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.)