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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Reston Redskins: A Modest Proposal


Um, no. Next blog post, pls.

A bit of clickbait Very Serious Journalism got perpetrated after Gov. Terry McAuliffe made an offhand comment during a radio program:

RESTON, VA -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is aggressively courting the Washington Redskins to relocate from Maryland into Virginia -- and Reston could be at the top of the list for where a stadium would be built.

McAuliffe said Reston and other nearby locations would be "great places for a new stadium," provided a deal could be worked out that would be fair to the taxpayers.

Fancy dateline aside, this seems unlikely. As our BFFs at Reston Now pointed out, "there is virtually no space in Reston that could accommodate a stadium and associated parking."

Or is there? Much like Soldier Field in Chicago, which added a modern new stadium atop its historical predecessor, we can think of a certain, vaguely beloved structure that's made of a strong enough material to handle adaptive reuse.


BOOM. Beats a bunch of townhouses built out of particleboard. And who reads any more, anyway? Although, in the spirit of Reston's historical inclusivity, we'd probably have to insist the team change its name to the Reston Live, Work, Play, and Get Involvedskins (a controversial change that would just narrowly edge out the DRB-favored Reston Goldenrodskins).

We'll be awaiting our consultant fee from a certain Mr. Snyder, the end.


  1. Hail to the DeadskinsAugust 10, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Please God, no. Stay on the other side of the Potomac

  2. No. Never. Absolutely not.

  3. Baron Cameron Park is in dire need of an update. An added benefit would be that the folks at Longwood Grove would stop complaining about all of that dog noise.

  4. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonAugust 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Well if this is going to happen, the Redskins fight song obviously needs to be overhauled as follows:

    Hail to Dan Snyder!
    Hail subsidies!
    Dan wants more freebies!
    Hold your purse tighter!
    Run or pass and score -- we get taxed more!
    Beat 'em, swamp 'em
    Touchdown! -- Let the taxes soar!
    Fight on, fight on, for Dan's new arena
    Taking taxpayers to the cleaners
    Sons of McAuliffe. Rah! Rah! Rah!
    Hail to Dan Snyder!
    Hail subsidies!
    Dan wants more freebies!
    Hold your purse tighter

    1. Would be better if you swapped the "hold..." with "dan...". It rhymes.

  5. Perfect spot for Dan Snyder and his team: The Septage Receiving Site proposed for Lake Fairfax Park, from Hunter Mill Rd.


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