Sunday, September 7, 2008
The fans are restless:
If you look at the Redskins from afar, you see just how dysfunctional they are. The head coach (Joe Gibbs) for the past four years retires unexpectedly. So what do Vinny Cerrato and Dan Snyder do? They fire the defensive coordinator to bring in a rookie head coach (Jim Zorn) to run a new offense, an offense that can't possibly succeed with Jason Campbell at quarterback. To top that off, Cerrato and Snyder basically blew their top three draft picks.
Pete Hamner, Washington
They've played only one regular season game, so let's see what happens.
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Given today's economic conditions, high gasoline prices, etc., Washington area sports fans are taking Metro to events more than ever. Might the Redskins, to allow fans the opportunity of not having to walk nearly a mile from the nearest Metro station (Morgan Boulevard) to FedEx Field, offer the fans free bus transportation from Metro stations?
Mark Weinstein, North Potomac
The Redskins have their reasons (not being able to hire buses from Metro) for canceling service from the Landover station. I still hold out hope they'll find a solution to this problem.
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It is amazing to read about the Nationals. We have had the Kasten Plan, the Lerner Plan and the Bowden Plan, the RFK Plan, the New Ballpark Plan. In the words of Mike Tyson, "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." I feel a 90-100 loss season is a punch in the mouth.
Gary Holzapfel, Montgomery Village
I liked Manny Acta's plan last week: Win some games.
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It is striking how many sportswriters have chosen to join the politically correct mob criticizing the LPGA's new English requirement for its golfers. One of the LPGA's 45 Korean golfers could be the next Tiger Woods if only she learned the worldwide language of commerce: English.
Jim Boulet Jr., Springfield
The LPGA on Friday backed off plans to suspend players who cannot speak English to be understood at tour events. It was a discriminatory proposal against the many Asian players on tour. The LPGA says fines remain an option, but that will never happen.