Monday, August 11, 2003

When Irony Bites You in the Ass

Congratulations to the Washington Redskins on their preseason opener, which they lost 20-0, to the Carolina Panthers. Their performance certainly demonstrated why Steve "How Can You Hate Me With This Charming Southern Drawl" Spurrier is the highest paid head coach in the NFL.

In one of their more controversial moves during the offseason, the 'Skins released star running back and two-time pro bowler Stephen Davis, whose three straight 1300 yard plus seasons were one of the few bright spots of an otherwise dismal decade. Spurrier, however, sees no particular use for a ground game and thus decided Davis wasn't worth keeping around.

In an ironic twist of fate (Note to Alanis Morisette: Rain on your wedding day is NOT irony; it's just bad weather. THIS, however, is irony at its finest), Davis was quickly signed by the Panthers. Then in a performance that left the sports gods rolling on the floor in laughter, he turned in 74 yards in four carries against the very team that spurned him just six months ago.

On a postive note, no players from either team were arrested during the game.

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