Redskins Fans Seem to Have Sobered Up
It's Year One of the NFL Fan Code of Conduct policy, which I was reminded of Sunday night as I walked past this gutter--sorry, Hog Trough--meant to assist Redskins fans as they sip, don't guzzle their non-alcoholic beverages. Really, you haven't lived until you've sipped cranberry spritzers out of a funnel tube attached to a gutter. Goes great with Camembert served out of a cement mixer.
Actually, I usually head inside FedEx Field about an hour before kick, which often deprives me the chance to see anyone who's taken a particularly large number of sips of cranberry spritzers. And after the games, when everyone who's had their fill of Orangina heads back out to their cars while celebrating the universal human spirit of fellowship, I'm in the locker room. So it's sometimes hard for me to understand exactly what the scene is like, and how fully the Code of Conduct has been embraced.
Luckily, reader Adam Hammerman passed along this photo from the Browns game, when he met a man who had evidently taken an awful lot of very, very, very small sips. Adam writes:
This guy just sits down and passes out in the first quarter. Then his friends take all the beer bottles in our section and shove them in every pocket and space in his pants and boxers. Then right before halftime he wakes up and just wanders off into some other fan in our section's seat, still with the bottles in his pants. Then he leaves for the whole 3rd quarter, and came back in the 4th. When he came back we started taking pictures of him and he asked his friends why everyone is staring and taking pictures of him.
So yeah, it seems like there's been pretty much a 100 percent success rate on the Fan Code of Conduct thing.
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