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'Skins Site Touts New Video Boards As "Punter-Proof"



    Remember that time Tennessee's backup punter A.J. Trapasso hit the JerryTron with a punt in a meaningless preseason game, igniting possibly the dumbest uproar in the history of the NFL?

    Well, apparently, the Redskins do.

    According to a report on the Washington Redskins official team website, FedEx Field will receive two brand new LED screens in each end zone for the 2010 season.

    Measuring 30 ft. high and 100 ft. wide, the screens are touted as "punter-proof" in the report.

    Of course, the Cowboys Stadium screen went untouched throughout the regular season and a playoff game, and the incident (and A.J. Trapasso) were generally forgotten about, making this jocular dig at JerryWorld about as fresh and relevant as a "where's the beef?" bumper sticker.

    “It’s all about the fans’ ability to interact both with and within the game,” said Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. “We want everyone to be able to get the full impact of the competition on the field.  These boards will enhance the experience of every fan in the stadium.”

    There's little arguing that the new boards will represent a positive addition to FedEx Field, at around three times the size of the current ones. But the size of the screens, as well as their being "punter-proof" won't likely matter much if the team doesn't improve its on-field product and, say, win a division game in 2010.