Drunken conversations with famous people never go well for me. I was out last night celebrating the birthdays of my friends Monica and Rob. During the course of the evening, alcohol happened, and I went from Laid Back Leon to the Light Skinned Incredible Hulk. At a certain point, I saw DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins sitting with some friends at a table near some people I’d met earlier.
Hall’s friend overheard me say “that’s DeAngelo Hall over there” and looked directly at me. I figured it would be rude for me not to speak at that point. I know that if some stranger was like “that look like that n*gga Leon at the bar” I would have definitely done the same thing. I walked over to the table, and to the best of my recollection, this is how the conversation went.
Leon – “You’re DeAngelo Hall, right?”
DeAngelo Hall – “Yes.”
Leon – “My name is Leon. You’re having a good year, man. Keep it up.”
DeAngelo Hall – “Thanks man.”
Leon – “Well, the team ain’t having a great year, but you are. It’s not your fault…”
DeAngelo Hall – *straight face look*
Leon – “I’m just saying, I’m a lifelong Redskins fan. I support y’all. But sh*t, you know what the f*ck I mean. Keep playing hard and doing your thing. Have a good night!”
We shook hands and I left him alone after that. Still, I feel kind of bad for reminding him of the Redskins’ losing record while he was out trying to relax. I’m sure he’s painfully aware of the state of the team he plays for, so I would like to offer a formal apology to DeAngelo Hall. If you’re reading this, I wasn’t trying to be a smart ass; I was just drunk as Hell and awkward. I’ve been a ‘Skins fan all my life, so I’m pulling for you guys.
Other than mildly annoying an All-Pro cornerback, last night was great. New Years Eve-Eve was a great tune-up for the real thing tonight. Happy New Year everyone, and be safe.Tweet