I know–kicking them while they’re down, etc etc….whatever; this is too good to not share:
Someone on the sidelines of UCLA-USC a few years back, tells Cade McNown he sucks. Cade responds with “who said that?” and starts looking for a fight. Up to this point, nothing new (we all saw this very thing transpire more than a couple times, because making fun of Cade is just too much fun).
But then, it gets good–a drunken Trojan fan stands up to the former Bruin hero and Chicago Bear/49er burnout. Water bottles are thrown. Hilarity ensues:
Cade McNown takes his somewhat empty water bottle and THROWS IT AT ME! I catch it and, without skipping a beat, yell “That’s the first completion you’ve had in a year!” then — and while it’s great in retrospect, I still can’t believe how stupid it was — I throw the bottle back at him. The bottle goes end-over-end, causing some water to fly out and hit McNown in the chest. He’s shocked. I’m shocked. Everyone in the section was shocked. I thought “Fuck, I’m going to jail,” and McNown walks up to the Event Staff security guard who was standing right there. He tells him to arrest me, throw me out. The security guard just stands there. McNown then pulls the “Don’t you know who I am?” card, but the guard says “You threw the bottle first.”
McNown flips me the bird and walks off as the USC fans in the section absolutely erupt with cheers.
Make sure you read the whole story, over at Deadspin. I’m pretty sure I’m making it my Christmas card.