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Bryce Harper’s catchphrase makes “Jeopardy!”

Jan 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

Bryce Harper has had a big week. First he unveiled his new haircut — the mohawk is no more — now his famous catch phrase joins the ranks of “Potent Potables” as a “Jeopardy!” category, courtesy of Ben Masur:

I didn’t watch it, but I hope “What is ‘Quick Change’” was a proper response to one of the clues.  Best clown/crime movie of all time and I won’t tolerate any argument on this point.

  1. bostonboy82 - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    This might be the weirdest article ever written. I have no idea, start to finish.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      You think it’s a clown article, bro?

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      By the way, the legal drinking age in Ontario where he was asked the “clown question” is 19. It would have been perfectly legal for him to drink alcohol in Ontario, so it was not a clown question.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        It was a clown question because it was aimed squarely at his religious beliefs, not because of his age. If I’m not mistaken, it went something like, well, you can drink legally here, so are you gonna tie one on while the anhedonic keepers of the Tabernacle aren’t paying attention?

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        I rather doubt that the reporter knew anything about his religious beliefs.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        If he didn’t, he wasn’t paying attention. Harper has been quite out front about his Mormonism, his alcohol and tobacco free lifestyle, and has, among other things, talked about various potentially lucrative product endorsements he wouldn’t accept and about his philosophy of abstinence before marriage. I haven’t really followed him closely and knew all about that – the guy was a phenom coming up through college and the minors and was under the microscope the whole time. Any reporter who didn’t know this stuff about him needs to go back and take some basic journalism classes at his local community college.

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

        It was a Canadian reporter. We know very little about that Harper. The only Harper that matters to us is our PM.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 11:50 PM

        That makes us kinda even. The only Trudeau we care about down here is the one who writes Doonesbury.

  2. dlpimpin - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I had no clue what Bryce Harper’s famous catch phrase was, so I opened the article. After reading it, I still don’t know. Keep up the good work.

    • mrfloydpink - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      One would think that those who use mobile devices to read the Internet would realize that there are certain limitations in terms of functionality. Like, twitter pics don’t display automatically, the way they do in a regular Internet browser.

      Now, if you loaded the site on an actual full-blown computer, you were confronted with a picture of a Jeopardy board tile that says:

      “That’s a Clown Question, Bro.”

      This leaves rather little question as to what Bryce Harper’s catchphrase is.

    • dcfan4life - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      If this was your attempt to be funny, you failed. If you really didn’t know his catchphrase even after reading this article, you failed as well.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    I’ll take anal bum cover for 200, Alex.

    • mrfloydpink - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Jap Anus relations for 200, Alex.

      • WhyDoIActuallyCare - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        I’ll take “The Rapists”

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM

        Connery: Ursula Andress, Catherine Deneuve and Charo, twice
        Trebeck: That’s Foreign FLICKS Mr. Connery!

  4. thetylerrose - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Incorrect. “Shakes the Clown” is at top of that genre. Not even close!

    • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Damn, you beat me to it. Quick Change has nothing in it to compare with “Yeah, a bad clown can really fuck you up.”

  5. pebes21 - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Whats his catch phrase? Thanks for the informative news article

    • kalinedrive - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      That is a clown queston, bro.

      Now go look for the catchphrase yourself.

  6. paul621 - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Yeah… At least on the SportsTalk app, this makes no sense. Is there a photo or something with that tweet that isn’t displaying?

    • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      That’s one reason I don’t use the app, I much prefer the browser version.

  7. therealtrenches - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Further proof of Craig’s hack journalist status, sycophants notwithstanding. Way to get the fundamental information to your audience in a clear fashion, Craig.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      It’s not his fault your browser/mobile device doesn’t display twitter pics automatically.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        Real trenches, huh? And do you know how to tell that Craig is The King? It’s cause he ain’t got shit all over him.

      • paul621 - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        Although I don’t agree with his attack on Craig, it kind of is Craig’s fault. If they’re going to actively market the SportsTalk app on here (which they do, time to time), they should make sure that the content they post works on the app.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        You have it backwards. It’s the DEVELOPERS of the app that need to ensure that the content as shown on the browser displays correctly in the app. That’s not the blogger’s job. The correct thing is to complain to the SportsTalk app developers that the content is being displayed wrong on the app while correctly in the site. So um, no, it’s not even kind of the author’s fault.

  8. cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    You’d think anyone who paid any attention to baseball would know Harper’s catch phrase. Even if you didn’t, google works on mobile devices too, y’know. Looks like the weekend commentary types need to be lead through life by the hand.

    Anyhow, the best clown movie ever was Batman, The Dark Knight. The Joker was so badass he’s eat any other clown for lunch and still have room to consume your soul.

