“We are horrible.” It’s kind of true. People don’t even show up to their games. The Redskins play at D.C.’s FedEx Field to tens of thousands of vacant seats. The team holds at least one top spot: the NFL record-low for turnout. The problem? They lose more games than they win. Fans have nothing left to do but hold signs of acceptance as they process their grief.
It gets worse. 247Wallstreet ranked the Washington Redskins franchise No. 5 on their list of the 10 most hated companies. First of all, they call themselves the Redskins, a racial slur. Secondly, cheerleaders have some sexual abuse complaints. And lastly, two players have faced criminal charges.
Roger Goodell’s Big Top
When Roger Goodell showed up at the New England Patriots home opener at Gillette Stadium, a sea of ridicule greeted him. Turquoise signs made of towels mocking his image wove across the stadium. An eruption of boos echoed. The NFL commissioner is one unpopular clown. At least, that is, all across the New England area. The bar towels were distributed by Barstool Sports as part of their #OperationClownFace event to protest Goodell’s 4-game suspension of Pats quarterback Tom Brady.
It's not the commissioner’s first unpopular ruling. He’s been making unpopular decisions since he became the NFL commissioner. He’s ruled over several scandals. “Spygate,” “Bountygate,” and “Deflategate” have all become a thing under his tenure. He’s known as a hypocrite who shills for the corporate elite while penalizing players excessively.
Lingering Super Bowl LI Misery
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he’s over it. The legendary Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Patriots who clobbered his team in overtime after a 25-point comeback is all in the past, he says. Moving on. He expects a Super Bowl contest in the not-so-distant future. On the other hand, the demoralizing loss is still afflicting traumatized fans. Players seem demoralized too.
Post-Super Bowl LI update: The Falcons scraped out a playoff run after a 10-6 season, defeating the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round. Next up, however, the Falcons were sidelined from the playoffs by losing to the Eagles who, incidentally, went on to win the championship ring. This guy is trying to build up the courage to face the source of Falcons fanbase misery. Meanwhile, he’ll take the New England Patriots farm team—and then they’ll get revenge. Soon.
The Eagles’ Royal Secret is Out
Prince Harry suits up every week during football season as Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz. Alternatively, Carson Wentz just married Meghan Markle disguised as Prince of England. They are the same person. This fan, proudly hoisting his sign, is convinced.
Evidence? One popular meme-response goes something like, “Have you ever seen Carson Wentz and Prince Harry in the same room?” Their resemblance is striking. Final analysis? The two handsome strawberry blondes are long lost twins separated at birth.
It Could Be Worse
The Jets have at least one supporter. “Game of Thrones” author R.R. Martin is a lifelong fan. But this is how he describes it, “Life for a Jets fan is an unending torment.” Say no more, right?
The New Jersey-based team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010. Twenty years is a long time. For the past few years, the New York Jets have been one of the league’s worst teams. Check out their record for those years: 5-11, 5-11 and 4-12. Dismal. Maybe next season.