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Saturday, October 24, 2009

After watching the Washington Redskins lose to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, I realized that we all misunderstand Dan Snyder. He is not a terrible owner; he just has different goals.

Apparently, he has repositioned the Redskins as a charitable organization -- dedicated to relieving the suffering of winless teams by giving them their first wins of the season -- rather than pursuing the mundane, and self-centered, goal of trying to win championships.

These new, more nonprofit-focused (although perhaps profitable in reality) Redskins have already met many of their goals, by relieving the suffering of the Detroit Lions, the Carolina Panthers and the Chiefs.

If only we could next play Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Tennessee -- then Dan could proclaim this a perfect season, by making every NFL team's wish come true for at least one victory this year.

Susan Prahinski, Washington

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I feel sorry for those Washington Redskins fans who bemoan the fact that their team is on a losing binge. I am a transplanted New Yorker whose team was the Brooklyn Dodgers until they left for La La Land. I sweated with them through wins (which in most years were darn few) from the 1930s through the '50s. We were the Knothole Gang and the Bedford Avenue Brigade. We cheered them on because this was our team, even though we had players who (a) constantly crashed into the left field wall and (b) couldn't bend low enough to reach a ground ball toward first base (remember Dolph Camilli?).

I could go on, but you get the idea. We weren't fickle and didn't cheer only when they won. We cheered them on because this was our team. So, Redskins fans: This is your team, and you should cheer them on simply because this is your team.

Raymond Krasnick, Annapolis


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