What a game in Foxborough. Washington Redskins’ fans collectively rejoiced as former Cowboy’s kicker Billy Cundiff sailed a 32 yard field goal that would have tied the AFC Championship at 23-23 with 15 seconds left wide left. Cundiff and the Baltimore Ravens could have potentially avoided the entire last-second situation had quarterback Joe Flacco not thrown a crucial interception as the team was driving for the go-ahead score with 7:32 left in the game.
Most Washingtonians are pulling for a San Francisco vs. New England Super Bowl, simply for the fact that the Giants are NFC East foes and well..the Ravens represent everything that Redskins fans hate. Hate is a strong word, but fitting. Some people claim “dual-citizenship”, they believe because they live in Maryland they are entitled to support the Ravens and Redskins. These people are commonly referred to as “fair-weather fans”.
The purpose of this post is simply to remind Ravens fans that you cannot and will not ever “invade D.C.” If you’d like to throw stats around, go ahead. “Hey we’ve had this great record and these great games.” All well and good. One Super Bowl stands between your franchise and the depths of the NFL that are currently occupied by the Vikings, Chargers, Bengals etc. I’m sure this semi-rant will garner some attention from our friends up north, so be it.
Personally, I believe the Ravens deserved a shot at overtime versus New England. It’s tough to go out like they did and I’m sure they’ll be motivated as ever next season. New England is now one game away from proving the old saying “defense wins championships” wrong. I’m pulling for San Francisco because I can’t stand the idea of the Redskins defeating the Super Bowl champion twice and not even smelling the playoffs. For now though, we watch.
I feel so bad for the younger generation. They just don’t know. The Redskins changed the mood of the city. I saw some articles last week wondering if Redskins fans would root for the Ravens now that the playoffs are here and were out again. F*** no. Back in the golden years, you wouldn’t even ask something as asinine as that. - Bram Weinstein
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Tags: AFC Championship Baltimore Ravens Billy Cundiff Dallas Cowboys Joe Flacco Keanu Reeves New England Patriots New York Giants NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers The Replacements Washington Redskins