The Sideline Report: A few things that cracked me up today

With the Flyers making an, ahem, interesting move at the deadline, the strange and painful offseason of the Eagles, and the uninspiring and average play of the Sixers, I needed a good laugh. Maybe you do, too. Here’s a few things I heard about/found today that might cheer you up.

To start, here’s the story of an Italian soccer team…all with the same last name!

An Italian soccer team is a referee’s nightmare because every single player has the same last name, De Feo.

The team plays in one of Italy’s amateur leagues and even the coach, secretary, doctor and all 12 sponsors of the Team De Feo club in Serino have the same name.

I first heard this on Preston and Steve’s B-File this morning, and it cracked me up. How crazy is that? My imagination went wild with this – I mean, how easy would this be to announce?

“Here’s De Feo dribbling up…he rolls it over to De Feo, charging up the wing…De Feo is displaying his deft foot work here…he passes to De Feo, crossing into the box…De Feo has an opening…De Feo shoots…HE SCORES! He scores, what a marvelous goal by De Feo! He took the pass from De Feo, deked a defender, faked a pass to De Feo, and put it home. I’m telling you, this team would be nothing without De Feo.

I wouldn’t want to be the scorekeeper, though.

De Feo: I’m in for De Feo.

Scorekeeper: Riiiiiiight, yeah, you’re going to have to be a bit more specific than that.

De Feo: Oh, sure, he’s a winger.

Scorekeeper: Again, not really telling me much here…

De Feo: I see what you’re saying – see him over there, the guy with dark hair?

Scorekeeper: Dude, you’re Italian – you all have friggin’ dark hair!

De Feo: Um, he’s number 11?

Scorekeeper: Yup, that’s what I was looking for. Go ahead, buddy.

Now to American football, where earlier today, the Midday boys over at WIP were laughing over Joe Banner’s Wikipedia page. Clearly, fans had gotten to it and were writing some rather disparaging marks. As Anthony Gargano put it, “Eagles fans have commandeered Wikipedia!”

But Wikipedia apparentely struck back.

Somebody must have heard, and totally erased his page. Quickly, at that, because I heard them talking about it around one, and now, only a few hours later, the page has been cleared. I do a bit of snooping around, and found this: “This page was last modified on 4 March 2009, at 20:55.” Sneaky bastards, them Eagles FO guys. The only remnants of the original foul play come from this search page tidbit.

Joe Banner

Joe “nickel bags” Banner (born February 13 , 1953 ) is a President /Chief Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Eagles . He is also a
Nickel Bags…heh heh. I do wonder what came after that ellipsis? I can think of a few things, all of which I shan’t print here.
Let’s see…oh right, there’s a player on the Canadian WBC team named Stubby Clapp. Ouch. If you’ve got the stubby clap – well, you’ve got a couple of problems, now don’t you?
And finally, via Obscure Store, comes this little ditty about a very, very stoned kitty. Not sports related, but good God, is this guy a moron.
Instead, he said, he decided to try putting Shadow in the bong because he had heard that some people calmed their pets by blowing pot smoke in their faces. “I know for sure this isn’t the first time someone has done this,” he said. “I’m just the first one to get caught.”
(Pundit seen shaking head in disbelief, too amazed to even attempt humor)
Whoa,, this is totally better than catnip, dude. Hahaha, oh man, let's watch Thunder Cats...haha, yeah, Thunder Cats.

Whoa,, this is totally better than catnip, dude. Hahaha, oh man, let's watch ThunderCats...haha, yeah, ThunderCats.


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