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The Redskins Hate Their “Dim Wit” Fans

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Rookie linebacker Robert Henson, who is sadly from TCU, is the most famous inactive player in the world. Despite not playing in Sunday’s thrilling 9-7 win over the Rams he managed to steal the headlines thanks to his overactive thumbs.

After the game Henson got to Twittering:

“All you fake half hearted Skins fan can . . . I won’t go there, but I dislike you very strongly, don’t come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!”

Nice move, attacking your fans before you’ve even been active for an NFL game. Of course, we all know that the adrenaline is really flowing when you’re on the sidelines in street clothes doing nothing for 4 hours. I’m sure after he cooled down for a bit he realized his mistake and sent an apology.

“No I didn’t play but I still made more than you in a year and you’d [gladly] switch spots with me in a second. I was talking to the fans [who] said the crazy stuff, I’m use [to heckling] but I’ve never been booed in my own stadium. Again that was for the half hearted but if everyone wants to jump in come on. The question is who are you to say you know what’s best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds [sic]. You don’t wanna follow me anymore then fine but we play for you and win lose or draw we represent you!! My guy on the Rams said they never got booed even when they didn’t win a game.”

I know what you’re thinking, that’s too many characters for a tweet. You’re right, that’s actually a compilation of highlights from some of the 52 tweets he sent that night.

By Monday afternoon he was in the middle of a media circus and eventually apologized. He even came back Monday night with an on-camera apology that must be seen. Of course, the Skins site is as fan-friendly as a day at Fed Ex Field so you have to go to this link then under the player browse by tags and look for Robert Henson. In the video Henson is quick to let us know that it’s “disheartening” that stories are running about this because his apology “was sincere” and “there are bigger issues at hand.” Redskins shill announcer Larry Michael takes the opportunity to ask hard-hitting questions and voice his outrage over the rookie’s lack of respect for the fans.

It makes me proud to be part of the organization folks, to be able to be here at a moment like this, for a young man like this, who wanted to speak to the Redskins fans directly after seeing what would be published and after going through what he went through the last twenty-four hours.

If Henson doesn’t make it as a player it sounds like he’d be a perfect fit in the front office. Maybe he could be the guy that calls Redskins fans and tells them that the team is going to sue them.

If you want to follow Henson just to see what he Tweets this week, good luck. Not surprisingly his Twitter page looks like this.

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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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And the Pulitzer Goes to …

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The Washington Post.

The Cowboys game wasn’t on TV here in Redskin country. I saw some highlights on SportsCenter and figured there’d be a couple of paragraphs in the Post before the game aired on the NFL Network Sunday afternoon. Here’s what the Post had to say about the game:

COWBOYS: San Francisco’s Andy Lee hit one of the video boards hanging above the field at Dallas’s new stadium with a punt during pregame warmups Saturday night, the Associated Press reported.

The NFL announced Friday it wouldn’t force the Cowboys wouldn’t be forced to raise the video boards, which reportedly hang 90 feet above the field, this season.”

Where do I start. Two paragraphs about the game would be bad enough, but they don’t even mention the score. The entire thing is about a punt hitting the scoreboard during warmups, NOT A GAME, warmups. For a preseason game. And what’s with the “reportedly”? Like they’re lying about how high it is. And the passive aggressive “this season” at the end. Like they’re going to let the Cowboys get away with it for now, but just you wait.

Oh, and yes, the two full sentences included the phrase “it wouldn’t force the Cowboys wouldn’t be forced.” Ben Bradlee would be rolling in his grave. You know, if he were dead.

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