A better case of anticipation is this week's upcoming Cup of China competition wherein we will finally be able to enjoy the exceptional pairs skating of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo - two of the most extraordinary pair skaters I have ever seen (magnificent courage on her part and extremely well-developed athleticism combined with grace and beauty on both their parts - if you didn't believe that man - or in this case woman - could fly you should watch these skaters), excepting the revered and legendary Protopopovs (in their 70s they are STILL the gold standard in pairs skating - unbelievable). So plan your weekend around that particular pleasure. Especially you folks who live in the D.C. Metropolitan area - the Redskins aren't worth watching. NBC is broadcasting the competition on Sunday at noon!
You have to hand it to Redskins fans. They're a faithful lot, sticking with the team through absolutely horrendous season after season. But then I'd admire their faithfulness because I understand it. I am a fan of the Cleveland Browns, which has done me no good whatsoever for years.