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(ESPN)   What the world would look like if Bud Selig ran it   ( divider line
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3974 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Nov 2001 at 12:00 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-21 12:01:57 AM  
2001-11-21 12:25:03 AM  
I think someone should contract the empty space between Bud Selig's ears...

Of course, I'm just a biased Twins fan.

2001-11-21 12:34:47 AM  
Dance Jimmy Boy!
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2001-11-21 12:55:49 AM  
Is it just me, or is this article saying the same thing over and over, and getting less funny each time?
2001-11-21 01:01:18 AM  

Separated at birth:  Selig & Hawking

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2001-11-21 01:30:42 AM  
How could you insult Hawking like that?
2001-11-21 01:39:58 AM  
I'm not passing mental judgement, Slayers. But they have an uncanny resemblence (Selig in a goofy sort of way).
2001-11-21 07:44:34 AM  
Jaqqalax I was thinking the same thing, it got old quick
2001-11-21 08:24:39 AM  
Betcha, I was thinking exactly the same thing. We're both going to hell.
2001-11-21 10:22:13 AM  
jaqqalax - Is it just me, or is this article saying the same thing over and over, and getting less funny each time?

Not only that, but his non-humor-based assertion that Selig is ripping "the heart out of two communities". That could be the case in Minnesota - but not Montreal. Not hardly.
2001-11-21 10:48:15 AM  
So crap like this gets put in, but Yatta does not? The terrorists have already won.
2001-11-21 12:56:18 PM  

Good example of why sports writers don't (and never should) do many editorials. I remember reading such transparent satire writen by the brain-dead jocks back in High School. Are we sure ESPN's online editor was awake for this one?

Considering that Baseball (and all sports) are nothing more than entertainment events bent on making money, Bud's plan is very smart. If you want to blur the issue with uninformed/inaccurate opinions that there is some sort of tradition/team loyalty/fuzzy-happy-feeling that's at the heart of playing professional team sport then yes, Bud's plan will seem wrong. Players don't play because of the game or to be heros to kids, they do it to get paid $55 million over three years. PR events such as a quarterback at a United Way event are just that, PR events for the league. Mean while, players and Fat-Cat owners are taking money from hard working people while offering them very little in return. If the players really care about the game or to be a hero; take a chunk of their salary (enough to retire right then), invest it wisely, donate the rest to some other cause or set up facilities to help people (clinics, learning programs, etc...). Sport players, for what they do, don't deserve million dollar homes and a driveway full of sports cars. Sports, like suicide, is an easy way out of having to be a real person with a real life dealing with real problems.

The whole system of sports is way out of wack. Because the team owners and league presidents know what I'm saying is true they try and make sure that their sport looks more important than it really is.

Example, the NFL and the Taunting/Excesive Celebration penalty. Monday night football featured the Vikings and the Giants in Minn. Although I don't like either and I really don't like Randy Moss, he made a very nice, wide open, reception and strutted into the end-zone. I thought the manuver was an excellent show of athletic ability and the little dance an entertaining extra. What does this get him, 6 points and a 15 yard field goal. Why? What Randy Moss did shows exactly what the NFL is only about. Entertainment with excesive showmanship. This embaresses the league since they are trying to keep up a face of dignity. I'm sorry there is no dignity in sports, just guys banging heads and grunting. When a player lifts a CG car over his head and tells me that the savings won't last long, I'm sorry but all respect for the guy and the sport go out the window.


P.S. Go Packers!

2001-11-21 12:58:30 PM  
Opps, 15 yard penalty on Randy's dance rather. Spelling, grammer, etc... bad in RANT mode
2001-11-21 02:41:47 PM  

Man, that Yatta thing is funny as hell. Gotta love the Japanese.
2001-11-21 03:49:33 PM  
Why not have a promotion-relegation system among the 30 MLB clubs?

That way, teams like Minnesota don't have to compete day in, day out with the likes of the Yankees.

Shawn Pickrell
2001-11-21 04:39:30 PM  
Put Bud in charge of the Taliban (sp?) so we can bomb his farking balls into the Indian Ocean.
2001-11-28 05:03:27 PM  
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2001-11-28 05:09:48 PM  
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2001-11-28 05:10:51 PM  
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