New Web Site, Sportsonastick.com, Riffs on All Major Sports

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"Sports News, Skewered" is the premise of the new Web site, sportsonastick.com. It's the nation's only sports satire site that mocks professional teams, players, fans and management in a professional manner, with daily updates, original content and high-resolution graphics.

America's team outsourced to India.

Megalomaniacal athletes, avaricious managers and delusional fans - all are fair game for parody on sportsonastick.com. The new Web site spins satiric on national news from all the major sports franchises - the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA and NASCAR. It is the only national sports satire site that combines professional graphics and imagery with original, high-quality writing and daily updates.

Type "http://www.sportsonastick.com" in your browser and you'll land at what appears to be a slick, professional sports news site - until you read the headlines. "BCS computer becomes self-aware, self-loathing." "World Series trophy bored in Philly." And "America's team outsourced to India." Sportsonastick.com is to sports fanatics what the Daily Show With Jon Stewart or The Onion is to news junkies: comic relief.

Sportsonastick.com offers a comedic treasure trove of seemingly relevant "news" and plenty of color commentary. Rotating news headlines, briefs, feature stories listed by sport and video clips entertain and engage even visitors with the shortest attention spans. Content is updated daily, and the site's journalistic writing style and high-resolution graphics lend plausibility to the "reportage."

The site is the brainchild of co-creators Bennett Malmo and Sam Testa III, both 28. Preliminary Web analytics show heaviest site usage by males, ages 18 to 35.

About sportsonastick.com:
Bennett Malmo and Sam Testa III, a couple of 20-something guys with business degrees and regular day jobs, are the co-creators of sportsonastick.com. Growing up in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minn., Malmo and Testa were friends and classmates who shared a common love of sports. Despite below-average athletic abilities, both boys believed that NBA recruiters, flanked by the flashing bulbs of paparazzi, would one day appear at their doorsteps. When that dream died, they channeled their disappointment into sardonic humor, launching the satirical sports Web site, sportsonastick.com. Testa is the site's development and marketing manager and Malmo is managing editor and technical lead.

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