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God's Crying in Ashburn


(Lisa Poole - AP)

I realize I risk alienating the four or five Redskins fans who might have come to my side because of the Chief Zee coverage, but I can't help it. If you're a Dolphins fan, you don't bail just because they never win, right? When the chips are down and the clavicles broken, that's when true loyalty is displayed, no?

And in fact, everyone in the media room almost everyone in the media room I'm really kind of down about this B-Lloyd thing. I brought some donuts today, for the wake, but no one else is even here yet. The only thought that's cheered me up? What if C.P. decides to come out today dressed as Brandon Lloyd!!!!!!

(Some quick math: $10 million in guaranteed bonuses, 25 catches, 379 yards. Let's see, that's $400 k per catch, and $26,385.22 per receiving yard. I make a similar rate of like $0.0002 per word.)

Anyhow, let's relive Brandon Lloyd's final, pre-broken day as a Redskin, below.

Moments before his final practice of the season and his fateful 2007-ending injury, the man more underutilized than page 538 of Al Saunders' playbook was on the cusp of turning it around.

Really. Honest.

In an exclusive interview with The Post, plus SportsTalk 980, Comcast SportsyNet and anyone else who bothered to saunter up to his cubicle, B-Lloyd was asked, point-blank, whether he felt he was "one big catch away from being back?"

"I think I'm one big catch away from...making one big catch," Lloyd said, laughing hysterically at his answer with the assembled player-suck-up corps of Chick Hernandez, Holly Fantaskey and, of course, Mike Wise.

"You know, I'm not putting any added pressure on it," B-Lloyd said. "My situation is what it is. I'm getting more opportunities and I'm thankful for that. I want to connect on them and help the team win."

Team-first!!!!!

He was then asked by Wise whether he heard the "chatter from outside, because people were just killing you when you were sent home."

"I don't watch newspapers or watch TV," B-Lloyd said.

"Do you read the Internet?" Wise asked.

"No," Lloyd said, presumably excluding MySpace.

"Because Dan Steinberg is the only person in town having your back," Wise said. "Do you have any words for Dan Steinberg?"

"No," Lloyd said, laughing while trying to figure out who the hell Dan Steinberg is. "I mean...."

Then Wise, let any good interviewer, cut him off.

"He's the one faithful person in town," Wise said. "The rest of us are all drinking Haterade at this point. "

"It's no big deal," B-Lloyd said, pardoning his tormenters.

"You don't' have any feelings about that?" Wise said, persisting, trying desperately to provide Bog copy.

"No, I don't," Lloyd said.

He smiled, shook everyone's hand and that was it. End of season. End of story. The team-first comeback died on an Ashburn field moments later.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 15, 2007; 11:02 AM ET
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Comments

A man of Mike Wise's stature should be watching his haterade intake. Too much sodium.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | November 15, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised at the wise move made by Mike Wise.

Posted by: ScottVanPeltStyle.com | November 15, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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