When Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980 talks about the capitals, he only does it when there's been disappointment (for the most part, he talks when there is success, but the %'s are clearly skewed.) And when he does so there's just a tiny bit of glee in his comments.
I can't say I blame him. I'm in the same boat as him as a fan - A die hard redskins fan, who also cheers for the capitals because they're a Washington team.
Right after the caps came onto the scene in the area big time after the 2007/2008 season, their fans were ****ing obnoxious. I mean, absolutely obnoxious. It was right when Jim Zorn took over and the redskins were at the lowest I've seen them in my life time. It's when chants at FedEx Field were 'FI-RE VINNEY - clap clap clapclapclap - FI-RE VINNY', signs were banned, etc etc.
All we heard about was how awful the redskins were, how dumb the redskins fans were for still following, and how the capitals have done it right - their success was inevitable. They would have not one, but multiple Stanley cup trophies. Leonsis even started taking shots at Snyder in the media and in his blog.
The collective puffing of the chests was obnoxious, and even though I'm a fan of the capitals I can't help but laugh at their die hard fans that acted like this. It's been 5 years and the team's done jack **** other than win a terrible division.
I'm not sure how people here remember that, or experienced it. I would imagine if you're here, you're a big enough redskins fan you didn't act like that. But there were plenty who did.
The nats fans should take notice, because they started doing the same thing last year and during this past offseason...
I told a friend of mine, who now hates the redskins and is a huge nats fan, a few months ago before the season started that he better be careful how much gloating his does before the season starts. Teams that tend to think they've accomplished the goal of winning a championship before the season even starts tend to have a less than expected future...