Imitation is the highest form of flattery – really

The fact that Redskins tackle Albert Haynesworth decided against taking coach Mike Shanahan’s conditioning test for another day should come as no surprise.

An ironic surprise, however, is what happened to a team that decided to pay tribute to the defensive tackle, whose saga is, well, testing our patience.

The Class A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League had planned to hold a “Haynesworth Conditioning Challenge” after their Thursday night game against the Asheville Tourists. Fans had the chance to run the Redskins conditioning test — and anyone finishing the test in the required time would get two season tickets for the rest of the season. Anyone named Albert or wearing a Redskins jersey would have gotten free admission to the game.

So what became of the promotion?

The ‘Dads game — and therefore the team’s conditioning challenge — was postponed due to rain. The Haynesworth Challenge will now take place Aug. 12 — six days from today.

It’s anyone’s guess as to who finishes the test first.

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