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Please stick with HardballTalk for playoff coverage, not pizza places

Oct 11, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

I can’t decide what would be crazier: if the baseball playoffs actually did end after the LCS or if the Tigers got on the wrong flight and somehow ended up playing the Dodgers tonight:



No offense to the good people at Papa Johns’s, but I’ll make you a deal:  I won’t try to make pizza if you steer clear of avoiding baseball playoff previews.

  1. bitlrc - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    this reminded me of this story from yesterday:

    is something sinister afoot?

  2. BPKay - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Tweeted out by drunk papa john most likely :

  3. clarenceoveur - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Papa might have a slight prob when he imbibes a few

  4. dowhatifeellike - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    To be fair, it’s really hard to keep the sportsball results straight when you’re busy giving away 2 million pizzas while denying your employees health insurance.

  5. 18thstreet - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    To be fair, Papa John’s thought it was an argument AGAINST the Affordable Care Act that it would cost 11 cents per pizza to provide health care to all its employees.

    They’re kinda sociopaths. That’s the defense.

    • 18thstreet - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      Call me crazy, but I’d prefer if the guy making my pizza with his bare hands got a flu shot. #socialism

      • Old Gator - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        I don’t eat the crap from Papa John’s anyway. Aside from being a selfish prick who objects to making any contribution to the wellbeing of the underpaid cooks, waiters, waitresses and office staff who make his wealth, you need to blow a joint a half hour before eating there to notice that you’re masticating the tasteless garbage he produces. I didn’t buy his stuff even before his Obamacare hissyfit.

        I go to a great little local pizzeria run by a friendly, funny chef from Naples who plies me with delicious huge two-buck slices and free garlic knots which are ambrosial (and his house special pizza would be too much for a pride of velociraptors to finish). And he has an HD TV up in the corner so I can actually watch the games instead of sitting there like a zombie’s victim with my brain eaten out reading a stream of idiot tweets.

      • 18thstreet - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        Among the major chains — Papa John’s, Domino’s, etc. — I think Papa John’s is definitely the best. I’m not saying it’s great. But it’s okay pizza.

      • zzalapski - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        That’s like deciding which is the best entree at Olive Garden.

      • vivabear - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        Gator – for someone claiming not to eat papa john’s pizza, you sure as fuck seem to know a lot about their restaurants and food. You should shut the fuck up, unless you have something of value to share.

      • stex52 - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        Wassup? Gator kill your puppy?

      • Old Gator - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Naahhh, Vivabore is expiating his pent up frustration with being a dimwitted nobody with a profound disconnect between the logical faculties in the left half of his cortex and the vulgar faculties in his testicles. How either one connects with his typing finger we will have to leave to the medical students who get his cadaver after the top of his head blows apart trying to fathom why the Feesh wouldn’t part with Tweeter when the Cubs offered them Zack Greinke.

  6. historiophiliac - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Pretty sure you won’t get this mistake from Little Ceasar’s.

    • DJ MC - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      Dammit, I’m too late. I wanted to make the Little Caesar’s joke.

      (There are a Little Caesar’s and Papa John’s closer to my house than Pizza Hut or Dominos. When I can’t convince my family to get better pizza from a real pizzeria we always go for the latter two than the former two.)

      • dowhatifeellike - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        When Little Caesar’s started doing the $5 hot-n-ready deal, I figured I’d give it a shot since I hadn’t eaten there in ages. I think the box would have tasted better.

        Papa John’s pizza is expensive, they put too much sugar in the sauce, and it sends me running to the bathroom.

        I try to avoid the national chains. Blackjack is somewhat local to me and makes good, cheap pies.

      • gloccamorra - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        Running to the bathroom, huh? And you’re complaining because Papa John’s is keeping you regular? Constipation is a terrible condition, you know.

  7. Michael - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Papa John spent the evening shilling live during the Giants-Bears game last night, so I’m surprised he’s aware there was baseball.

  8. km9000 - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Who calls the World Series the “last round of baseball playoffs”? And no hashtag? Is that even legal?

  9. bmoreravens1012013 - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    After my Orioles were officially eliminated, I lost interest in MLB playoffs(I know, shocker). Go Ravens!

    • historiophiliac - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      And yet, you come here to be a pain in the ass. You make football fans look charming obnoxious.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        Not to mention Orioles fans. Good thing, this person does not accurately represent the majority of the Oriole fan base.

      • 18thstreet - Oct 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        Don’t worry, ScoutsSay. This Ravens clown will never be confused with a baseball fan.

    • DJ MC - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      People like you make people like me, who are Orioles and Ravens fans, seriously consider dropping one of the teams. Go troll elsewhere.

  10. jss1330 - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    I’d rather eat a Spilly meal.

  11. chiadam - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    What do you say we take a relaxed attitude towards work and watch the baseball game? The NY Mets are my favorite squadron.

  12. babyfarkmcgeezax - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Papa John is a damn douche. Better ingredients, better pizza my ass. Maybe if you want cardboard-flavored pizza, I guess they do have the best ingredients. Papa Douche would rather give away some free pizzas than provide healthcare for his employees, shows just what kind of dipshit he is. Yes, keep showing your lame face on commercials with Peyton Manning and at random basketball games on TV and keep reminding us how much of a tower-dwelling asshole you are. Shove a garlic sauce-dipped breadstick up your ass, Papa.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      But…what about the pepperoncini’s? I dig those.

    • Reflex - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      As someone who worked for PJ’s for a year and a half I will say that the ingredients line is actually pretty true. They use regional rather than national distribution, they make the sauce in store every morning (its still too sweet for me), the veggies arrive fresh and are cut in store as well. That is way way beyond Pizza Hut and other nationals with centralized freeze-dried packaging.

      Still, most areas have a better local pizzeria and that is way better than even PJ’s ingredient quality.

      All that said, I met John when he toured the store I was a driver for. Douche does not even begin to describe him. I’ve said it here before, but I’ve met a lot of rich people in my career, John was by far the most bizarre person I have ever met. It was a truly surreal experience.

  13. yankee172 - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    There are good people at Papa John’s? TIL.

  14. paul621 - Oct 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    “steer clear of avoiding baseball playoff previews”

    Well, technically, that’s exactly what they’re doing. All sorts of steering clear of avoiding it.

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