The Sports Guy's Official UCR scale

Page 2's Bill Simmons has talked for years about the Unintentional Comedy Ratings. Now, he releases his official ratings scale.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:15 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Over the past 18 months, one of the running themes in this space has been "Unintentional Comedy," those moments when something or someone cracks you up ... even though that wasn't necessarily the original intention. You might remember me introducing the UCR (Unintentional Comedy Rating) scale to properly define those moments, as well as devoting my first column as a Page 2 regular to my favorite UCR story (the night Dontae Jones high-fived Henry Louis Gates). And yeah, maybe I went a little overboard ...

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