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Hopes and dreams on a mid-summer’s night
by John Pappas
The human knee is a wonder of design. Probably not the most compelling body part, but darn important to anyone walking upright. You may think about your own from time-to-time, but you hardly lose sleep worrying about knees belonging to other people. That is, unless you root for quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.
Griffin famously blew out his knee in last season’s playoff game against Seattle at FedEx Field. It wasn’t pretty. It was one of those injuries they warn you about before the replay. When Griffin went down, his knee moved in ways not intended. The resulting gasp from Redskins Nation registered on the Richter scale.
Griffin is the future of Washington. He is also the present. All hopes are on him. There is arguably no player more beloved in the NFL by their fans. Not to say the fans were long in the wilderness before Griffin. But when he arrived; it kind of felt we had been.