City Paper is not for tourists
Morale seems to be pretty high among Redskins fans after the blowout of Detroit. Quite a difference from last week.
Last Friday on WTEM-AM, for example, callers to the Sports Reporters in drive-time overwhelmingly predicted the visiting and underdog Lions would crush the home team. Hosts Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban said they were shocked by what they called the “Spurrier-like mockery” the audience was displaying toward the once-saintly Joe Gibbs after the collapse against the Giants.
More evidence of the unprecedented discontent came Saturday at Brad Paisley‘s show at Nissan Pavilion. As the country singer was introducing his band, the jumbo screens in the jampacked amphitheatre showed his keyboard player wearing a #26 Redskins jersey.
The crowd booed.
The reaction stunned both Paisley and the keyboardist, who turned his back to the camera to make sure that fans realized it was a Clinton Portis jersey. Perhaps he thought they were saying “COOOOOOO-LEY.”
Nope. More boos.
What the hell?