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Sometimes I am embarrassed to be a Cowboys fan and all the antics Jerry Jones has put us through...then I count my blessings when I think what could be worse....I could be a (DC) fan...ugh, let the nightmare end
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I'm voting for the Washington Acting Secretaries.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:32 pm
I'm voting for the Washington Acting Secretaries.
Or Washington Acting Presidents . . . but maybe it's best to forget these 4 years altogether.

Washington ‘Football Team’ for 2020 season

:confusion-scratchheadblue: Sheesh, Snyder really never put a moment's prior thought into this.

Seahawks tweet: We were here first.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:08 pm

:confusion-scratchheadblue: Sheesh, Snyder really never put a moment's prior thought into this.

So maybe the "Washington Redfaces" - or is it no longer acceptable to use that term for embarrassment?

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:42 pm
So maybe the "Washington Redfaces" - or is it no longer acceptable to use that term for embarrassment?
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Better go with "DC Humiliation" just to be safe.
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Washington Weasels would be a good one.
But really, I think they should not have any name derived from the politics surrounding DC and should just get a good footballish team name. Wolves, maybe even Red Wolves, something that can be as fun as "da Bears."

Whoever teams hire to come up with names needs to be replaced. Back when Jax and Carolina came into the NFL, they picked "Panthers" for the Carolina team, in a state that in which panthers are extinct, and, instead of giving that name to Jax, where there really are panthers, named the Jax team "Jaguars" even though there have never been any in Florida. And whoever thought "Bills" was clever? And "Ravens" is a cool name, until you realize it's a reference to Poe's Raven, who just sits there and says "nevermore" in lament of his lost Colts.

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O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Washington Weasels would be a good one.
But really, I think they should not have any name derived from the politics surrounding DC and should just get a good footballish team name. Wolves, maybe even Red Wolves, something that can be as fun as "da Bears."

Whoever teams hire to come up with names needs to be replaced. Back when Jax and Carolina came into the NFL, they picked "Panthers" for the Carolina team, in a state that in which panthers are extinct, and, instead of giving that name to Jax, where there really are panthers, named the Jax team "Jaguars" even though there have never been any in Florida. And whoever thought "Bills" was clever? And "Ravens" is a cool name, until you realize it's a reference to Poe's Raven, who just sits there and says "nevermore" in lament of his lost Colts.
Think how many times we'd have to hear the announcers exclaiming after a hard hit, "Pop goes the Weasel!"

I like "Red Wolves", but red wolves were extinct in the wild, and certainly have been extinct in the DC area for a long time. The only populations now were reintroduced and they're barely hanging on - northeastern North Carolina and St. Vincent Island in Florida.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_wolf
I'm for anything that might build fondness for endangered species.

Panthers, which are North American cougars, did used to live here and there are rare reports of surviving individuals in the mountains.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_cougar
Plus, the Carolina nickname/logo is a BLACK Panther, which I think is pretty cool. There were some of those here in the 1960s ;) .

I got nothing to say about the "Jaguars" or "Bills", but I think honoring Poe was a great choice. He's also probably one of beleaguered Baltimore's biggest tourist draws.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:39 pm
I think honoring Poe was a great choice. He's also probably one of beleaguered Baltimore's biggest tourist draws.
I think Ravens is a great name. At least until somebody realizes it has great importance in the indigenous culture of the northwest.

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Major cultural appropriation - and the Indians had the logo first.

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We are the Deadskins
Sold down the creek
Who cares what they name us
The team will always reek

We're not from D C
We have no name
Dead are the Redskins
Snyder gets the blame

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... Snyder gets the blame
I had hopes that players would refuse to sign with DC given the racist nickname, and maybe that's quietly happened. However, I think it even more likely that players have shunned Snyder.
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Hmmm, turning down a multi-million dollar opportunity to play in the NFL in protest over the team name? I don't think so. Unless maybe you're named Kaepernick.

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