Sympathy for the bedeviled
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We've focused on basketball--when we've focused on blogging at all--but with the Wizards ascendant, it's only humanitarian to check on our sports-fan brethren: The Redskins faith
As Bog-ger extraordinaire Dan Steinberg reports, the situation is increasingly grim, as signs of trouble are appearing everywhere (except in the stadium):
- The 2-5 team is making desperate mid-season coaching changes and mid-game QB switches.
- Disgruntled fans are calling for protests, walkouts, and charity campaigns.
- The city council of Landover, MD (home to the Redskins stadium) voted to re-re-name the town as Raljon, a frantic bid to recapture the halcyon days of 1997-99, when the Redskins majestically soared to...24-23-1. (Ed.'s note: Actually, this is not going to happen).
No, simple-minded football fans need a simple, mnemonic device--say, a fight song!--and the current options just won't do. Enter Rachel "I got dumped for Obama" Keller, sounding appropriately mournful whilst revisiting a local classic...
God bless you, fans of vaguely racist local football team. We know how it feels to be aboard a sinking ship; trust that one day, it'll turn around and you'll sail to warmer waters. Or perhaps you've already hit that $100 million iceberg and must now scuttle Albert Haynesworth on the bottom of the Potomac.
(Enough with tortured metaphors on non-roundball matters; please return to your regularly scheduled Dagger now).
Labels: Washington Redskins
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