I am going to have to reconsider my life-long loath of the Dallas Cowboys

the 'Skins have jumped ahead of the Cowboys, by suing or threatening to sue season ticket holders who are unable to shell out for the tickets this year. 
[the 'Skins] told the paper [Washington Post] that all NFL teams sue their fans, but the Post checked it out and found that the following teams do not sue their fans: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Jets, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. The Chicago Bears admitted to suing "in rare instances," and the New England Patriots sue "multiyear premium ticket holders." Everyone else declined to comment or didn't respond.

In all the Post found that the Skins sued 125 Redskin ticket holders for a total of $3.2 million.

The team won judgments totaling $2 million from 34 season ticket holders, most of whom did not hire an attorney and defaulted by not making an appearance in court.

I hope the view is nice from the basement, fuckers.

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10 thoughts on “I am going to have to reconsider my life-long loath of the Dallas Cowboys

  1. Oh, and I'm in no way condoning anything the 'Skins are doing, but sticking your head in the sand and just hoping a lawsuit will go away if you don't hire a lawyer, respond to the people suing you, or even just appear in court, you're not acting smartly. If you don't stick up for yourself, nobody else is going to. Regardless of your personal beliefs, you need to speak up in that kind of circumstance…

  2. The woman in the story isn't as old as my parents, and mentally she sounds like she's in better shape: but a lot of seniors don't know what to do when they get a summons to court. They usually can't afford an attorney, and if they don't have relatives to help them out, they're alone and scared and without resources. So they "lose" the letter, and jerks like the Redskins get to run all over them in court.
    But I've always despised the Redskins for their refusal to change their grossly offensive team name. All they've done now is confirm that they're absolute asswipes.

  3. And she has like a houseful of 'Skins stuff. Man — I know the NFL is supposedly a "teflon" league, but clearly there has to be a better way than that!

  4. Believe me, I'm not blaming the woman in the story AT ALL. This is clearly a case where a reprehensible group is attempting to extort additional funds out of the very people who support their franchise, and they never should have been allowed to get to the point where their lawsuits were accepted in court. Frankly, I'd love to see a cadre of law professionals institute a set of provisions that allow people to apply for free or reduced rate legal advice, or at least on a long-term loan basis, much like you can with student loans. If your need isn't frivolous, and you can't afford legal representation, you would warrant pro-bono work from the group. The woman mentioned in this article would be a perfect candidate for such a system…

  5. In Chicago, you know better than to welch on those kinds of things. Vinny and Bruno will stop by to have a little business discussion that might or might not happen to involve a personal injury type occurance, if you get my perceived notion… <said in a chicagoland accent>

  6. But you should still hate the Cowboys. That big-ass new stadium which cost who knows how much, where they're selling standing-room-only tickets (that's right: no seat, you get to stand in an obstructed view space) and the uber-Jumbotron that's so big that punting is impossible b/c it hangs down so low.

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