Hail Formation

There was a lot to “like” on Facebook last night and today. I clicked the “like” button on many of my friends’ posts about the Washington Redskins. The Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East last night. They will face the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

There was no such thing as Facebook or Twitter the last time the Redskins won their division. During the game, I read dozens of tweets with the hashtag #HTTR. Every so often, someone would post that they had to search Google for “HTTR” to discover that it stands for “Hail to the Redskins.”

Many Redskins fans like myself were glad that the NFL used flex scheduling to move yesterday’s game from 1:00 p.m. to a national telecast in prime time. For me, it meant that I didn’t have to worry that the Knoxville Fox affiliate might show a different game. For my son, it meant he could watch online. NBC’s Sunday Night Football games are streamed live. My son subscribes to high-speed Internet from his local cable company but he doesn’t subscribe to their TV service. He’ll have to go visit  his sister to watch next Sunday’s game.

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