It seems all of America wants the Redskins to beat Dallas on Sunday night at Fed Ex field. I’m calling this “the love of RGIII factor”. The whole nation loves our rookie quarterback.
In an ESPN poll, of 200,000 football fans the results show 73% of the country wants the Redskins to win.
From a Washington Post sports blog,
“As you can see, 73 percent of voters would like to see the Washington Redskins win, and only in Texas do a majority of voters favor the Dallas Cowboys.
Of course, the Cowboys hate seems even stronger away from the DMV, where many deranged weirdos (including my daughter’s kindergarten teaching assistant) grow up rooting for the Cowboys. Maryland (78 percent Redskins), Virginia (77 percent) and D.C. (76 percent) trail places like Michigan (82 percent Redskins), Pennsylvania (82), New Hampshire (82), Vermont (82), Massachusetts (82), Maine (81), Wisconsin (80) and Minnesota (80) in right-mindedness.”
Poll results here.
UPDATE: The country was right! The Redskins beat Dallas, 28 to 18! We’re number ONE in the NFC east for the first time since 1999. RGIII was nine years old when we last held the title!