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Laugh of the day
Posted by: McQ on Monday, January 23, 2006

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Baseball are thinking about changing their names to the Tampa Bay Tarpons. As one fan asks: "What are they nuts? Do I have to spell it out for them"?

Apparently the answer is "yes". I wonder if their uniforms will be more absorbent?

UPDATE [Dale]:

Heh. This reminds of the old "Porter/Porter Report Report" a comedy "news" show on CBC radio. Back in 1990, they did a report on the troop buildup prior to the Gulf war. The Report includes an portion of an "interview" with "General Norman Schwartzkopf" that that went something like this:

KAREN PORTER: Over there, just beyond the horizon, the Iraqi Army waits, a miilion strong. If they do attack, it will be the American forces under General Norman A. Schwartzkopf that will take the brunt of the assault. I asked him if his troops could handle it.


GEN. SCHWARTZKOPF: Operation Desert Shield will be able to absorb more damage than any other operation previously mounted.

KAREN PORTER: How much more?

GEN. SCHWARTZKOPF: I would say fifty percent.


KAREN PORTER: Desert Shield. Now, fifty percent more absorbent.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

You can change the name but the team is still bad even though they were a thorn in the Yankees’ side last year.A better change would be to get rid of Tropicana Field considered one of worst in MLB.
Written By: Tom
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Oh I agree on the field (it is awful, isnt it?), but do you really want them to be known as the Tampa Bay Tampons?
Written By: McQ
I think they should go for it. Anyone from Tampa is already called a Tampan. And they’re the worst team in baseball. Imagine the hilarity when the play- by play- guy announces ’its time to pull the string on [insert name of starting picther].’ Really the comedy potential is extraordinary.
Written By: craig
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Not being a fisherman, I googled "tarpon" to find out what it was. The number one result is a sports team. So they won’t be alone . . .
Written By: Karl Gallagher
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What’s that, Karl, a school of tampons, er tarpons then? Frankly I always thought they came in boxes.
Written By: McQ
At least we have a Superbowl and a Stanley cup. It kind of takes the edge off of having the Rays around.

But I say go for it. Hopefully the team will get ridiculed out of existence.
Written By: Robb Allen (Sharp as a Marble)
About 20 years ago, some Japanese folks opened a restaurant in Nashville called Ben Kay. As a buddy of mine said at the time, too bad they didn’t ask a native before they put up that sign.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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