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Friday, February 22, 2008

Rejected!

Everything is all set.

You bought the ring. You got tickets to the game. Your girlfriend - the woman of your dreams, the person you want to start a family and grow old with - is sitting next to you and has no idea tonight is the night.

Best of all, somehow you managed to pull a few strings so you can propose to her during halftime. On national TV.

This is going to be awesome! Talk about something to tell the kids some day!

The time comes. You drop to your knee at mid-court and...



DOWN GOES FRASIER! DOWN GOES FRASIER!

And how 'bout the timing of the stadium horn after she turns him down? It's like the time keeper was chiming in to add insult to injury. "SIT DOWN, BITCH! YOU GOT FAAAACED!"

Plus, as if it could even get worse, as 23/6 said in their post on the story, to have to be consoled by the mascot as you do the walk of shame off the court?! Ouch!

Folks, this one is going sting for a looooong time.

39 comments:

Maize said...

She only used him to have him pay for her implants. Sucka!

srudoff said...

Was that Turtle from Entourage? :)

jcloverboi said...

I love that as the announcers are feeling sorry for the guy the camera pans to Tracy McGrady, who is chuckling all the while. That's ice-cold, T-Mac!

Anyone else notice that someone hands him a beer just as he leaves the court? "Sorry you just got rejected on national television--aw hell, this Bud's on me."

whetstonebuck said...

T-H-E-R-A-P-Y, find out what it means to me...



Apologies to Aretha.

Joshua said...

Gotta be a hoax- that girl has theatre chick written all over her. Notice how she kept looking in the exact spot the camera was? I call bullshit.

Hey Whets, I have something for you, it just hasn't made it's way to the post office yet- sorry man.

Hemlock Philosopher said...

"I choo choo chose you"

Visions of Ralph Wiggum come to mind when Lisa rejected.

phillip said...

True, she was looking right at the camera... but she did know that at center court, there were cameras all over her, so I'm not so sure if she was pulling one over by looking at one of the cameras that was right on her.

The run out the tunnel, for her, though, is an instant classic. Love the way the cheereaders were just staring at her.

Feelin' Blue said...

Haha srudoff I was about to write the same thing!

Feelin' Blue said...

I can't stand when people propose in public like that. It's cheesy and it puts both of them in danger of getting embarrassed. Well, it finally happened.

The exception to this was Ian Johnson proposing after the Fiesta Bowl. It was the perfect ending to one of the best football games of all time. He gets the game-winning TD and the girl.

Joshua said...

Man, if it's true I feel for the guy- the money would've been better spent hiring a midget clown to follow him for two weeks and hit him in the junk with a wiffle ball bat at random, intermittent points in time.

That having been said, if you're gonna go the ultra-classy proposal-at-center-court route and hope she'll let you get married in the drive thru at Hot 'N Now you better be damn sure she'll say yes.

west texas blue said...

I'm pretty sure for the last few years a different NBA team has had this hoax during or around Feb 14th time

Doug said...

I agree with feelin' blue. You don't do the public-proposal-in-front-of-a-stadium-full-of-people thing unless you're 100-percent positive beyond a shadow of a doubt that she's going to say yes.

That said, I still feel sorry for the guy, and I hope his buddies at least took him to a strip club and bought him a few lap dances after the game.

Nate said...

That sucks for him, but I feel like these sporting event proposal guys deserve to get rejected every once in a while. No one else in attendance cares whether you get married or not. They just want the timeout to hurry up and be over. GET OFF THE COURT!

Eric said...

You know what the best part of this was? I WAS THERE. I actually witnessed it. And it was brutal.

Joshua said...

I was actually the guy doing the proposing. Just in case anyone needs to know- the White Castle on
Washtenaw is now available on June 3rd.

whetstonebuck said...

"...the White Castle on
Washtenaw is now available on June 3rd."

Ahahahaha. Classic thread-bundling.

Got the message on the Post Office.

TitleIX said...

Uh, what did she think was going on when they got out to center court???
Either she is a complete bitch/moron/evil soul or the whole thing was staged.

I mean, SERIOUSLY!?
Your boyfriend says we are going out to half court and you don't think that something is fishy and put a stop to it before it goes too far???
Or you DO suspect something is up and then let it play out like that???
that's just evil.

and my word verification?
uuoax!

