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Zornucopia Explained

Sign creator Spencer is in the yellow hat on the left.

Some Redskins bloggers have made scattered mention of the Zornucopia sign from Sunday's Seahawks game. Stupidly, I imagined this to be an homage to the bounty of the harvest season, the pumpkins and squashes and glorious root vegetables that will fill our tables with plenty tomorrow afternoon.

Yeah. Not so much. Turns out Reader Doug, a former co-worker at The Post, and his son Spencer were the creators of the sign. Doug e-mails with the explanation:

Spencer and I were walking around the Pike Place Market in Seattle and saw a store sign that read "Pornocopia" or something and, sadly, that was our inspiration for the sign!! I'm sure the Z-man would love to know that.

Well, we'll just keep that between us.

Anyhow, Doug and Spencer made the sign the night before the game, and it turned into a big hit with Skins fans, who posed for lots of pictures after the game. Jim Zorn's mother-in-law (not pictured) was there for the half-time induction ceremony and, she even had her picture taken in front of the Zornucopia. That's a photo I'd like to have.

Doug and Spencer were also sitting next to former Skins offensive tackle Ed Simmons, who came with Super Bowl rings in hand. The headless Seahawks fan did not, so far as we know, have any Super Bowl rings.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 26, 2008; 12:44 PM ET
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