The DC Defenders broke out of their slump on Sunday, beating the St. Louis BattleHawks 15-6 to go 3-2. Their win probably can’t be attributed directly to their fans creating a monster “Beer Snake” built from the thousands of used beer cups strewn about the stadium, but you also can’t say it wasn’t the major factor guiding Jhurell Pressley to his first 100 yard game as a Defender.
WE ARE DEALING WITH AN ALL-TIME BEER SNAKE FOLKS.— XFL (@xfl2020) March 8, 2020
THIS IS WHAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF.
THIS IS THE XFL. pic.twitter.com/UYrDS7ut1I
After the Defenders coach Pep Hamilton benched slumping Cardale Jones in the first quarter, the team needed a boost and the beer snake was there to pick the team up on its “shoulders?” and drukenly slither them to victory.
With the coronavirus moving across the states at the moment, I don’t think the CDC would put the beer snake on their list of activities to pursue, but it happened and it was spectacular.
Even XFL commish Oliver Luck was there to christen the beer snake. I’m assuming he made it the official mascot of the XFL, but we’ll wait on the forms to be processed and for the league to find suitable habitat and a keeper to ethically keep the beer snake happy.