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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:39 pm
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Before (DC is) scrubbed and replaced with whonowhat, I thought this was the best suggestion I've heard:

How about the Washington Possums because they play dead at home and get killed on the road
Perfect!
:D , but they might start winning with a new name - better karma.
As Washington moves to retire (its current nickname) here's the nickname you liked best

... The frontrunner was RedTails, with 28 percent of 91,936 votes, with Warriors (23 percent) and “other” (20 percent) close behind.

Where does RedTails come from?

... The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots in World War II, was told in the 2012 movie “Red Tails.” That’s as close as Washington will get to the old name, while turning a negative into a positive. It would also honor the military, which based on the team’s statement is important in choosing the new name....

What’s next for Washington?

The initial review of “Redskins” is complete, and the team is expected to announce that the moniker will be retired as early as Monday. It is unclear if the new nickname will be announced at the same time.

It’s safe to assume the transition to the new nickname will happen swiftly after merchandise partners have already pulled merchandise with “Redskins” from their shelves. Sponsors also pressured Snyder and the team to change the name, along with politicians’ insistence that a new stadium on the RFK Stadium site would happen if the name is changed....
IMO, no to the Warriors, but honoring the Tuskegee Airmen would be cool, though there will be some teasing.

"Hogs" 12%. I love it, but it'll only appeal to us old farts like 70 year old John Riggins.
"Redhawks" 8%. Nope.
"Generals" 6%. Nah, but I do like the Harlem Globetrotters reference.
"Senators" 3%. Ewww.
"Other" 20%.
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Found:
Introducing the “Washington Lobbyists”. When the ball is snapped the players throw money at the refs.
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Swamp Monsters? Red Tails? Gridlock? What might NFL call DC?

Washington, perhaps the nation’s most reviled city, needs a new nickname for its football team. What could possibly go wrong?

Naming opportunities are rife with ridicule, partisanship and humor:

Washington Gridlock :lol: :thumbup:
Washington Swamp Monsters :thumbdown: :thumbdown: NO PINO memories!
Washington Bureaucrats :yawn:
Washington Subpoenas, Washington Scandals or Washington Pardons. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
And then there’s the Capitol Indictments :D
Deep Staters or Deplorables if you really want to get partisan. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: NO PINO memories!

On the of course more likely side are Red Tails :thumbup: :thumbup:
Warriors :thumbdown:
Generals :D :thumbdown:
Washington Monuments :D Not bad
Senators :thumbdown:
Cherry Blossoms For a football team?
Red Wolves :thumbup: Maybe would help prevent extinction
or even Hogs (which pays tribute to an offensive line from long ago). :thumbup: :thumbup:

Since mid June, 14 different trademarks have been filed by people for a potential Washington football team, including Red Tails, Red Wolves, Monuments and a version of Hogs. Most are by the same person.

That means football team owner Daniel Snyder will likely have to pay off someone to get the name he wants ... Asshole, even if Snyder is the potential victim.

In the case of the Washington football team, where racism is an issue, both branding experts Davis and Watkins recommend a clean sweep, wiping away issues of racism and being more inclusive and embracing. So choosing a new name like Warriors, which can still be considered racist to some, would not be smart, Watkins said. :thumbup:

“Anything with any historic significance that’s negative they should just stay away from,” Watkins said.

She likes Red Tails, which is a hawk, sounds similar to the team's original nickname and pays homage to the group of African American fighter pilots who broke down racial stereotypes during World War II. :thumbup: :thumbup:

... from “The Daily Show” writer Jason Gilbert: “They should rename it the Washington Liberals Watching the Supreme Court because they usually have to settle for 3 wins per season.” ...
:lol: :!:
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"The Washington Democrats" Every time they lose, they could launch an investigation into the other team.
:D
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Pick a name that at least will still go with the song.
Unless at some time in the distant past somebody Indian or pretending to be used the tune for a culture-appropriating dance around a fire.



Oh, good lord: The early arrangements of the song also closed to the opening of the well known southern folk song, "Dixie" played as a counter-melody. In July 1965, a black Redskins fan wrote to the owner of the Redskins, describing the racial unrest that Dixie caused and asking for it to be stopped.[6] According to an article in The Washington Afro-American of October 23, 1965, Dixie was no longer played as a counter-melody starting that year

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Oh, good lord: The early arrangements of the song also closed to the opening of the well known southern folk song, "Dixie" played as a counter-melody. In July 1965, a black (DC) fan wrote to the (DC) owner, describing the racial unrest that Dixie caused and asking for it to be stopped. According to an article in The Washington Afro-American of October 23, 1965, Dixie was no longer played as a counter-melody starting that year
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Vrede too wrote:
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Oh, good lord: The early arrangements of the song also closed to the opening of the well known southern folk song, "Dixie" played as a counter-melody. In July 1965, a black (DC) fan wrote to the (DC) owner, describing the racial unrest that Dixie caused and asking for it to be stopped. According to an article in The Washington Afro-American of October 23, 1965, Dixie was no longer played as a counter-melody starting that year
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Blech, that song should just be retired period.

