Sean Taylor’s Locker Will Be Displayed at FedEx, But Only For Rich People to See

So, here’s a really great idea the Redskins had:

Two and a half years after Sean Taylor’s death, the locker room memorial for one of the Redskins’ most beloved players is being removed from Redskins Park. The locker will reappear before the start of the season at FedEx Field [...]

But, of course, this is the Redskins. Naturally, they had to fuck it up:

[T]he locker will be moved to the Club A tower of FedEx Field. Only club-level ticketholders will be able to view the locker on gamedays, but team officials say fans will be able to visit the locker during other events and during stadium tours.

You know, because the real fans who will appreciate this are in the club level, with the free tickets they scored from the VP of [inset company name here], who will walk past it, ask “who was No. 21?” and then find a TV at the cigar bar to watch the team they actually are a fan of play. I’m sure those are the people Portis is referring to here:

“I think the true fans, the people who’ve really been down with the Redskins from Day 1, win, lose or draw — I think they’ll have a great appreciation,” Portis said. “I think it’s really gonna hit home with a lot of ‘em. I think it’s gonna bring tears to a lot of eyes for the people who really can appreciate the work that Sean put in. That people have an opportunity to share and continue to be a part of his legacy … it’s gonna be great.”

Rick Maese argues that the concrete jungle that is the concourse wouldn’t be an appropriate setting for such a memorial. Fair enough, I guess. But how hard is it to fancy-up a space in the regular concourse for the locker to reside? Put down some woods floors, slap some Taylor images on the walls as a backdrop and put the encased locker in the middle of it. Presto.

8 thoughts on “Sean Taylor’s Locker Will Be Displayed at FedEx, But Only For Rich People to See”

  1. I just read this on Redskins Insider and it pissed me off on a gorgeous Friday afternoon. First of all it stated that on non-game days it will be open to the public but who the hell is going out to FedEx field except for game day? I get not putting it on the main concourse because of crowd control but why not do something outside the building so people could go up before the game? I guess thinking outside the box (or stadium) is still too much to ask. I still think his number should be retired.

  2. Dan Snyder doesn’t even care about moderately wealthy people.

    He only speaks affluence and asshole.

    Fuck that motherfucker.

    You couldn’t even come up with a spoof story that would make this guy look more chintzy.

    I hear the Nats are selling tickets directly to criminal pukers, Sara Palin (the REAL American’s representative) demands Panda Bear steaks before her speaking engagements, the Pope is actively molesting children, and now Snyder is finding a new way to make money off ST21′s horrific murder? At least the first three are exaggerations. The fourth is just a dude doing what he does best. The absolute reptile.

  3. I completely agree about how seclusive the placement is.

    But as one, I’d like to defend Club Level fans. There are a few exactly as you described, but fans like me and you are certainly still the vast majority.

    And I agree Julz, it may not be actually retired (I don’t mean Sammy Baugh retired, I mean everyone else who is retired level), I can’t imagine anyone wearing 21 ever again.

  4. Fuck Snyder he is using this as some sort of trophy once again I thought it couldn’t get any worse. they should have left it at Redskin Park

  5. Ease up, its not like Snyder is charging people to see the case. Atleast they are finally putting it out for public display. If it was put on the main concourse or outside the stadium, all it would take is one drunken idiot to punch the glass and steal everything in it. I think it was a smart move. Don’t hate.

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