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2007-12-31 11:12:34 AM  
Hello and welcome to Fark's Sports Headline of the Year contest. Before you panic, know that the final contest is coming up in a few hours, but I wanted to let you all pick the best of the sub-tabs before we go to main entrée.

For those of you who are new to Fark, we have a voting-enabled contest at the end of every year to select the best headlines from the year. These are the best 20, as selected and voted on by TF. Now, you get to vote for the best Sports headline on Fark in 2007.

Note: In addition to these, there were some categories that we felt were worthy of their own separate voting thread. There will be a contest for Dumbass of the Year, Parent of the Year, and a contest that features clever wordplay. That one is mostly puns, but it's not exclusively puns. Those will be held later this afternoon, after the main Headline of the Year contest.

Now some of your favorites might not be on here. That's for two reasons. Reason 1: there were thousands of greenlit headlines on Fark this year, and it takes a long time to sort out the best and sometimes some really good headlines get lost in that mix. For those, I apologize. There are also some that you might not see here because they've been moved to a separate contest (puns especially fall into this category). Reason 2 is that the headlines need to be able to stand on their own. There were some incredibly funny Fark links this year that were awesome because the headline on its own wasn't funny, until you clicked the link, then it was AWESOME. But in this contest, the people that never saw the original linked article wouldn't get it. Feel free to link to any awesome headline you like to share the love, but please don't enable voting; these are the finalists.

So enjoy these and vote for the ones you like (you can vote for as many as you like). Happy voting!
 
2007-12-31 11:13:06 AM  
Steve Yzerman's No. 19 jersey retired by Red Wings, placed in the Scrabble hall of fame


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2513531
 
2007-12-31 11:13:22 AM  
If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, then it just beat #1 UCLA in basketball


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2522612
 
2007-12-31 11:13:46 AM  
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro downgraded from Spalding to Elmer's


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2532288
 
2007-12-31 11:14:03 AM  
Former Penn State Player charged with murder. Bloody glove found at scene. I think we know how this one ends


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2544709
 
2007-12-31 11:14:28 AM  
Skiing champion killed after sudden encounter with a tree, the great white shark of the ski slopes


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2567371
 
2007-12-31 11:14:57 AM  
ACC studying clock issue in Clemson basketball loss at Duke. Study includes whether clocks run slower in a vacuum


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2568085
 
2007-12-31 11:15:12 AM  
Nude Olympics are a go, although the sack race is expected to flop


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2586466
 
2007-12-31 11:15:28 AM  
Bulldog wins Puppy Bowl III, Suck it Labs


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2587742
 
2007-12-31 11:15:44 AM  
Michelle Wie to miss 4-6 weeks after sustaining wrist injury. Coincidentally, thousands of her fans who won't be able to see her compete will have time to rest their own wrist injuries


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2599723
 
2007-12-31 11:15:59 AM  
Queen Elizabeth could attend Kentucky Derby. To avoid confusion, Camilla will stay home with Charles


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2614806
 
2007-12-31 11:16:26 AM  
Shaquille O'Neal becomes 12th on the NBA's career scoring list. He'd be 13th behind Kobe Bryant, except that scoring doesn't count without consent


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2699085
 
2007-12-31 11:16:43 AM  
MLB truth and rumors: Red Sox and Mariners in talks to swap Manny for Ichiro. Dice-K and Ichiro in the same city? EVERYBODY JAPANIC


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2702172
 
2007-12-31 11:16:57 AM  
Mavericks' winning steak ends at nine. The Suns are there


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2711814
 
2007-12-31 11:17:16 AM  
Mets fan arrested at Shea for trying to blind Braves players with a "high-powered flashlight," likely charged with light assault, battery not included


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2754481
 
2007-12-31 11:17:31 AM  
KNuCKleBaLLEr TiM wAKefIElD lEaDs aL iN ERa aFteR pItcHiNg ShUtOUt


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2796449
 
2007-12-31 11:17:47 AM  
Barbaro remains in the hearts (and hot dogs) of many Preakness fans


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2813733
 
2007-12-31 11:18:01 AM  
NASCAR's 'Autism Speaks 400' off to a slow start due to rain, man


