SportsPickle relaunched on July 15. So if you're an athlete or team who did something mockable before then and you were hoping to see it listed here apologies. Maybe next year! Keep being a dumbass! You never know what can happen!
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Every other media outlet seems to be doing these already. SportsPickle is a bit behind. How did it get to be 2009 already?!
Anyway, sorry for the delay. Without further ado
Baseball Player of the Decade: Barry Bonds
Basketball Player of the Decade: Michael Jordan
Soccer Player of the Decade:Zinedine Zidane
Driver of the Decade: Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
Football Player of the Decade: Barry Sanders
Hockey Player of the Decade: Mario Lemieux
Golfer of the Decade: Nick Price
Team of the Decade: Chicago Bulls
Congratulations to everyone, thanks for all the great memories and good luck in 2000 and beyond!
And now, some predictions for the upcoming decade!
Barry Bonds' career will get derailed by steroids allegations, including the use of a steroid used to improve the muscle quality of steer. Michael Jordan will get divorced, get fat and take a no-show job with the Charlotte Bobcats. Zinedine Zidane will head-butt an Italian guy for calling his sister a whore. Dale, Sr. = dead. Barry Sanders will stay unretired and out of the public eye. Mario Lemieux will come back, play well, become the owner of the Penguins, keep them from leaving town and then let a young phenom live in his house for an uncomfortable amount of time. Nick Price will continue his dominance, but will see his career and reputation unravel after a minor car accident outside of his home blows the cover off of a secret life in which he is banging a countless number of skanks. The Chicago Bulls will start losing again.
Bold predictions, but we'll see how many of them pan out!
Everything that appears on SportsPickle is the greatest thing ever conceived. But here is what was the greatest of the greatest things ever conceived in November based on traffic numbers.
Everything that appears on SportsPickle is the best of the best, of course. But here is what was the best of the best of the best in September based on traffic numbers.
Everything that appears on SportsPickle is great. But some is even more great. Here is what you the disgusting, unwashed, halitosed masses liked best in those heady days of September 2009.
Enjoy! (And take a shower, masses.)
Oh, and yeah that's the Pulitzer up there. Uh-huh.
You may have noticed that a few changes have been made around here.
First off, SportsPickle is now daily during the work week (M-F) and will routinely be updated throughout the day. So come back every day, several times a day.
Now to the other changes.
Breaking News Nothing new here. Scrolling headlines. Only the new format won't give you a seizure. You're welcome.
Picks Carousel This is where you'll see the top feature stories or anything I think deserves special notice. You may even see some older articles here that have been updated for new readers.
Top Navigation Bar Here you see major sports that are in-season or close to being in-season. Click to see an archive of sport-specific content.
Fake Quotes The most recent Fake Quote is on the front page along the right side. But this houses all of the past Fake Quotes.
Mail Athletes An archive of all athlete correspondence.
Handicapper The longtime NFL picks column. Sports other than the NFL will now occasionally be featured in Handicapper.
Faces in the Crowd A new feature. This highlights some of the lesser known people in sports; maybe some people in your own community.
T.I.R.S.H. Today in Revisionist Sports History. See them all right here.
Interviews Another new feature. These are actual interviews yes, real interviews! Really! with people in sports I think you might find interesting.
Links Another new feature. An archive of interesting links beyond the latest links that are visible on the front page along the right side.
Picture of the Day Pretty obvious.
Stuff You Might Have Heard Quick-hitting stories.
TV Tonight SportsPickle's pick for the best sports event on national TV each day.
Poll Also pretty obvious. There will be a new poll at least once a week, usually more often.
the bottom column Anything that isn't placed in the Picks Carousel or in Stuff You Might Have Heard will go here. This part of the front page will be updated the most.
Share This Article tools These are available on every article page. You can submit stuff to Digg, e-mail it to friends, or easily post it to Facebook or Twitter. Please do all of them.
Now for a few questions you might ask
What happened to Ponder This? Nothing. Ponder This isn't it's own thing anymore. But everything you saw in Ponder This will now be found as separate posts in the main column of the page.
What about commenting? It's coming.
So what's left?
Well, this is just the re-launch of SportsPickle. There may be a few bugs at the outset. And plenty of new stuff is on the way that I am really excited about.
Finally, thanks to the great team at College Humor and Connected Ventures for the outstanding job on the new SportsPickle. And thank you to Adam Reisinger for all his years of work on the site as the (now former) webmaster.
And thanks to all of you for your continued support of the site. If you have any additional questions about the new SportsPickle, you can e-mail me at email@example.com or you can ask them to @sportspickle on Twitter. If there are recurring ones, I'll post them here.