I dont think fans of other teams and other people or sports media understand how big this game is for us. This is our Super Bowl.
Honestly, I mean, do I think we can win a Super Bowl or make it to the Super Bowl this year? I do, but do I think we WILL make it there? No.
Thats why this game is so big. This is our most hated freaking rival. Those stupid Cowboy fans who have done nothing but talked smack for the past two decades. Those same fans, players who have stepped on us, disrespected us and just plain ignored us because we werent "important" enough. This is it. This is the day we get our revenge. This is the day, that, after 13 LONG years of not EVER being called a champion of ANYTHING, we become just that... Champions. This is the game we have been fearing, yet wanting, for so long. You know your nervous, Im nervous, were all nervous. Why are we nervous? Because if we lose to the most hated rival, we will be sick all offseason. And we know this. But the media doesnt get it. They dont understand that this isnt the Giants. This isnt a team that will be sure to bounce back and get 9-10 wins FOR SURE next year. No, this is the Redskins. This is the team that has 1 good year every 5 years. This is a team that gets one shot every decade.
This is our shot, this is it. Yes, our future looks bright with Griffin and Alfred etc; But lets be honest, just 6 weeks ago we were 3-6. In this league anything can happen, and I know Im not the only one thinking in the back of my mind that everything could go back to "normal" next year and we could be 6-10 or just have a bad season next year. Weve all seen how bad that defense can be.
Thats what the media doesnt understand. They dont understand how many times weve been let down, they dont understand the hope that has been taken from us, they dont understand the hate we have for the Cowgirls. They dont understand that the 2 games every year vs the Cowboys have been our Conference Championship (1st game) and our Super Bowl (2nd game). But its just a little different this time. This time, if we win, we get to be champions. It may not be the world champions, but its the division champions. Teams like the Steelers, Cowboys/Giants/Eagles, Packers, Bears, Colts fans, etc; they dont understand it. To them, this game would just be a stepping stone, but to us fans, this game IS everything.
I havent slept in 4 days, I cant eat, cant drink, heck I cant even work (what Im supposed to be doing right now) I get choked up emotionally reading anything relevant about football and I have a terrible addiction to cigarettes to calm me down. But I cant help it, because I AM a fanatic, and my team has been bad the past 20 years, so the little things make me excited, the mediocre things make me ecstatic, and the bigger things make me absolutely insane. And dont get it wrong, this is big. Maybe this isnt as big to Griffin, or Shanahan and the other guys because its like Griffin said "Make no moment to big for you, so you can capture it"
But for us fans, it is just that, its too big for us. We cant control the outcome, well, maybe those that are physically going to be there can, but we cant physically change it. And thats why it means so much to me/us. This is the team weve been there for through thick and thin, weve stuck by them, watched every game, paid for tickets and merchandise, and stood by them even though we were made fun of, felt bad for, and ridiculed by fans of other teams.
Weve stood by through the Norvs, the Martys, the Spurriers, the Zorns. We stayed, even after the signings of guys like Haynesworth, Taylor, Smith, Sanders and Stubblefields. There are 2 types of fans in the NFL, Redskin fans, and everyone else. If anyone watched the first game of the season between the Cowgirls and Giants, there was a little statistic that popped up, that was the top 5 most popular/profitable teams in the NFL. The Redskins were #3. They were the ONLY team that has been on a constant losing basis in the top 20. Why is that? Because were loyal.
This is our moment, they owe it to us, we DESERVE this.
To the Cowgirl fans, this is just a game to try to get a playoff spot, to try to be something more than "a little above average", but not to us, to us, this is the Superbowl.