Now these are football songs!

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Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Blech, that song should just be retired period.
:thumbup:
Now these are football songs!
Do they play that first one in Chicago labor & delivery rooms?
That second one is cool, but do you know all the words? Does anyone?
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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Blech, that song should just be retired period.
:thumbup:
Now these are football songs!
Do they play that first one in Chicago labor & delivery rooms?
That second one is cool, but do you know all the words? Does anyone?
Yes and yes! And I know all the players, backups included!
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Yes and yes! And I know all the players, backups included!
I had to look up Steve Fuller and I still don't remember him at all.

The Super Bowl Shuffle - Huge hit, and the band was all on the team, too. Nice!
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Thank you internet!

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Tons of Redskins nickname options have been trademarked by a guy in Virginia

Summary: Philip Martin McCaulay is a greedy asshole and Dan Snyder is an idiot.
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Tons of Redskins nickname options have been trademarked by a guy in Virginia

Summary: Philip Martin McCaulay is a greedy asshole and Dan Snyder is an idiot.
Well, we certainly know that last part is true, and has been for years. But I guess it goes to show how determined he was to keep "Redskins" that he didn't even bother to trademark possible alternatives.

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New fight song:

We were the Redskins
But not any more
New name on our jersey
Snyder's still a whore.

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Think training camp is really going to open on time?https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/293 ... oronavirus

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/293 ... oronavirus
72 players just tested +.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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Think training camp is really going to open on time?https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/293 ... oronavirus

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/293 ... oronavirus
72 players just tested +.
Jeez, and they're not done testing yet.

Seems like the NFL doesn't have a clue.
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72 players just tested +.
Jeez, and they're not done testing yet.

Seems like the NFL doesn't have a clue.
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Correction: "At least 72 players".
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Piling on the NFL team formerly known as "Redskins" with accusations of management sexual harassment, minority owners trying to sell, yada, gives me an idea of a team song to replace HTTR:

Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're stiff
Kick 'em all around
Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody's pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry
We can do "The Innuendo"
We can dance and sing
When it's said and done we haven't told you a thing
We all know that Kraft is king
Give us dirty laundry!

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As Washington moves to retire (its current nickname) here's the nickname you liked best

... The frontrunner was RedTails, with 28 percent of 91,936 votes, with Warriors (23 percent) and “other” (20 percent) close behind.

Where does RedTails come from?

... The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots in World War II, was told in the 2012 movie “Red Tails.” That’s as close as Washington will get to the old name, while turning a negative into a positive. It would also honor the military, which based on the team’s statement is important in choosing the new name....
IMO, no to the Warriors, but honoring the Tuskegee Airmen would be cool, though there will be some teasing.

"Hogs" 12%. I love it, but it'll only appeal to us old farts like 70 year old John Riggins....
Maybe they should modernize it to "Pigs".

Fifteen women accuse Washington NFL team of sexual harassment
The executives for the Washington NFL franchise were fired or resigned in the past week leading up to an explosive story about sexual harassment within the organization.
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Meh, I don't doubt for a second that harassment occurred, but I'm a bit weary with allegations that come up years after the fact. Yes, I know a lot of women face retaliation for complaining and choose not to in order to keep their job. But the simple fact is, nobody - not the company, not the EEOC, not an attorney - can do anything about an unreported or undocumented complaint. There are probably zero women, at least reasonably attractive ones, who worked anywhere in the 70's, 80's, and some 90's who didn't get uninvited hit on, crude/suggestive comments made about their body parts, their asses patted or "accidental" brushing against their boobs. Some places, industries, offices different from others, some better, some worse, but a pretty much universal problem. So she's got choices: (1) quit; (2) put up with it; (3) file complaint somewhere; (4) shoot the harasser. None of those choices is good, and one might be better than another for a given individual. But once you've made your choice, for whatever personal reasons you have, then move on with your life.

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Meh, I don't doubt for a second that harassment occurred, but I'm a bit weary with allegations that come up years after the fact. Yes, I know a lot of women face retaliation for complaining and choose not to in order to keep their job. But the simple fact is, nobody - not the company, not the EEOC, not an attorney - can do anything about an unreported or undocumented complaint. There are probably zero women, at least reasonably attractive ones, who worked anywhere in the 70's, 80's, and some 90's who didn't get uninvited hit on, crude/suggestive comments made about their body parts, their asses patted or "accidental" brushing against their boobs. Some places, industries, offices different from others, some better, some worse, but a pretty much universal problem. So she's got choices: (1) quit; (2) put up with it; (3) file complaint somewhere; (4) shoot the harasser. None of those choices is good, and one might be better than another for a given individual. But once you've made your choice, for whatever personal reasons you have, then move on with your life.
I vote for #4, with specific targeting. :twisted:

I hear you and perhaps charges and lawsuits are out of the question, but they did get some people fired and it looks like there will be future changes, possibly even including the NFL forcing Snyder to sell. My guess is that the women would not be speaking out now if they didn't think that the problems are ongoing.
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