A Chance Encounter with a Redskin


Octopus, a regular poster over at The Landry Hat, shared an encounter he had with Fred Smoot. Although he’s a lousy Dallas fan, I’ve found him to be reasonable and credible so I thought I’d share his brief encounter with greatness.

“I was living in Herndon, VA in 2001-03.  I went to a 7-11 after work one day I saw a guy in the store.  I walked over to the guy and said ‘Hey dude, are you Fred Smoot?’  He said ‘Why do you think I’m him?’  I told him I thought it was him because it looked like him and because the low-rider outside had a MSU license plate.  Blah,blah,blah, we talked a little and I said to him good luck this year except when you play the Cowboys.  HAHAA then I asked him why the Redskins had lost to the Boys sooo many times in a row and he said ‘because I haven’t played against them yet!’ It was Fred’s rookie year right after the 1st preseason game that summer. I believe Smoot got a pick that game also.”

That does sound like the Fred Smoot I’ve been watching. I only wish that he had made the difference in those Dallas games.   Maybe he meant his second time around, since he’s 1-1 against Dallas since his return. We’ll have to see how he does next year. 

Thanks to Octopus for sharing. Here’s hoping we get to beat his lousy team twice this year! :)

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