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Redskins Fan Rescues Boa Constrictor

Mr. Irrelevant Writer at Large JP Finlay on this awesome local news story.

After a rough night watching the Terps get debacled, I needed something to cheer me up. Enter the Ballard brothers and one of the greatest Redskin t-shirt spottings of my lifetime. Sure, some may be more into possibly mute brother Ronnie with the eyepatch, but for me this pic is all about Billy, the Skins and the bigass Boa they found in the road.

How old is that Skins shirt? How old is Billy? And how old is the Boa? I don’t know the answers to any of this, but I do know that Billy loves the Skins and so do I. Through all the sucking, through all the Haynesworths, Lloyds and Archuletas, through all the swinging gates and botched extra points, I love the burgundy and gold. And so does Billy. And for today, after a dense 2-3 zone ruined my week and probably the Terps tourney chances, it’s enough.

PS: Watch the video. This story is from 2009, but it’s awesome. And don’t judge the Ballards, they were merely on their way to an appointment.

(Image taken with love from my local paper, the Star-News.)

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. Me

    January 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    The way Ronnie is glaring at Billy I’m guessing they came from a Skins-Cowboys split upbringing.

  2. horseydeucey

    January 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    I don’t know if I’d call it ‘glaring’ but I love the fact that it’s in mono.

  3. A Fine Messi

    January 23, 2011 at 1:21 AM

  4. horseydeucey

    January 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Not the best skins sighting…

  5. horseydeucey

    January 23, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    I would also submit this… as another not-best Redskins sighting. Too literal?

  6. Jamie Mottram

    January 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Fantastic submissions one and all, though the Gene Hackman jacket takes the cake.

  7. A Fine Messi

    January 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    yeah, suckit, Deucey!

  8. horseydeucey

    January 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM


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