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to support the general boycott of the washington dc nfl team's current nickname, i propose we institute an autoreplace to prevent accidental usage. please select from this exhaustively compiled list!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
something inferior, detailed below 4
Generals 3


Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:14 (seven years ago) link

rhubarbs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:19 (seven years ago) link

DUMPLINGS!!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

burrito stall

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

hatcats obv

johnny crunch, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

hatcat

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

lol xpost

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

hatcats is strong! i can't believe i missed that one

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:21 (seven years ago) link

yeah I think it's the best

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 September 2013 23:22 (seven years ago) link

huskies

mookieproof, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:22 (seven years ago) link

armenians

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:24 (seven years ago) link

rednecks

Euler, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:30 (seven years ago) link

ramekins

johnny crunch, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:39 (seven years ago) link

hatcat

lag∞n, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:42 (seven years ago) link

hatcat

polyphonic, Monday, 9 September 2013 23:46 (seven years ago) link

pigskins
histrionic revolutionary peoples

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:07 (seven years ago) link

autochthons

beringia

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:12 (seven years ago) link

homunculi

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:13 (seven years ago) link

washington department of football

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:41 (seven years ago) link

colonial other

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:45 (seven years ago) link

small pox blankets

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:48 (seven years ago) link

hogs

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:05 (seven years ago) link

Bullets

pplains, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:09 (seven years ago) link

fatcats

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:09 (seven years ago) link

reagans

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:16 (seven years ago) link

obamacare

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:17 (seven years ago) link

syria

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:17 (seven years ago) link

commie pinkos

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:39 (seven years ago) link

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvpfh764sY1qhccpao1_500.jpg

am0n, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 01:44 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:01 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 13 September 2013 00:01 (seven years ago) link

HATCAT WINS

right?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 September 2013 01:10 (seven years ago) link

i like the obamacares

sing, all ye shitizens of slumerica (k3vin k.), Friday, 13 September 2013 01:27 (seven years ago) link

yeah obamacares is a good contender in a strong field, but it looks like hatcat has it 4-3 over generals. that is a mandate if ever i saw one.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 September 2013 12:06 (seven years ago) link

I honestly thought this poll was going to be five entries for hatcat

WHAT DOES SAMANTHA FOX SAY (DJP), Friday, 13 September 2013 12:09 (seven years ago) link

yea i know, i went stevan ridley on this shit

btw i am just gonna request 'hatcat' the word, as much as we all enjoy the jpg i think that would get almost TOO real at times. if anyone objects, let me know in the next 1 minute, thx

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 September 2013 12:11 (seven years ago) link

come on now, "Generals" will forever be remembered as New Jersey's USFL franchise. (by me and maybe 23 other people anyway....)

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 12:13 (seven years ago) link

just had a great discussion about this with a co-worker. he asked me if i had heard about "all this fuss" about the r******s name, and that he thought it was bogus. there's no reason for anyone to get offended, he can't understand why anyone would, and he doesn't consider the term slanderous or racist. then i asked him about who was leading the effort to change the name, and he said some native american groups were involved. uhh...

he also said

"there was a time when geronimo was on the u.s. nickel - it's an honor."

can't argue with that!

Z S, Friday, 13 September 2013 13:36 (seven years ago) link

There's a Native American on a U.S. coin now! What the hell is his point?

pplains, Friday, 13 September 2013 13:39 (seven years ago) link

he is completely insane.

Z S, Friday, 13 September 2013 13:41 (seven years ago) link

i vote for Redskin Peanuts

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 14:38 (seven years ago) link

the washington white black red yellow polka dot skins no matter what i will still love you

lag∞n, Friday, 13 September 2013 16:10 (seven years ago) link

how about the Washington Longpigs?

