Ever tool around Lamebook and see those people that change their relationships statuses on Facebook only to have the person they just broke up with comment a surprised, “WTF” like they didn’t even know? Oh, just me. Well, that’s embarrassing.
Anyway, the Washington Redskins did something similar to Jason Campbell, their starting quarterback since 2006, when they decided to trade for Donovan McNabb on Sunday. Instead of consulting the guy that was in charge of their offense, the team made the trade and, well, didn’t say anything to Campbell.
That was left to a Washington Examiner reporter named John Keim. I’m pretty sure the only way this could have been more embarrassing for Campbell is if Donovan got those guys that burned stuff in his yard to gasoline the news to Jason.
Me: Did you hear about what happened?
Me: The Redskins traded for Donovan.
Jason: Really? Ummm … I didn’t know that, man.
Me: I’m sorry I had to be the one who told you. I can’t believe they didn’t tell you.
Jason: No, that’s the first I heard of it. … I’d better go call my agent.
When I called back later, it went to voice mail. His mailbox was full.
I’d have to suspect this is the first step in getting Campbell out of town, who never was great for the Redskins but wasn’t terrible either. Just last year, Campbell had a higher completion percentage than McNabb and nearly similar passer ratings, and Jason’s team didn’t come with a DeSean Jackson.
That said, if there is a way to be a selfish prick that everyone hates, Dan Snyder is going to find it.