Redskins Nation Invades New Orleans
- Updated: September 8, 2012
When you give Washington Redskins fans something to cheer about (or any D.C. team for that matter) they come out in full force. Rewind back to the 2008 Hall of Fame Induction, when Redskins fans completely took over Canton, Ohio.
The showing of Redskins fans was so massive in Canton that security guards as well as locals from the area had told countless Redskins fans that they had never seen a fan base take over the Hall of Fame as they were doing then.
Another prime example of this when pertaining to Washington D.C. sports is what the Washington Capitals fan base did to the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is known for its diehard fans, the colors black and gold, and opposing fans never being able to take over their stadiums. That all changed during the 2011 NHL Winter Classic game when Capitals fans turned the city of black and gold to red.
Why might I be bringing this up? Because the Washington Redskins fans are doing it again.
With all the hype surrounding this team, primarily due to Robert Griffin III, Redskins Nation has gone completely crazy as they had during the 80′s and early 90′s. The times of Redskins fans taking over opposing teams stadiums is about to happen again, and we’re going to see a glimpse of it in New Orleans tomorrow afternoon.
There’s no denying the love Saints fans have for their team, especially now through the times when it seems everyone is out to get them. Redskins fans won’t be able to take over the stadium as a whole, but there’s no denying you will hear loud cheers as Robert Griffin III throws touchdown passes and noise on defense.
Much like the masses of red Pittsburgh fans saw in Heinz Field during the 2011 Winter Classic, Saints fans will be seeing burgundy and gold throughout the Superdome tomorrow.
One thing’s for sure, this won’t be the last time we see Redskins fans taking over a city. Though I must admit my eyes are set on week eight. It’d be nice to see D.C. fans take over the city of Pittsburgh once again, while also giving them payback for their invasion during 2008.