If It Cheeses The Court: Judge Calls Packers Fan’s Bluff
We've all made excuses to get out of work for a sporting event. Sometimes we did that fake sick voice ("*Cough* I'm sorry, I just can't... *ah-choo, snort* Just can't... What's that, Momma? Come towards the light?"). Or we've had someone cover for us ("Dave? He's over in the other building... along with his car.") Or we've prematurely killed off a relative ("My grandfather plans to be dead Thursday of next week, 7-10 pm EST.") But some people are just more honest about the whole thing than we are. Take Allentown attorney and certified cheesehead, Curtis Creveling.
This attorney is my new role model. https://t.co/9SSfdfO1IU
— @twiqball (@twiqball) January 7, 2016
Creveling was scheduling to attend a meeting concerning a local county in a workman's comp case when he found out he had won the lottery for the Packers' first-round playoff game. At the time, he had no idea where it would be, so he asked the judge for a continuance:
On December 17, 2015, I was notified of my successful lottery entry for Green Bay Packer first round playoff ticket [sic]. Although the weekend (January 9 and 10, 2016) already has been identified for the first round of playoff games, the precise date, time and location for the... game will not be known until midnight on January 3, 2016. My tickets only are for a home (Green Bay) playoff game. If... [it] is in Green Bay, flight schedules will dictate whether a Continuance will be sought... While I would like to be optimistic and believe a Continuance will be necessary, my Packers have let me down before.
Hey, Curt, way to throw your team under the Greyhound. I would have gone the dead relative route, but hey, I also don't need to stay a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar. He probably should have thought twice about his choice of team as Judge Dornan wrote back:
Your contingent Continuance request will be taken under advisement. I am more concerned with your ethical responsibilities with candor before the tribunal. It requires a great stretch in credibility to even imagine that long after the days of Lombardi, Taylor, Star and even Farve [sic], any Pennsylvanian would be a fan of the Green Bay Packers. You will be able to re-establish your credibility when you next appear before me wearing your gigantic cheese head. All true Packer fans have them. (emphasis added)
This is great, but for real, the judge is right. Pennsylvanians should not be Cheeseheads: https://t.co/zF2KIHh86N
— Robbie Whelan (@RWhelanWSJ) January 6, 2016
Creveling likely thought he was hosed when he first read this, but Dornan's request wasn't unreasonable. He could have said to wear your cheesehead and nothing else Anyway, Creveling did partially comply with the order, bringing the headwear to a different case before Dornan, but not adorning it.
Probably why the Pack lost to the Vikings last weekend and made Creveling's ticket meaningless.
Photo via WSJ Blog
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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