Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Fri Jan 10 16:52:54 UTC 2014

On Jan 10, 2014, at 11:40 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> $50k fine and made to sit out an entire game by the coach — for unsportsmanlike behavior related to shoelaces. The -gate suffix tells us it was not treated as a mere prank.

That falls a bit short of what happened in the Watergate scandal.  The subhead ”J. R Smith in trouble over shoelace prank against Mavericks” or some variation thereon would have sufficed as a headline.  The headline “Shoelace-gate might be final straw for JR Smith and the Knicks” had two cliches.

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