The huge burgundy flag with the word ''REDSKINS'' in gold letters towers over the front of the team's facility, dwarfing in both size and height the four U.S. flags that help frame the parking lot. The arrangement makes quite an impression, especially when viewed from the practice fields, and serves to help symbolize something that's been true for a long time.
Those Washington Redskins sure think a lot of themselves.
''When you set a standard of Super Bowl trophies,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ''Anything less than that is unacceptable.''
The coach made that statement after the end of training camp while paying tribute to the team's alumni at the annual Welcome Home Luncheon. Never mind that the last of those three Super Bowl trophies was won more than two decades ago, and most of those former players, as well as the fans at the banquet, have since watched in frustration as the franchise descended into mediocrity and worse, let down time and again by the latest new hope who was su...