Friday, February 11, 2011
Redskins in Fairfax?
Could it be that the City of Fairfax will - along with George Mason University - serve as the home for the Washington Redskins' training camp?
According to a report in this morning's Washington Post we could.
Now technically, the Redskins would be practicing and getting ready for their Super Bowl seasons at Mason. And yes, technically they are in the County. But why get nit-picky with details?
The reality is that if the Skins do come to Mason, they will essentially be our guests and temporary neighbors as well. We could see them muching on ribs at Red, Hot and Blue or bringing their wives for an evening at The Wine House. Or what about football clinics at Fairfax High School and visits to the kids at Daniels Run? The possibilities for partnership and community involvement are endless.
Now should all of this happen we will of course have to deal with the inevitable traffic that will come our way as fans visit camp. But this inconvenience will be temporary, I hope.
The fact is this: having the Redskins training camp in our backyard would be a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our own civic pride. And, heck, we might even bring them a little luck.