Anyone remember that VSPN parody from 2000?

Abugabby

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I was looking at some of my old work in the Wayback machine and stumbled upon this. If memory serves it went viral with over 50,000 visits per day for a couple of weeks. I had the cease and desist letter from ESPN framed on my wall for a bit (alongside my reply telling them to pound sand).

Good times.

 

Woodsa

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Do you remember the Blindsided parody with Peyton Manning @ the ESPY awards?
 

FiveWeight

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Hah I remember that site - nice! ESPN loved the sub-par QB with RB speed so much that their coverage seemed unjustifiably Vick-dominant.
 
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Grover

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I remember that site. I loved the “other news” links and was stunned when I clicked them and they went to actual news stories

One that stood out to me was a plane crash in Virginia that had congressmen on board but the link was something like “Plane crashes in northern Virginia- Michael Vick unharmed!!”

My guess is ESPN was pissed that some of the jokes would be actual suggested news topics and the site “pre-used” the Vick angle they were working on.
 

Abugabby

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Do you still have the site that made fun of IU fans?
I have a lot of the content somewhere. I had some pretty funny Flash cartoons like the one where you punch the IU fan when they say their typical stupid shit.