WASHINGTON’S football team (the NFL team, not the college team) has announced that they will play the 2020 season without fans in the stands. You know. Like they did last year.
Remember way back in 2019? Back then you could get Redskins tickets 4 for a dollar. Owner Dan Snyder was giving free piggy-back rides to anyone who stayed for the whole game. For $100 they’d let you play a possession. Remember the pass thrown by that nun, to RB Adrian Peterson for his 20th receiving touchdown of the year?
(Somewhere out there is a Redskins fan who wishes their season was as good as that last paragraph.)
Granted, while I exaggerated much of that, at one point Redskins tickets could be found for as low as $4. No one wanted to see them play. Can you blame them? And this year promises even less!
Their RB of the future had the starting role in his hands, but then he just…choked. Their fan base has to stomach a QB competition between an over-drafted bust, and guy playing on a pretzel stick. Since saying “good luck” is bad luck, let me just say “Break a leg!”
This team is so awful that it damned near borders on goofy. No fight song. No logo. No “Terrible Towels” or “Cheese Head” type of merch. Instead, Washington fans would have probably waved blank sheets of paper this season.
So the announcement of not having fans in the stands in 2020, seems less like a precaution to avoid spreading the coronavirus, and more like business as usual. At least for Washington.
*Photo courtesy of:
Lori M. Nichols | For NJ.com
Sister Patricia Jean Cushing, of Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker in Walton, Kentucky, plays football on Arch Street in front of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.