The Washington Redskins like April Fools jokes. Maybe a bit too much.
Even when that kind of tasteless trickery is out of the season, the Washington Redskins just can’t seem to get enough.
“We’re going to the playoffs this year!”
“He’s our franchise quarterback.”
Even when it’s not April. It’s crazy. They just don’t know when to quit.
The Washington Redskins are the April Fools joke that just keeps giving. Each spike of boundless enthusiasm is promptly followed by a retched wave of reality. Perhaps, looking back on it all, there is something comical to take from the most recent era of Washington Redskins football. But the humor value in those events is fleeting. And quickly.
The turn of April serves as a reminder for the fans who live through this kind of deception year in and year out. The Washington Redskins, once the gold standard of the NFL, now more than thirty years ago, have seemingly been in rebuild for over a decade.
Last year, on the heels of a 2-2 start, and a competitive fight against the playoff-bound Kansas City Chiefs, it was believed that the Washington Redskins would be competitive for the rest of the season. In the end, that would prove to be a cruel April Fools joke as well, only four months too early.
One would hope that the jokes will end soon. And there are signs pointing to a change. The team has stability at quarterback, something they’ve lacked for a long time. The roster is young and it is building. There are still a number of holes to be addressed, but progress is being made. But as long as the current front office, with a track record of bad, out-of-season humor, is still in place, is true success too much to ask for?
In the midst of all these questions, it is easy to forget that today, April Fools, is also Easter. Don’t worry about the Washington Redskins. Spend time with your family, eat an unhealthy amount of chocolate, watch movies, and enjoy yourselves.