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Best World Series Column I’ve read today

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ESPN.com: Page 2 – The next win is for everyone

I love the following choice quote:

My only pet peeve about having a Boston team in the Finals: When the Boston mayor makes the stupid bet with the other team’s mayor. Drives me crazy. For instance, before the World Series, Mayor Menino of Boston wagered a bunch of Boston beer and food products (Legal Seafood’s clam chowder, a case of Sam Adams beer, 11 pounds of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a bunch of other Boston-related stuff in exchange for Anheuser-Busch Products, Toasted Ravioli, Bissinger Chocolate and some other St. Louis goodies from Mayor Clark Griswold. That’s a bet? Those are high stakes? Oh, no, we lost … darn, we’re never gonna replace all that clam chowder; I never should have let him sucker me into that. Please. I hate this stuff. Just one of these times, I want one of the mayors to throw something out there like, “If you guys win, I’ll sleep with a tranvestite … if we win, you have to try heroin and speed at the same time.” Now THAT would get people talking.

That had me uncontrollably laughing in the office.

Another interesting tidbit from that column was this:

Weird fact in case you missed it: The Celtics won their first championship against St. Louis (1957); the Bruins broke a 41-year Stanley Cup drought against St. Louis (1970); and the Patriots won their first Super Bowl against St. Louis (2002).

And the joke:

Q: What do you call 25 guys watching the World Series? A: The Yankees

Ah man, I needed the release.

3 Responses to Best World Series Column I’ve read today

sparky said on 7/19/2005 at 6:03 pm

Q: Why can’t the Red Sox count backward from 20? A: They stop after 1918

sparky said on 7/19/2005 at 6:04 pm

Q: What do Trot Nixon and Michael Jackson have in common? A: They both wear a glove on their right hand for no apparent reason!

Q: What do the Red Sox and lawn furniture have in common? A: They both fold and end up in the cellar after Labor Day!

Q: What is the difference between a Fenway Frank and a Yankee Frank? A: You can get a Yankee Frank in October!

sparky said on 7/19/2005 at 6:07 pm

Albert Einstein arrives at a party and introduces himself to the first person he sees and asks, “What is your IQ?”

The man answers, “241.”

“That is wonderful!” says Albert. “We will talk about the Grand Unification Theory and the mysteries of the universe. We will have much to discuss!”

Next, Albert introduces himself to a woman and asks, “What is your IQ?”

The lady answers, “144.”

“That is great!”, says Albert, “We can discuss politics and current affairs. We will have much to discuss!”.

Albert then goes to another person and asks, “What is your IQ?”

The person answers, “51.”

Albert ponders this for a moment, and then smiles and says,”GO RED SOX”!!

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