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Looks Like Someone Has a Sixpack of the Mondays

March 20th, 2017 at 2:57 PM
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  1. One thing that has kept me going as both a fan of the Washington Redskins as well a writer that covers the Washington Redskins is this idea that my passion is being fed from a huge variety of food groupsâ??some healthy and some not so healthy. For my part, I use words like “we” and “us” when referencing my favorite sports team…something that separates me from at least some other writers. My passion has generally informed my coverage. My love of football and my lifetime of rooting for the Redskins has oftentimes guided my approach to whatever news of the day exists regarding this team. In recent weeks, the opposite has seemed to occur for me and for others I believeâ??and not for the first time. As we as fans have labored through things like the Kirk Cousins saga and the Scot “McLovin” McCloughan firing, these events have had the effect of influencing our passion. In short, lately it has made being a Redskins fan less fun. In short, lately it has made loving this team difficult. As many of you know, I have made a habit of treating the act of loving a football team like the extracurricular action I believe it to be. In other words, we aren’t talking about nuclear war or world hunger, for example. It should be noted at this point that our ability to love our favorite team needing (for some of us) to be rationalized and justified by reminding ourselves that “it’s just football” is not…an ideal fandom experience.
  2. It is fitting that we in the D.C.-area got one last wintry blast over the last week or two. Coming out of this cold snap, there is a thaw occurring in town, and it isn’t just the ground warming up. I am sensing that more and more Redskins fans are waking up to find they just might be able to overcome the petty and seemingly absurd actions of the team steward and his top employee. This is not to suggest that these fans are moving on to the forgiveness stage; rather, these fans are discovering that they are actually eager to learn more about the men in pads who will be doing the hard work this fall on the field on Sundays. Despite what I consider to have been somewhat staunch efforts to look away, I myself am very …

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Tags: Adrian Peterson, Chris Baker, Chris Carter, Jim Tomsula, Kirk Cousins, Phil Taylor, Ricky Jean Francois, Stacy McGee, Terrell McClain, Washington Redskins

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