WHAT DOES SAMANTHA FOX SAY (DJP), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

the washington taxations without representations

how's life, Friday, 13 September 2013 16:27 (seven years ago) link

do people still call the wizards the bullets for nostalgia? would the NRA have protested that name change if they'd tried it in 2013? QUESTIONS

Euler, Friday, 13 September 2013 17:26 (seven years ago) link

hatcat

fresh (crüt), Friday, 13 September 2013 18:42 (seven years ago) link

i sure do love the washington dc football club known as the washington http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

Z S, Friday, 13 September 2013 18:51 (seven years ago) link

you know what team I am starting to appreciate, is the Washington http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

WHAT DOES SAMANTHA FOX SAY (DJP), Friday, 13 September 2013 18:59 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/4et4pLQ.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 September 2013 19:05 (seven years ago) link

lol

sing, all ye shitizens of slumerica (k3vin k.), Friday, 13 September 2013 19:12 (seven years ago) link

how can we make this happen in real life

WHAT DOES SAMANTHA FOX SAY (DJP), Friday, 13 September 2013 19:12 (seven years ago) link

shd use the small one w the background blown out from a few years ago

lag∞n, Friday, 13 September 2013 21:36 (seven years ago) link

good call on the hatcats

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 13 September 2013 22:01 (seven years ago) link

romo

tony romo

lag∞n, Friday, 13 September 2013 22:02 (seven years ago) link

can we replace "tony romo" with a link to the video to "Ballerina Girl"

WHAT DOES SAMANTHA FOX SAY (DJP), Friday, 13 September 2013 22:03 (seven years ago) link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24027457

thanks bbc

Views of http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG fans on forums
  • "I have a feeling this touchiness over language is a passing phase in culture."
  • "I have become convinced that, being in the crosshairs of the PC crowd, it's only a matter of time before the name changes. Hate it, but the issue is not going away - we deal with it every year and the voices get louder and louder."
  • "I'm soooo tired of all the PC stuff. This country needs to pull on its big boy pants, and worry about real problems."

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 14 September 2013 13:13 (seven years ago) link

Washington Benghazis

how's life, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:50 (seven years ago) link

washington tea party

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:53 (seven years ago) link

i was thinking 'washington romanticized thieves and rapists' but i guess it is too close to tampa and oakland nicknames

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:05 (seven years ago) link

thanksgiving http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

¯\(乒_乓 )/¯ (am0n), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:06 (seven years ago) link

http://home.centurytel.net/rshannon/logos/skins.gif

pplains, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:36 (seven years ago) link

rick reilly stands athwart history, yelling stop

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9689220/http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-name-change-not-easy-sounds

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:27 (seven years ago) link

omg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:27 (seven years ago) link

http://es.pn/154hm4x

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:28 (seven years ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:30 (seven years ago) link

It's definitely time for the 'Wagon burners' and 'Prairie n-----s' to change their team names, I agree.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 23:07 (seven years ago) link

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0918/nfl_g_chiefs_fan_b1_300x300.jpg
Caption: Headdresses are traditionally worn on important occasions by Native Americans who have worked to earn each feather.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 23:08 (seven years ago) link

jason witten's head does a full on O RLY in the ad above that piece

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:54 (seven years ago) link

Doesn't matter. The 81-year-old Washington http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG name is falling, and everybody better get out of the way. For the majority of Native Americans who don't care, we'll care for them. For the Native Americans who haven't asked for help, we're glad to give it to them.

Trust us. We know what's best. We'll take this away for your own good, and put up barriers that protect you from ever being harmed again.

Kind of like a reservation.

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:56 (seven years ago) link

dude

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

fn srs

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

crazy how in all his travels he couldnt track down anyone but silly paternal whites who disagreed w the name

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:58 (seven years ago) link

i look forward to the "Fighting Irish" false equivalency cropping up in every goddamn piece on this from now on

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:58 (seven years ago) link

Or worse...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/FightingWhites.png

pplains, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:59 (seven years ago) link

http://www.gunssavelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/no-irish.jpg

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:00 (seven years ago) link

he is unlikely to live those last two paragraphs (not to mention the rest of it) down

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:00 (seven years ago) link

it is long past time that reilly was taken out back and shot

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:03 (seven years ago) link

was there really a poll where 90% of native americans said they were fine w/ the r*dskins name?

druhilla (k3vin k.), Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:05 (seven years ago) link

cause i mean, i still think it's bad, but that would kind of be good infos to know

druhilla (k3vin k.), Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:05 (seven years ago) link

i imagine that several BIG BOSSES at ESPN wanted to manufacture a contrived counterpoint to the clear and obvious point of "hey this team name is a clear racial slur that refers to SKIN COLOR and somehow managed to limp into the 21st century with this hella outdated and generally offensive name" so that they weren't perceived to be looking at both sides of the issue and down to the bullpen they went and who raised their goddamned hand but rick fucking reilly
i mean for crying out loud the article tag on the sidebar reads: "Not A Cause For Everyone - The outrage over the name http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG isn't universal."

