The dismissal of Jim Zorn yesterday distracted from what should’ve been the real story: the players cleaning out their lockers into large plastic trash bags and heading out of town. Luckily for all of us, the intrepid Redskins Broadcast Network crew was onhand to capture a little of the depressingly despondent scene.
What fascinated me most, though, wasn’t the clear plastic bags but the actual trash cans. These things were filled not only with three months worth of now-useless crap that had been nevertheless been kept handy all season, but with all the shoes and gloves and gear that the players couldn’t be bothered to bring with them. If you’ve ever been at packing-up day for a boys’ bunk at a sleepaway camp, it’s kind of like that scaled dramatically upward. Here’s a picture of the trashcan to demonstrate:
It was really kind of depressing. If someone out there is looking to start up a non-profit, there might be a real future in hanging around various NFL facilities on cleaning-out-lockers-day with a box to collect used gear to distribute to underfunded high school teams or something.
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