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sharick88
03-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Spygate and Bountygate. Do these idiots know that Watergate was actually the name of a hotel? Just wondering why the sports media went with that nonsense.

bLuereverie
03-06-2012, 04:08 PM
Don't forget Nipplegate/ TripGate/ handshakegate, etc.. Just trying to be cute with the matter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_with_%22-gate%22_suffix#Sports

jhamburg
03-06-2012, 06:53 PM
Spygate and Bountygate. Do these idiots know that Watergate was actually the name of a hotel? Just wondering why the sports media went with that nonsense.

I thought it was a water-related scandal?