A test of your loyalty to the Burgundy and Gold
With the Washington Redskins in the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 1999, local football fans have something to celebrate. To those casual fans who like to share the excitement and learn the game, this means a weekend of social stimulation. But to those supporters who take their fandom seriously, Saturday's matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers means ecstasy or depression, love or hate, life or death. All this banter begs the question, what kind of Redskins fan are you? This short quiz will determine exactly where you lie on the spectrum on Washington football fanatics.
The Quiz of Allegiance
What it means:
If you scored…
35-40, you are The Ultimate Fan: You can recite the entire Redskins roster—from special teams to the front office. You bleed burgundy and gold. If you were stranded on a desert island, all you would want would be your game-worn Doug Williams Super Bowl jersey. You are willing to give up such essentials as food and water for a week in exchange for Redskins playoff tickets.
30-34, you are a Diehard Fan: You own three pairs of Redskins pajama pants and sleep in the same pair if they go on a winning streak. You wink at Mark Brunell when you see him on TV. You have a Santana Moss workout video that has its own TV so it can repeat all day.
25-29, you are a Casual Fan: You like the Redskins enough to watch them when the game is on, but not enough to make time to watch a game in totality. Though you may not know the names of many of the players, you keep on wearing that old #12 Gus Frerotte jersey. The only way you would treat yourself to a new jersey would be if the Redskins won the Super Bowl.
20-24, you are a Bandwagon Fan: You decide whether or not to root for the 'Skins on a week-to-week basis, and based on the current score. You prefer church to Redskins football, but when someone asks you at church you say you're "taping it," only you don't know how. The colors are your favorite thing about the Redskins.
Less than 20, sorry nerds and haters, you are Not A Fan.
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