1974 was a good year. The IRA bombed the Tower of London, President Nixon was forced to resign in scandal, gasoline shortages led to long lines at the pump, a smallpox epidemic ripped through India, and famine savaged the continent of Africa. So yeah… great year, history!
But in the midst of all this human suffering, there were lulz to be had. All it took was a litigious Cleveland Browns fan and an attorney with balls big enough to set the Cuyahoga on fire (awesome metaphor!).
After the jump, a letter from the fan, Dale Cox, followed by the rejoinder from ATL’s Lawyer of the Year for 1974, one James N. Bailey…
Okay. Alright. Got it, Dale O. Cox. You’re sick of the Dawg Pound getting fly like paper and getting high like planes. Noted. What say you, Cleveland Browns????
And boom goes the dynamite. A hearty congratulations to our Lawyer of the Year for 1974, Mr. James N. Bailey.
P.S. So that’s 1974. We welcome nominations for 2010’s Lawyer of the Year, over here.
Absolutely Epic 1974 Letter From Cleveland Browns to a Fan [Cleveland Scene]
The Greatest Letter Ever Printed On NFL Team Letterhead [Deadspin]