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Wow, that is not an easy headline to write. And the story -- passed along by RandBallsStu -- is so convoluted that you probably just need to read it (mind the language, of course).
The upshot? The 9-11 truther who crashed the postgame Super Bowl podium is named Matthew Mills. But a couple of different radio stations -- including WCCO -- apparently did interviews afterward with a different Matthew Mills.
It's basically the worst nightmare of a host/reporter.
But it does make for an interesting tale.
Two men charged with counterfeiting Super Bowl tickets at Kinko’s could be watching the big game from behind bars.
Damon Daniels, 43, of Jamaica and Eugene Fladger, 32, of Philadelphia were arrested inside a Bronx White Castle Monday for running a phony ticket operation, according to the Queens District Attorney. Not only did they sell tickets to this weekend's championship game, they also sold parking passes and tickets to Super Bowl events around town, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The National Football League tipped off the NYPD in December.
Soon after, officers set up a sting operation, posing as eager football fans buying tickets from Daniels and Fladger.
Sounds like a Hold Steady song gone awry.
From King5.com in Washington:
Nathaniel Wentz has football in his blood. He and his dad have bonded over the victories and heartbreaks on the gridiron since Nathaniel was just 3 years old.
"I’m a die hard," said Nathaniel.
"We're very passionate about it," added his father, Randall.
On Sunday those passions were tested when Nathaniel was told to go home and change his shirt after coming to work in a Denver Broncos jersey. He says the manager at the Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma invited employees to wear jerseys to work on game day to show off their team spirit. Apparently, however, he only meant Seahawks jerseys.
"I thought, wow. Really?" said the elder Wentz.
The father says he asked to talk to the owner, who didn’t call back, so Nathaniel stayed home. The next day he found out he had been fired.
"It was all about you can’t. You can’t represent your team. There’s something wrong with that," said Nathaniel.
The 17-year-old high school quarterback says he was technically fired for not returning to work on Sunday. It turns out, however, you can be fired in Washington for wearing a Broncos jersey, even a Seahawks jersey, if the boss doesn’t like it.
OK, part of us wants to just say: "Look, kid. You have to be smarter than this. If you are invited to wear a jersey to A PLACE YOU WORK on the day of the game that will take the home state team to the Super Bowl, it is implied that you should wear a jersey of the home team. If you are told your attire is not acceptable, then go home and change and come back."
But another part of us wants to say: "Are you kidding? You send a teenage employee home because he's wearing a Broncos jersey? The Seahawks weren't even playing the Broncos ... and aside from that, what's the big deal? People surely would have had fun with it all day -- customers and employees alike."
And one more part of us really doesn't care and can't believe we spent any time thinking about it.
(One part of us just thinks about tater tots, constantly, regardless).
Seriously, is what Richard Sherman said or did any worse than this behavior?
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