with apologies to Gordon Lightfoot...lol The legend lives on from the Potomac on down Of the big team some won't call the Redskins The team, it is said, never gives up for dead When the skies of November turn gloomy With 3 wins before and 6 losses more From the start of a promising season They headed due north to take stock of their worth And give Philly a shot of real reason. The team was the pride of the DC side Winning seven at the end of last season As big comebacks go, it was better than most With a young crew and captain well seasoned Repeating that streak and hitting their peak Was the goal as they set out for Philly But Sunday played out with a wretched rout And showed how that pipedream was silly. At 17-nil the half's whistle was shrill coach said "Fellas, it's been rough, we need ya" At 4:30 pm the season caved in He said, "Fellas, it's been good to know ya" They tried to make ground, being 24 down. But a team must play well from beginnin's So later that night under Linc's stadium lights Came the wreck of the Washington Redskins. In a musty old bar in Old Town we prayed as the 4 o'clock games went on unseen. "Lord help us to cope as we lose all our hope And tell us why the fates have been so mean." A savior was born till his ligament torn Amidst gloom and losing and heartbreak With the Niners on tap that game will be crap Maybe the time's come to leaf rake. Does anyone know where the love of God goes When Rob's throws sail way too high by miles? When Jackson and McCoy knife through our D-boys who catch only the Eagles' wry smiles? Did the cap really bust us, were we done an injustice? Or has the game passed by all our coaches?