Washington Redskins Fans: What Happened To Griffining?

By Ricky Allen
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Washington Redskins nation, what happened to Griffining? I’m a little disturbed at the downward trend.

Some of you may have never heard of this movement (shutters at the thought). Needless to say, it’s time to educate new Redskins fans for the NFL 2o14 season and old salty vets of the burgundy and gold.

As per the Associated Press: “…The ”Griffining” pose was born during the rookie’s first NFL touchdown pass in the Washington Redskins’ 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints [ Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012]. Griffin was hit while throwing the ball, then sat up and raised his arms when he saw Pierre Garcon make the catch and scamper for an 88-yard score…”

It’s been two years since that faithful day and many of you have slowed down your Griffining. The website devoted to the movement hasn’t been updated since May 28, 2013.  As we say in the U.S. Navy, “This is unsat.”

Why have we stopped Griffining? Was it because Robert Griffin III got injured?

Maybe it was the 3-13 record this season. Who knows, but one thing is for sure, the quota for Griffining is down, and Redskins fans combined with the “fans of only RG3” need to step their game up and revive this movement. While I’m sure many of you Tebowed (and still do in places hidden from public view), we need to improve on what could be our next battle cry.

I compare Griffining to the scene in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when the crowd holds up three fingers and whistles the Mockingjay sound. Yeah, I took it there.

Plain and simple, we need more Grifining. Let the Griffining begin!

Ricky Allen is a Washington Redskins writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @UltimateRedskin.

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