That’s a knockout smell.

Did you guys hear about this?  I saw it on KDKA last night, right after Ben made me cry.

Apparently some TKO punching bags sold at Dicks Sporting Goods, a Burgh-based company, contained not sand or pellets or anything pellet-esque.

A Cincinnati-area family got a smelly surprise when they opened a punching bag they purchased earlier this year.

Joe Heckel said he and his son were moving a TKO brand heavy punching bag from their garage to the basement when they decided to see what was inside in case the bag later leaked.

But Heckel said that instead of sand or plastic pellets, he found the bag full of men’s and women’s underwear, some of it used.

“(There were) bras, thongs and bathing suits. We could not believe there were clothes inside instead of sand,” he said.

Heckel said the smell was “bad, real bad.”

I bet it was!

The best part: the company representative of TKO bags called it “a quality problem.”

I would call perhaps a leaking bag or a torn bag a “quality problem.”  A punching bag filled with smelly bras, pantyhose, and underwear?

That’s what I call awesome!

Be sure to view the images because I spit out my half-caff hazelnut Get Go coffee when I saw the torn whitey tighties.


  1. Sofa King
    May 22, 2007 12:51 pm

    I saw that story…mind-boggling, it is.

    What I want to know is whose dirty underwear are they stuffing their bags with. Are they taking up collections from employees, or possibly raiding laundromats? I never would’ve thought that someone could’ve turned the art of the good old-fashioned panty raid into career opportunity.

  2. Ms. Caroline
    May 22, 2007 2:10 pm

    The people who made the decision to stuff their bags with underwear have been fired? I know I’ll sleep better tonight.

    May 22, 2007 2:27 pm

    I like how the article ends with “a new non-underwear filled bag” will replace this one, was there ever an option to replace it with the same kind???

  4. Imusfan
    May 23, 2007 7:38 pm

    I wondered where my dirty laundry had gone to ….. Hey, can I get it back?

  5. Still A. Fan
    May 23, 2007 7:40 pm

    bet the smell really “knocked them out”…..(crickets chirping)