The Washington Redskins open their preseason tonight at 7:30 against the Buffalo Bills. The fans in my house plan to watch live on NFL Network. Last weekend, my son and I delayed our departure to attend Fan Appreciation Day.
Gary Clark, one of my wife’s college classmates, was signing autographs in the Virginia Lottery booth. Another man standing near the tent was asked for his autograph too. I heard him say, “but I didn’t play for the Redskins.” It didn’t matter. They somehow recognized Steve Beuerlein as a former NFL player. You can partially see him behind the Empire Man mascot.
My kids worked their way through the crowd to get some pictures of their favorite player, Chris Cooley. Rooting for Donovan McNabb will take some getting used to after all the years he spent leading the dreaded Eagles.