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:07 (seven years ago) link

i mean just bleh

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:10 (seven years ago) link

I just don't quite know how to tell my father-in-law, a Blackfeet Indian. He owns a steak restaurant on the reservation near Browning, Mont. He has a hard time seeing the slap-in-the-face part.

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:11 (seven years ago) link

reservation pass: verified

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:12 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

buzzfeed but good: http://www.buzzfeed.com/joeflood/how-the-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-debate-goes-over-on-an-actual-indian-reserv

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 October 2013 02:14 (seven years ago) link

otm

http://is.gd/doDlBE

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 October 2013 02:15 (seven years ago) link

can we replace braves too

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 October 2013 02:15 (seven years ago) link

omg robert redford just talked abt 'the skins game' in this movie im watching!

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 October 2013 02:16 (seven years ago) link

Spy Games?

6 Tuesdays on every Tuesday. This is called dumpy pants. (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 5 October 2013 03:16 (seven years ago) link

ya

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 October 2013 03:17 (seven years ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 October 2013 03:17 (seven years ago) link

http://www.theonion.com/articles/washington-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-change-their-name-to-the-dc-re,34161/

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:25 (seven years ago) link

hatcat

fresh (crüt), Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:26 (seven years ago) link

i knew that would happen and just went for it anyway

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:27 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLgJvqyZNjs

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:28 (seven years ago) link

what's the result

http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:32 (seven years ago) link

oh lol

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 October 2013 20:32 (seven years ago) link

Burns closes by saying, "Let me be clear: The racial slur 'http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG' is not okay with me. It’s never going to be okay with me. It’s inappropriate, damaging and racist. In the memory of our Blackfeet relatives, it’s time to change the name."

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 October 2013 20:56 (seven years ago) link

loooooooooooooooooooooool

乒乓, Thursday, 10 October 2013 20:57 (seven years ago) link

couldn't happen to a nicer douchecanoe

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 October 2013 22:38 (seven years ago) link

well, maybe albom

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 October 2013 23:13 (seven years ago) link

we can only hope

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 October 2013 23:13 (seven years ago) link

Rick Reilly @ReillyRick
10th October 2013 from TwitLonger

While I stand by the reporting in my Sept. 18 column about the Washington http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG nickname controversy, and felt I accurately quoted my father-in-law in the piece, clearly he feels differently. This is an incredibly sensitive issue, and Bob felt he had more to say on the subject after that column was posted on ESPN.com. We've spoken and cleared this up. I admire Bob and respect his opinions, and he's welcome to express them. Bob and I are good and I'm looking forward to my next steak with him.

'my father-in-law is a liar'

mookieproof, Friday, 11 October 2013 00:03 (seven years ago) link

sooo fucked

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Friday, 11 October 2013 00:04 (seven years ago) link

what's the result

http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:32 PM (Yesterday)

not positive

k3vin k., Friday, 11 October 2013 00:28 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

co-worker: red skins in the conference room.
ILXor: Yeah, I'd like to eat some of those potatoes!
co-worker: o_O

<ILXor goes to conference room, sees it's http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG >

ILXor: Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Friday, 25 October 2013 02:53 (seven years ago) link

wow i hate reilly so much what a fucking dick

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 October 2013 14:23 (seven years ago) link

they shd just call themselves the senators, the senators has always been the funniest team name, time to bring it back

lag∞n, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:53 (seven years ago) link

senator would also be a really cool name for a child just fyi any expecting parents out there

lag∞n, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:53 (seven years ago) link

maybe i am just naive, but a GIS for 'woad' returns a lot more semi-naked women than i expected

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 October 2013 17:57 (seven years ago) link

should be the poti (plural of potus)

