Eli Manning Just Got Amusingly Roasted By The Onion
The genius of The Onion is that it knows its limitations. There have been no Onion Comedy Central pilots; no bad Onion movies (See: National Lampoon's European Vacation) and most importantly, no collaborations with Will Ferrell. Other than The AV Club and occasional for-video productions, they don't branch out much.
What they do well is articles on the internet. There's a great example above.
“I usually stop at home once a week with all my dirty clothes from football, and then my mom washes and folds everything for me,” said Manning, adding that his mother makes sure he has enough clean socks to wear until his next visit. “I tried doing it myself my rookie year, but I accidentally bleached my home jersey, so I just have my mom do it since she knows about all the temperature settings on the washer and the right detergents to use and all that stuff. And before I leave, she always packs a bunch of frozen home-cooked meals for my road games. It’s great.”
No matter what Eli Manning accomplishes, he'll always be the Manning who occasionally skips football practice to stay home and help his mom make zucchini bread. The Onion realizes this, and here sets the perfect tone.
Kind of like this, from July of 2013:
I have nothing against Romo: he's a great quarterback and a "righteous dude", as they said in Animal House. And I suspect that The Onion has no real issue with him either. But comedy is comedy, and when you do it as well as The Onion, that trumps everything.
The greatest Onion sports headlines of recent times:
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