Class of 2009
That's when you would be graduating high school if you were born the year the Redskins last won the Super Bowl. Well technically when Thurman Thomas lost his helmet in Super Bowl 26 it was January 1992 but it was the conclusion to the 1991 NFL season. I know there must be many Redskins fans out there that have happy associations with having kids the year the Redskins were invincible. You would be 16 now.
Yesterday's KidsPost in the WaPo gives us the wisdom of a child:
So kids know that the Skins are not close to going to the Super Bowl. They are a bad team in need of major improvements and some breaks in order to have a winning season.Ouch. Boy kids do tell it like it is don't they?
This piece then goes on to give a preview, kids-style of the 2007 Redskins. It's pretty blunt and I think reflects the degree to which the Redskins really are a household entity in our area, that we don't even have to dwell on the point of the game, just go straight to a breakdown, even for pre-teens. Even if you know nothing about football you still know Jason Campbell's name and maybe even a Clinton Portis character.
That got me thinking, you know if you are 15 the Redskins have never won a Super Bowl in your life. Lucky Colts, Steelers and Patriots babies, your parents and their drunk friends will be telling you stories for decades about watching their team win the big one while you spit up breatsmilk and pooped in your pants.
Bears fans, if you are drinking legally then you were alive the last time your team won it all. Dolphins fans accompanying their team to DC tomorrow for the game, if you were born the year your team last won it you are 33 and should be settling into a career.
Jets and Chiefs fans, you'd be my age.
From there it gets ugly. Eagles fans, you could be older than Jesus and still not be old enough to have been around the last time your team won it all. It may have taken the Redskins from 1932 to 1983, 51 years to win their first Super Bowl but the Eagles have had 15 billion years and still have not pulled it off. In most organizations you'd get fired for that.
1960 kindergarten class from here.