6 Tuesdays on every Tuesday. This is called dumpy pants. (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 25 October 2013 19:05 (seven years ago) link

not worth linking to the article this was on, but:

noodles5
• an hour ago

Change names to Weenies, Wussies, Pooty Tats, Kitties, Bowsers, jac-o-lanterns, Pooh Bears, puppy dogs, panty waists, drag queens, tin men, orchids, fuscias, rosies, tulips, onions, turds, etc. You know......spread it around with these manly man names. Yeah boy, we don't want to offend anyone.

goole, Friday, 25 October 2013 20:22 (seven years ago) link

I would wholeheartedly root for the Washington Pooty Tats

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Friday, 25 October 2013 20:23 (seven years ago) link

I have always loathed the (redacted) but the Pooty Tats would be a refreshing name.

The normative power of the factual (Michael White), Friday, 25 October 2013 20:54 (seven years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXTXOoLIMAAlcYC.jpg

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 25 October 2013 22:09 (seven years ago) link

@KDTrey5 thanks for the @nike and your #http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG support. Love the burgundy and gold. - from Dan Snyder #HTTR

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 25 October 2013 22:10 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

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mookieproof, Saturday, 28 December 2013 06:00 (seven years ago) link

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdB5p6tIEAEv90p.jpg

SE JEROME

mookieproof, Friday, 3 January 2014 04:58 (seven years ago) link

hahahaha that's an actual question from a metro survey isn't it

<3 SE jerome 4eva look at that smile <3

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Saturday, 4 January 2014 15:40 (seven years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdltF9wIYAAZ3Rf.jpg

polyphonic, Friday, 10 January 2014 03:50 (seven years ago) link

i think that is the new hatcat

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:14 (seven years ago) link

somehow the unzoomed 1 is weirder
http://cdn3.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2014-January-9-18-49-42.jpg

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:15 (seven years ago) link

lol at communicating with robert griffin iii

lag∞n, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:33 (seven years ago) link

is that what hes doing

lag∞n, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:33 (seven years ago) link

like psychically

lag∞n, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:34 (seven years ago) link

lindsey czarniaks face is otm

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:39 (seven years ago) link

i watched part of that interview, jay gruden p said "we'll get em coached up and see what happens" to every q

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 January 2014 05:40 (seven years ago) link

dying at that pic

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Friday, 10 January 2014 13:43 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

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mookieproof, Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:25 (seven years ago) link

Washington Hatcats Hire All-Star Team of Villains

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:26 (seven years ago) link

ha wow that is quite a lineup

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:28 (seven years ago) link

holy shit

goole, Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:43 (seven years ago) link

continuing to be the feelgood team of the nfl

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:46 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Head of Snyder's new Washington R******s Original Americans Foundation bilked the Bureau of Indian Affairs out of nearly $1 million:

http://wapo.st/1myqHbT

mookieproof, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:31 (seven years ago) link

Let's just move this team to L.A. and call it something else.

pplains, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:35 (seven years ago) link

Yes, I am advocating the forced removal and re-settlement of this team, before anyone asks.

pplains, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:36 (seven years ago) link

at this point Asian Americans are sort of tired that they're the racial group in America that it's okay to make 'satirical' jokes about when you want to make a point about race relations in America.

If I were Asian perhaps I would feel differently, but I don't get this at all. I encounter plenty of OTT jokes re: Jews, African-Americans, Latinos or other prominent minorities enlisted to make a point about race relations in America. For example:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-kike-owner-refuses-to-change-teams-offens,34292/?ref=auto

Is this different?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, March 28, 2014 10:59 AM (48 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Where the fuck did that cat come from?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, March 28, 2014 10:59 AM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

dying here.

how's life, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:48 (seven years ago) link

hatcat is a much needed moment of sanity in a world where there is still a sports team with this name

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:53 (seven years ago) link

askacat/hatcat.JPG-kike-owner

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:16 (seven years ago) link

there are many a comment section a hatcat autoreplace would be a godsend

bnw, Friday, 28 March 2014 16:51 (seven years ago) link

e.g. the whole of Twitter at the moment

Angkor Waht (Neil S), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:55 (seven years ago) link

dan snyder's washington hatcats feline millinery foundation

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 28 March 2014 18:04 (seven years ago) link

pplains otm

POO: the blossom or full flower of the evening (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:47 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Ha shit, I meant this.

