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If only the Redskins had a player this cool then it would make my decision so much easier. BTW this lockout is awful for the Rookies they don't even know the size of a NFL regulation ball!
If only the Redskins had a player this cool then it would make my decision so much easier. BTW this lockout is awful for the Rookies they don't even know the size of a NFL regulation ball!

I'm at a major crossroads in my Redskins life, I need to buy a new jersey. I've only owned three Skins jerseys my whole life and each has its own story, well kind of. Buying a jersey is like a long term investment to me, I want a guy that's going to be a productive member of the team for a long time, but at the same time I don't want someone who is trendy or the #1 fan favorite (Chris Cooley in our case). I'm also the kind of person where if the name on my back is no longer on the squad then off to charity or some homeless guy the jersey goes.

First, lets examine my jersey history...

The first Skins jersey I ever had was a Gus Frerotte jersey, where did it come from? I have no idea. I really wish whomever did give it to me would of snagged a Darrell Green jersey for me instead. My second jersey I bought the night before I went to college, I remember it well, it was the night of the HOF game and Clinton Portis's Skins debut. This jersey gave me a good 6 or 7 year ride and was by far the best choice I could of made. My most recent jersey purchase came last year. I was at Flying Squirrels game (Richmond's AA Baseball Team) and had a couple of 32 oz beers (best part of Squirrels games) and decided what better way to torment my friends who are Eagles fans than with a DMac jersey! Man was I looking up to date and good at the Houston game at FedEx, with visions of McNabb leading us back to the promised land and me rubbing it in the Eagles fans faces. Well we all know how that investment worked out.

So now what? I need a new jersey and I don't know who to get. I don't want a throwback or to go the ST21 route. I want to take a risk and not follow the mainstream, but I'm just not sure who to get.