Jason Campbell's in the Toilet
Has there ever been a greater week for Redskins-on-Dallas Schadenfreude? Well, sure, probably, but this has been a pretty good one, from ending the undefeated Super Bowl jaunt before the season reached its quarter-pole to causing T.O.'s first "I want the ball but it's just because I'm competitive" rant of the year to prompting a lecture on class from the much-arrested Tank Johnson ("Hey, we'll give you the win and we'll see you again later on in the season but don't disrespect our house because we wouldn't do that to your house, we have a lot more class than that....It was just childish") to seeing Tony Romo back in the gossip pages to prompting this prose in today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Even now, well into this week, very few locally can handle the truth. The Cowboys lost a game -- at home -- to a hated foe -- simply because the other team was better on that particular afternoon. Better in all areas. So suck it up, and move on....
Meanwhile, give thanks to the Redskins. They ended our September of grab-butt euphoria (count me among those guilty of too much early praise), and, at least you would think, placed priorities back in proper order.
Suck it up! Grab-butt enthusiasm! Thanks to the Redskins!
But just in case you wanted yet more gloating, even this late in the week, I present the truly outstanding tailgate run by Jason Cecil and Mark Veilleux, who were both extremely nice to me and probably don't deserve a mid-week post-loss mocking. Still, they did put a photo of Jason Campbell in the toilet, covered by some (fake) unmentionable stuff, accompanied by Redskins toilet paper. (The image was here earlier, but it was dubbed too hot for Washington Post readers. Sorry.)
"I just pooped it," one tailgater was screaming out through his megaphone. "It's warm and steaming!"
"Last year we did it for New York and we had Eli under there," Cecil told me, gesturing to the toilet, which they own strictly for tailgating purposes. "We wanted a poop on Campbell today."
There's not a toilet every game; once, for example, they instead constructed "Andy Reid's Drug Emporium." You have to figure it's some measure of respect for Jason Campbell that he received the Eli Manning treatment this week, and you have to admit that plenty of Redskins fans would do the same to various NFC East photos, and you have to admit that it looks especially joyful in light of this week's events.
And then you have to go to NFL.com's stats page and take a look at the differences between the guy who's dating Miss D.C. and the guy who's dating Miss Daisy. One of them is ahead in quarterback rating, completion percentage, TD-to-INT ratio and head-to-head wins. The other sings Journey pretty well.
The tailgate, by the way, also has five nerf footballs coated with shiny foil, in a once-and-future Super Bowl tribute. And their tailgate has a name: "here at Valley Ranch we have so many Lombardi trophies, so we call it Lombardi Ranch," Cecil told me. The food smelled excellent, though.
Hey, enjoy this while it lasts, right?
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