Patriotism Fails Local Football Team

Last night’s Redskins opener was a tasteful, sober celebration of the quiet dignity of American patriotism — just kiddin’! There was flags-a-plenty and Lee Greenwood on the loudspeakers!

Distributing flags to some 90,000 “greater Washington area” football fans who are rabid to start a promising season on the anniversary of 9/11 is a recipe for kitschy patriotism of the highest order. Intern Nick documented the vigorous flag wavin’, but had to end the recording before the spontaneous “U-S-A, U-S-A” chants began, because some things shouldn’t be shown even on the internet.

Despite having God and Country on their side, the Indiginous Americans lost by 3 to the Nordic Sailors.

After the jump, a big picture of Tom Cruise at the game with his scary robot wife and a child who might be his son.

cruiseskins.jpgPhoto: AP

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