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Odds and Ends: AAFL – All-Around Failure League

Believe it or not, but yet another football league has gone under. Well, that’s not exactly true because the All American Football League isn’t giving up just yet. The AAFL is being forced to postpone its 2008 opening season until 2009 due to a lack of financial funding.

The league’s chief executive officer, Marcus Katz, said economic conditions forced the decision to scrap plans for this year.

“I invested 29 million dollars in cash to roll out the operations of the league,” Katz told the station, adding he was owed “a lot more money” by a student loan company.

“When I told the board I would subsidize the league, that was before the bond market collapsed,” Katz said.

Say what you will about Vince McMahon’s pathetic XFL, but at least they had an opportunity to prove they sucked on the field.

In other news…

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[The Big Lead]: Clay Buchholz scores a perfect dame

[]: Billy Crystal, you’re outta here!

[Smarter Sports Blog]: Reporter flips over covering sled race

[]: Barry Bonds alleged use of roids pays off in a big way…just not for him

[The Swim Aids]: Golfers don’t like the idea of random drug tests

[Jibblescribbits]: Is Alexander Ovechkin the lost love child of Andre the Giant? You decide

[Links Link]: It’s been a bad week for John Daly…wait, aren’t all his weeks bad weeks?

New York Yankees

This isn’t an SNL skit, the Yankees sign Billy Crystal

The Yankees did it again. New York is unlike any other pro sports franchise in that they have a seemingly endless supply of money to throw at whoever they want whenever they want. With the season rapidly approaching, it’s time for the club to start doing some its famous Yankee tinkering, but we think they’re going to regret their latest acquisition. After all, Billy Crystal might be a beast in the field, but he’s got no power whatsoever left in his swing.

Crystal will sign the [one-day] contract and work out with the Yankees at Legends Field on Wednesday, before playing in the club’s game on against the Pirates on Thursday. Commissioner Bud Selig approved the Yankees’ extension of a contract to Crystal.

“I’ve been waiting 50 years for this call,” Crystal said. “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of the Yankees and Commissioner Selig. I know this’ll be tougher than the Broadway Softball League, but I’m looking forward to helping the younger players — by the way, which is all of them.”

Crystal, who turns 60 on Friday, will wear uniform No. 60 in the game.

Wait, Crystal is 60 years old!?!? Has someone checked this guy for illegal substances yet?


[]: Yankees to sign comedian Crystal
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