I’m really glad that the NFL lockout is over. With the NBA still locked out, at least I know one of my favorite sports will be on TV. We faced a Fall of ESPN programming that would have had to air random events like the World Series of Thumb Wrestling or the NCAA Beer Pong Tournament, sponsored by Natural Light. Thank goodness we’ll have something besides old ladies playing bingo to watch while half of the NBA heads overseas to play.
The last three days of NFL transactions have been really exciting. I’ll only comment on my hometown Redskins, since I’ve addressed them numerous times here before. First off, congratulations to the ‘Skins on getting something for Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth and not just outright releasing them. Whether these 5th and 6th round draft choices ever make the roster is not even important to me; I’m just glad the two biggest “what the Hell is going on here?” situations from last season are over, even if they do highlight how dysfunctional and ass-backwards the Redskins organization is.*
It pleases me to see that Donovan McNabb will end up playing for a team that actually has a competent offensive line and weapons at their disposal. The ‘Skins managed to disrespect the man worse than Philadelphia ever did, in just one season. Nobody aside from Rush Limbaugh and Terrell Owens has ever had anything disparaging to say about McNabb. Clearly, the Redskins could have handled the situation a lot better. They might have gotten more in return for McNabb from Minnesota if they had. Whatever the case, the nice guy won. More power to him.
Now, in Albert Haynesworth’s case, he won as soon as he got paid. I don’t care about the fact that he’s leaving here to play for a winning team; all I care about is the fact that he’s gone. He can cause all of the distractions and negative headlines he wants in Boston. Or not. I don’t care anymore. As long as he’s not distracting my team, it makes no difference to me.
I will say this though: The Redskins look pretty stupid right now for signing him to that enormous contract. They spent over $100 million on the man, and now all they get in return is someone who has been passed over at least 160 times in the draft. I sincerely hope that a lesson was learned from this. That lesson is, Washington, next time you want to just throw away $100 million, GIVE IT TO ME!!! At least I’ll keep folks laughing. Also, I promise not to fondle any cocktail waitresses while spending signing bonus money at the bar.
*I’m a lifelong Redskins fan. It’s been a LOOOOOOONG time since that last Super Bowl title in 1991, so I’m entitled to say that after all they put me through.Tweet