With that in mind, one can't help but wonder what outlandish costume Clinton Portis would have worn this week had the Redskins earned a trip to the Super Bowl. Visions of a grand entrance by "Southeast Jerome," or perhaps an ensemble of about five characters, come to mind.
As Redskins fans are well aware, Portis began wearing unusual apparel for his Thursday media sessions with reporters during Week 4 of the regular season. By season's end, his act snowballed into a costumed standup routine that was highly anticipated at Redskins Park.
Here's a look back at Portis's weekly costumes from last season.
Racquetball goggles. First sign that eccentric Thursdays were on the way.
Oversized, retro, mahogany-colored sunglasses as he prepared for his first game against his old Denver teammates. "It's going to be like Hollywood," he said.
Wild gray wig and rectangular-lensed, sci-fi glasses that made him look like Doc Brown from "Back to the Future." "I might as well keep a sense of humor because if I leave it up to you all, you're going to run me into the ground," he said.
"Southeast Jerome." Flowing black cape, black Lone Ranger mask, clown-style oversized yellow sunglasses perched atop a shaggy black wig, and fake gold teeth. "You've heard of 'Vampire from Brooklyn'? Well, I'm Jerome from Southeast D.C.," he said.
"Dr. I Don't Know." Huge, bright red-orange wig, pink ornamental glasses and a thick black Victorian-style mustache. Announces the death of "Southeast Jerome."
"Sheriff Gonna Getcha." Led Zeppelin shirt, bad teeth, big glasses and sheriff's star. Says he's going to Tampa to investigate the disappearance of "Southeast Jerome."
"Dolla Bill." Lime green leisure suit with purple and black cuffs, sunglasses that spell the word "cool," purple-spiked wig and fake jewelry.
No costume. Portis is sick and misses practice on Thanksgiving Day.
"Rev. Gonna Change." Black and white wig with red and black tie, goofy black glasses and fake gold teeth. Said he had planned to stop the dress-up routine because of the team's three-game losing streak, but popular demand prevailed.
"Bro Sweets." Huge yellow wig, enormous, yellow-framed, heart-shaped sunglasses--and four arms. (Antonio Brown is standing behind him.) The extra arms are used to distribute jewelry and candy.
Practice is rescheduled due to ice storm, so Portis doesn't have to time to don his costume.
"Inspector Two-Two." Fake nose and glasses and an old leather football helmet with a smaller hat and blonde pigtails on top.
"Southeast Jerome in Heaven." All-white angel outfit. Six other players stand by his side in various costumes. "I'm here in heaven with all my friends," Portis said.
Playoff Week I:
"Coach Janky Spanky." Says he should have been hired to run the defense instead of Gregg Williams. "I took the Boys and Girls Club to the Super Bowl," Portis said.
Playoff Week II:
"Hot Stuff." Change in practice schedule forces Portis to appear Wednesday. No costume. Instead, he reads a letter from a female fan who asks him not to dress up because she thinks he's a "beautiful guy."
Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald contributed to this article.