Vadatripp said...

Complete hoax. And a bad actress to boot (though she's got some curves). I'm guessing the guy was hoping to get enough sympathy to get into the locker room after the game.

Doesn't look like McGrady had much sympathy, though.

Eric said...

So fake. Arenas have been doing this bit FOR YEARS.

Years, I tells ya!

Joshua said...

T-
just figured that was you and the diamond wasn't big enough.

Ziiiing!

ohio_guy said...

I like how one of the announcers said "Oh, he should be over this sometime in the next 10-12 years..."

intellidouche said...

I think it would be funny if a guy made this huge arrangement where everybody thought he was gonna propose to his girl on the court during a timeout. But instead he goes out to mid court and takes a huge dump.

Yeah, that'd be funny.

zen wizard said...
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Joshua said...

Time for a Reader's Choice comment, you get to choose!


Zen,
A. That slenderizing belt is for well-endowed women who have small waists. If that young lady didn't wear it the shirt would fall straight down, thereby giving her the appearance of being a fairly hefty lass.

Or.......

B. Damn that belt makes her funbags look huge!

zen wizard said...

Here's what my Word Verification had to say about it!

zen wizard said...

Oh--sorry I took my smartass--er, I mean, witty comment off because the Word Verification was so COOL...now I left you hangin' with a blog sequitur...my bad Joshua!

I think I said something about, "She's hot now but looks like a chick who will pork out in a couple years..."

The people that said that this was staged might be on to something--she does a one-take RIGHT into the camera that would make Shemp--but perhaps not Larry--Stooge envious of her thespian talents.

And speaking of "...bian talents," maybe it's better he found out now!!

Catie said...

If it was not a hoax, then the girl is a bitch. Seriously, say YES to save the guy from the horrible embarrassment, THEN clue him in, in private!

TitleIX said...

no blood diamonds
not my style joshua

goat7ed said...

near the end the announcer says, ...little prank here the night before Valentine's..."

If it wasn't, then that would have been the appropriate time for the guy to use the microphone to announce, "I should have asked your sister instead since she is so much better in bed than you."

Chris in NC said...

I am going with staged in this one. She made a bee line to the opposite *players* exit he went to. Just like they rehearsed. Most people exit out the public exit. Where she went, only team personnel and performers go.

If it was real, you would think they would both head back at least in the direction they came, where their seats were.

whetstonebuck said...

Chris in nc,

Where were you and your detective level skills when Duke was lynching its lacrosse players?

WillinSacto said...

To think our s*itty announcers Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds here in Sacramento called this gem, which BTW I was watching. I couldn't help think at the time that only in Texas!

jasylonian said...

hrm. i like grant napear and jerry reynolds. admittedly, grant can get fairly obnoxious at times, but i've always thought that he called a pretty good game.

i'm calling staged, but i kinda wish it wasn't.

Chris in NC said...

Whetstone:

I was here in Salisbury, NC managing my databases and watching the show like everyone else was. Unfortunately, it didn't surprise anyone. NC courts are as corrupt as hell. Everyone knew about 4 weeks into it that 1, it was BS, 2, it was going to end poorly for the D.A. and 3, that it would take a while because we knew once the politics hit it, it would be forever before someone admitted mistakes.

Paulie Buckeyes said...

Big ups to the guy who gave him the beer coming off the court. Classy move.

IamCris said...

The rest of the story...
it seems Bertha (married) tried her hand at internet dating and after several outings with Jeffery was taken by complete surprise at halfcourt of the Houston game...

OldManUfer said...

Fake:

Magic 2005 - http://www.local6.com/sports/4199099/detail.html

Wizards 2004 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3AzaDohd0
http://www.nba.com/wizards/news/spoof_proposal040225.html

There are more...don't have the time.

OldManUfer said...

Let's try that again...

Magic 2005

Wizards 2004 (video)

Frankly, Scarlett said...

Ok so if she doesnt have enough tact to NOT wear a plastic silver belt or to trim her bangs, she certainly doesnt have enough to say 'yes' on national television and then give the ring back when they're in the car!

Ugh.