Regular readers will recall my annual suffering at the hands of my once-beloved Washington Redskins. I go back a long way with the 'Skins. When I first started rooting for them, Sonny Jurgensen was still their starting QB (and how I loved him). The first Joe Gibbs tenure, of course, was like heaven. And, better still, I was living in Virginia and DC for most of that time.
Then came the evil one-- little Daniel Snyder and his parade of bad coaches and worse decisions. And the suffering began.
Last year, I finally through in the towel. I bought stock in the Green Bay Packers (how appropriate for a corporate law professor) and decided to root for them until hell freezes over and the NFL finally decides to let us have a team in Los Angeles (USC is already semi-pro, why not just give them a franchise?).
So, naturally, this year things are finally looking up:
- RGIII may not be the second coming of Cam Newton, but he's likely the best QB Washington has had since Doug Williams
- Mike Vick is getting his ribs x-rayed and over on Twitter we learn that "If it's ribs again for Vick, note that he broke ribs 11.13.11 and didn't play again for 28 days. Eagles' opener is in 20 days."
- Even setting aside his looming criminal problems, Dez Bryant has patellar tendinitis (and with respect to Vick and Bryant, may I just say karma's a bitch?).
- Miles Austin has a hamstring injury.
So Dallas and Philidelphia are both starting the season with nicked up stars.
Fortunately, I think I can count on little Danny to frak things up.