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D.C. United Fan Plans to Eat Her Shoes

Steve Goff, as all you soccer fans fully realize, is absolutely slaying over on his Soccer Insider blog. I knew that would happen. That's why I tried to resign, pending the first day of the Goff Blog.


Banshee Jay, our favorite tattooed DCU star since 'Tino Quaranta. This image isn't actually Banshee Jay.

But if there's one thing I can say about Goff, he's a serious enough journalist that even though he'll post the logo for a pig-loving USL team, he's unlikely to get into the details of Barra Brava shoe-eating fans. Thus, I bring you the following e-mail, from Barra Brava member and longtime Bog friend Banshee Jay:

Back at the Barra Brava Mini Golf event I won a free hour of tattooing from fellow Barra member Bill Stevenson with the Baltimore Tattoo Museum. Fellow Barra member Riz did not believe that I would follow through and actually get the tattoo. She was so sure that she bet me that she would eat her Lot 8 shoes (the dirty nasty shoes she wears to tailgates) if I got the tattoo. I made Riz put this in writing. I still have the original document written by Riz. It reads, "I will eat my Lot 8 shoes if Jay gets a tattoo." Signed Riz and dated 10/10/06.

Last Sunday I had Bill tattoo the D.C. United shield on my right arm. When called out on the bet Riz, through her representative EdTheRed, has issued the following statement: "My client will be issuing a statement on Thursday, March 1. In the meantime, please refrain from engaging in speculation." I fear the Riz is going to [renege] on the bet. With the honor of the Barra Brava at stake (we honor our bets) I wanted to publicly call her out....

Jay is hoping Riz eats her shoes at the Barra tailgate on March 1, when CD Olimpia of Honduras arrives at RFK. (7 p.m. start, should be a non-stop party with DCU way ahead on aggregate, Banshee Jay go ahead and send your address to DCU so they can reimburse you for landing them that free plug.)

I'm hoping Riz eats her shoes at the tailgate, because then I could cover my first tailgate of the new year, and also my first negligent homicide. Although, let's be honest, Aramark would throw those shoes in a deep fryer and charge fans $12 for 'em. And knowing the Barra, they'd probably pay up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 23, 2007; 12:29 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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