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(ESPN)   The Good Doctor explains why UK will fall to Maryland   ( divider line
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2002-03-21 04:36:40 PM  
If I were Maryland, I wouldn't fark with the UK, cuz they have nuclear weapons, and aren't afraid to use 'em.
2002-03-21 04:36:51 PM  
Hunter is God.
2002-03-21 04:38:32 PM  
Wow a Thompson link, that shiat is genius!

...although if this year's anything like last, his next column will be him kicking himself for betting with his heart, not his head.
2002-03-21 04:38:33 PM  
yep gotta agree with em there.. Go terps!
2002-03-21 04:39:08 PM  
i really hate articles like that. what the hell is he talking about?!?! he just goes on these tangents, and doesn't make any coherent sense. so damn annoying. dumb.
2002-03-21 04:39:46 PM  
Why on earth is he pretending to write about sports?
2002-03-21 04:42:57 PM  
I don't give a flying shiat, As long as the LONG HORNS beat the ducks I will be happy.
2002-03-21 04:45:51 PM  
Marquis - HST started work as a sports journalist.
2002-03-21 04:46:25 PM  
Hunter S. Thompson? I could have sworn I saw that name on the "100 Best Fictional Characters" site we had the other day.

Nobody that cool could ever be real.
2002-03-21 04:47:03 PM  
Really, he has always been writing about sports. One of
HST's first gigs was as a newspaper sportswriter, after all.
Plus numerous pieces such as "The Super Bowl is Decadent
and Depraved", the Kentucky Derby article etc. Even
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was ostensibly about his
being sent to cover a desert motorcycle race...
2002-03-21 04:48:14 PM  
Thompson speaks the gosple. It must be true. PERIOD.

I will take any beatings this statement warrants at a future time, should we be wrong.
2002-03-21 04:49:49 PM  
"Monetarizing?" There's a neologism if I've ever seen one.
2002-03-21 04:50:44 PM  
Ahh, Hunter S Thompson. Perhaps one of the greatest authors of our time. The only man I know who can make the 1972 Presidential campaign interesting.
2002-03-21 04:53:06 PM  
Go DUCKS! (from a Razorquacker)
2002-03-21 04:53:06 PM  
Fear and Loathing in Farkistan

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2002-03-21 04:53:40 PM  
Hate to be a moron but... what the hell has this got to do with the UK?

HST is beyond cool btw.
2002-03-21 04:55:12 PM  
Besides Ashley Judd, he's my favorite UK fan. Wait, other than the Juggy Costello Twins. As for sports in general, he knows more than 99.9 percent of the populace and is quite well connected to lots of people in the business.
2002-03-21 04:55:12 PM  
The Good Doctor?

Ferdie Pacheco is the good doctor.
2002-03-21 04:55:28 PM  
UK = University of Kentucky
2002-03-21 04:56:55 PM  
Thank you. I am now an enlightened moron. *sigh* (note to self: think before speaking or acting)
2002-03-21 04:57:08 PM  
i just hope duke loses tonight so i can run the 8 blocks to rupp arena to witness the hilarity...

because i know the cats will have it rough tomorrow against maryland.
2002-03-21 05:00:24 PM  
Why read garbage like this? Everyone knows it's gonna be Indiana over Kansas in the Final ...

*crickets chirping*
2002-03-21 05:01:13 PM  
Fear the TURTLE!

Courtesy of
Juan Dixon-your mouth
Chris Wilcox-on your tonsils

GO TERPS!!!!!!
2002-03-21 05:08:05 PM  
He must have been on an ether binge when he wrote this or possible adrenochrome. We're frindlies!

Look, there's two women farking a polar bear!
2002-03-21 05:09:49 PM  
Final Game: Terps over Duke.

And there will be much rioting. I mean rejoicing.
2002-03-21 05:12:20 PM  
Go Terps!
2002-03-21 05:12:42 PM  
Was I the only who who heard 'George Plimpton' and thought for the first half of the article he was talking about that crazy animator?

I want thompsons job. Even though it's supposed to be weekly, about once a month he downs a with bottle of wild turkey at a typewriter, and just spews out what's on his mind.

Then an editor gets to try to make sense of it.

I was so excited when his superbowl picks ended up being the exact same as mine, and then found out to be wrong.
2002-03-21 05:12:59 PM  
HST is real. Uncle Duke of Doonesbury fame is the fictional character.
2002-03-21 05:18:21 PM  
HST has to bet this way. Tubby Smith woke him from a dead sleep raving about needing help with Santeria rituals before he could even set foot on the court against the terps. HST bolted uprgiht, brandishing his Python 44, but unable to aim because Tubby's face kept melting. Tubby grabbed the piece and forced HST to write the piece right then and there
2002-03-21 05:19:46 PM  
HST is real. Uncle Duke of Doonesbury fame is the fictional character.

I don't care what you say. I've met HST in person, and I still don't believe he's real.

2002-03-21 05:21:21 PM  
any of you honestly think the 'cats can beat the 'terps?
be honest with yourselvese, not just fans. i thought the chargers could beat the niners in 94, so i know what its like being a fan...
2002-03-21 05:21:47 PM  
I REALLY HATE ANIMALS, but anyway.. I skipped thru that article where does it mention the UK is it the UK as in United Kingdom ? please don't say READ THE FARKING STORY to me cos I don't like basketball, and I didn't even think we had a team over here int he U.K..
2002-03-21 05:25:15 PM  
i didn't "read down" far enough to catch the indiana-kansas prediction. hahahahahahahahahahaha
nice try
2002-03-21 05:36:05 PM  
Hunter S. Thompson isn't real, but his alter ego, Bunny, is.
2002-03-21 05:39:03 PM  
Krucz36: The Cats already have beaten the Terps--oh, wait, you mean Kentucky.
2002-03-21 05:39:37 PM  
I feel i a common thread with HTS now, I also hate Animals.
Bad Craziness.
2002-03-21 05:52:23 PM  
Go Maryland. Screw the Brits..
2002-03-21 05:54:56 PM  
A whole article of incoherent babbling about George Plimpton, just to get the 'Expert Opinion' that states, "Maryland is bigger, faster, and deeper than UK."

What a farking genius! I'm so impressed I could barely yawn.
2002-03-21 05:58:25 PM  
Everyone should read Hunter's stuff, but I think it's safe to say NO ONE should take betting tips from Hunter S Thompson. You'll notice that he's going to bet on Kentucky even though he's utterly convinced Maryland will win. When you're rich and crazy, why not?

Here's my advice - skip the betting and just enjoy the game. These are two high powered teams that don't normally butt heads in the regular season. God Bless the NCAA tourament!

Oh, one other thing... Duke Sux.
2002-03-21 06:34:51 PM  
HST quote "I shiat on his chest" about truedo (or however you spell the doonsbury guy's name)
wasn't happy with the duke character
2002-03-21 07:24:31 PM  
I hear the gong, and I must have whiskey.

2002-03-21 09:47:14 PM  
1. Read it again. It's 500 words on why Hunter thinks Maryland will wipe the floor with Ucky, and what a god George Plimpton is, then ten words on Hunter taking Plimpton's word that Ucky will win.

2. Mysticat, good try, but the Doc wouldn't use piece twice in such a redundant way. Sweet Moses. Yasser Arafat wouldn't write English that badly.
2002-03-21 09:48:49 PM  
Duke just lost!
2002-03-21 09:55:02 PM  
I'm a Lexington UK fan and *I* don't think they can win. Scratch that, I think they can win, but will choose not to. UK has such a schizophrenic team this year, you never know which one they are going to show up with. Either way, Prine is the only real weapon UK has right now (honestly) and Maryland will recognize that and put the clamp down on him.
2002-03-21 10:14:45 PM  
Pittsburg didn't even have to try, Duke Sucks that much!
2002-03-21 11:00:38 PM  
Red neck British Pride!!! Go UK!!!

We may win. Duke lost. Florida lost to Crieghton. Anything can happen. That's why you play the game. That said, the 'Cats will have to be at their best to beat Maryland.
2002-03-21 11:19:52 PM  
that guy is an idiot

2002-03-22 12:58:27 AM  
My God, what a night, Duke loses. And I got to see it in a preticularly odd way. It's spring break so my girls wanted to go somewhere. First i drag them to Gulfport MS to the beach, but more of that later. Today we head over to New Orleans to spend the day in the French Quarter. They talk me into the 'world famous' haunted history tour of the Quarter. I figure, what the hell, I don't want to sit and watch Duke win anyways. So, far into the tour we stop at a 'haunted bar' for a little break to get something to drink.
Now, this is no ordinary bar. This is the oldest bar in the US, Lafittes which is 270-280 years old (debate over the exact age). Once the humble blacksmith shop of the legenary pirate Lafitte, now home to the best Hurricane on Bourbon Street. We arrive there in time to see the last 2 minutes of the game.
Now, this is heaven, drinking the best Hurricanes in New Orleans at the oldest bar in the US, watching Duke lose.
What a night.
Now for the rest of the story.....
The signs at the beach in Gulfport MS contain the usual "no glass bottles, no fireworks, no drawning, etc". Just the last entry on the signs caught my eye,
Hell of a farking wierd place Mississippi must be.
BTW, didn't see any ghosts during the haunted tour either.
2002-03-22 10:40:10 AM  
he can bite my arse...if i'd let him...
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