Monday, April 28, 2008

The Onion Strikes Again

One of the things that makes hockey so damn Canadian is that, even when people are making fun of it, you still get excited that they even bothered to mention it at all.



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11 comments:

garnet said...

The Onion's getting a bit tedious with their hockey sneers.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/excited_dallas_stars_hear

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/nhl_offers_will_ferrell_350

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/atlanta_fans_smile_politely

http://www.theonion.com/content/infograph/blues_at_blackhawks

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/nhl_giving_it_another_try

http://www.theonion.com/content/from_print/mike_modano_is_he_the_tom

We got the joke a while back, folks.

mike w said...

Actually the "police are hoping to pull out of Detroit, Michigan by 2012..." was the best joke.

Scarlett said...

I agree Mike, that was the best joke! The rest was ho-hum.

Kirsten said...

Even though they need new hockey jokes, the Onion really is America's Finest New Source.

wuzzles said...

I forgot Ovechkin was a Marlie. That trade for Kip Miller looks worse and worse.

Reagen Sulewski said...

Don't forget that the Onion's raison d'etre is more or less the same as The Daily Show's - they're making fun of the media at the same time as their subject. So I take this, at least in part, as smacking the American media's attitude towards hockey, in that they can't even bother to care enough to learn something, around a bit.

Stan the Caddy said...
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Stan the Caddy said...

The Onion sports reporting at its finest.

Rock Deputy said...

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"I've never been to one, because it's a pretty long drive to Los Angeles." said Phoenix resident Brent Quigley.

usually frustrated caps fan said...

This was awesome satire. I love the Onion. LETS GO CAPS!!!!

garnet said...

Jesus, they've just done the exact same joke again:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/stackley_cup_playoffs_underway