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Posted at 9:35 AM ET, 02/ 1/2011

Get your DeAngelo Hall Pro Bowl jersey

By Dan Steinberg


You know, I thought about making fun of the Redskins online team store when they sent out e-mails last month, urging people to get a DeAngelo Hall Pro Bowl jersey. Then I decided, nah, they can have their offseason fun. It's not like lots of other team sites weren't advertising Pro Bowl jerseys, too.

But to urge fans to buy a DeAngelo Hall Pro Bowl jersey after the fact? Because he was named Pro Bowl MVP? Adding another level of meaninglessness upon an event that already carries the heft of one or two styrofoam packing peanuts? And then, to slap a "HURRY - QUANTITIES ARE VERY LIMITED!" tag on the bottom? Implying, what, that thousands, or hundreds, or dozens, or more than one Redskins fan is rushing to his computer on the Tuesday morning after the Pro Bowl, attempting to memorialize DeAngelo Hall's trophy moment with a $110 jersey? Whose ad now reads "DeAngelo Hall isn't only a Pro Bowl player -- he's the Pro Bowl MVP!"

Yeah. That deserves to be made fun of.

By Dan Steinberg  | February 1, 2011; 9:35 AM ET
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Comments

Yet another reason I'm glad my season ticket renewal letter went straight into the garbage when I got it a couple weeks ago.

Posted by: rjhartman74 | February 1, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Yet the washington post charges $10 a line for a death notice. Yeah, way different than the Redskins trying to make a buck.

Posted by: Hondo5 | February 1, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Yet the washington post charges $10 a line for a death notice. Yeah, way different than the Redskins trying to make a buck.

Posted by: Hondo5 | February 1, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who gives Dan Synder one penny of their money deserves what they get on the field.

Posted by: SavedByZero | February 1, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

That's a low-blow sucker punch. Money ain't everything.

Dan Snyder, this must be a good way to kid yourself that people are going to buy D-Hall Pro Bowl jersey. I guarantee D-Hall jersey is the ONLY Pro Bowl jersey on the market.

Posted by: clifton3 | February 1, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Yet the washington post charges $10 a line for a death notice. Yeah, way different than the Redskins trying to make a buck.

Posted by: Hondo5 | February 1, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

soooooo true...

Posted by: rc2223 | February 1, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Great point on how even the Post has some strange ads alongside its articles. I'm amazed at how many publishers/bloggers seem to include them without an apparent concern regarding how those adds affect the publisher's reputation.

Posted by: demangone1@verizon.net | February 1, 2011 11:28 AM | Report abuse

The season's over Dan... Stop urinating on the smallest of accomplishments.

Wouldn't you like your employer to stand behind you and your profession?

Posted by: Scoonie97 | February 1, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

"Yet the washington post charges $10 a line for a death notice. Yeah, way different than the Redskins trying to make a buck."

Winner.

Posted by: ttassa | February 1, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh please Steinberg, get off your high horse. What's wrong in pimping DeAngelo's Pro Bowl MVP jersey? You think other teams don't do it? Unless a sales action directly leads to the detriment of the team (or of fan enjoyment at the stadium), I don't see anything wrong in it.

Posted by: tundey | February 1, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather get a Dallas Cowboys jersey than get anything this guy wears. I hate the fact that he's a Redskins so bad. I never liked him at Virginia Tech and still don't today. Hopefully he goes surfborading in Hawaii and gets lost at sea somewhere like Tom Hanks in "Cast Away"...

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 1, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The comparison between the Post and the Skins is funny, but I am shocked that people are so willing to let Danny Boy slide on this garbage.

The Skins under Danny have consistently put a terrible product on the field, while they milk a loyal franchise for enough money to be one of the top 2 or 3 most profitable franchises in all of sports.

Yes, the Post are cheap and heartless bastiges for charging $10 a line on death notices. But at least they put out a REAL newspaper. The Skins haven't put a real football team on the field in a decade.

I love me some Skins, but anyone who buys team merchandise (or tickets, for that matter) is a chump.

Posted by: CommieX | February 1, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

The malignant and pestilential dwarf is once again clinging to the remotest success of this decrepit and moribund franchise. It is absolutely pathetic. Only the scat eaters at Extremeskins can applaud yet another of Danny's schemes. Boycott all official merchandise and tickets.

Posted by: garrafa10 | February 1, 2011 7:04 PM | Report abuse

D Hall is the man

Posted by: coparker5 | February 2, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Suitable for signing.

Posted by: WorstSeat | February 3, 2011 8:54 AM | Report abuse

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