I need this win in week 11!!! I know that the Dallas Cowboys need it, for their season, for their confidence, to have a chance of making it to the playoffs they need this win. I get all of that, but my point is that I, personally, need this win!
I know that most everyone one this blog lives in enemy territory, and knows how tough it can be. I live in Redskins country though, and let me tell you, with them having a good year and beat us at out place it is especially tough. Giants fans know it will be tougher the next time they play us, we put on an offensive clinic against the Eagles, but we lost, at home, to the Redskins and that is hard to deal with here.
But it is not just the fans. I listen to sports talk radio all the time, I can't even remember if my car has FM or not. The problem is that as bad as ESPN is, it is all I get except Redskins Radio. So I grin and bear it a lot, listen to the love-hate fest that network has with us until about 3 pm when the worst local sports talk guy in the country comes on. He is horrible (not even a Skins fan, a Rams fan) I have not met anyone who likes to listen to this guy, but yet he has been on the air for over 15 years. So to stop this insanity I tune into the Redskins talk show to entertain myself.
They have in the past done a pretty decent job of being fair and unbiased in recent years. I guess that was only because the Redskins were just barely above a bottom rung team, even on playoff years for them they just squeaked in so it was too bad to listen to, But now, now that they think they are Gods of the NFL I can't do it anymore, I can listen to them talk about how great they are (barely, but I can tolerate that because they are playing decent) but what I can't stand is that the only other thing that do is bash the Boys! Even when we aren't part of their conversation they come up with a way to bash us, be it a TO blowing up the team comment, or Pacman is a thug, or Tank is a thug, or Jerry is the coach of the team.
The reason I decided to rant about this is because of what I heard today. They were talking calls about any Skins topic and someone called in who was at the Monday night game and was horrified about the number of Steelers fans who were at the game, it almost seemed like the games was being played at Hines Field. After ranting about it for a second the host makes the comment that he can already feel the same thing happening for our games, that these IDIOTS (in reference to Cowboys fans--which I assume he knows all of us and our intelligence levels) will be there in full force. His co-host then went on to bash Cowboys fans saying we wouldn't even take a bus fare to an away game, let alone a flight up to FedEx and that we were the most fair-weathered fans in football. I probably missed the next 5 minutes of talk because I was screaming at my radio and telling John Thompson, the host, exactly what I thought of him and his opinions.
Bottom line, is that I hear nothing from Redskins radio and fans about how we are 1-2 in the last three because the team in falling apart, or is blowing up (not that we are decimated by injuries), or imploding and that they can count us out and our season is over that I need this win. To show my face to work on Tuesday (I will be making the 4 hour drive to the game Sunday night and taking Monday to bask in the glory of victory) I need the Dallas Cowboys to step up and win. Now I have not been talking trash to anyone, I have been quiet and just responded to heckling, we'll find out in a couple weeks when we get healthy--just make sure I can find you at the end of the season ok? So I need this win, I am sure they are more of me out there in Redskin country who feel the same way as me, but I NEED THIS WIN!!!!