If you happened to cruise by ESPN.com earlier this afternoon, you would have been subject to this sheer brilliance of a headline promoting the Philadelphia Phillies against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS:
Yes, we get it. You’re talking about the bullpens. And yes, they proved critical in the game, as George Sherrill gave up a 3-run homer to Raul Ibanez that ultimately won the game and caused me to contemplate burning my jersey t-shirt. The bullpen misadventure known as Brad Lidge then hung on for the save, and that was that.
But honestly, how could you think of anything other than this classic SNL sketch upon seeing that headline? And especially with Chase Utley shoving his very own penis mightier results right at you through the screen?
Well done, ESPN editors. Even though my team lost, this kinda made up for it.
Edit: I just realized someone beat me to the punch with this one. But screw it, I was at work and didn’t have the time til now to write this up, plus it’s already written. Just enjoy the video twice and quit whining.