The 1986 Redskins made a video thanking all their fans (thanks to the outstanding Dan Steinberg at the DC Sports Bog for finding this beauty). As one of those fans back in 1986 (and now), I appreciate the sentiment. But not the video. This video was produced in the 80's and is decidedly not awesome. Well, not for its intended reasons. It combines all the Casio-keyboard-inspired rhythm of a Midnight Star video with all the awkwardness of an 8th grade dance. Here are a few highlights to look and listen for:
- The fans' complete lack of rhythm throughout the song (but especially at the start)
- Jay Schroeder looking very, very confused
- Russ Grimm and his caterpillar mustache attempting to "rap"
- Professional football players line dancing
- Players punctuating the word "loyalty" by thrusting their groins
- So much creepy, unsettling line dancing
- Ray-Bans, Ray-Bans, Ray-Bans
- Darrell Green's angry rapping
- WILLARD SCOTT!
- Doug Williams' very bad rapping
- A police car carrying an enormous Redskins wind sock
- The pièce de résistance: a slow-motion Fun Bunch high five!