The RGIII windmill of controversy is eerily similar to the political side of D.C., Every time a Republican or Democrat opens their mouth about anything, the public reads into it in a way that only strengthens their previously held beliefs of right and wrong. Voters have become less like decision-makers and more like fans.
That’s what has happened to the Redskins and Robert Griffin III in a span of only twelve months.
The Redskins finally have a transcendent player that matters enough to serve as a litmus test/bug zapper for half-baked, strongly-held opinions about what should or should not be said in an interview with a reporter whose job it is to make the reader react to what was said.
Fans of the Redskins will find what they’re looking for, everyone else outside their little bubble will too. People will pretend to know why Griffin is either great or terrible, and they’ll do it based on a handful of media interactions with a 23-year-old who has just one and a half years of experience and one and a half legs to stand on.
SmackDown, however, feels a bit more … well, raw. They go a long ways towards letting the action in the ring tell the majority of the stories, and when the microphones do come out, there’s a lot less pomp and circumstance involved in it most of the time. The words being exchanged between wrestlers and the occasional authority figure often feel as though they come more from the hip rather than memorized from a script, and they tend to feel much more purposeful than over-forced encounters and confrontations often found on RAW. It’s a cohesive, logical universe that comes off feeling like a wrestling show rather than RAW’s variety show approach.