If you can take another story about a schlub who can't make good on a financial arrangement they entered into of their own free will and is turned into a sympathic figure by the press, you'll certainly love this story.
Seems Ms. Pat Hill entered into a 10-year season ticket package with the Redskins in 2007. Two years later she can't make good on the deal and the Redskins were going after her for $66K. Ms. Hill is a realtor who fell upon hard times when the housing market tanked. I'm sure that popular opinion will render a verdict of Dan Snyder: Villian/Pat Hill: Victim. A couple thoughts here-
1. The housing market didn't start to see problems in 2007. Perhaps Ms. Hill should have anticipated that she'd have trouble making the $5300 annual payment to the Redskins two years ago. If this were the last year of her contract, it'd be a different story.
2. I don't understand why people who weigh 400 pounds don't pause and take notice when they see 300 whizzing by them on the bathroom scale. I also don't understand how someone wouldn't explore all the pitfalls when entering into 10-year contract...at AGE 72.
But Ms. Hill's story has a happy ending for her. After the Post broadcast her sad plight earlier in the week, the 'Skins have decided to back off. And she is still hopeful that the Redskins' attorney will offer her some tickets this season. I would advise her not to hold her breath.