To All the Redskins Defensive Players,
Please don’t pay attention to this picture.
The Mayor of Munchkinland, Little Danny Snyder, filed a lawsuit against the City Paper on Wednesday. The lawsuit is seeking $2 million in general damages plus unspecified punitive damages for libel and defamation of character. This whole situation stems from an article that the City Paper published back in November of last year call The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder. This article is an alphabetical listing of the many failures of Dannyboy as the owner of the Skins and is actually a really funny read.
The lawsuit states that”
A tabloid newspaper is not entitled to employ lies, half-truths, innuendo and anti-Semitic imagery to smear, malign, defame, and slander….
After reading this first sentence of the lawsuit I just had to go read that City Paper article again to see where the article went down the road of Antisemitism. I couldn’t find it. I had to actually go and search for some explanation and what I found really shocked me. It was all about the picture at the top of the article. The picture where someone turned Snyder into the devil is anti-Semitic? You’re kidding me, right?
I guess that I have been anti-Semitic without knowing it since about the age of 5. As a kid I remember drawing horns and a van-dyke on tons of pictures. I did this well before I knew the difference between people’s religions. So I guess that either I was just born anti-Semitic or this is bullshit. But according to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, this is:
“inappropriate and unacceptable when a symbol like this – associated with virulent anti-Semitism going back to the Middle Ages, deployed by the genocidal Nazi regime, by Soviet propagandists and even in 2011 by those who still seek to demonize Jews today – is used on the front cover of a publication in our Nation’s Capital against a member of the Jewish community.”
I guess I should apologize for all of my own demonizing of Jews throughout my life. Sorry about that. My bad.
What really gets me angry is the letter that Snyder’s attorneys sent to the City Paper that read:
“Mr. Snyder has more than sufficient means to protect his reputation…We presume that defending such litigation would not be a rational strategy for an investment fund such as yours. Indeed, the cost of litigation would presumably quickly outstrip the asset value of the Washington City Paper.”
In other words, Danny has way more money than you. So you take it back or you will be sorry. Just makes me sick that anyone with enough money can get absolutely anything they want utilizing our legal system. Nope, this system isn’t broken beyond belief.
Initially the folks over at the City Paper are standing by their article. I hope you guys over their stick to your guns. Don’t back down to Snyder and his attorney goons.
What I really have to wonder is what would happen if the City Paper just paid Snyder the $2 million. Would paying the $2 million to Danny make everything printed in the article okay now? If so, might I make the following suggestion: Take up a collection.
I am pretty sure there are thousands of people in the area that would love nothing more than to contribute. Seriously. If you can find me one Redskins fan that is a Dan Snyder supporter I would be surprised. I know that every person I know, that is a Skins fan, hates the asshole with a passion…including myself. And if we were given the chance to tell Snyder to “stick it”, how many of us wouldn’t take the opportunity. I know I would.
I would love to hear about someone from the City Paper walking in to the office of Snyder’s attorneys and slapping down a check, sticking out their tongue, giving them the finger and then turning and walking out.
And then run the story every single week. After all, you paid for it.
EDIT: And btw, I admittedly don’t know dick about our legal system. I am pretty sure what I said above would never work that way in the real world. So just put up the good fight, City Paper, and take up that collection for the legal fees…I would still be happy to contribute.
I should have known that last night was not going to end up as mild as I thought it would have. I mean, our intention was just to go over to P and Red’s for two reasons. The first reason was, of course, to watch the Caps game. The second was for Deb to play with their 2 tiny little kittens that they just brought home this week. But it is funny how things kind of spiral a bit out of control after the drinks start flowing.
Once the drinks are flowing, some people can’t hold their train of thought:
The highlight of the night though was Church and his willingness to be stripped of his very last shred of dignity all in the name of good fun. If I remember correctly, everything started out innocently enough. Church no longer lives in the area and would love to be able to come back to DC for the Skins vs Cowboys game next year. The problem is that he just couldn’t justify the expense of the trip. P and Josh said that they would love for him to come back for the game. However, with Church being a Cowboys fan they really had their reservations about even going to the game with him…cause we all know what dicks the Cowboys fans can be. This conversation rapidly went south. Church was talked into (and i use the term “talked into” loosely because he was WAAAY too willing to do all of this) wearing the most outlandish Cowboy outfit we could collectively come up with…..
***EDIT: If you are a member of the PC police, please don’t watch the video. And if you are offended at all by the content after watching it is your own fault, you were warned.***
So, yeah….we are all eagerly anticipating the game next year. It should be interesting.
Last night was perfect weather for a football game and the Skins pulled out the win against the hated Cowboys. Ok, so the win wasn’t the prettiest in the world but it was still a win. And a win against Dallas is perfect…no matter how you come by it. The victory is almost better, for me, because Dallas shot themselves in the foot and killed their chances to win this game over and over with penalties and that costly turnover at the end of the first half.
The game was a nailbiter at the end and I don’t think there was a single Skins fan in the stadium that felt safe when there was 3 seconds left and the Cowboys were on the doorstep. Especially when, after converting on 4th and 10, a fog started rolling over the top of the stadium and slowly started flowing down towards the field. It was really creepy.
We didn’t get an offensive touchdown and we blew a couple of key plays that could have put the game out of reach but thankfully Dallas did not capitalize on the mistakes. Freakin’ LJ running out of bounds with 2:30 left in the game instead of falling to the turf was a really big mistake that could have come back to haunt the team. And Hall laying on the field “hurt” and giving the Cowboys a free timeout down the stretch and then just popping up to move to the sideline really didn’t help. Seriously DeAngelo, you had better be injured at that point in the game to lay on the field like that. The fact that you popped right up after you stopped the clock for an injury timeout really could have cost the team the game. Dallas wouldn’t have had that last timeout to burn with 3 seconds left if you had just crawled the 8 feet to the sideline.
But a win is a win….and the whole night was a blast, check it out: