Dan Snyder has banned all fans from bringing signs into Fed Ex Field for the rest of the season (and maybe longer). This leaves me to wonder if there was a sign that management couldn't ban with a clear conscience?
I usually attend at least two home Redskin games a year. My father used to split the cost of season tickets with a friend.
This year we were forced to give the tickets up due to economic reasons. We figured that we could save money and still scalp tickets to at least one game.
However, the Redskins have played so poorly that we have decided to save our money for next year.
But if we did attend a game this year I would attempt to bring a sign in that security would have a hard time refusing.
This ban is an obvious attempt to keep fans from publicly criticizing Snyder or Cerrato. So I thought at first that a sign praising them might be allowed.
Like "Dan is the Man." Or "Vinny Forever. Critics Never."
But I realized that if they allowed these signs in it would further fuel their public perception as arrogant, controlling, manipulative tyrants with no ability to serve in their team's best interest.
Maybe a sign that says "Thank You Dan For Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness", written on a pink backboard, would get by.
How could they turn down a sign that supported their attempt at promoting a worthy cause?
Maybe I should make a Redskins shirt that I bought at Fed Ex Field into a poster.
I know that it is a little out of date, but since they let me in to the stadium each of the last three years with this slogan prominently on display they couldn't possibly refuse me now. Could they?
Maybe I would just come with a "John III:XVI" sign. They wouldn't refuse the good word of the bible, would they?
These are just some of the intriguing questions that have gone through my mind concerning this unique new issue.
If any fans are attending the next Redskin home game I implore you to try one of my ideas, then report back to me on their success or failure.
Certainly Dan Snyder would let a few worthy signs into the stadium if they helped to serve Redskin Nation by promoting positive messages!