    • WhyDoIActuallyCare - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      What’s with all the, “this isn’t REAL news and journalism” that has been going on lately. Used to be a bunch of us arguing with each other about pie vs. cake, trolling Phillies fans and just general good-hearted commenting. All these new people just want to say Craig is a hack journalist who copies other people’s articles and complain about the content. If you think its that bad, go elsewhere – you’re not really wanted here.

      Oh yeah, and Heath Ledger was boss.

      tl;dr – Get off my lawn

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Cake Rulez.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        bread pudding

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        And I wouldn’t worry too much about the doucher commentary population. Looks like some of them are the same person with multiple login names. Some people have no life.

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        There you go with that Bread Pudding jazz, ‘Philliac. That’s a clown dessert.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        I love jazz and bread pudding. Clowns make me sad, though, so I will leave this one to you dudez.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        Bread pudding. They make a warm cinnamon caramel bread pudding in New Orleans over which you can melt some dulce de leche ice cream, pour some rum sauce over it, dump a heaping tablespoonful of it onto your palate and then marvel that it’s possible to experience a sensation like that so far up your body.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      Not in the same catogery Cur, if you haven’t seen Quick Change, you owe it to yourself to watch it. It is a fine piece of work by Bill Murray.

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        The Joker’s after lunch craps are bigger than Bill Murray.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        What do you have against Bill Murray? There’s room for more than one clown. It depends on type. Heath Ledger filled in rather nicely the psychotic role. This one is about carrying out a bank heist in creative fashion… then watch the getaway go spectacularly wrong.

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        This is a Clown Post, bro. Its about clown sized stature and total ability to go Clown-Wrong. NO ONE beats The Joker for Clowning Wrong. He the Ric Flair of clowning. Bill Murray? Pshaw. Bill Murray’d need Egon, Spangler, Venkman, and The Black Guy to help him, to even stand a chance against The Joker. And even then it’d be touch and go without Rick Moranis there to help.

      • indaburg - Jan 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

        I’m with you, FC. Bill Murray rulez. As do cakez,

    • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      After Shakes the Clown you’ve got Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Pennywise from It by Stephen King: Tim Curry as a clown with fangs who is really just a thinly disguised giant spider. We took Fido, our odd Hemingway hound, to see It and he was shedding quills and practically molted from terror right there in his seat. The Dark Knight doesn’t even rank.

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        When I was a kid I read It. Never looked at clowns the same again after that. If you ask me The Joker’s channeling that clown right there.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        Ok, see. We have different categories of clowns here, some are benign, some are psychotic, some eat humans for foodd, others feed on children’s terror, some are just bumbling incompetents and others are quick-witted with some bad luck. I think there’s room for all these clowns.

        Why does it have to devole into: the best clown is the most psychotic clown? I think Alan Shore went a little overboard when he proclaimed that “Clowns, are EVIL”.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        I think It is very fine piece of disturbing work from Mr. King, you can tell the cocaine was working overtime with some of those chapters there. When I say disturbing I don’t necessarily mean the clown.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

        In fact, the most disturbing things in that book have nothing to do with the clown or the giant spider but with the very deranged characters that populate it.

      • cur68 - Jan 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM

        Totally agree FC re It. King was off his gourd and it kinda showed.

        As to category of clowns, well I believe they’re all basically evil. Some are kinda pathetic evil. Evil in that special way that people who explain jokes and set out to be funnier than anyone else are evil. That’s your Bill Murray sort of clown. Just One Calorie Evil. Evil Light.

        Then there’s your Joker style clown. Your Heath Ledgers and Tim Currys. Just evil and real good at it. Evil for evil’s sake of evil. They don’t apologize and they never explain why. They just wanna see the world burn and are real good at making ordinary people do evil for them. Heavy Duty Evil.

        I think, in order to settle this one, I need to see this here Quick Change to call it for certain. Still, I’m confident that nothing Bill Murray will do in that movie will equal what Ledger was up to in The Dark Knight. That’s the cake of evil.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 26, 2013 at 9:48 PM

        re: It

        Think the first 4 Tim Curry movies I saw him in was Rocky Horror Picture Show, then It, then Clue and finally Home Alone 2. Talk about range!

        Shock of the Year has to go with OG watching Killer Klowns from Outer Space. You must have watched that on a dare.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM

        Not a’tall. I am a connoisseur of terrible films – “Golden Turkeys,” as they are y’clep’d amongst cineyeasters. My idea of a great way to kill a rainy afternoon is a bag of popcorn sufficiently well buttered to require a subsequent double bypass, a big plastic cup of especially medicinal tasting badly formulated watered down Diet Pepsi with more ice in it than the Davis Strait in early May, and a triple feature of Glen or Glenda, Attack of the Crab Monsters and Terror of Tinytown.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

        You want range? Kevin Bacon, he’s done literally every role on the planet.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      They might be Yahoos.

