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How Offensive Linemen Stay Awake in Meetings

O Line, smelling like roses. (By John McDonnell - TWP)

"You know what, meetings are fun," Casey Rabach told me today. "Obviously there are times where things get stale, but we let Jansen drop a fart or something and it picks back up."

Wow. Ok. Great. Um, so those would be bad?

"Oh, God," Rabach said. "Jansen? Hell yeah. It's terrible."

Like, worst on the team?

"Well," Rabach said, since [Cory] Raymer retired, yeah."

Any way to...I don't know, to describe Jansen's badness in this particular field?

"Why don't you ask him?" Rabach suggested.

For some reason, I passed. No need to let the man toot his own horn after others had already tooted it for him. So to speak.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 23, 2008; 4:18 PM ET
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So thats what they use to push those sleds...gas.

Posted by: stumped | July 23, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Not first - butt FARST!

Posted by: jansen's flatus | July 23, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, come to think of it, Raymer had the look of a nasty farter.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 23, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Jansen had a bad Filipino sandwich that's why he passes so much gas

Posted by: G20 FdaCowboys | July 23, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Way to maintain the notion that offensive linemen are simpletons, instead of the smartest men on the field.

Posted by: Underrated O-linemen | July 23, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

A Ben's Half Smoke as a bonus to each attendee ensures hilarity.

Posted by: nerditry | July 23, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

As a tight end in college, I attended my fair share of O-lineman meetings. I second the above comment: O-linemen are indeed among the sport's smartest players. But perhaps in no other forum on earth is flatulence (flatulation?) performed with such singular frequency, potency, and flair than in an O-line meeting. An awesome experience.

Posted by: Choowee | July 23, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Gives new meaning to "offensive" linemen.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Underrated, smart people can be gross, too, can't they?

We should also be aware of and sensitive to potential cultural differences that may be at work here. Perhaps where Mr. Jansen's from, it's a compliment to the chef.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

My eyes are burning. Nate was that you? And anyway, how does that transmit over the Internets?

Posted by: stumped | July 23, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

who farted? this blog stinks

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Ask me again why I never got around to building that Internet Smell-O-Rama startup in the late 90s.

Posted by: Tuffy | July 24, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Fat Rab's! Nothing can beat a mengert fart after drinking the garbage water from the kiddie pool!

Posted by: za | July 24, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

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