The Sports World Freaked Out About Hostess Going Out Of Business, Too
Glenn Davis 03:45 pm, November 16th, 2012
Earlier today, Hostess, the manufacturer of beloved food-like substances ranging from Twinkies and Ding Dongs to Wonder Bread, announced it was officially winding down operations, blaming a widespread strike that the bankrupt company said it couldn't weather. This news took the internet by storm, because anything that makes people nostalgic takes the internet by storm. Even if people hadn't actually thought to eat Twinkies in years, the thought of a world without them left holes in many a heart.
Never mind that Twinkies, along with many other prominent Hostess brands, will probably be sold to another company as part of Hostess's liquidation process, so Twinkies will most likely keep getting made. It was the threat of losing them that had everyone - even people who hadn't so much as thought about the existence of any Hostess product in years - in a tizzy. (Oh, not to mention thousands of people losing jobs.) And the sports world was far from immune. Let's take a look at who took a keen interest in Hostess's demise, shall we?