http://jonwye.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/f/wft_1.jpg

pplains, Saturday, 10 May 2014 17:51 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/us-patent-office-cancels-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-trademark-registration-says-name-is-disparaging/2014/06/18/e7737bb8-f6ee-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html

closer and closer. just need snyder to die now.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:35 (seven years ago) link

hoist

petard

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:36 (seven years ago) link

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Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:37 (seven years ago) link

god fucking dammit

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:37 (seven years ago) link

you dared disparage hatcat

bnw, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:37 (seven years ago) link

who are the hatcats of the world cup

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:37 (seven years ago) link

brazil

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:39 (seven years ago) link

hatcat sitting in chair

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:40 (seven years ago) link

A little bit of Lois in my life
A little bit of Sheila by my side
A little bit of Beverly is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:48 (seven years ago) link

®edskins ticketholders should cancel their tickets until the government gets out of this..... I mean, to be fair, that's some real sorta "I don't want socialized medicine, just medicare" kinda arguing happening there.

pplains, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:55 (seven years ago) link

This is getting ridiculous! Time was us white folk could say what we wanted about any minority and if they gave us a sideeye, we gave em a whoopin!

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:48 (seven years ago) link

the wahhhhmbulances will be full today

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:49 (seven years ago) link

"First, they came for our wahhhhmbulances. Tomorrow, they'll want our wahhhhhhooooomubulances!"

pplains, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:56 (seven years ago) link

"2-4-6-8, who can we appropriate?"

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:02 (seven years ago) link

speaking of potatoes

crosspost to rolling "Is This Racist?" thread, Great Real Names and Yo

Wii u mario me? (wins), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:15 (seven years ago) link

new logo unveiled

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqca24bCEAAz1UT.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 22:14 (seven years ago) link

Cooley: Chiefs and spell it wrong. Put the i before the e . . . No, I think if, God forbid, they were forced to change the name, they should just change it to the Smurfs. Something just out there. And then make the Smurf a little Indian Smurf, a red Smurf.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/06/19/chris-cooley-ridicules-name-change-effort-says-hes-now-protesting-the-chargers

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:59 (seven years ago) link

such a gross franchise. the nfl just feels so worthless sometimes on a whole.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Dude must be sensitive, having a racial slur for a last name and all

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:47 (seven years ago) link

I've never really cared about a teams name. I grew up loving the Bears. Pretty boring name. Saints,, Giants, Packers? These are dumb names. Fans of the hatcat name should be introduced to people with real problems. Being a stubborn idiot here is really dumb.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 20 June 2014 03:35 (six years ago) link

otm

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 June 2014 03:41 (six years ago) link

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-patent-office-goes-out-of-bounds-in-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-trademark-case/2014/06/20/e0001ee8-f7bd-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html

"The patent office opinion also seems to leave the future of trademarks largely dependent on whether groups file challenges. Currently trademarked slogans such as “Uppity Negro” and “You Can’t Make A Housewife Out Of A Whore” could lose their protections, despite the social and political meaning they hold for their creators."

goole, Monday, 23 June 2014 17:35 (six years ago) link

wut

goole, Monday, 23 June 2014 17:35 (six years ago) link

I am very curious about the political meaning of "You Can;t Make A Housewife Out Of A Whore" but I'll be damned if I'm gonna google that at work

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Monday, 23 June 2014 18:40 (six years ago) link

it was Kurupt's senatorial campaign slogan iirc

Neanderthal, Monday, 23 June 2014 18:44 (six years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq7aVJBCUAA_L2L.png

polyphonic, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:34 (six years ago) link

http://gawker.com/the-washington-reagans-is-a-great-idea-1595876987

, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:57 (six years ago) link

hahahaha

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:51 (six years ago) link

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/redsk1ns

change the 1 to an i ;)

polyphonic, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 19:29 (six years ago) link

well played snyder

everyone's opinion is so fucking terrible

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:19 (six years ago) link

it truly is one terrible opinion that they all share. I guess that's why it isn't called "your opinions"

chikungunya manatee (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:21 (six years ago) link

yeah the uniformity of opinion there is something else, you can see the finger on the scale

balls, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:29 (six years ago) link

the many faces of bloomsburg
white and disabled
white and unemployed
white college student
black college student
white "cook"
white retiree
white retiree
white retiree

lol at that guy but tbh his take has merit

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:15 (six years ago) link

i did one of those man in the street things for the local paper years ago, they asked me 'how do you beat the heat?' and i responded 'get mourning to foul out', i was quite pleased w/ myself.

