Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Our newest tradition, for however long it lasts, where we fill our offseason hours revisiting, and voting on, Mets-related tabloid front and back pages from the previous season.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:32 am

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It means that for twelve months, every time you ask for Rice-A-Roni, you'll get some for free! No questions asked!

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:33 am

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Bumping this to the next page.

Benjamin Grimm wrote:The final round of voting has begun this morning and will run for seven days.

Our two finalists are SEEDS OF LIFE, from the New York Post, and CES BOOM BAH! from The Daily News.

SEEDS OF LIFE is the first Post cover to advance this far. (Last year's final round was between two Daily News covers, YES-PEDES and CON4TO.)

The two covers eliminated in Round 5 were METS IN A LANDSLIDE (Daily News) and 11th HEAVEN (Newsday).

11th HEAVEN made Derby history in two ways: As the first Newsday cover to advance to the Final Four and as the first cover ever to win a unanimous victory. It defeated the Daily News' ALL TO FAMILIA by a score of 15 to 0 in the second round.

And finally, for being featured on the highest ranked Newsday cover, Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be awarded a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni (The San Francisco Treat), Turtle Wax (It gives a hard shell finish) and a copy of the Tabloid Cover Derby Home Game, available wherever fine toys and games are sold!

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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby cooby » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:31 pm

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I can't find that game anywhere :(

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:37 pm

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cooby wrote:I can't find that game anywhere :(


That's last year's edition. You could tell by the tabloid covers. You can get it on ebay.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:41 pm

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It took me a while, but I was finally able to get in touch with someone at the Louvre. They assured me that, despite the violent incident that occurred outside the museum yesterday, the YES-PEDES cover is safe and undamaged.

While I had them on the phone, I also asked about the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. They said that they haven't had a chance yet to check on them.

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Postby 41Forever » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:24 pm

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Phew!

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Centerfield » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:22 am

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:It took me a while, but I was finally able to get in touch with someone at the Louvre. They assured me that, despite the violent incident that occurred outside the museum yesterday, the YES-PEDES cover is safe and undamaged.

While I had them on the phone, I also asked about the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. They said that they haven't had a chance yet to check on them.


I'm afraid Venus did not fare as well. Appears to have lost her arms in the incident.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:38 am

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I should have also asked about the Serena de Milo.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Centerfield » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:43 am

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:I should have also asked about the Serena de Milo.


Serena is fine. With her thick, muscular arms.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:24 am

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Voting has closed for the final thread of the 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby, and Yoenis Cespedes and the Daily News once again prove to be a winning combination. CES BOOM BAH! is the 2016 Champion, defeating the New York Post's SEEDS OF LIFE by a tally of 14 to 7.

2016 CHAMPION COVER
CES BOOM BAH!
New York Daily News, August 30, 2016

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The winning cover was revealed this afternoon in Stockholm in a ceremony in the Royal Palace. The Mets were represented by manager Terry Collins. Also on hand were Sweden's Queen Silvia; CPF receptionist Maja, who is currently starring in the reality show Maja: Ut Från Bakom Skrivbordet on Sweden's SVT Network; a few representatives from the Järfälla branch of the Kran Pool Barn Klubb (Melker, Märta, and Sigrid) and the ghost of Swedish actress Greta Garbo, making an extremely rare public appearance.

Maja apparently had a little too much brännvin at the reception prior to the ceremony and got inappropriately chummy with Her Majesty.


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The reception had to be moved indoors this year because of protests in the street held by a group consisting of Matt Harvey aficionados, bladder enthusiasts, and urine fetishists.


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After the ceremony the cover was installed in the lobby of the Kran Pool Forum Internationella Huvudkontoret in Stockholm. Maja has changed to her business attire and is back at her day job as our receptionist.


As the featured player on the winning cover, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will receive a 1968 Chevrolet Nova!
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And, for being featured on the highest ranked New York Post cover, Mets captain David Wright will be awarded a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni (The San Francisco Treat), Turtle Wax (It gives a hard shell finish) and a copy of the Tabloid Cover Derby Home Game, available wherever fine toys and games are sold!

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The final bracket:

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Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby! We hope you had fun, we hope you learned something, and we'll see you again in November!

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby MFS62 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:49 am

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Bravo!
Well done.
Too bad its snowing. I couldn't make it to the Airport and missed my flight.
And I wanted to be there (for the post ceremony party with Maja) so very much.
Maybe next year.

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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:11 am

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Love the bracket, looks cool all filled in.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:24 am

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Well done. The protests turned violent when a Newsday graphic artist was suddenly punched in the face by an anonymous protestor while being interviewed.

I totally, totally have an alibi.
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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby cooby » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:49 am

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VERY nicely done :D

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Centerfield » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:14 pm

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This is just terrific. It's the best part of the off-season. Thanks again BG and all the good people Sweden.

This reminds me of the legendary quote from Rogers Hornsby

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I take solace in the CPF Tabloid Cover Derby. Otherwise, I stare out the window and wait for spring.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:24 pm

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I'm glad everyone enjoyed it! And we already have two covers lined up for 2017! (Actually, that's quite a bit behind last year's pace, where the Mets made a lot of January news with the Cooperstown election of Mike Piazza and the contract to Yoenis Cespedes.)

I have a feeling that Maja may not get invited to next year's ceremony. The Queen was pretty pissed off.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby seawolf17 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:42 pm

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That is exceptionally well done. Proud to be a small part of it.
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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:23 pm

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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Zvon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:41 pm

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That announcing the winner post is beyond awesome and hilarious. Great job. I like how you chose to have TC yankin' up his draws.
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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:11 pm

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He looks pretty uncomfortable around Maja, doesn't he?

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby bmfc1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:28 am

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Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:18 am

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Got that one, and six others so far. The 2017 field currently consists of four covers from the Post, three from the News, and none yet from Newsday.

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Centerfield » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:21 am

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:He looks pretty uncomfortable around Maja, doesn't he?


I think it's perfect. This is exactly what Terry Collins would look like standing next to Maja.

Also, I'm just noticing the girl in pink in the back of the lobby picture. This deserves an explanation no?

Re: Tabloid Cover Derby 2016

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:36 am

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Don't ask me! I have no idea what's going on there. There's also a dog eating out of a garbage can. Maybe it has something to do with Maja's recent celebrity?

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