SATIRE: Jeff Gordon And Stephen Rhodes Confirm Homosexual Relationship; NASCAR Fans Outraged

  • metta

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    Mar 27, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    Jeff Gordon And Stephen Rhodes Confirm Homosexual Relationship; NASCAR Fans Outraged

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    http://www.empiresports.co/jeff-gordon-and-stephen-rhodes-confirm-homosexual-relationship-nascar-fans-outraged/
  • metta

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    Mar 27, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
    Off-topic: Why is NASCAR driving considered a sport? And the people driving are athletes because of it.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    metta8 saidOff-topic: Why is NASCAR driving considered a sport? And the people driving are athletes because of it.

    I dunno, why is golf considered a sport? Or archery? I think you work a lot harder at driving a NASCAR race car, and take more physical risks, than you do at those others. Almost any kind of race is always considered a sport.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    I always found Jeff Gordon rather hawt.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:19 PM GMT


    The article was satire, apparently. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    metta8 saidJeff Gordon And Stephen Rhodes Confirm Homosexual Relationship; NASCAR Fans Outraged

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    A problem I have with this piece is that it reads like a satire out of the Onion:

    We managed to get a response by a now former Jeff Gordon fan by the name of Billy-Bob Benson he said the following: “There ain’t no room for that queer crap in NASCAR. This is a man sport that only straight men should be doing. These queers need to go back and pray that god forgives them for the choice they made. If they wanna be gay go be a fashion designer and not ruin the greatest sport in the world!”

    "Billy-Bob Benson"? OK, the BS meter just hit 10.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    the related stories on the right side are hilarious. "Tom Brady gets caught with naked picture of himself" icon_lol.gif


    "Tony Romo and Jason Witten admit to homosexual Romance"
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    Ha! Did metta just get Onion'd?

    Happens even to the best of us! Might want to change the title so folks at least know it's (a lousy attempt at) satire! (EDIT: Whoot! There it is!) icon_smile.gif

    Other articles on "Empire Sports" to the right of this article.

    * Tony Romo And Jason Witten Admit To Homosexual Romance
    (^posted in January; interestingly, got no press propagation)

    * Tom Brady Gets Caught with Naked Pictures of Himself

    * Coach Krzyzewski Urged To Retire By Donors After Racist Remarks Toward Mercer Player

    They really don't do a very good job at satire (worse than the Daily Currant!), but I guess they keep trying until somebody bites.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    Ah, I see the thread title now reads: "SATIRE:..."

    That wasn't there originally, was it? But good, now we know.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    metta8 saidOff-topic: Why is NASCAR driving considered a sport? And the people driving are athletes because of it.


    Maybe not an athlete in the traditional sense, but it's a sport that requires a huge degree of skill with extreme consequences for mistakes.

    However, not nearly as extreme as the early days of the sport when about 10% of the field was killed per year when there was virtually no safety equipment except a roll cage made from exhaust tubing. Nothing remotely safe about a 61 or 62 Catalina rolling along at 180 or 190 on the back straight of Daytona on early 60s tire technology.

    Regarding the satire piece, yeah, Billy Bob does sort of give it away. And regarding homosexuals in NASCAR ... NASCAR was ruined anyway a decade or so when they started running the identical 'Car of the Future' so I lost interest at that time.

    Maybe if they start running a series similar to the stock bodied Aussie Supercar Series or the Nascar of 35 - 40 years ago, I'll pay attention again. Otherwise, I could care less if RuPaul is in it, but I hear that he/she prefers drag.
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    Mar 27, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
    The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports,[4][5] although limits the amount of mind games which can be admitted as sports.[1]


    look at that, I'm a jock!

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  • rnch

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    Mar 27, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    "Jeffie-poo" has pinged my Gaydar for years.
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    Mar 30, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Jimmy Johnson, way hotter icon_razz.gif (crush), way too straight icon_cry.gif

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  • carew28

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    Mar 31, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    I wonder if Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski have some sort of downlow thing going on with each other, too. Those guys always seem to be giving each other long, soulful glances at their interviews.
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    Sep 23, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS WITH THIS GUY, BUT I DO KNOW THAT HIS FIRST WIFE, BROOKE, LEFT HIM BECAUSE SHE CAUGHT HIM IN BED WITH ANOTHER MAN!!! THIS COMES FROM GUYS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM.icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif