This morning I awoke to many Re-Tweets from former Redskins safety LaRon Landry by fans wishing him well and some even berating the Redskins organization for not even attempting to re-sign him and allowing him to be picked up by the New York Jets. Most of them were unreasonable and even absurd.
So after reading a few I decided to send out a “well wishes” tweet to see if I would get re-tweeted. (Disclaimer: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I am entitled to make fun of yours) I wanted to see what type of reaction I would get if any.
And then the onslught ensued…on me!!!
Fans are divided, some casting their displeasure on me for being such a fickle fan. To be honest the attention and hate made me feel like I was some sort of big shot. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Posts’s DC Sports Bog even profiled it, and thankfully left credit to me out of it. I had enough negative attention. There were some Redskins fans who came to my aid after knowing me for years as former Editor of this blog and manager of BackfieldRadio.com.
LaRon Landry represents an era of “what could have been” in DC. How his career may have turned out if Sean Taylor never passed? What kind of player would he have been under another year of Gregg Williams, etc. We may never know.
And one guy called me a “Groppy”. I think he meant groupie.
***Disclaimer: Tweets and Re-Tweets are not endorsements.