Behavior Change: Another roadside Snyder banner
"I think the relentless negative coverage in The Washington Post is a real difference from previous years," Redskins general counsel David Donovan said, in a quote I'm likely to recycle 7,000 times in the next week or so. "But in terms of the way our actual fans are behaving, we don't see any difference."
Again, we're in the realm of the anecdotal, which is where I've set up permanent residence. But anecdotally, I don't recall getting weekly alerts of anti-Snyder signs popping up around town. This banner was at a construction site on Wisconsin Avenue heading South into Bethesda; thanks to @dcborn61 for the shot. As always, the choices are that this doesn't count as behavior, that the perp wasn't an actual fan, or that the see-ers are looking in the wrong direction.
But I'm gonna keep rolling. People were passing out these funeral programs at Monday Night's game. Never seen that before at a D.C. sporting event.
Then there's this report from Dave McKenna at Cheap Seats Daily:
The only first-person account I got was from a friend who called me from FedExField just after being searched at the gate like he was boarding an El Al flight. He asked the frisker, "Are you looking for anti-Snyder paraphernalia?" "As a matter of fact, I am," the guard told him.
And there's this graphical explanation of Sherm Lewis's playcard, from The Sporting Blog.
And this image of Jim Zorn, from Two in the Box.
And this first-person plea from Billy King, the former President of the 76ers and a lifelong Skins fan, at National Football Post:
Snyder and I both grew up rooting for the same team. We both were little boys when the Redskins lost to the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl in 1973. Mr. Snyder, you've gone on to be a huge success in the business world. You now own a team that people along the Beltway love like an only child. All we ask as loyal fans is that you think back to when you were a child and do what Jack Kent Cooke did: Hire someone smart. Then you can sit back and take all the credit.
And the Redskins same-old quotes with their hidden meanings, via NBC Washington.
And Albert Haynesworth, talking about how his team is "getting slaughtered" and how he's "feelin' lost," via the Redskins Blog.
Oh, and here's how the Redskins Web site listed the team's schedule as of Tuesday morning. Not a bad thought about Monday night, I guess.
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