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Friday, September 26, 2008

When Sports Shit-Talk Goes Too Far

posted by on September 26 at 17:22 PM

Earlier today, the apparent owner of threw up a classy post on his site in anticipation of next week’s Hawks/Giants game titled ” Welcome Giants fans: Wednesday’s Jokes of the Day!”

It looked like this:


and contained oh-so-classy 9/11 jokes like these:

Q: What was the last thing going through Mr. Jones’ head when he was working on the World Trade Center’s 90th floor? A: The 91st floor.

Q: What’s the last thing that went through the minds of the 9/11 jumpers?
A: Their ankles.

Q: What is the New York City Fire Department’s favorite song?
A: “It’s Raining Men”

Q: What’s Al Qaida’s favorite football team?
A: The New York Jets

The Internets went crazy and the story ended up on the Deadspin sports blog and in the New York Daily News. Meanwhile, Giants fans have tracked down the site owner and are undoubtedly on their way over to his house with torches and pitchforks.

The original Seahawkshuddle post has been taken down but can be found in Google’s cache here.

What a dick.

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9/11 jokes begin and end with the "Never forget" knock-knock. All others are tasteless and unforgivable.

Posted by laterite | September 26, 2008 5:27 PM

Why is it whenever I look at internet ass-hattery like this, my first thought is, "I think John Bailo's really gone too far this time."

Posted by Ziggity | September 26, 2008 5:30 PM


Actually, 9/11 jokes begin and end with:

Q. What is Osama bin Laden's favorite drink?
A. A kamikaze.

That is so tasteless. I can't believe I let myself write that!

Posted by Frank Sinclair | September 26, 2008 5:33 PM

that last one (on original post) didn't seem as bad as the others, nor did the joke @3. i suppose if it's an osama joke about planes and jets it doesn't strike me as quite as tasteless as jokes about the victims themselves.

Posted by ellarosa | September 26, 2008 5:37 PM

I worked there. You're an asshole if you think that shit is funny. Leave it at that. Don't dignify it by spreading it around and trying to get people riled up. It's just depressing.

Posted by left coast | September 26, 2008 5:45 PM

Oh, please. Spare me the histrionics. Comedy = tragedy + time. This shit will be comedy gold in a few years.

After all, these are the same sports shit-talkers that wanted to rename the Sonics the Oklahoma City Bombers. No one made a fuss about that, save the pigfuckers in that godforsaken state.

Posted by joykiller | September 26, 2008 5:55 PM

The guys on the big blue interactive thread are pretty funny - they called the original poster (and owner of the website)'s boss after he listed his work contact details in his WHOIS information.

Posted by brappy | September 26, 2008 6:07 PM

Western Washington is the home of welfare for morons.

Posted by John Bailo | September 26, 2008 7:57 PM

absolutely brilliant. i've appreciated 9/11 jokes since '02, it's nice to see other locals come around.

it's also funny to see a stranger writer chiding another website for lack of class. THAT is classic.

great post all around.

Posted by Seahawk Shuddle | September 26, 2008 8:40 PM

I agree that abstract jokes about 9/11 (the never forget knock knock joke) and jokes about Al Qaeda or Osama Bin Laden can be funny. But... I'm wih @4. Jokes about the victims are not funny. At least not yet.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 26, 2008 9:38 PM

9/11 forgive and forget

Posted by keep america rolling | September 27, 2008 12:02 AM

That's fantastic. People need to get the fuck over 9/11 already. Fuck 9/11 and all the sanctimony surrounding it.

Posted by Miles | September 27, 2008 2:42 AM

That's fantastic. People need to get the fuck over 9/11 already. Fuck 9/11 and all the sanctimony surrounding it.

Easy to say when your pussy ass lives in Seattle.

Posted by Brian | September 27, 2008 9:29 AM

i think the seahawks should forfeit their next 5 games because of this.

Posted by jrrrl | September 28, 2008 11:32 AM

Quick...someone put a McCain sign in his yard!

Posted by country first | September 29, 2008 7:04 AM

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