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ESPN Admires Redskins Fans

Posted by Matt Terl on June 30, 2011 – 2:40 pm

Well, this is really the confluence of a couple of recent Redskins Blog trends. Brian Tinsman has been doing yeoman’s work linking to ESPN’s offseason lists, and yesterday I linked to ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano complimenting Mike Shanahan’s gameface. So somehow, this post — in which Graziano pays a very nice compliment to Redskins fans — seems like the natural culmination of all that.

Without further ado, here’s Graziano, paying tribute to the best fanbase in the NFC East:

Best fan base, Redskins: OK, I wasn’t going to go here because there were like 20 other categories to choose from and, really, what’s to be gained by picking this one? But I have lived among Eagles fans. I have lived among Giants fans. I have ample experience with a wide variety of people who are passionate about their teams — Red Sox fans in Boston, Chiefs fans in Kansas City, Red Wings fans in Detroit, to name a few. And I have never, ever, ever encountered a group of people more intensely invested in the fortunes of their favorite team than the fans of the Washington Redskins. It’s a tough time to be a Redskins fan right now, but it’s easy to see that that passion hasn’t waned, and will roar back to vocal life as soon as the team turns things around. There haven’t been too many things in this blog about which Redskins fans can feel good about lately, so I thought you guys deserved this.

I don’t think this is a surprise to any of us around here, but it’s always nice to know that the national folk notice as well.

(You can click the photo up top for a much higher-res version — see if you recognize anyone. It’s from last year’s Texans game.)

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