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Fight for Old DC is a blog covering all sports in and around the District. Main focus will be on the Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, United, and Hokies (I know they aren't DC, but it's my alma mater). Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Jim Zorn is Big Gay Al

For the theme of September, I thought it would be fun to do a little riff off of my favorite show and put a DMV personality to characters in South Park. We’ll start with minor characters and build up to the main characters. I’ll give a description of each character, the personality (or personalities) and why they compare.

I tried really hard to figure out the best character to personify the Redskins’ head coach; however I was unsuccessful in finding a main character for the guy. When I thought long and hard about it (no pun intended), Big Gay Al just fit the guy perfectly. Check it out:

Big Gay Al is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor. For example, he almost always responds to the greeting "How are you?" with an upbeat "I'm super! Thanks for asking!"

No, I don’t think the Big Whistle is gay…far from it. But it does take a bit of a goofy, flamboyant guy to cheer “Hip, Hip, Hooray” in an NFL locker room after a victory, as well as a guy with some charisma. Zorn always tries to use his “stay medium” attitude with his team and the media, but it never really comes off that way. His “aw shucks” demeanor and positive spin with the Dan Snyder-owned media comes off a little TOO optimistic sometimes, and he’s not a fiery kind of coach, but his energy can get the job done.

Like Al, who provided refuge for disowned gay pets, Zorn has welcomed some “reject” players with open arms. Guys like Shaun Alexander, Mike Williams, DeAngelo Hall, and DJ Hackett weren’t welcome with their old teams, but Zorn gave them a place to call home. Zorn is too kind hearted to let guys like that just sit on the street, even if other teams found something wrong with them. Even Jim knows that some guys just need a change of scenery to flourish.

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