Rick Reilly recently signed a 20-year, $480m contract to write articles for ESPN. This is the kind of excellent humor they're getting for their money:
In a droll article about athletes going bankrupt
, he muses:It's not just NBA players who have the fiscal sense of the Taco Bell Chihuahua.
1. Why the Taco Bell Chihuahua? Did the Taco Bell Chihuahua famously live large? Did he make it rain in Chihuahua nightclubs? Are beagles famously more thrifty, or something?
2. The Taco Bell Chihuahua
hasn't even been used in Taco Bell commercials since the year 2000. Why drag him out of reference retirement now...in the context of people who spend a lot of money?
3. How much are they paying Reilly, again?
4. Does the very mention of "Taco Bell" warrant the coveted "Food Metaphors" label?
5. Yes. Yes it most certainly does.
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