Some favorites and a few duds from today's commenting.
Favorites, in no particular order:
♥ Always Winning got in a great Kyle Orton-is-homeless joke in the NFL Pro Daze post. He's been killing lately.
Steve U's joyous paraphrasing of a memorable Kevin Harlan exclamation might be the comment of the day, on a day he had several memorable comments.
It's not particularly great, but on a weak day for commenting, I enjoyed this extremely silly bit of wordplay by All Over But The Sharting in the Wake Up Deadspin post.
Total Fucking Duds
In a post that produced a lot of duds, unstarred commenter sacoplenty produced a so-bad-it's-almost-good turkey of a riff on the title of the Bleacher Report's misguided natural disasters slideshow. It practically begs for the sad trombone.
But even that flat tire couldn't compare to Lady Pha Pha's unintentionally hilarious contribution to that same thread. This comment could not possibly have been more off-target. There were some funny comments in that Bleacher Report thread, but it also brought out some of the worst comments the site has seen all week. I'd highlight a few others, but it's too depressing.
Starred commenter BlylevenTheDude stank up the joint with this smelly turd of a comment in the Lakers-Heat post. Using a phrase as bland as "Kobe wanted this one" to make yet another Kobe-as-rapist joke is just the lowest of low-hanging fruit, but on top of that, this particular Kobe-as-rapist joke isn't even clever. And on top of that, the Lakers lost the game in question, and Kobe Bryant played poorly, making the Kobe-not-taking-"no"-for-an-answer joke doubly inappropriate. It's just an extremely lazy comment, overall. BlylevenTheDude isn't a particularly excellent commenter, but he's certainly capable of better than this.
Finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that, although he's typically a perfectly solid commenter, Armen Tamzarian had a groan-inducing comment today. This contribution to the Big East anthem post is a rent-a-joke: the punchline is, "I've seen Boogie Nights!" In all fairness, there were quite a few rent-a-jokes today, and I chose this one to point out that sometimes, even non-norbizness starred commenters are guilty of them too.
Today, all in all, was a pretty mediocre day among the commentariat. I think Fridays are often comparably weaker than other weekdays.
And now for DUAN.