balls, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:35 (six years ago) link

haha nice

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 21:58 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP0Dm2HgnJg

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 18:27 (six years ago) link

aw you beat me to it

balls, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:15 (six years ago) link

I stole it from noted football guru Ned Raggett.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:29 (six years ago) link

"sex is great" *zooms out to reveal Don next to him licking his lips*

Strictly EZ Snappin' Nhex (Spottie), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:22 (six years ago) link

"Ernest" Byner killing it with that look.

Plasmon, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 23:24 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Washington Times and the Washington R******s announced a unique partnership that will make the newspaper a content and marketing partner of the team.

Under the partnership, the R******s and the Times will collaborate on unique content offerings throughout the year designed to provide http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG fans with compelling, timely and unique coverage.

a fitting match

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 02:06 (six years ago) link

Figures that they would reach out to a junk newspaper considering how many others won't even use the team's name in print anymore.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 02:33 (six years ago) link

There's a William Least Heat Moon joke in here somewhere, but I don't think I'm going to be the one to successfully tell it.

pplains, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:16 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/3txJZXm.gif

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:05 (six years ago) link

lol that site is pathetic

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:52 (six years ago) link

facing hard-hitting questions from chris cooley

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/05/dan-snyder-defends-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-name

"You know, it’s sort of fun to talk about the name of our football team, because it gets some attention for some of the people that write it, that need clicks, or what have you. But reality is, no one ever talks about what’s going on on reservations, the fact that they have such high unemployment rates, health care issues, education issues, environmental issues, lack of water, lack of electricity.

"No one wants to talk about that stuff, because it’s not cocktail, chit-chat-talk, it’s a real-life need, real-life issues. And I think they don’t want to focus on that, and I dedicated an effort to do that."

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:41 (six years ago) link

imadedicateaneffort

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:46 (six years ago) link

"All those Resdkins need our help and the cocktail elite aren't doing their part."

pplains, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:48 (six years ago) link

Manziel Gestures To R*dskins

As the R*dskins made things difficult for Browns QBs, Johnny Manziel let his frustration show with an obscene gesture to the opposing sideline.
Story »ManzielVideo Big deal? »Skins hold on »

i just love how the fuckers at ESPN are playing up the controversy over one dude flipping the bird and still r-skinning it all over their site.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 04:56 (six years ago) link

mike carey avoided reffing r*dskins games for eight years because of the name

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:08 (six years ago) link

good job mike. i sympathize with why he didn't feel he could be more public about this at the time but i am glad he has decided to talk about it now.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:20 (six years ago) link

class act

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:13 (six years ago) link

otm

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:37 (six years ago) link

contrast with mike ditka who also had things to say today about this :(

resulting post (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:13 (six years ago) link

ehh his politics have been dim-witted for decades. amused that he thought of running for office once.

Neanderthal, Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:52 (six years ago) link

also mike carey is 65 years old wtf

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 August 2014 01:08 (six years ago) link

Yeah remember Ditka said he regretted not running against Obama on the state because it would prevented Obama from being president

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:48 (six years ago) link

After watching the A Football Life about Ditka it became clear to me that he wasn't even a good football coach.

polyphonic, Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:21 (six years ago) link

Like, the main thing he provided the Bears was attitude. The players seemed to openly hate him.

polyphonic, Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:23 (six years ago) link

Yeah, the Cult of Ditka is a Chicago homer thing that's only spread around the rest of the country because the NFL plays favorites.

