The Washington Redskins got shut out by the San Francisco 49ers 9-0, Sunday, in a soggy, mud-filled game at FedEx Field. It was the DC football team’s sixth loss in seven games of what is already another harrowing season.
Later that night, Capitals radio announcer John Walton, who always stays up and up on local DC sports current events, put in perspective just how bad things are for the Redskins after TJ Oshie scored the Capitals’ first goal of the game.
“The Capitals with a first-period goal by TJ Oshie on a powerplay meaning they’ve already outscored the Redskins today,” Walton said. “So we’ve got that going for us. What a travesty that was.”
“That’s good for the Caps but not so good for the Redskins,” Ken Sabourin replied.
“Not even a surprise really anymore,” Walton concluded.
Walton later pointed out that the Capitals have points in seven of nine to start the season, which has them at the top of the Metropolitan Division.
The Capitals would go on beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3.
Meanwhile, the Redskins franchise remains a mess. The product on the field… just isn’t very good. They fired their head coach, Jay Gruden, earlier in the season. Fans aren’t coming to games anymore. Frustrated that there is no hope anymore, Redskins nation wants Bruce Allen fired and Dan Snyder to sell the team.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 20, 2019
And then there’s this. Earlier in the season, there was a report from Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan that the Capitals’ success makes Dan Snyder mad.
When the Capitals won the Stanley Cup two years ago, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder “were privately very, very angry and hostile and not happy about their success quite honestly,” said Russell. “Maybe that has something to do a little bit with competitive business frustrations with Ted Leonsis, but they do not like to see anybody else praised and happy and doing good and advancing because they can’t figure it out and they can’t understand why they can’t figure it out.”
Didn’t hear whether they covered the “Skintangibles” though. https://t.co/wgLFpOdnvE
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) October 21, 2019
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