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Hot Dog Launchers… They’re Phaaaantastic!

P1_phanatic_5Every once in a blue moon something amazing happens in sports.  Take the time, for example, when Yinka Dare (R.I.P.) made his first assist.  Or those rare moments when Ricky Henderson referred to himself in the first person.

Or those times when members of The Sports Hernia come across a story that they thought they wrote, only to find out that no, it is a REAL story. 

we saw the headline for this gem and collectively did more double-takes
than a bunch of nerds in an 80s movie after a hot babe walks by. 

Bomb squad blows up hot dogs

"The bomb squad detonated the packages. The Phillies said the hot dogs
were heavily wrapped in white packaging and duct tape so they could be
fired from the Phanatic’s hot-dog launcher."

This wildly entertaining, yet dangerous fan-fueled device reminds us of another souvenir-launching mishap.

You need a hot dog!


  1. Zen Wizard

    September 25, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    How about a “Worst Sports Mascots Ever”-Post?

    Phanatic is a shoo-in, of course.

  2. Pat

    September 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    You gotta be kidding me. The Phanatic is by far the greatest/most entertaining mascot in sports.

  3. tamtam

    September 25, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    actually, mr. met and the phanatic are tied with each other over who is baseball’s worst (or nastiest/creepiest/insert derogatory phrase here) mascot

  4. wicker24

    September 25, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Hmm Pat, I wonder if you are biased on that opinion? LOL

  5. Zen Wizard

    September 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I would say that “Scrotie” of the Rhode Island School of Design (Yes–I did not make that up) is the Worst Mascot Ever, but he is “bad” in a kind of “full circle” way, like The Evil Dead Part II, where the badness goes the full circle, and becomes “good.”

  6. tamtam

    October 14, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    @ zen wizard:

    that scrotie character is funny but in a disturbing way. whoever came up with the idea of a giant dick for a mascot? theyve certainly got balls (no pun intended)

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