The Redskins sent out an email today, advertising their St. Patty's Day apparel.
Funny but the Redskins don't have green in their color scheme and Washington DC isn't Boston, Buffalo, or Chicago. The Nation's Capital has zero ties to Ireland and quite frankly I can't remember the last time I saw a shamrock growing on Constitution and Seventh.
The Redskins aren't alone in this. It's a league-wide gimmick designed to sell more memorabilia and jerseys, but when the NFL is trying to sell Dolphins fans this, I think we can safely say St. Patrick's Day themed merchandise is a complete joke.
Here's a peek at what the Redskins are offering:
That's the best they could do? A generic three leaf clover with a Redskins logo thrown in at the top. Honestly, I wouldn't have even noticed it was a Redskins T-shirt if I had seen it in person The hat isn't fitted so that's a no-go as well. Maybe I'll just roll with these.
I would be a little less annoyed if the NFL came up with an energized marketing campaign for this holiday, but green T-shirts and Pilsner glasses display an halfhearted attempt to sell a few extra products to markets that possess no roots in Irish heritage.