Everyone's a closet ned. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:39 (six years ago) link

in terms of putting out a shorthand image of chicago for the rest of the country to judge us on, ditka was the worst thing that happened to the city since the democratic national convention of '68.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:41 (six years ago) link

at least most of the music in 'the blues brothers' was dece, despite it leading to a million crappy cover bands and hearing its songs piped through multiple times at every sporting event in the city for the next 30+ years (still ongoing afaik.)

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:43 (six years ago) link

I met Ditka once when i was in HS (St. Rita class of '88) and he was a fucking asshole.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 22 August 2014 14:38 (six years ago) link

That is unbelievable

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 August 2014 18:29 (six years ago) link

NB the syndicate name

I love that the mascot looks like the whitest guy imaginable.

Everyone's a closet ned. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 29 August 2014 19:03 (six years ago) link

Change the name. This is stupid. Once palin weighs in you know everybody against it is right

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:06 (six years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bwxq7ONIAAA0UMn.jpg

makes u think

mookieproof, Friday, 5 September 2014 14:31 (six years ago) link

when snyder inevitably goes looking for a brand new stadium, whoever offers to pay for the building should require a name change to go along w/ it

Mordy, Friday, 5 September 2014 14:34 (six years ago) link

haha Bill OTM

Sarah Palin may be the only person for whom the Stopped Clock Rule should never apply

stacked as fuck & imposing (DJP), Friday, 5 September 2014 14:36 (six years ago) link

when snyder inevitably goes looking for a brand new stadium, whoever offers to pay for the building should require a name change to go along w/ it

― Mordy, Friday, September 5, 2014 10:34 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If Snyder somehow cons a municipality into funding a stadium for him even though his current one (admittedly, by all reports, a piece of shit)is only like 15 years old, then we will know that this world is totally fucked.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 5 September 2014 14:41 (six years ago) link

As much as I hate the Patriots, i give them credit for building their own stadium with no public money. The Vikings, on the other hand, just absolutely fleeced the state.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 5 September 2014 14:43 (six years ago) link

this world is totally fucked

Washington owner Snyder confirms NFL stadiums now obsolete the minute you take the shrink-wrap off

mookieproof, Friday, 5 September 2014 14:43 (six years ago) link

jfc

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 September 2014 16:14 (six years ago) link

that guy makes me want to root for the league to come crashing down

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Friday, 5 September 2014 16:20 (six years ago) link

he makes me want to root for the end times

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 September 2014 16:25 (six years ago) link

^ Raiders fan. same thing.

pplains, Friday, 5 September 2014 17:51 (six years ago) link

;_;

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:04 (six years ago) link

The fleecing of the public to pay for stadiums that the vast majority of taxpayers cant afford to go to is just mind-blowing. I cant believe every time a team tries to hijack a city to get taxpayer money to build a stadium it works. If anybody has the time, read the Atlanta Journal Constitution's ongoing series about the new Braves stadium. It's nauseating (the deal for the new stadium, not the AJC whose reporting on this issue is fantastic).

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:31 (six years ago) link

yeah. and nfl stadiums are in use 10 days (one or two more, for the fortunate) a year, two of which are pre-season games designed mainly to fleece season ticket holders

mookieproof, Friday, 5 September 2014 18:54 (six years ago) link

I can really only speak for the georgia dome (which is also being replaced) but it gets used quite a bit: college games, concerts, truck shows, etc. Im actually going to be one of the 5000 people (out of 70k capacity) there tomorrow for the Georgia State-New Mexico State game cuz a buddy of mine is an assistant for NMS.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 5 September 2014 20:34 (six years ago) link

And the new falcons stadium will be used for the new MLS team. That being said, its a fucking obscene waste of money. The Dome is perfectly fine.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 5 September 2014 20:34 (six years ago) link

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced Tuesday that she will introduce legislation to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because of its refusal to address the name of the Washington Hatcats.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:20 (six years ago) link

It seems insane to me that the NFL even has tax-exempt status.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:35 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/5a50a146bd402b6f117edaec91cbabd4/tumblr_nfny95ANRD1qbrzxso1_1280.jpg

i have friends who still refer to a certain pancake place as 'wuerffel house'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 23:28 (six years ago) link

