Without mousing over, which of these quotes comes from a real football conference commissioner, and which from the Onion?
He understands that much of the country has been raised on the expanded postseasons of the NBA and baseball, but that college football remains unique.
"To be honest with you, I never ever want to be able to hope they would see a December or January football madness," Delany said. "To do to college football what we've done to college basketball, that's too big a price for me to pay — a series of months and months of meaningless games."
"Imagine if we'd let this happen—if we had let, say, Boise State play for the championship after all the filthy happiness and cheering they inspired," a vomit-drenched, glassy-eyed Scott said from his hospital bed. "College football as we know it barely survived them upsetting Oklahoma. If we had let teams compete in a—a—a playoff, as they call it, the resulting combination of joy and true competition would have gone against everything the BCS stands for."
You can tell, of course, but the juxtaposition in time was striking. Note that the satirical article appeared before the genuine article.