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Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Posted on: January 22, 2009 11:09 am
 

 

In the days before the Arizona Cardinals and Philaldelphia Eagles were scheduled to play in the NFC title game, the home of Donovan McNabb, who lives in Chandler, Arizona during parts of the off-season, was vandalized by two of the biggest idiots in the known universe.

CBSSports.com has obtained the police report of the incident and portions of the report follows.

McNabb told police that there was $2,000 worth of damage to his property as a result of the vandalism. Police say they arrested two men for the incident, Ryan B. Hanlon and Rex Perkins.

How did the police find these two dopes? In one of the acts of vandalism, according to the report, Perkins used a cardboard box. But he forgot that printed on the box were his name and address. So police went to the home of Perkins where he answered the door wearing an Arizona Cardinals hat.

You can't make this stuff up.

Isn't there a show called "The World's Dumbest Criminals" or something like that?

One last word: What the criminals did wasn't just stupid and insensitive. Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective.

Also, why this incident has received such little attention is amazing to me. If Eagles fans had done this to Kurt Warner, it'd be front page news everywhere.

Anyway, here are portions of the police report. It begins with the officer describing his arrival at McNabb's house:

"On 01-17-09 at approximately 1703 hours, I was dispatched to (address redacted) regarding a criminal damage report. When I arrived, I contacted the reporting person, Donovan McNabb, who is a professional football quarterback employed by the Philadelphia Eagles franchise. McNabb stated unknown suspects had damaged yard.

"The Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to play in the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game at 1300 hours on 01-18-09. According to McNabb, someone had hung an Arizona Cardinal flag in a tree in his front yard on Thursday 01-15-09, and he left the flag there until the next morning because he thought it was humorous. On 01-17-09 at approximately 0200 hours, McNabb said his family returned to the residence and noticed a cardboard sign had been staged in his driveway. The sign read "Go Cards" on one side and "Beat Philly" on the reverse.

"The next day McNabb said they noticed the smell of fuel emanating from the lawn and saw that someone had used fuel to scribe messages all over the his lawn. The western most areas of the lawn had a message reading, 'Go Kurt' referencing the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner. Adjacent to that message was another that read, 'Go Cards.' The patch of grass just south of the driveway also had a message reading, "I [heart] AZ." McNabb estimated the cost of replacing the sod in his front yard at approximately $2,000.00 dollars. McNabb stated his residence is equipped with surveillance video, but he was not sure when he would be able to access that video."

Later the report talks about the officer tracking down one of the perps and the perp immediately admitting to the alleged crime. The funny thing is, according to the report, Perkins immediately sold out his accomplice. The report states they used diesel fuel to burn the grass and that the fuel was put into a canister normally used to contain pesticide.

This is a scary part. According to the report, the two men read in the newspaper that McNabb lived in Chandler. Then cooked up the idea to vandalize his home. How'd they find his address? According to police, they looked up McNabb's personal info on the Internet.

It was that easy finding and vandlizing his property.

The report concludes with Perkins allegedly telling officers that they knew their acts were illegal and that the criminal masterminds "didn't think it through." Hanlon allegedly told police, the report states, that he "understood what he did was against the law, but because the 'grass grows back,' he thought the situation would be looked at as along the lines of 'toilet papering' someone's house."

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Cardinals
 
Comments

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 3:01 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! poor baby




Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2009 1:49 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Whew, Thanks DC




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2009 1:39 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I am black myself but I agree with everyone else. I myself am sick of people using the race thing. I came to this site to read about sports, not race.




Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2009 12:30 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

White people have no desire to forget history. Until you let the past go and stand on your own two feet you will never be a free man. As long as you hold onto that crutch you will never get the respect you so crave. The only thing holding you down is you.

You think it was only caucasians that enslaved the black man? You better go read your history again. A good part of all the slaves were captured by black men and sold to the slave ships. Slavery was not uncommon in Africa. Slavery was a horrible part of history, both mine AND yours. Do any screaming about that lately?

Drop the Crutch




Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 11:35 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Way to pull out the race card again you idiot!  Man seriously I don't know why you still have a job...




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2009 9:40 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I was going to say the same thing. "One last word: What the criminals did wasn't just stupid and insensitive. Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective." It just threw the whole story off for me. Also, what about the "If this was an Eagles fan doing this to Kurt Warner.." crap. It would have made more news because Phili fans are well known for their antics and poor sportsmanship!




Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2009 8:56 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

i agree. He even tryed to put cross burning into the incident. the acts commited were childish but nothing was BURNED. they killed the grass. how do you go from killing grass to cross burning??? nothing was lit on fire. this writer is trying to take a prank & turn it into a national racial discrimination story. the fact that it was at McNabbs home is ironic since every time Philly writers get on McNabb for lousy play he claims its because he is black & a white QB wouldn't get such treatment. Racialinjustice will only go away when both sides stop the stupidity.




Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2009 8:54 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Why does aloof Caucasians always have to downplay the history of violence, intimidation, disrespect, and horror that throughout history they have inflicted on other races and religions. Why do you sit at home and say, "I am not racist but..." and really think you aren't racist because you spare people the indignity of saying it directly to their face. You should be ashamed. He made one reference to an era when black people had things burned on their lawn it was generally a harbinger of things to come. Now your mad about it. You should feel ashamed that those two idiots are from your gene pool. As ashamed as I am the idiots like Terrell Owens and Plaxico buress are part of mine. But to get to the point, he is right. If this happened to Tony Romo, Brett Farve, Kurt Warner, or Peyton Manning there would be a national outcry, instead it is just a back page bi line.




Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 7:40 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I agree. The two fans were idiots, but nothing they said can be even remotely linked to racism. Everything that they wrote was completely related to the Cardinals and Eagles game.




Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2009 1:00 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Oh yeah, I also find it really funny that for all of your racial sensitivity you still refer to yourself as "the head blogger in charge" here.  If someone made that reference about you, as opposed to you saying it about yourself, one can only imagine your reaction. 

I hope you make really good money for selling youself out like this every day.  Not sure how you look yourself in the mirror in the morning, but then again I don't really care.  That's your problem.  One day you'll look back at your work and regret much of what you have done.  Start worrying about being a man and stop worrying about being a black man.  Life is too short.



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