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.