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They Are Who We Thought They Were: Lions 19, Redskins 14

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Lisa: Dad, do you know what schadenfreude is?
Homer: No, I do not know what schadenfreude is, please tell me because I am dying to know …
Lisa: It’s a German term for “shameful joy”, taking pleasure in the suffering of others.

That pretty much sums up my feelings today. Here are some of my favorite quotes/links after the team Mike Florio predicted to be in the Super Bowl became the first team to lose to the Lions since 2007.

Two fun posts in the Sports Bog:
One asks if this was the worst DC sports moment of 2009.
The other wonders if it’s time for a change. It includes these quotes:

Michael Strahan on Fox’s halftime show: “They’ve quit. The Washington Redskins have quit on the field.”
Trevor Matich, on CSN’s Postgame Live: “Beneath Rock Bottom. The only way it could have been worse if they would have been beaten by Maryland.”
Jon Jansen, on CSN: He said the win “couldn’t have come against a better team.” Also, if he had smiled any harder, all his teeth would have spontaneously popped out of his gums.

Steinz also points out: “Campbell was the only Skins player who agreed to be on CSN’s postgame show. Well, Campbell on Jon Jansen. That’s just absurd.”

And from Twitter:

John Riggins (@Riggo44)
There are team specific issues for sure and some individual issues for sure but the owner ultimately is a loser and you can’t fix that

u r Zorn..Head Coach..in Detroit…alot on the line….and u r chatting up TomKat before the game…what does that tell us about YOU!!!

Roger Mason Jr. (@MoneyMase)
This is an all time low point in Redskins history.

I’m so embarassed to a Redskins fan right now! What are we doing?

From Mister Irrelevant’s Twitter/Live Blog of the game:
Jamie Mottram (@jamiemottram) Coming to grips with the season being over in Week 3.

Unsilent Majority (@Unsilent)
If the Supreme Court rules against the Skins they can change their name to EPICFAIL

Next Sunday the Buccaneers travel to FedEx Field and try to keep their one-game lead over the Redskins in the battle for next year’s number one pick.


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No Wonder the Waiting List Takes So Long

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Remember that Monday night game last year when fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were louder than fans of the Washington Redskins in a game at FedEx Field?

Steelers fans take over FedEx Field (Photo by John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

Steelers fans take over FedEx Field (Photo by John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

Remember that waiting list to get season tickets for Redskins games that the team claims has 160,000 names on it?

A story by James V. Grimaldi in the Washington Post today says that the Redskins’ front office sold tickets (you know, that thing they don’t have any of because there’s a two-decade waiting list to get them) to individual games directly to brokers. The brokers made the tickets available in secondary markets. In other words, they sold them to fans of the visiting team.

The Redskins Senior Vice President Karl Swanson told the Post:

“Somebody in the ticket office was doing something they shouldn’t have been doing, and when it was discovered, it was all dealt with. If the story is, this is a scandal, uncovered by Redskins, verified by The Post, or whatever, yeah, we’re telling you: People got tickets who shouldn’t have gotten tickets, and they were dealt with.”

Redskins General Counsel David Donovan said that when Daniel Snyder found out he was “livid.” Really? He was “livid” that people in his front office made him extra money? Yeah, he hates that.

REALLY? He was “livid” that his teams’ fans weren’t being treated fairly? Yeah, he would never let them be slighted. That’s why the game-day experience is so great in Raljon and tailgating is flourishing. And that’s why Donovan told the Post, “You do realize that there’s 91,000 seats in the stadium. These are insignificant amounts.”

Yeah, it was only a few thousand fans getting abused by the team they worship. Not getting a chance to buy the tickets they’ve waited years to purchase and then having their team get embarrassed on national TV is insignificant. That’s the kind of thinking that leads to a culture of losing on the field and venom from your own fan base.

Part two of the story will be printed tomorrow and tells the tale of a fan who needed to cancel his tickets and was subsequently sued by the team.

Oh, Washington Post, I could never stay mad at you.

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