Don Bauder 5:30 p.m., May 4
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With the Chargers losing their second game of the season (even though they're 1-1), I thought the football fans might like a few stories that don't involve the Chargers getting injured (or getting DUIs).
Surprisingly, when Chad Ochocinco (the dork formerly known as Chad Johnson) did his Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown, he was lucky he landed in a section with a few Bengals fans. A few Packer fans nearby flipped him off. And I'm sure it would've gotten worse had they gotten a hold of him.
Chad had mentioned that he was going to Tweet during a game, even if that meant receiving a fine. But I haven't heard of him getting in trouble with that; although Robert Henson, a linebacker with the Redskins, tweeted about the home crowd booing them. He said they were dim wits, and that he disliked them very strongly (I think he should get credit for not cursing).
He also wrote "The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds."
Look for him to do the make-up PR more where he works at Mickey D's for a day, then claims he's never worked that hard in his life.
A couple of 16-year-olds that weren't content to merely boo when they weren't happy with their team, decided to spray-paint an obscenity on the front lawn of Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin, following a tough loss.
They avoided criminal charges, but have to perform 120 hours of community service.
Leodis should force his parents to do 120 hours of community service for saddling him with that name.
His teammate Donte Whitner had it worse than just damage to his lawn. During their last game, thieves broke in and stole $400,000 worth of jewelry.
I heard a sports show speculate as to whether it was someone that had been in the home before and knew where to find the stuff. They also talked about whether you should even have that much valuable jewelry in your home, whether it's insured, and all kinds of questions us poor people don't ever have to ponder.
On a much smaller scale financially, one angry fan sent a letter to Oregon coach Chip Kelly (is that a radio name or what?).
Now, we've all writen letters to companies when we have a complaint. And we're not usually satisfied with the results of the letter.
This guy talked about traveling for a road game to watch the team (he was a 1996 graduate). He said it was such an embarassing performance he wanted a refund. He even attached an invoice.
Well, the coach sent a personal check for $439.
The guy ended up making a few copies of the check, which he says he plans to frame. And he sent it back with a thank you card.
I wonder how many idiots in that city will hear the story and send invoices.
Lucky for me, the Reader is free. If someone picks one up and complains they spent five or 10 minutes reading a story of mine they thought was crap, no big loss.
If you're reading this blog from your work computer, your boss can see me about a refund in the pay that was going to you for services that weren't rendered.