Show these teams more love
What does it take to get a little respect? The Nationals are having a wonderful season. They clinched the National League East title with three weeks to go [“Delayed gratification,” Sports, Sept. 11]. And yet they had to share the front page of the Sports section the next day with the Redskins, who lost again. And the Redskins article, “Redskins misfire early and often,” got top position.
I’m used to all things Redskins being ballyhooed and hyped — remember RGIII? — but this was a case of wretched excess and an insult to the Nats and their fans.
Thomas Shaffer, Baltimore
What a disappointment to find results of Army’s first football game of the season buried on the Sept. 2 Scoreboard page and no other account of the game [Sports].
Army is truly a national team, with many supporters here in the D.C. area. Although the game was played on a Friday night, surely some kind of game summary could have appeared in one of the weekend editions.
Although there seems to be a “homer” bias here because of the Naval Academy’s proximity, one would think that in the nation’s capital there would be equal coverage and respect for those two service academies, as well as the Air Force Academy.
Granted, Army’s record in recent years has not matched Navy’s; however, the team is turning the corner with its relatively new coach and looks as if it is becoming much more competitive. Needless to say, those cadets are giving their all every Saturday while anticipating different playing fields after graduation.
I hope The Post can find space to at least recognize that Army has a competitive football team during the remainder of the season.
Richard C. Schonberger, Springfield The writer is a 1958 graduate of West Point.
Above, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle tosses souvenirs to fans after the team clinched the National League East Division title at Nationals Park on Sept. 10. Right, members of Army’s football team celebrate winning the Heart of Dallas Bowl in Dallas on Dec. 27, 2016.