Redskins’ Dan a Sheer Delight Outside The District

Earlier today in Detroit, Redskins Coach Jim Zorn enjoyed a wonderfully delightful moment mugging for the camera with Tom Cruise - before Washington went on to a methodic loss to the Lions, snapping Detroit’s 19-game losing streak. (Zorn’s demise officially elevated to “Spicy“)

Photo Jim Zorn With Tom Cruise Before Redskins Lost To Detroit

(Credit CSN Comcast/DC Sports Bog/Twitter)

Detroit’s stunning non-loss would’ve gone largely unnoticed (at least by me) if it hadn’t been for the lovable ‘Skins, who have as rabid a fanbase and reporting media as anywhere in The League. District-wide reax this week will be already is infinitely more interesting than Monday’s obligatory, Leno fake-funny on the Lions.

Photo Jim Zorn With Tom Cruise Before Redskins Lost To Detroit

(Credit CSN Comcast/DC Sports Bog/Twitter)

To wit, the Twitter of Redskins legend John Riggins, who machine-gunned these Tweets after the game today:

(Yes, WaPo’s Dan Steinerg confirms that’s really Riggo)

So just what in the name of L. Ron was Cruise doing at the game anyway? Redskins announcer Larry Weisman, via Steinberg, has the details.

Weisman Tweet: “Met Tom Cruise last night. Guest of Dan Snyder’s for dinner and game in Detroit. May fly in for U2 concert at FedEx on Tues. Nice guy.”

Photo Jim Zorn With Tom Cruise Before Redskins Lost To Detroit

(Credit DC Sports Bog/Twitter)

Cruise represents to Redskins Owner Dan Snyder exactly what Snyder’s failed forays into the amusement park, movie and radio businesses do. The vertically-challenged one is strangely perplexed over everything except what’s most important to his core, ego-erecting, existence: winning games.

Tom Cruise Dan Snyder

(Snyder learns what $10M per year will get him)

Another example of why Snyder, and Jerry Jones for that matter, will never win a future Super Bowl is the employ of Zorn. Zorn isn’t a coach, like Wade Phillips-to-Jones, he’s a now-captured pawn on Snyder’s ever-expanding, unwieldy chessboard.

All that said, I absolutely adore Snyder. He makes the ‘Skins must-see theater for everyone outside of the legions of  Jurgensen-led loyalists. Today he singlehandedly turned what should’ve been a meaningless game into a sure-fire treatment for E!’s latest reality endeavor.

Next week Snyder’s ‘Skins face another winless opposite, Tampa Bay. But I have no qualms that we’ll be witness to anything but a stinkbomb on Sunday.

With U2 at Fedex on Tuesday, I can easily imagine the NFL’s Napoleon canceling a Zorn encore and coaxing The Edge into donning a headset.

Honestly, would that make things worse?