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March 10, 2008 - Daily Links

Jim Peltz And finally

The satirical website says a last-minute snag in negotiations over baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's three-year contract extension was avoided "when the stipulation that the commissioner 'be more chipper' was dropped."
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Los Angeles Times, Morning briefing (12/14/07)

Jim Peltz, a satiric Web site, took a poke at Bobby Petrino, who last week suddenly resigned as coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons - after only 13 games - to become the football coach at Arkansas.

Under a story headlined "I Will Keep Moving Until Housing Crisis Is Over!" the Web site said Petrino, who has coached at other professional and college teams, committed to buy "yet another house, his fifth in the last five years," to help the housing market.


Joe Torre: Dodger's $13 Million Dollar Man


Frank Coffey alerts us to the next blockbuster .


fishbowl LA
Change at the top
Has the time come for a Madison Square Garden makeover?
With all the juicy allegations that have come out since Anucha Browne Sanders' $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit went to trial earlier this month, is reporting that MSG chairman James Dolan will announce that "The World's Most Famous Arena" will be rechristened "The Joint Where Anything Goes."
Congrats to local sports parody site for its "debut" on YouTube.
Writer Frank Coffey's spoof site is now in video on YouTube.

Los Angeles Times, Morning briefing (9/09/07)
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has entered a rehab facility to fight a cupcake abuse problem. "I've wolfed down cupcakes for years," Carr said, "scheduled my life around them. But too much of a good thing can turn on you."

San Antonio Express-News (8/09/07)
LEADING OFF Now here's a Web site motto we can love: "Dedicated To Taking Scraps of Truth And Turning Them Into Absurdist Nonsense."
That's the creed of, which reads kind of like "The Daily Show" for sports. (more)
July 30, 2007


FBLA 20 Questions: Frank Coffey

fdc_headshot.jpg Journo/TV-film writer/novelist Frank Coffey used to just read blogs. Now he writes one. Coffey's Venice-based parody sports website,, is "committed to taking scraps of truth and turning them into absurdist nonsense."

Recent headlines include: Manny Ramirez Adopts Carbon Neutral Lifestyle and Woods' Daughter Signs With Gerber.

Read Frank's Answers to 20 Questions - Click Here

July 21, 2007

Sports : Morning Briefing

And finally

With Barry Bonds taking his record chase to Milwaukee, Commissioner Bud Selig, who lives in the area, finally ran out of excuses not to attend Bonds' games and went to Friday's Giants-Brewers game.

Excerpts from the top 10 reasons the reluctant Selig might yet miss Bonds' moment, from editor Frank Coffey:

"Knitting group meets that night."

"Conflict with hair salon appointment."

"Scheduled for annual Packer Backer hat fitting."

"Afraid public appearance will expose real name [Allan]."

And at No. 1 …

"He just doesn't like Barry all that much."



Striking the right tone
With all the gushing about David Beckham and his wife coming to town, it's nice to see the Venice-based eTrueSports — "Dedicated to taking scraps of truth and turning them into absurdist nonsense" — adding some punctuation to the coverage:

David Beckham, worried about LA traffic, has made a tender offer for the Pacific Coast Highway with the intention of taking the road private. "It will be like a big driveway," explained wife Posh Spice.  

Sunday, June 17, 2007
Mrs. Rocket says don't look at me

Don't blame Roger Clemens' wife for his fatigued groin: "Definitely isn't my fault," Debbie Clemens told friends at an East Side bistro. "Last week he said he had a headache. I'm sick of his excuses."

Memo to Clemens' libel attorney: Please don't sue us! It's just a joke! It's just an item from the new, The Onion-meets Deadspin Web site!

Editor-in-chief Frank Coffey - the brother of the Daily News' Wayne Coffey - calls "a daily Web publication offering objective (some might say satiric), reality-based (some might say spoofish) reporting and commentary on sports and the players, owners, fans, acolytes and buffoons who inhabit that world."

Sports fans, Coffey adds, need something to laugh about. "I love The Onion," Coffey says, "but it betrays its print background. The stories sometimes stay on their site for three weeks at a time. I thought there was a niche for something that moved quicker. If they are a battleship, we're a PT boat."

This just in: Tiger Woods actually expressed a real opinion. Barry Bonds, meanwhile, declined a seven-figure endorsement deal from Goodyear to put its name on the side of his head. "Blimp them," Barry said good-naturedly.

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  • With his legal problems over, Goodyear renews offer to advertise on Barry Bonds' head. "Blimp them," says slugger.
  • “Karma's a bitch, " said an American Buddhist Society spokesman after Tiger Woods shot 76, 75, tying for 147th and missing the cut at The Open championship.
  • Trump calls wind at St. Andrews "un-American," demands Open Championship be moved to Kansas.
  • "Mexicans can't jump, everybody knows that," Donald Trump reportedly told fans in explaining why a border fence would stop illegal immigration. "Ask the NBA about (Eduardo) Najera," explained Trump. "No hops!"
  • Citing opposition to re-branding the state name, Donald Trump has abandoned plans to buy Iowa prior to the Republican primary on Feb 1, 2016.
  • Former reality TV star Donald Trump turns down six-figure offer to host Fox Sports 1’s competitive dance show, So You Think You Can Salsa? “No mas Español,” Trump said.
  • Trump calls on American Kennel Club to ban Chihuahuas from all dog shows. "They're foreign," explained Trump.
  • Donald Trump to finance and star in "Spawn of the Dead," "horror film with comedic elements," about son who inherits 27,000 NYC properties from his millionaire slumlord father.
  • More bad news for Phil Mickelson: In addition to a burgeoning $2.7 million illegal gambling scandal, the PGA is investigating rumors that the golfer may be a registered Democrat. “We’ll get to the bottom of this,” said Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem in a terse statement to the press.
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