Category Archives: Humor

MURPHY: WHERE ARE THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF DAVE NONIS NOW?

Title: MURPHY: WHERE ARE THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF DAVE NONIS NOW?
Date: January 21, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This was a satirical article that faux-criticized certain segments of the Leafs fanbase. Some really enjoyed it, others had the satire lost on them. Your usage will vary.
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Inside the Toronto Raptors Thanksgiving dinner party

Title: Inside the Toronto Raptors Thanksgiving dinner party
Date: November 28, 2013
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: This parody took a look inside a fictional Toronto Raptors’ team Thanksgiving party.

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Rejected FanGraphs Spin-Offs

Title: Rejected FanGraphs Spin-Offs
Date: September 5, 2013
Original Source: Notgraphs
Synopsis: With Fangraphs having spawned Beergraphs, I looked at some rejected spin-off ideas.
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Josh Reddick’s Beard Caught Up in WWE’s Top Feud

Title: Josh Reddick’s Beard Caught Up in WWE’s Top Feud
Date: August 22, 2013
Original Source: Notgraphs
Synopsis: I made my debut at Notgraphs – the silly side of Fangraphs/Rotographs – breaking down Josh Reddicks’ involvement in WWE’s top storyline.
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Zack Wheeler’s Debut: The Scout’s Perspective

Title: Zack Wheeler’s Debut: The Scout’s Perspective
Date: June 19, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article was one part analysis, two parts trolling (and it worked, based on some twitter responses) and one part mocking old school scouting terms and ideologies. It looked at Zach Wheeler’s MLB debut but really shouldn’t be taken seriously.
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Raptors Sign Andrea Bargnani to Extension

Title: Raptors Sign Andrea Bargnani to Extension
Date: April 1, 2013
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: This article was an April Fool’s joke to convince Raptor fans the team had extended Andrea Bargnani.

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Vancouver Set to Become Portland

Title: Vancouver Set to Become Portland
Date: January 16, 2013
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: A fake, Onion News-style article on Vancouver City Council voting to become Portland.
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11 Interesting Pieces of Raptors Swag

Title: 11 Interesting Pieces of Raptors Swag
Date: September 13, 2012
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: RR needed some offseason content, and with training camps still 2-3 weeks away, I obliged by posting a collection of odd Raptors’ memorabilia I found across the internet. This is strictly a time-waster, and there is nothing of journalistic value contained within.
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Geoff Frigault Owns Asiago Dip, Chefs Everywhere

Title: Geoff Frigault Owns Asiago Dip, Chefs Everywhere
Date: January 11, 2010
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: After a month off from writing over the holidays, I returned to write about…food? This article was a joke, but he really did make the hell out of that dip.
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Eric Hinske To NL Pitchers: “You’re All in Big Trouble”

Title: Eric Hinske To NL Pitchers: “You’re All in Big Trouble”
Date: February 20, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Eric Hinske departed the AL East to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates, ending his streak of playoff appearances but offering potentially more playing time, which appeared to be bad news for NL pitchers.
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