Redskins vendor says parents are discouraging RGIII jerseys

December 4, 2013

The New York Times did a piece on the plight of Robert Griffin III, and included is this anecdote from a vendor at FedEx Field.

“Ooh, a lot of people are backing off from RG3 right now, a whole lot of people,” Smith said before Sunday’s game against the Giants. He said sales of Griffin’s $100 jersey had fallen by half in recent weeks, and he described how several young fans on Sunday came up to him with their parents and asked for a Griffin jersey, only to have Mom or Dad steer them to another choice.

“Nah, you don’t want that guy’s jersey,” he said, quoting a typical exchange. “He’s not playing too well, and who knows if he’ll play well again?”

Oof.

The piece also included quotes from Redskins fans that reek of doom-and-gloom, with suggestions for RGIII to see a psychologist and take leadership training lessons. Tough crowd.
 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Karl Alzner, on the Caps’ loss last night:

“We maybe underestimated these guys a little bit. When they were up 3-0 on us, we were mad, but we didn’t use that anger the right way. We just kind of felt sorry for ourselves. It was really strange to see.”
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
I don’t know what that kid’s about to do with those scissors, but Jan Vesely might want to watch out.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Maryland at Ohio State, 7 p.m. on ESPN. All TV/Radio listings here.

REDSKINS FUNDRAISER
The Redskins are holding a fundraiser for The Smashing Walnuts Foundation on Monday December 16. The evening includes a chalk talk and dinner. More info here.
 

DON’T PICK ON THE REDSKINS
Those Danny Rouhier Larry Michaels parodies? The Redskins didn’t find them funny and started talking about legal action. And then someone explained they were supposed to be funny. Now it’s cool.
 

KID YOU’LL WISH WAS YOURS
This 2-year-old basketball shooting genius.

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