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Rush Limbaugh Really Was Zorn’s Guest

Included in Vinny Cerrato’s unprompted attack on Jim Zorn yesterday was this bit:

“Lookit, when we started out, we’re 6-2 and [Zorn’s] doing a good job. But then I think ego got into play and then he stopped listening to coaches, became a celebrity. That’s when Rush Limbaugh’s on the sideline, he had all these people on the sideline. Gimme a break.”

Wait, Jim Zorn had Rush Limbaugh on the sideline? I know Zorn Star used to ride bikes with Dubya, but I didn’t recall Limbaugh ever being at FedEx for a Skins game. A quick googling didn’t turn up anything either.

Thank goodness, then, for Steinz, who sent this link to Limbaugh’s site:

“Got back from Washington, DC, at 4:30 this morning, finally got into bed at five o’clock, went in for the Redskins-Steelers last night, and I want to thank the Redskins coach Jim Zorn and his wife, Joy. We were guests of theirs last night, got to go down on the field and chew the fat with Coach Zorn and watch the game from his box with his wife and some houseguest that he had in town. It was just a great night. We had to wait to leave last night. We waited in the suite for him to come up after his press conference after the game, but apparently it takes ages, it takes years to clear the parking lots at FedEx Field, 92,000 people in there, so we waited for about an hour-and-45 minutes after the game and headed to Baltimore Washington International, which is the closest airport to the Washington Redskins Stadium in Landover, Maryland, so we got home and rolled into bed at five o’clock, and here we are.”

Wow, that happened. And Vinny was actually right for once. Double wow.

Also, it really is too bad this went down before McNabb came to town.

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



  1. horseydeucey

    March 9, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    I don’t like him, sure, but this is a softball “headed to Baltimore Washington International, which is the closest airport to the Washington Redskins Stadium in Landover, Maryland”

    Is Rush ever right? Some do call it Reagan, Rush.

    Driving directions to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Arlington, VA 22202
    Suggested routes:
    32 mins
    45 mins in traffic
    US-50 W
    16.4 mi

    Driving directions to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), 501 Mccormick Dr # J, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-8205
    Suggested routes
    36 mins
    50 mins in traffic
    Baltimore-Washington Pkwy
    27.3 mi

  2. horseydeucey

    March 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    I’d feel so much more smug if those links worked.
    You figure it out.

  3. Kev29

    March 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Zorn, Cerrato, Limbaugh, 40,000 terrible towels, all burgundy uniforms, blowout – is there any doubt that night was THE prime example of the hell that is Snyder’s ownership era?

  4. CapsNut

    March 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Well horseydeucy, yes, Reagan National is the cloest airport to FedEx Field. However, if you want to flyout immediately after a Monday Night Football game, your best bet is BWI because of the curfews at Reagan National.

  5. horseydeucey

    March 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Shit, all’s I’m trying to do is catch Rush in a factual error and here you are making sense of the situation.

    You couldn’t just give me this?

  6. Walter Johnson

    March 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    horseydeucey, why don’t you shut the fuck up and take a flight to the bermuda triangle.. the airport of your choice. bitch.

  7. Walter Johnson

    March 9, 2011 at 2:58 PM


  8. horseydeucey

    March 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Just seen on MLB network ticker “O’s Roberts sits, not concerned about back spams.”

    Those back spams sure can be tricky.

  9. Walter Johnson

    March 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    I hear Brian Roberts has a great condo, a hot wife, and even a dog. His apartment overlooks Camden Yards. i couldnt give less of a fuck. Spam in baltimore is the equivalent of filet mignon in the rest of the country.

  10. horseydeucey

    March 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    To be fair, I think you’re confusing Spam™ with pit beef.

  11. JDP

    March 10, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    I like Rush. But isn’t Zorn a Seattle latte-sipping hippy? How could Rush associate with him?

  12. CP3

    March 10, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    Zorn’s best friend is Steve Largent. Largent is a conservative Republican, so I know he’s a Dittohead.

    But Cerrato is being a little disingenuous. Did he mention how Snyder had Tom Cruise and his wife on the field before the first game of the season (I forget which year)? Did he balk at Snyder when he saw that? Also Snyder has said he’s a big Limbaugh fan anyway, so Rush could have gotten onto the field regardless.

    Shanahan is a conservative Republican also, as he campaigned for G.W. Bush and helped raise money for him. (I don’t really care about someone’s political views to be honest, I’m just pointing out facts.) Joe Gibbs supports conservative causes also, and he still is the best coach we’ve ever had.

    And if Zorn didn’t have somebody else on the offensive coaching staff that could call plays, who fault was that? Zorn had minimal input into his coaching hires anyway. Cerrato should have made sure there was someone who could do that.

  13. Sole

    March 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Wait, so b/c Limbaugh sat in Zorn’s box…how does that make Cerrato right? Just b/c he hung out with Limbaugh doesn’t mean he can’t coach…he couldn’t before Limbaugh either. Steelers would have rolled us no matter what.

  14. Jamie Mottram

    March 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Good call, CP3. I totally forgot about the Largent connection.

    Sole, I just meant that Vinny was right about Zorn having Limbaugh on the field. That it actually happened, not that it affected his coaching.

  15. StevefromSacto

    March 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Now we know why the Redskins ran nearly all their running plays to the right when Zorn was coach.

  16. Joe Schlabotnik

    March 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Hmmm. The Redskins are an utter Joke, on and off the field. Is this because
    a) the front office thinks NFL is a fantasy league, and has repeatedly put the team’s future in the hands of overpriced has-beens
    b) Planet Zorn let one more pillhead than usual roam the sidelines

  17. Burt

    March 17, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    The fact of the matter is, Vinny came down on Zorn, because it takes some of the heat off his stupid self. Vinny was Danny’s puppet. Zorn was not a great coach, but it did not help him to be a lame duck coach by mid season.

  18. Dave Roffman

    March 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Limbaugh sucks. Zorn sucked. Redskins suck.

  19. PW2710

    March 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Hey horseyducey numbnuts,
    Did you ever stop to realize that Reagan doesn’t operate after around 10 PM

  20. edsbowlingshoe

    April 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    If you’re enough of a scrub to invite Rush Frigging Limbaugh to a game, you deserve to get canned. What a joke.

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