Funny, but unfortunately at the Wolverines expense.
The Onion takes a poke at UM
You win. Nice work.
They spelled "Kentucky" wrong.
I thought it might have been "Oklahoma". Could have been "Southern Cal", also. I wasn't sure.
gets featured a lot in The Onion. I'm pretty sure they have an MSU or ND guy on the writing staff.
That is an impressively targeted piece. I see the humor, sure, but the writer obviously has some UMich-specific knowledge. (A few years ago many more people would be familiar with those names, but Ed Martin isn't exactly an of-the-moment name.) I'd buy that (Spartan / Domer) as an explanation. I'd feel less paranoid if they were trashing Kentucky and Calipari.
Edit: Scratch the Domer idea, maybe:
guys, in Madison, and its editorial offices were in Madison until a few years ago. And if I am not mistaken, they now have a main office in New York City, but a lot of content gets written out of Chicago.
Chicago; home to thousands of Michigan graduate-professionals, and many thousands more graduate-professionals from other Big Ten schools, all of whom have a simmering hatred of Michigan, for having ruined their senior years when we busted up their winning seasons on the football field.
I do think they've had some U-M grads on their staff, because they've made references over the years to Ann Arbor and Ypsi that a non-local probably would never have observed.
The Yspilanti jokes just write themsleves.
...to be objective, but it really wasn't all that funny to me. Almost like they tried to be a little too funny and it didn't play well.
The Onion was originally founded by a couple of Wisconsin students and published in Madison.
You beat me to it.
Yeah, I like The Onion; it's funny. Humor of course needs to have a common context, and instead of picking on some better, current examples of basketball excess, they dredged up the stinking corpse of Martin-gate. Probably because it is the context that the casual reader would get.
USC football could have been a lot funnier, more current, and would offer better comedic material.
And yeah, I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that this was written by some clever young Onion writer who went to Northwestern, Illinois or Wisconsin, etc.
Hey, I'm just excited that we have a basketball recruit worthy of a national press release!
#27 in the country. But Scout has "violation" as a 3-star, because it is felt that he won't have immediate impact and may not be a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
not funny at all?
Its kind of like the Simpsons - nobody's exempt, and sooner or later they are going to take a shot at you. Fair enough.
Ed Martin is alumni?
The Onion is usually funny, but this piece was a bit lame. If they're going to target Michigan, I just wish it would be a funnier piece. Satire should be razor sharp. This was stale, fetid and mushy.
Up next for the Onion...Clinton/intern jokes.
I mean, I don't mind the shot. But, half the people reading their stuff probably were 2 when Webber was around...