09 May 2005
We've discussed here before the way the Redskins and the Washington Post can't seem to get along. This article examines who the team is now using its Web site to break more news, such as the signing of receiver Santana Moss. I don't know which is more absurd, the Redskins' claim that news on their site will be unfiltered or a Post editor's claim that what the Redskins are doing is "Orwellian." As a fan, I think the more different avenues are available for me to find out about my team, the better. If you want to read every word that the coach said at his press conference, you're more likely to find that at your team's Web site than you are in the newspaper. If you want to read criticism of your team's coach, you'd have to be an idiot to go to the team's official site. But fans know this and will choose accordingly.
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?