Every now and then a sports fan’s significant other displays some form of sports knowledge that leaves them truly proud. I had one of these moments over the past weekend while on a trip to Florida. My wife is not the biggest Redskins fan. She grew up in South Florida and as a result is a Dolphins fan. That doesn’t stop her from trying to be a Redskins fan though, as it has become a rather significant part of her life. The proud moment came while I was bowling with her and her family. After several mediocre frames, my wife managed to bowl a strike. That’s when it happened. As I watched her celebrate, she put her hand to her chest and started to convulse. Perplexed, I asked what she was doing. That’s when she said she was doing the taser dance, “like that Redskins player”. Nice. My wife had seen highlights of defensive end Barry Cofield on the news when he landed on the Redskins. She didn’t remember the name, but she sure remembered the dance.
Some may question the Redskins’ current moves right now, and whether acquiring Cofield was a great investment. At this point, I think any help we can get is good help, and Cofield does have a Super Bowl ring, so he has something that few (if any, this gives me something to research) current Redskins have. In addition to a veteran lineman, the Redskins gain a colorful character in Cofield. The taser dance, Cofield’s sack dance, has landed in DC. I already know of one new fan he has, and it is one of the least likely people I would imagine. I soon found myself doing “the tase” soon after my wife when I bowled a strike. I also found myself quickly becoming a Cofield fan as well. Let’s hope we see the taser dance a lot this year.