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Can Winning be Infectious in DC?

Can the recent success of the Washington Nationals help to boost the Redskins?

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Redskins fans may actually have a tough choice this Sunday, well not really. But there is a good chance there your NL East Division Champions could be playing at the same time as the Skins on Sunday. Same goes for the fans in the area that supports the Orioles. Obviously, football is king in DC but can the success on the Beltway this summer become infectious throughout the city's sports teams?

In watching these two clubs over the summer you've seen how confidence can grow over time with a young nucleus. There is no lack of offensive confidence on our squad and hopefully it can spread to the defense. It is great to see our players get behind the success of the other teams in the city:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congrats to <a href="">#Nats</a> on winning NL East!</p>&mdash; London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) <a href="" data-datetime="2012-10-02T02:13:43+00:00">October 2, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Sure the Capitals have had an infectious attitude around the city, but that seemed lost on most of our players besides a few outliers like Chris Cooley. When the Redskins play on Monday or have the rare, meaningful game you can feel it. You can hear it on the radio, see it on the TV, but more importantly you can feel it throughout the city and its fans. Sure the feeling can be deflated quickly, but hopefully the crazy feeling that some of us have not felt in a long time later this week will carry to the Redskins players on Sunday.

DC has been a doormat for teams for far to long and these players make a fraternity. Success will breed success and hopefully that happens sooner rather than later.

The best thing about seeing the Nationals celebrate and taking a glance at the playoff schedule is realizing what your first priority will be on Sunday and that's the Washington Redskins. I can't wait for the success to come and for this city to pop.