I'm not a die hard Skins fan by any stretch but living the majority of my life in the DC area makes me at least root for the team the majority of the time. And I hate to say it, but I feel horrible for the die hard Skins fans at this point. Yes there have been horribly bad teams in the past, see Detroit last year, and I know I don't have personal experience with those fans; but the fans around here are just beaten at this point. They really have no hope of things ever turning around at all with Snyder still involved. Many don't even care if Snyder is the owner or not, but Cerrato needs to be fired and Snyder needs to learn how to simply own the team and not try to play fantasy football with a real team.
And this latest incident, even though it's happened many times before, might actually be what pushes enough fans over the edge. I've actually seen people selling tickets for $1 simply to prove a point. Since they had already bought season tickets, there was no way to take money from Snyder this year, but it's their way of trying to prove the point that the product being delivered is all but worthless at this point. Unfortunately with someone like Snyder, the only way to force a change is to hit him in the wallet and unfortunately the Skins have such a history and season tickets are so hard to come by that many fans would rather continue to buy their tickets and just not attend the games than to chance not buying their season tickets and never being able to get them back.
So, even not being a die hard fan, I truly hope that Snyder realizes what he's doing to this fan base, which is one of the most loyal of any sport IMO and eventually realizes that if he wants to field a winner, then he needs to step away completely.
My Playoff Team - Please Comment
MSchaub, DMcNabb, JFreeman, KKolb
SJackson, THightower, CWells, JForsett, JSnelling, CJennings, QGanther
RWayne, RMoss, RMeachem, MCrabtree, DBowe