I would tell fans this: remember those times, keep them in your heart always. But it's time to move on. You can't let memories from two decades ago rule your feelings today. It's like hanging onto a relationship that was over years ago.

So what do the upper reaches of management do? They tacitly tell the salary-supporting, skybox-filling, Bentley-providing fanbase to shut up. That's right: Signs have officially been banned. Scream all you want, just don't show up with a message that could land on television screens or in media photos. If you bring them, security will insist you check them with the garbage bin attendants. And if you sneak them, you’ll be booted out of the stadium.

But unlike Redskins fans, Snyder can end his despair. He can still write that happy ending to his movie script. It's all on him now. He can fix the dog's breakfast this franchise has become. He can get the Super Bowl trophies and the adulation. He can even get some respect from his fans, his peers, his players. He just had to admit the problem, and get busy solving it.

The ball is in your court FANS. It's in our court to start the process of change. This city and its fans can start up the road to earning and deserving championship caliber teams. One team in town has done it and look at how we are excited about them. This is not far fetched that us--you the fan--have that type of power, because you do....

The owner should have known the winning cure a long time ago: hire a competent, professional general manager. Yet he refuses to do it because that wouldn't be as much fun for him. I've said it before, and I say it again more than ever: It looks to me like Snyder would rather be the center of power on a losing team than a peripheral figure on a winning one.