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2843383
 
2007-12-31 11:18:19 AM  
Jeff Gordon's wife delivers baby girl in 16.9 seconds. Crew had some trouble with the left rear


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2880738
 
2007-12-31 11:18:38 AM  
Oakland A's dump Milton Bradley. His play was far from Perfection, he couldn't even Connect Four consecutive hits together, but that's just how things go in The Game of Life


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2883506
 
2007-12-31 11:19:06 AM  
Witnesses say doomed NASCAR plane wobbled, smoked, and was then bumped out of the sky by Tony Stewart


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2954105
 
2007-12-31 11:19:49 AM  
Magic Johnson wins civil rights award, then has sex with it


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2954111
 
2007-12-31 11:43:59 AM  
I voted for a few but "Bulldog wins Puppy Bowl III, Suck it Labs" is my favorite. And I really like that it was submitted with a NEWSFLASH tag.
 
2007-12-31 11:51:57 AM  
gotta love Spalding to Elmers. Classic.
 
2007-12-31 11:54:58 AM  
I have a feeling the Tim Wakefield one isn't going to make it, but it was the most clever of the group. This is going on the main page and not many people are going to understand that a knuckleball changes directions in the air and that is the reason for the changing size of the letters. Maybe with this comment some people will realize this. Good job to whomever originally came up with that.
 
2007-12-31 11:57:50 AM  
Stimied in a Rut:
Meh, it is a good joke, but when you have to explain it, it loses its funny.
 
2007-12-31 12:04:39 PM  
Sack Race!!!

Although Spalding to Elmers was a close second to me.
 
2007-12-31 12:06:13 PM  
Stimied in a Rut: This is going on the main page and not many people are going to understand that a knuckleball changes directions in the air and that is the reason for the changing size of the letters.

yeah, thanks for the update.
 
2007-12-31 12:07:38 PM  
I voted for about 20 of them
 
2007-12-31 12:10:22 PM  
Stimied in a Rut: I have a feeling the Tim Wakefield one isn't going to make it, but it was the most clever of the group. This is going on the main page and not many people are going to understand that a knuckleball changes directions in the air and that is the reason for the changing size of the letters. Maybe with this comment some people will realize this. Good job to whomever originally came up with that.

Got my vote, without explanation

And w00t cause I got a headline nominee too! :)
 
2007-12-31 12:15:04 PM  
Since Tony Stewart is the only thing I recognize about NASCAR it was my fave of the bunch. Just picturing an orange plane with #20 on it. :D
 
2007-12-31 12:42:23 PM  
Headline of the Year candidate: Magic Johnson wins civil rights award, then has sex with it

now that is funny
 
2007-12-31 1:09:20 PM  
Spalding to Elmer's FTW!
 
2007-12-31 1:13:00 PM  
Ah the times past, headlines sampled, beers drunk.
 
2007-12-31 1:15:08 PM  
Wrist injury!
 
2007-12-31 1:19:09 PM  
Love the Spalding to Elmers.. and The Jeff Gordon one
 
2007-12-31 1:26:25 PM  
Wow! I thought the Baconator headlines would take all 25 top places. Those things are just so gosh darn funny.
 
2007-12-31 1:53:13 PM  
I voted for the Nude Olympics. Butt for some reason, my nuts hurt?
 
2007-12-31 1:54:07 PM  
Where's the Dick Pound headline? I never LOLed at a headline so much in my life.
 
2007-12-31 2:09:32 PM  
vote
 
2007-12-31 3:02:52 PM  
lilbjorn: Wow! I thought the Baconator headlines would take all 25 top places. Those things are just so gosh darn funny.

Your tears are why those are greenlit.

/they use my innovations to get page hits, and then no nominations for Sports Headline of the Year, bah
 
2007-12-31 3:21:55 PM  
I know it was a late entry, but the Scott Skiles headline about his "No wins policy" was a really good one.
 
2007-12-31 4:42:07 PM  
I want to go on record to say that I peed a little with laughter after reading the NASCAR autism 500 headline.

/write it down.
 
2007-12-31 6:27:39 PM  
Headline of the Year candidate: NASCAR's 'Autism Speaks 400' off to a slow start due to rain, man


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2843383

funny in it's own way


 
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