In the pregame radio show, Sonny Jurgensen kept saying “Joe THEEZMAN” as it was “Joe THEEZMAN’s birthday.” By the way, this wasn’t the first time the Skins got blown out on Joe THEEZMAN’s birthday — it happened in 1985 in Dallas. Cowboys fans sang happy birthday to him after his fifth interception I think.
Sonny also said, about three times, that “Robert Griffin III needs to go down to Nats camp and learn to slide.” Remember, Sonny is a hipster Nats fan.
So, that was about it for Skins highlights, wasn’t it? Oof.
Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III‘s torn knee ligaments are getting a lot of attention right now. However, anything short of broadcasts from his hospital room are an example of DC sports media showing restraint. To put it in perspective, here’s a clip from 1985 after Joe Theismann broke his leg:
Memory is a fickle thing, but I’m pretty sure Theismann’s injury was the lead story on the local news for a few nights with live shots from his hospital room. That’s because Redskins football…is serious business. More so back then. Why, in the 1980s, the biggest three possible stories in D.C. were the following (in no particular order):
Sadly, the cubs never survived, but SNOW was always big (theoretically just like now, haven’t been able to confirm lately) and the Redskins dominated everything.
Do long-time Washingtonians agree with me that the Redskins were a bigger deal back then than now? Let me know.
That Washington Redskins season sure was unexpected. I had them at 6-10, they reversed it, won the NFC East and hosted a playoff game. Robert Griffin III surprised expectations by any metric and Alfred Morris came out of no where. It was fun to be a Skins fan.
DC = DRAMA CITY
I won’t add much to the way it all ended other than I know why Mike Shanahan left RGIII in and it was still a poor decision against the Seattle Seahawks.
I just hope they don’t blame the grass field for it and get some improved grounds-keeping instead of a rug.
Mike Shannahan would have run Barbaro in the Belmont Stakes.