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The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby gatorgreenwell » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:11 pm

Baseball giants The New York Mets were stunned when RICK ASTLEY’S classic hit Never Going To Give You Up scored a landslide victory in a vote to name the club’s next theme tune.

Organisers had offered choices such as JON BON JOVI’S Living On A Prayer – however more than FIVE million fans had apparently picked the cheesy 1987 hit to be played around the Mets’ stadium at each game during the final season.

Baffled why New Yorkers were desperate for a signature tune by a has-been pop star, club bosses later discovered they had fallen victim to the global phenomenon that is ‘Rickrolling’.

Minutes after posting the vote on their website last week cheeky Astley pranksters from online communities such as Fark and Digg urged readers to vote for Astley’s tune.

However their game was up after bosses saw the scam being discussed on message boards.

Embarrassed sources say the club will NOT abide by the final vote.

There will now be a ‘run-off’ where the top six songs, including Never Going To Give You Up, will be played on consecutive days.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... 025111.ece
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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:32 pm

....isn't the sun a fake newspaper, like the Onion?
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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby jfg » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:33 pm

This is a true story though and I can't believe it hasn't been posted yet. I really hope Mets fans play along.
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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:44 pm

jfg wrote:This is a true story though and I can't believe it hasn't been posted yet. I really hope Mets fans play along.


It was posted in GT several days ago, and its been discussed in GC too, I think.
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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby Philliebuster » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:26 pm

God I pray they don't play that.
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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:24 am

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Re: The Mets love Rick Astley

Postby jealousblues » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:24 am

BOOOOOOOO!

I voted for that crap so the Mets would play it. Freaking losers.

I almost posted it here. TO be honest it would be a better promotion than playing some kind of over played song you could hear at any game.
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