ALCS 2010: Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers Is the Most Interesting Man In the World
The hit television show "Glee" has dominated Fox for the past year, but this October Cliff Lee, or "Clee," as one site likes to call him, looks to take over Fox.
Before the game in which Cliff Lee last pitched, Cliff Lee facts were trending on Twitter (#cleefacts). Some of the facts were ridiculous, such as "Cy Young won five Cliff Lee Awards" and "Neftali Feliz does not have to come to the game when Cliff Lee pitches, because Cliff Lee needs no closer."
Here was my personal favorite: "Cliff Lee's wife does not flirt with him, because no one hits on Cliff Lee." These jokes were made all in good fun before the game, seeming more like hyperbole than fact. Then the game started and suddenly some of those "facts" looked more like the truth.
Cliff Lee dominated the Yankees, and the "facts kept coming." This prompted one site, Cleefacts.com to begin to market the Clee Facts, and post them on to a site.
As a personal friend of the creators of the site, here are some facts you need to know about the widespread phenomenon that is CleeFacts. Clee Facts started out as knock off jokes of the Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer jokes that we have already heard a thousand times. They quickly grew into more baseball jokes until they were a huge hit with Rangers fans, Cliff Lee fans and baseball fans alike.
Here is a brief overview of the site that is quickly becoming very popular. I briefly spoke to two of the site creators today. Jorge Parrales and Jacob Herrera gave me a quick rundown of the site.
Cleefacts.com is a place that you can go and see your favorite facts about Cliff Lee, and even submit some yourself. At the bottom of the front page on the site, you can enter your name, email and an original Clee Fact, to receive credit for it on the site.
Each week the site will be running a contest to see who can come up with the best Clee Fact. The winner of the Contest each week will receive a free "I Heart Clee" T-shirt, as seen below. These very popular t-shirts, are selling like crazy, and are available for order on the site, for only $20.
Clee Facts are becoming more and more popular each time Cliff Lee pitches. Go to Cleefacts.com and submit your own Clee Fact, or order a "I Heart Clee" t-shirt.
The next time Cliff Lee pitches, you do not want to be the only one without an "I Heart Clee" shirt.
This will be the next "Claw" and "Antlers" fad for all you Rangers fans.
"Clee Facts," the facts about the most interesting man in baseball.
I will leave you with one more fact. "Cliff Lee was just banned from baseball for being a performance enhancing drug #CleeFacts."
All you Rangers fans, Go and check out Cleefacts.com, or follow them on twitter at @Cleefacts to get all the latest info on our star pitcher.
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Paul Ferguson is an intern at Bleacher Report.
Paul is the director of NFL Content at Premier Sports Talk
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