So how about now?
Is it safe to say the fans have earned their right to boo after the fabled Redskins franchise fell flat on its collective face Sunday and lost to the 0-19 Detroit Lions?
Permission to boo granted. Go ahead, get it all out. We'll wait.
Feel better? Probably not. We'll give you another chance to boo in a few, but first, some words from field level.
Are you questioning the heart of the team? Think the players gave up on Sunday? So did DeAngelo Hall:
"You either want it or you don't. A lot of these guys don't want it. "They want the other stuff."
Permission to boo. In 3 ... 2 ... 1...
But the scribes surely can put all this in perspective. There's a silver lining somewhere. Dan Steinberg, we're looking in your direct... Oh, wait. He's calling the loss the "worst D.C. sports moment of 2009." Gulp.
Even worse than the Natinals' putrid season?
"With the exception of one team, this has been a fairly horrendous year for D.C. sports," Steinberg wrote. "And yet, off the top of my head, I still think Sunday's Redskins loss to the Lions is the worst. I don't have any hard and fast guidelines for measuring horribleness here, but I'm thinking some combination of local agony, national shame, and a feeling that you might literally vomit out your potato chips. Which I yet might do."
That just makes us want to boo again. Not in Steinberg's direction. But a hearty boo to soothe our souls. Go for it. Let it come from down deep:
Riggo feels the same way we do. The Skins great doesn't pull any punches when it comes to lambasting the franchise, and Sunday was no different. Other than the fact he did it via Twitter:
"There are team specific issues for sure and some individual issues for sure, but the owner ultimately is a loser and you can't fix that."
Hey, that deserves a cheer. A loud, raucous cheer. A cheer you've been saving up for a Redskins Super Bowl touchdown that clearly won't be happening any time soon.
So go ahead and cheer for Riggo, he who represents all that is good and right in the Redskins world!
There, doesn't that make you feel better? Not really? Still have some boos left?
Don't worry, there are plenty of Skins games left, and your permission to boo will still be granted.