- Jul 17, 2009
- Reaction score
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/25/AR2009102502646.html?hpid=topnewsAs Redskins fumble, some fans are saying, 'See ya'
Team official disputes decline in loyalty, citing economy, lack of 'compelling' matchups
A self-proclaimed team "addict" for 30 years and part of a season-ticket group since 2001, the Bethesda contractor woke up Sunday, looked at the likely poor weather and the likely worse game and just bagged it.
"Last weekend was the first weekend I decided to do something else," he said. "I watched most of it on TV, but I wasn't going to sit through that misery."
In most cities, a few thousand fans skipping NFL games during a bad season wouldn't be remarkable. But in Washington, the empty seats reported recently at FedEx Field have raised a question long unthinkable in Redskins Nation: Are significant cracks appearing in one of professional football's most rock-solid fan bases?
(First post here, folks, so apologies if I've violated protocol. Didn't see this elsewhere.)
My view from afar: I think the attitude from Ashburn is deplorable. Example:
Now I'm not in DC, but I find it difficult to believe it's the Post's fault that we can't score a touchdown."I think the relentless negative coverage in The Washington Post is a real difference from previous years," Donovan said. "But in terms of the way our actual fans are behaving, we don't see any difference."