  9. therealtrenches - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Just a couple of things, crybabies;

    – being a ‘weekend commenter’ is nothing to be ashamed of. It means they have lives.

    – yeah, I knew Bryce’scute little catch phrase before reading the article, and my browser loads pictures just fine; but before I ever commented, there were people here claiming the article was utterly cryptic to them, totally unintelligible. Know why? Because your BFF Craig couldn’t be bothered w/ explaining things clearly.

    – as predicted a number of you sycophants rushed to his defense at the first sign if criticism of him; what’s your deal? Fact of the matter is, most of Craig’s stuff is pulled from other places, barely revised, and doesn’t cite it’s source. He’s great if you want some quick baseball news, but that’s about it. Why the impassioned defense of him?

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      “He’s great if you want some quick baseball news”

      It’s almost as if that’s the very point of this site. Funny that.

      • kalinedrive - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

        I like you, Craig. I think your writing is humorous and that is what I come to this site for. Sure, baseball news, too, but we can get that anywhere. Humor is a more valuable commodity. Funny that indeed.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        I also like Craig.

        He’s not a douche like Florio.

      • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        Who’s Florio?

    • kalinedrive - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      “most of Craig’s stuff is pulled from other places, barely revised, and doesn’t cite it’s source.”

      Actually, I think it is probably accurate to say that he always cites his source. I always see links to the stories he references, and here he says “courtesy of Ben Masur” right before linking the twitter comment.

      I could complain that sometimes there is not much detail in some of these posts and I don’t like to click a lot of the links at work because I hate getting the Websense block message, but that’s my problem. The reference is there for anyone who wants to get more information. Copying and pasting full articles would warrant more criticism than gathering information and providing links in a useful feed like this site provides.

  10. therealtrenches - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Craig, thanks for taking my comment out of context. I wouldn’t expect anything else from you.

    But really, I wasn’t thinking of this story when I was describing ‘baseball news,’ were you?

    Funny, you’re the only writer on any of these sites who regularly defends himself in the comment section and appears to have a passel of impassioned defenders.

    With the latter, why bother with the former?

    Do your job better and this stuff won’t happen ; I could make a living pointing out the problems with your posts.

    And get thicker skin, dude.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      How was that taken out of context? You said what you hated about this site, then said what was OK about it. I’m merely noting that the thing you think is OK about it is the entire point of this site.

      Why I bother? Because I like to talk to readers. And, no matter what other folks may say here, I don’t expect anyone to fight my battles for me. I’m more than capable of defending myself.

      Beyond that, if you could make a living pointing out the problems here, why do you bother reading? Seems like quite a waste of your time. Most rational people I know stay away from things they don’t like. Maybe you should too.

      And my skin is just fine, thanks. You’re more than welcome to criticize this site or me all you’d like as long as you don’t break out very liberal terms of service. If it makes you feel better, by all means, go right ahead.

  11. chuckleberry1974 - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    IT, by SK. That’s all there is to say on this tiny genre.

  12. tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    For the record, I am also a fan of Quick Change.

    “Flores. Flores para los muertos. Looooos muuueeeertoooos!”
    “What’s she saying?”
    “It means flowers for the dead.”

  13. therealtrenches - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    In context, my comment meant that you take other people’s work (without citing them), and post it here, in one convenient spot, where we can get it quickly. I’ll draw you a map if you’d like.

    As for the thickness of your skin, I dunno, Craig. I could be wrong, but I think you only comment in situations like this, to defend yourself. It doesn’t seem that you enjoy it, either.

    If what you say is true, that’s great, but the here fact that you keep responding to me (and rapidly!!) over a slapped together article on Bryce Harper’s catch phrase suggests pretty thin skin.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      You still have no idea what that little gray rectangle with the word “Reply” in it is for do you?

      • paul621 - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        Something else that the mobile site and the SportsTalk app sorely lack, by the way.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Don’t you hate it when you’re having a pillow fight and the other girls all stop because that moment has passed and they want to try on make up while someone reads Seventeen out loud now?

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM

        I hate that moment when I get a weird boner on a baseball blog.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM



      • cur68 - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM


    • cur68 - Jan 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Christ what a barrel of laughs YOU are. One of the many reasons there’s regular visitors to this site is BECAUSE of Craig. No one comes here for you, buddy.

      Anyhow, here’s a pro-tip: you can go and never be bothered by Craig or us again. Trust me on this, you’ll not be missed. So collect your refund and don’t let the door hit your smarmy ass on the way out.

  14. kalinedrive - Jan 26, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    For the record, the Jeopardy clues were about Krusty, Ronald McDonald, Picasso, Steven Sondheim, and Marcel Marceau.

  15. Leigh in CO - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I’ll await the Miguel Cabrera category.

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