City Paper is not for tourists
What would pass in fanboy circles as a theological debate took place over the weekend at extremeskins.com, the message board owned by the Washington Redskins.
A poster going by Burgundy&Gold4Ever got a hand-written note from Jim Zorn in response to a fan letter. Turns out the new Redskins coach, much like the old Redskins coach, ends his writings with a cite for a Biblical verse, only the recipient couldn’t tell which verse, because Zorn’s numbers were illegible.
“Which Proverb do you think he’s referencing?” Burgundy&Gold4Ever asked, and included a .jpg of Zorn’s note.
The ensuing thread was an Internet version of the classic “I am pointing a gub at you!” scene from “Take the Money and Run,” as Woody Allen’s attempted bank hold-up goes to hell because tellers can’t read his note.
“I think it is Proverbs 22:1,” guessed Moorecards: “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (That post prompted smart and smartassy input from HogNose: “So now he has gone from Maroon & Black, to Silver & Gold?”)
Nighthawk suspected the lefty coach had legibled 21:1 “The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Goldbean agreed that Zorn wrote 21:1, but threw in three different translations. JJ Redskin went with 26.1: “As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.” Another amateur graphologist told folks they weren’t even in the right book, saying Zorn’s writing “looks Arabic.”
WVURedskins proved himself the man of littlest faith: “[T]here is a decent chance that he didn’t write this at all.”
SpringfieldSkins summed things up for secular fans, surmising Zorn’s passage was “Psalms 21:21: For some men walk these fields and others watch over them. Burgundy rain and golden dust will rain from the skies at the bowl of the most super proportions.”
Regardless, if Zorn emulates Belichick 18:1, he’ll walk on water around here.