Hoosier icon vs. NBA No. 1 pick

June 23, 2009
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jaredJust when you thought Hoosier icon Jared Fogle was being pushed aside by the $5 footlong ad campaign, he turns up in Manhattan playing hoops with soon-to-be NBA No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin.

Today, the Oklahoma all-American laced them up against the man best known for dropping 245 pounds eating Subway sandwiches while living on the Indiana University campus.

As of 2:45 p.m. today, I was still awaiting the outcome of their game of horse. Well instead of playing horse, they played Subway. The first shooter to spell S-u-b-w-a-y, lost. I’ll post the results (hopefully) this afternoon.

Subway officials are also in the process of confirming that the action on one of New York’s best known outdoor courts was filmed for a television commercial to be released later this summer. A third guy “off the street” was brought into the game with Fogle and Griffin.

Griffin, who is projected to be drafted No. 1 in Thursday’s draft by the L.A. Clippers, announced yesterday that he signed sponsorship deals with Subway and EA Sports. Griffin, who will team with former IU guard Eric Gordon in L.A., will be the cover boy for EA’s newest college basketball video game.

"I can tell you one thing," Griffin told Fox radio this morning. "Jared's got game." 

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  • I don't care if the man lost 245 pounds eating fried oreos and jelly donuts. He has zero personality and has no business being on TV. It's great that he lost all this weight, but it's time for Subway to find a new character.
  • For all of you inquiring minds, Blake Griffin and Jared Fogle split their game of S-U-B-W-A-Y yesterday. One each. There is no word on when or if a rubber match will be scheduled.
  • Sorry Anything, but Subway disagrees with you. And apparently, so do most Americans. Obviously the commercial program with Jared worked or they would have dropped it. You lose, Jared wins!

    Probably would have been a blast to watch!

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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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