Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hail to the Redskins!

Oh man, the Redskins won their season opener. You know what this means right?

The George Michael/DC Redskins hype machine is going to go insane. Every Tom, Joe and Eileen is going to be plugging in to that desperate hope-energy that every Washington fan knows so well. The ability to take any glimmer of hope and spin it into a “we could take the division” pipe-dream conversation. Tomorrow these conversations will be had on every coffee-break in the District, QB theories will be put forth in every barber-shop in town, and the laurels of Santana Moss and Clinton Portis as our saviors will be celebrated in every bus and metro-car from Addison Road to Vienna.

I don’t like the Redskins. They aren’t a very good squad. And they beat the Bears who were a hurting unit by a narrow margin. But with all that said, I love Washington football fans and I love their ability to keep hope alive no matter how daunting the rest of the season will be. So here’s to the fans!

“Hail to the Redskins!
Hail victory!
Braves on the warpath,
Fight for old D.C.!”

Originally published on September 12, 2005.

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