I moved to Boston for graduate school and then lived there seven years doing various jobs, and I can tell you first hand that the most insufferable fans in the world are Red Sox and Pats fans. I’ve been in over 20 major league stadiums and Fenway is the only one I’ve been in where the best home players get booed for having a bad game in the middle of a 100 win season. Boston fans moan when the team has minor set backs and crow loudly when they win. They are Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack– the worst of the nouveau riche.
And yet, they can still teach us some things once in awhile.
Take this story on ESPN, for example. A construction worker on the new Yankee Stadium who is a Red Sox fan has put a Red Sox t-shirt into the concrete of the stadium in order to jinx the Yankees.
Now I’m not superstitious, nor I am afraid of facing the Cowboys. We do just fine on our own. But heck, what can it hurt right? With the Cowboys building a new billion dollar stadium, this is a perfect time to strike. I will personally supply the Redskins t-shirt to anyone who can verify that they are a worker on the Cowboys stadium project and are capable of putting it in the foundation of the Cowboys stadium. There are going to be hundreds if not thousands of people building this stadium. Surely, Redskins fans must know one of them that can be turned!
Ask your friends. Go through your Blackberries! Let’s get this done people! We can rid the world of the Cowboys forever! Hail Skins!