Much was made last week — too much, in fact (looking in Steinz’s general direction) — about the large number of Steelers fans at FedEx during the Monday Nighter. Some say it was 15%, some say 30%, some say 50/50, I say who gives a shit … whatever the fuck, it was a lot. We already laid out the reasons why that was the case.
But that will have been two weeks ago by the time the Skins play Dallas this week, so it’s over and done with, right? Nah, not for Cerrato and Co., who announced that they shall retroactively counterbalance the number of Terrible Towels in FedEx by handing out towels of their own on Sunday night. Genius:
Yeah, in a move startling both for its timeliness and its originality, 50,000 burgundy ESPN980 will be handed out on Sunday night, 50,000 apparently being the estimated number of Redskins fans who will be on hand. […]
“I can’t get tickets,” one caller said Inside the Red Zone today.
“Everybody else could,” Vinny Cerrato replied. “All the Pittsburgh people could. You must have been calling the wrong people….We’re going to have nice towels so we won’t have the yellow Pittsburgh towels in the stadium. We’re going to have burgundy Redskins towels. So buy tickets so they don’t sell them to Cowboys fans.”
I’d imagine the fact that the Skins aren’t playing a team from Pittsburgh this week would help eliminate the yellow towels on its own. Also, the last time the Skins gave out towels should’ve been the final time. You might recall they had the number “21” on them and actually meant something, unlike this ridiculous gimmick from the brilliant minds at Redskins Park.