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Read this: Keeping the faith edition


Salih Williams, better known as Bootsy Vegas. (Jonathan Ernst for the Washington Post)

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Meanwhile: Can't bear to give up on your beloved Redskins? Neither can Salih Williams, a.k.a. Bootsy Vegas, who pens a weekly anthem to the wretched-of-late team on WPGC 95.5's Donnie Simpson morning show.

But as the stinging losses pile up, Williams' songs have gone from upbeat to downright gloomy. Chris Richards asked him about the difficulty of loving such a bad team:

"From the root to the fruit!" says Salih Williams, describing his lifelong devotion to the one of the most wretched teams in professional football today. "I'm a die-hard Redskins fanatic. . . . But the Redskins is like a girl I know I shouldn't mess with: I keep coming back."

Elsewhere in today's Style section: Lisa de Moraes dissects Microsoft's last-minute decision to rescind its sponsorship of a "Family Guy" special on Fox. Jason Horowitz profiles PR guru Matt Hiltzik. And Jackie Trescott interviews the subject of an arresting portrait on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

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By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 11:46 AM ET
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