There are many reasons why the Eagles should easily take care of the Redskins on Saturday. So many, in fact, that many ‘Skins fans are already resigned to their fate. We discussed the mood in the D.C. sports landscape with Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington, and the short version is that it’s not a happy place right now. The long version comes courtesy of the Washington Post.
In a blog post describing the different ways ‘Skins fans are voicing their displeasure with the team and its ownership — from Christmas decorations to the classic paper bag — Dan Steinberg tells us about the “Washington Wake” planned at Lou’s City Bar, staffed and owned by Redskins fans. It’s been a rough year:
When general manager Joe Capone and director of operations John Groth saw Saturday’s Eagles-Redskins game on the schedule, they figured they should try something different.
“We thought it was a good way to — I wouldn’t say celebrate the season — but look back in disgust, I suppose,” said Groth, another Redskins season ticket holder. “I hope the Eagles don’t score very much and that we win. But hope is running out.”
The bar is encouraging Redskins fans to wear black attire to Saturday’s event. Every Eagles touchdown will yield free “Im-peach Snyder” shots, which will be Fuzzy Navels. If the Eagles win, the bar won’t show the Redskins-Cowboys finale, out of respect for the fallen. Groth said he doesn’t think that would impact business much, because hardly any Redskins fans are showing up anyhow.
I’d laugh at this, but really it’s just pretty sad. The state of that once proud (and currently proud, but for weird reasons) franchise is in shambles, and plenty of good, hardworking fans are left with no choice but to celebrate how terrible everything is. Actually, I lied. I am laughing pretty hard.