Monday, November 13, 2006

Hail to the Dead Skins

"Foos-ball? Buncha overgrown monsters man-handlin' each other..."
- Mama Boucher, The Waterboy

It's been a while since I had a nice anti-football rant, but I thought today would be appropriate because a) the Redskins announced a new starting quarterback for next week and b) their loss yesterday proves that they still stink.

Sure, it's a big deal - Jason what's his name will start next Sunday instead of Mark "Get Me My Walker and Dentures" Brunell. I'm not saying it's not worthy of regional sports coverage. But the Redskins played yesterday, which means by my calculations they won't play again until next Sunday. That's days away.

Am I getting the subtle nuances of the football season so far?

Anyways, that's 6 days during which the Caps will play 4 games, 2 against division rivals. Not to mention the fact that one of those games was being played tonight in a building that recently has been tough to win in, and the Caps picked up yet another 2 points.

I guess I just don't understand why both intermission reports and the 10 minutes immediately following the game tonight were devoted to this one story. Post game live wasn't actually post game anymore - it was post Redskinfest, regardless of the fact that the Caps actually played tonight. And how much do you want to bet that Skins news continues to dominate the nightly sportscast every night until they add another game to the loss column next weekend?

Let's look at the facts - the Caps are off to their best start since 1991-92, have picked up points in 11 of their first 16 games and have won 4 of their last 5, including 2 straight...

The Redskins are 3-6 and sit at the bottom of the division standings, which prompted the personnel change for next week's trip to Tampa...

You're right, football sounds much more interesting right now.

It's a two point night, Skins fans!

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