
2012-08-24 09:50:26 PM  
I love that they called Carmelo a noted anti-police activist. How about calling him the starting SF for the Knicks, that's bad enough.
 
2012-08-24 10:11:24 PM  
static01.mediaite.com

Opiate addict.
 
2012-08-24 10:31:34 PM  

ongbok: [static01.mediaite.com image 200x200]

Opiate addict.


Failed dieter
 
2012-08-24 10:37:31 PM  
Bruce Jenner, decathlete
 
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