Thank you for reminding me that being a real fan has nothing to do with owners. It has nothing to do with W-L records. Hell, it has nothing to do with coaches or individual players. It's a cliche', but Redskins Nation is an institution. Either you get it, or you don't.
Memories are ever lasting, and we all have them. One of my best memories ever was the Skins-Broncos SuperBowl. 70 people strong went to my great uncle's house to watch the game. I was 10, but already a rabid fan. 70+ in a house rooting for the 'skins. 3 floors of TV's with people on each sitting there watching the game. I hate to admit this (my family loves Sonny, but hated Theisman), but they insisted on watching the LT hit on Theisman prior to the SB. Sorry, still sticks in my mind....
But I digress; we go down 0-10 in the blink of an eye. My father (RIP) told me not to worry, Joe Gibbs will find a way to win this game....Then, the 2nd quarter... Imagine if I had gave up and sworn off the team?
Well, despite this decade-long "quarter" of mediocrity, it will come to an end one day. I will not join the ranks of those that dismiss the fans and players that came before me. The "second quarter" WILL come. Just hold on, because it will feel so much better once it's here and you know you weren't one of the FEW that quit on this team.
I will continue to criticize this team when I believe it is warranted, but I will NEVER join the ranks of those that even entertain the thought of finding a new team.
EDIT: Sorry, I rambled. Share the memories ES'ers.