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Milestones In X Games History

With the X Games kicking off in Minneapolis this Thursday, The Onion looks back at memorable moments in the event’s 22-year history:

ESPN Holds Daytime ESPYs

HARTFORD, CT—Recognizing the best in sports programming that occurs on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ESPN held the Daytime ESPY Awards at the Hartford XL Center Wednesday afternoon.

Man Hoping Game Gets Out Of Hand So He Can Do Something Else

DENVER—Settling into his apartment’s cramped living room to watch the midday game, local man Garrett Neubauer told reporters Wednesday that he hoped the televised baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants would get out of hand soon so he could do something else.

OB-GYN Assures Serena Williams Fetus Developing Serve On Schedule

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Observing that the unborn child was producing the smooth, fluid strokes expected in the third trimester, ob-gyn Dr. Theresa Umbers reportedly assured world No. 4–ranked tennis player Serena Williams at an appointment Tuesday that her fetus was developing its serve right on schedule.

New Report Finds MMA Could Be Bad For Your Knees

LOS ANGELES—Following a 10-year study of more than 500 professional and amateur fighters, a report released Thursday by the UCLA Department of Physiology found that mixed martial arts could be bad for your knees.
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NFL Week Eight Winners And Losers

Onion Sports presents its winners and losers from the eighth week of the NFL season:

Winners

  • Eli Manning: With zero TDs and a middling QB rating, the Giants signal caller had his best game of the season
  • Cincinnati Bengals: A 49-9 blowout victory over the Jets has probably convinced a few total dipshits that this team is a Super Bowl contender
  • The NFL: With a quarter of the league on byes, this was the safest week on record

Losers

  • Dez Bryant: His sideline tantrum broadcast on national television might start giving people the idea that he’s a complete asshole
  • Detroit Lions: With Matthew Stafford’s late-game heroics and a historic game from Calvin Johnson, the Lions eked out a win against an NFC East team
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Embarrassed themselves on national television by allowing the Jets to put up nine points

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Milestones In X Games History

With the X Games kicking off in Minneapolis this Thursday, The Onion looks back at memorable moments in the event’s 22-year history:

ESPN Holds Daytime ESPYs

HARTFORD, CT—Recognizing the best in sports programming that occurs on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ESPN held the Daytime ESPY Awards at the Hartford XL Center Wednesday afternoon.

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