(photo by Brian Murphy)
That was our reaction when a friend sent us a link to a Sports Illustrated feature story on Washington Redskins rookie safety Chris “The Predator” Horton. In it, writer Lee Jenkins talks to Horton about following in his idol Sean Taylor’s footsteps, but one particular passage caught our eye and elicited the above reaction:
Redskins’ blogger Homer McFanboy started referring to Horton as The Predator — because of his shoulder-length hair and aggressive style — and somehow the nickname stuck. Horton is so enamored with the moniker that his website is www.predator48.com.
Needless to say we weren’t expecting to be mentioned by the biggest name in the business when we woke up this morning. We haven’t been this excited since we got some love on Alex Ovechkin’s official website. So thanks to Jenkins and Sports Illustrated for the shoutout and to Horton for being such a good dude and a nice story for ‘Skins fans to enjoy this season.
December 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm
December 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm
Are you sure they don’t have you confused with some other, more prestigious Homer McFanboy site?
December 11, 2008 at 3:30 pm
I’m still not becoming a Redskins fan. But that is Awesome.
December 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm
Congrats Murf, this week SI, who knows whats next. Pulitzer?
December 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm
This is my last post. You were once that little unsigned band I would go and see every time they played. Now you are big time and soon will be phoning it in and having advertisements on your site taunting me to make my shlong bigger. So Congratulations this is the beginning of the end. Good luck with your second album, but just remember I won’t be here to pull you out of the $4 bargain bin.
Why couldn’t you just have failed website like your brother?
December 11, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Much like my English class.
Viva la ‘trashcan
December 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm
You’re going to need a bigger boat.
December 11, 2008 at 11:12 pm
“This is my last post. You were once that little unsigned band I would go and see every time they played. Now you are big time and soon will be phoning it in…”
What do you mean soon?
Congrats you bastard.
December 12, 2008 at 10:43 am
Millhouse, don’t worry, HoboTrashcan will always be your unsigned band and we gave up long ago on the hope that your schlong could ever be bigger.
December 12, 2008 at 11:15 pm
I heard that you’re only big time when someone photoshops you bangin’ Erin E-surance….but this is still neat.
December 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Can I touch you?