J. Beasleyon December 27, 2010 @ 8:20 PM:

    Definitely not what I expected. Very funny.

    TMHon December 27, 2010 @ 8:22 PM:

    Typed Correspondence on Engraved letterhead. It hurts.

    Sleeperon December 27, 2010 @ 8:32 PM:

    So good. So very good.

    suicide_blondon December 27, 2010 @ 8:39 PM:


    Drakeon December 27, 2010 @ 8:53 PM:

    Best thing I have read in 2010

    Robert L. Wilsonon December 27, 2010 @ 9:47 PM:

    What a find!

    Tim Ton December 27, 2010 @ 9:55 PM:

    Mr. James N. Bailey had big balls!

    Reubenon December 27, 2010 @ 10:10 PM:

    I heard this read last week on the Tony Kornheiser Show, but they failed to mention Chief Executive Asshole, Art Modell was copied on the correspondence. Nice.

    Maxwellon December 27, 2010 @ 10:19 PM:


    Daveon December 27, 2010 @ 11:19 PM:

    “cc: Art Modell”
    I love how they made sure the owner got a look at it, too.

    Lukeon December 28, 2010 @ 12:13 AM:

    Being from Pittsburgh, I was ready to say “Cleveland sucks,” but this is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Gina Americanaon December 28, 2010 @ 3:53 AM:

    This is really, really funny. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Al Jameson December 28, 2010 @ 4:38 AM:

    MW. I saw this the other day (maybe on Deadspin?) and almost sent it to you. Right up your alley for sure. I’m glad you shared with the ACL crew… Happy Holidays from Portland, Oregon. PS. Those Tellasons are filthy… AJ

    Rod Summers/VECon December 28, 2010 @ 5:32 AM:

    What a relief to see that not everyone bows to the ‘whodjasue?’ society.

    TMHon December 28, 2010 @ 6:57 AM:

    It is funny stuff. This works with Political bumper Stickers too. Stop light, Parking lot “excuse me! some asshole put a ____/ ____ 2012 sticker on your car!” It’s all purpose.

    Finer Pointson December 28, 2010 @ 9:58 AM:

    Now that is some fine legal representation! Very funny.

    Elvisioon December 28, 2010 @ 11:04 AM:


    Hopping Frogon December 28, 2010 @ 11:40 AM:

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Richard Williamson December 28, 2010 @ 1:29 PM:

    If he’s still alive, I want Mr. Bailey as my attorney. Any kin to F. Lee?

    JonIndia™on December 28, 2010 @ 2:08 PM:

    Awesome, just effing classic Mike.

    009bon December 28, 2010 @ 3:13 PM:

    very interesting

    ryanon December 28, 2010 @ 3:31 PM:

    legendary status

    Rjoneson December 28, 2010 @ 3:44 PM:

    The second one is not signed and may have been faked… but still, very funny.

    harrykrepson December 28, 2010 @ 5:59 PM:

    m.w. what’s always nice about your posts, is that you get it and that’s enough.

    guynoiron December 28, 2010 @ 6:27 PM:

    Today they would just relieve him of his season tickets, thus removing the risk :)

    Great response though.

    saginawdanon December 28, 2010 @ 6:58 PM:


    Markon December 28, 2010 @ 9:08 PM:

    Looks like Roetzel & Andress is still around, though Dale Cox himself is not. Steve Cox still is, though: Perhaps related?

    Gem at Very Pashminaon December 29, 2010 @ 9:17 AM:

    So true!

    Steveon December 30, 2010 @ 11:58 AM:

    Great response. Reminds me that in the old days of working at newspapers, we had lawyers who would say when we were in the right, “let ’em sue, we’ll slaughter ’em.” When I left the business several years ago it degraded to self-censorship and settling. Newspapers still lost money, but managed to lose their balls, too.

    JMDon December 30, 2010 @ 9:55 PM:

    Very nicely done. I have trained several of my customers, who are themselves lawyers, to make sure that they keep the GTFO sign and letter handy for individuals such as these. “GTFO”? Get the…oh, well you know the rest, I’m sure.

    Jerryon January 1, 2011 @ 4:13 AM:

    All this proves is that Browns fans were assholes back in 1974 just like today.

    Gillianon January 1, 2011 @ 11:10 AM:

    My reaction was first, to laugh, and secondly, to wonder whether any reply was warranted.

    Ethanon January 1, 2011 @ 12:49 PM:

    Best thing I have read in 2011

    Rosemaryon January 1, 2011 @ 1:49 PM:

    I’ve known a lot of lawyers at Roetzel and Andress and, seriously, the letter could have been written by any one of them. Take yourselves a little seriously, guys? The general counsel has my deepest respect.

    justinon January 2, 2011 @ 12:21 AM:

    Name on the letterhead is Cletus. That is funny all by itself.


    Pete Walkeron January 2, 2011 @ 2:49 PM:

    OMG…Large and Brass. A wonderful and rare combination.

    Kieran Molloyon January 5, 2011 @ 2:26 PM:

    James N. Bailey was one funny f*%ker :)

    reteptterrabon January 5, 2011 @ 7:29 PM:

    What I’ve learned after too many years of dealing with the public; “The customer is always right, some of the time.”

    Stinks to think that someone would loose their job over a response like this now.

    Jimbo100on January 6, 2011 @ 12:19 AM:

    I’m guessing the intent of the Cox memo was a planned setup to create a scenario where multiple fans could start to make claims about getting hit in the eye with the paper plane. The wording is too complex for something this simple. Cox was / is a low-life ambulance-chaser with really nice letterhead to write this sort of asinine memo.

    Matt Douganon January 11, 2011 @ 11:26 AM:

    Classic! Nuf said….

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