Simpsons Did It: ESPN’s Fat Ryan Howard Headline

Here’s the original ESPN.com headline for Ryan Howard’s contract extension:

Here’s the Simpsons headline when Homer accompanied Ned Flanders to a soup kitchen:

Is it ridiculous to think that an ESPN homepage editor would very subtlely reference a Simpsons episode from 15 years ago on the off-chance some random nerd might post a screengrab of it on his thematically unrelated Penguins blog? Because clearly, that’s exactly what’s happened.

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