Saturday, January 8, 2011

Most Absurd Headline and Story of All Time

Channeling Churchill, Ryan Inspires His Team
And my favorite piece of the story:
Recently, Woody Johnson, the Jets’ owner, reflected on Ryan’s speech, saying, “Winston Churchill couldn’t have done it better” and “That was the best piece of oratory I’ve ever heard” and “It encapsulated everything we want to be and everything we are.”
Ugh. Johnson's previous "best piece of oratory I've ever heard", I'm assuming, came from a cartoon character, or someone of similarly immense gravity and significance. Most big-time sports are embarrassingly self-important (thanks in large part to media who cover them in such a way), but, wow, that is ridiculous. Everyone involved, from Ryan to Johnson to Greg Bishop, the author of the story, should be exiled to Siberia.

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