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THEONION: Mike Shanahan Trails Off During Speech About Turning Franchise Around

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http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/mike-shanahan-trails-off-during-speech-about-turni,18649/

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WASHINGTON—Head coach Mike Shanahan attempted but failed to address his players regarding the Redskins' future Monday, repeatedly trailing off during what he evidently had planned as an encouraging talk about the future of the franchise. "As shaky as we've looked this season, we've got a lot to, you know… We just have to, eh, ahem," said Shanahan, who started and stopped his speech several times and at one point actually stood up as if to leave before seeming to notice his players arranged around him listening. "What I'm trying to say is, we're just a few games from turning. From turning this thing over, I mean. No, around. Turning it back? Well, anyway, I'm gonna go." Shanahan then told his players that his door was always open before retiring to his office and shutting the door.terminator.gif

After the Locklear situation, this just got 10 times more hilarious. :ols:

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After the Locklear situation, this just got 10 times more hilarious. :ols:
Then I guess that I just don't have a sense of humor.:confused:

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there should probably be a "The Onion: article title" in the title of the thread because this is a parody and not actual journalism.

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OP, definitely change your title...it's funny how a lot of people don't realize the onion is 100% satire the first time they read it.

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what the hell, 3 posts that aren't amused and 2 telling the op to change his title

this is funny as hell, come on, it's the onion, people. You'd laugh if it was about any other team, lighten up :/

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what the hell, 3 posts that aren't amused and 2 telling the op to change his title

this is funny as hell, come on, it's the onion, people. You'd laugh if it was about any other team, lighten up :/

It has nothing to do with how humorous the article was (it was ok, not one of the Onion's better efforts).

I was giving him a friendly warning, which he didn't heed.

Too late now. He got NNT'ed.

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I usually like The Onion's satire, but this wasn't that funny. Probably started off as funny in their head, but then trailed off into something unfunny. Get it?

Ok, I'll stop.

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These threads are MUCH better when the Onion isn't indicated in the thread title. Hopefully he didn't get NNT'd for that.

This isn't great Onion work though. Maybe should have written an article about Grossman giving an end of season speech but turning it over to other people during important points.

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I don't really get the humor either. I've enjoyed Onion articles before, but I guess this one is over my head. Not sure why a national audience would take to this given the Redskins relative obscurity as we head into the off season..

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These threads are MUCH better when the Onion isn't indicated in the thread title. Hopefully he didn't get NNT'd for that.

This isn't great Onion work though. Maybe should have written an article about Grossman giving an end of season speech but turning it over to other people during important points.

Would be ridiculous if he got NNT'd. I love waiting for the 5 minute paragraph of why Shanny needs to be fired immediately after an embarrassing speech like that.

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Yeah, I thought i put (onion) at the end of the title, but i might have forgotten. I thought it would be funnier if people didn't initially read that it was a joke. Plus this is maybe my 3rd NT, and my first article. I knew the rules, so i posted the link and credited the author, but i guess i got the format wrong. Hoping I didn't get NNT'd, but if I did, okay. I can understand that all the bad posts I see can ruin it for everyone as far as mod tolerance. If not, i'll make sure i get the title right next time. so i support it either way.

Anyway, I thought it was funny, but with Onion, you either get it or you don't. I think being able to laugh at yourself (especially in these times of folly for our team) is important.

The humor i found in it was thinking about Shanny's state of mind after seeing some of these blocked field goals and such. Just some of the stupid **** that happened this season, you've got to think that he's just thinking "Yeah, in a few games...eh...uh...I'm just going to go to my office. What did i get myself into..." (for the record I think Shanahan is our guy until he decides to retire, and I love the direction the team is going) Wasn't meant to be the funniest joke in the world, but seeing as the regular season is over and we aren't in the playoffs, and I'm tired of reading the same old repetitive "Shanahan isn't the guy" or "Rex sucks!" or "We need a QB!" i tried to post something different. Not like there is anything better to talk about.

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Pretty funny. :)

The Onion always does hard-hitting news...

If the onion doesn't have at least one article that makes you laugh, you have no soul. I liked the new one, can't remember where I saw it about Jacksonville burning down their stadium to collect the insurance ACV. xD

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Shanahan then told his players that his door was always open before retiring to his office and shutting the door.terminator.gif

Ok, this was pretty funny.

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He might have trailed off, but at least he didn't have members of the armed forces give a rah rah speech.

That would have been worse.

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Ive come to realize that this franchise has become a joke, and I can find the humor in our misery. Obviously not everyone can take a lighthearted joke without feeling like someone insulted one of their family members.

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