Thanks to all of you for the kind words of sympathy after my father’s passing last week. I may not have a chance to acknowledge all of you individually and I want everyone to know that the kind words mean a lot to me.
Quick story: At the visitation on Thursday, I turned around and saw a man I had not seen in years. It was Alan, who sat next to me and my dad at RFK Stadium from 1966 until the team moved to FedEx. Alan went to only a few games a year at FedEx but Dad and I (until I started sitting in th press box 10 years ago) always had a great time when he was there.
Alan never saw or spoke to Ty Tandler outside of a stadium. But for seven or eight Sundays a year for 45 years, they were the best of friends. The bond was strong enough that Alan came out to the funeral home to pay his respects. It is one of those relationships that a team like the Redskins can build.
I’ll be back out at Redskins Park on Monday, getting back to work. If I didn’t answer a question you sent me on Twitter or email or in the comments here, please re-send it and I’ll get to it.