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Lions-Redskins: The good, the bad and the unbelievably ugly

By Jason Woodmansee

The Good
Brandon Banks. That’s it.

The Bad
Gee, where to start? The offensive line, the key penalties, the fact that the Redskins made my 5-year-old cry. Yeah, that’s pretty bad.

The Unbelievably Ugly
Really, Mike Shanahan? Benching the alleged new franchise QB with the game on the line for Rex Grossman? Really? Because he “knows the terminology?” I’m baffled. I’m stunned. It’s a trava-shamockery. It’s like Jim Zorn possessed Shanahan’s body. Then again, even Jim Zorn wouldn’t have made that decision. I don’t think there is another person on this planet, other than maybe Rex Grossman’s mom, who would have made that decision. It’s indefensible, and now we have two weeks of hand-wringing and second-guessing. The sound you hear is Eagles fans laughing at us. And probably booing out of habit.

This ugly loss also means that I have to wear a Lions hat at work for the second year in a row. Last year, I wore this hat, and got a lot of comments like “Hey, congratulations! Big win yesterday!” and then would have to explain that I was, in fact, a Redskins fan being punished. This resulted in much laughter. I did the best I could and tried to make Detroit jokes (“When I put on this hat I suddenly feel economically depressed!”), but it didn’t make up for the pain. I have a feeling that this year I’m going to get something like “We’re going to have to bench you for the last two minutes of this meeting -- this intern is more familiar with the PowerPoint terminology.” Stupid Redskins.

By Box Seats blogger  | November 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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Comments

The wisdom of my previous bit of advice (i.e., rooting for the Cowboys to win vs. the Giants to lose so that the Redskins move into first place), is obvious given your team's ineptitude. Do you think this is all some sort of conspiracy to get more press coverage, albeit of the bad kind?

Posted by: pjmoran | November 1, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

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