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Carson Wentz led jersey sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, which is a total travesty

Carson Wentz led jersey sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, which is a total travesty

Maps do a lot of things. 

Sometimes, a map will help you get from one place to another, more unfamiliar place.

Other times, a map can let you know which restaurants or gas stations surround you.

And, every once in a while, a map will make you cry.

The map we're talking about in this blog belongs in the third category. 

The NFL recently released a set of data — which they illustrated with the use of a map — that identifies the top jersey-sellers in the sport during the 2017 season. They then took that data a level further by indicating which player had the most popular jersey in each state. 

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When you look at the map, you'll find that Tom Brady sold the most jerseys in New England and Russell Wilson is as revered as ever in the northwest. No problems there.

If you're a Redskins fan, however, once your eyes mosey on over to the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, that's when the NFL's map goes from fun little exercise to full on travesty.

According to the data, the DMV's most attractive jersey belongs to Carson Wentz, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are a sworn enemy of the Washington Redskins, who apparently are having a rough time selling merchandise in their own backyard.

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When it comes to dealing with the Eagles, its been a putrid offseason for 'Skins supporters. That whole Philly winning the Super Bowl thing was less than fortunate, and then Darrell Green had to physically deliver the Lombardi to his old team's bitter rival, and now, there's this.

With the way the offseason is unfolding, that 59-28 Monday night debacle will be remembered as a highlight by April.

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This video proves Alex Smith won't be involved in a Russell Wilson-like trade anytime soon

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This video proves Alex Smith won't be involved in a Russell Wilson-like trade anytime soon

Russell Wilson was involved in a trade on Wednesday. A trade between the Rangers and Yankees, that is.

Texas agreed to trade the Seahawks' QB to New York, so Wilson could head to Spring Training this month or next and fulfill a longstanding desire to wear pinstripes. (Note: If you think that's just a convenient excuse to escape Seattle's dreadful offensive line, you're not alone.)

Now that Wilson has set the precedent, some Redskins fans may be worried about their own signal caller being involved in an MLB transcation. Those worries will halt as soon as the below video — featuring then-49er Alex Smith's first pitch before a 2012 NLDS matchup between the Giants and Reds — concludes. 

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On the football field, Smith has the luxury of potentially blaming poor throws on plenty of other factors, like pressure from the defense, miscommunication with a receiver or even the wind (an excuse that is familiar to the Redskins). On the mound in the above footage, however, Smith has no one to blame but himself.

Luckily, the Nationals pitching staff is already loaded. Also luckily, while Smith will be forced to learn a new offense under Jay Gruden, Gruden's scheme puts more of a priority on throwing footballs than it does baseballs.

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Did they really have to make Darrell Green deliver the Lombardi Trophy to the Eagles?

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Did they really have to make Darrell Green deliver the Lombardi Trophy to the Eagles?

Not even the fastest Redskin in history could outrun the fallout of the Eagles' first-ever Super Bowl.

As awful as it was watching Philadelphia triumph over New England and take away one of the only remaining things Washington fans had over their division rivals — yep, it's time to delete all of those Eagles Super Bowl memes off of your phone's camera rolls. Those were fun while they lasted — it was even awful-er watching Darrell Green physically hand the trophy over to the NFL's new champ.

Bet you didn't expect the next time a Redskins player would hold the Lombardi on Super Bowl Sunday would end up LOOKING LIKE THIS:

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Really, that's all you got, NFL? You couldn't have forced Joe Gibbs to pass it off to Darrell Green first? Or maybe push the Redskins to take one of the trophies out of their own trophy case in Ashburn and give that one off to the Eagles instead?

To get even, if the Redskins ever capture another title, they should demand that a literal eagle fly into the stadium and deliver the trophy to the Burgundy and Gold. This horrific deed must not be forgotten. 

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