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.
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.
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.