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January 22, 2013 / Sports / The Ride

Brooklyn Cyclones parody Manti Te’o

Fantasy team! Cyclones to host Te’o-inspired ‘Fictitious Friday’

The Brooklyn Paper

You too can be Te’o!

This summer, the Brooklyn Cyclones invite you — and your imaginary girlfriend — to MCU Park in Coney Island to meet a unicorn, a mermaid, a Minotaur, and the Beatles!

It’s all part of the minor league team’s “Fictitious Friday” — a roast of red-faced Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and his oh-so-significant gal pal on June 21. General manager Steve Cohen hoped the fake frolics will hit a home run with fans in a tither over the antics of their sports stars.

“Everywhere you look, there seems to be another story about an athlete that is covering up something,” said Cohen. “That got us thinking, we should have a night where our fans don’t have to worry about what’s real and what’s not, we’ll just tell them everything planned for that night is a hoax.”

The eveing’s make-believe line-up includes the mini-Mets squaring off against Roy Hobbs and the New York Knights of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Natural,” or the Aberdeen Ironbirds, and there will also be a promotional contest where fans can throw ping-pong balls into fishbowls for the chance to win a catfish. Oh, and they’ll even be a special appearance by Sports Illustrated prank cover star Sidd Finch.

So what “real” stuff can fans actually expect to see?

The team added that there will be plenty more surprises in store, though nothing that will likely trigger an internal investigation.

“We’ve got six-months to come up with some great stuff,” said spokesman Billy Harner.

“Fictitious Friday” at MCU Park at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497, www.brooklyncyclones.com] June 21, 6 pm.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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kelly from park slope says:
ha, this is great!
Jan. 23, 2013, 12:45 pm
Joey Bots from B-Town says:
Nice idea, but should we really be celebrating my massive musical talent?
Jan. 23, 2013, 3:19 pm

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