How the Hatcats Got Their Name, a $35 paperback children's book

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:54 (six years ago) link

amazing

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 17:37 (six years ago) link

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2014-12-11/nfl-http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG-poem-brian-mitchell-poor-wretched-awful-inexcusable-despicable-comcast-sportsnet

polyphonic, Thursday, 11 December 2014 19:42 (six years ago) link

http://tinyurl.com/pf7thoh

polyphonic, Thursday, 11 December 2014 19:43 (six years ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B68AvmQIAAArVyg.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:24 (six years ago) link

i'm embarrassed that i never made that connection before

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 January 2015 21:27 (six years ago) link

This is pretty basic stuff

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:36 (six years ago) link

should of gone with 'illusion' imo

mookieproof, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:43 (six years ago) link

just a kind hearted tip of the scalp

shmup....smug....shmub....shmug.... (forksclovetofu), Friday, 9 January 2015 21:54 (six years ago) link

I always appreciate the little code words that confirm to me that they aren't serious and are completely racist.

pplains, Friday, 9 January 2015 23:00 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

holy f that is amazing.

What makes the idea of the referral doubly strange is that Snyder plainly despised La Canfora. Everybody at http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG Park knew about this. Prospective http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG civilian employees were routinely asked during the interview process about their views on his coverage of the team. And if they gave the right answer and got a job, they were reminded of the boss's obsession with the reporter during staff brainstorming sessions that he called to solve The Jason La Canfora Problem.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 27 March 2015 17:58 (six years ago) link

hey our cat is dead

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 27 March 2015 17:58 (six years ago) link

He lives on here?

pplains, Friday, 27 March 2015 20:18 (six years ago) link

one month passes...
two months pass...

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 20:06 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

it's unreal what a shitshow on every level

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 September 2015 16:10 (five years ago) link

In other news, Scott McCloughan is a guy who "conquered his alcoholism" and yet still drinks beer like daily? I don't think that's how it's supposed to work, unless you're Dean Martin in Rio Bravo.

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 September 2015 17:54 (five years ago) link

lol at Dean Martin

"congratulations on quitting whiskey Sheriff! we'll bring a keg of beer over to your office"

brownie, Thursday, 3 September 2015 17:59 (five years ago) link

Hehe

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg--week-of-online-futility-continues-with-rg3-swipe--fan-disregard-151555671.html

polyphonic, Friday, 4 September 2015 20:04 (five years ago) link

[Removed Illegal Link]

polyphonic, Friday, 4 September 2015 20:05 (five years ago) link

well shit

polyphonic, Friday, 4 September 2015 20:05 (five years ago) link

http://yhoo.it/1JUhvK1

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2015 20:08 (five years ago) link

much obliged

i wonder why rg3 is so bad and hated. he doesn't seem that bad?

polyphonic, Friday, 4 September 2015 20:11 (five years ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

http://deadspin.com/blunder-reveals-washington-nfl-team-runs-supposed-fan-a-1747811424

give it up you despicable motherfuckers

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 December 2015 02:14 (five years ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Monday, 14 December 2015 03:15 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/magazine/roger-goodells-unstoppable-football-machine.html

I asked him what he thought of having his team featured last summer on the HBO reality show ‘‘Hard Knocks,’’ about life at an N.F.L. training camp. He said it was a net plus, although he was distraught over how much swearing there was and joked that Coach Bill O’Brien should introduce a cuss jar. I asked McNair if he was as sensitive to other offensive language, specifically the N.F.L. team in the nation’s capital’s being named the Redsk1ns. McNair told me that he grew up in western North Carolina, around many Cherokee Indians. ‘‘Everybody respected their courage,’’ McNair told me of the Indians. ‘‘They might not have respected the way they held their whiskey, but. . . .’’ He laughed. ‘‘We respected their courage. They’re very brave people.’’

cool guy

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 22:00 (five years ago) link

"Get it... 'brave' people?" McNair then held two fingers behind his head to symbolize a feather headdress and proceeded to dance in a small circle while loudly whooping before finally collapsing to the ground in a fit of giggles. "I kid, I kid. But I really do love those goddamn injuns."

ulysses, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 22:34 (five years ago) link

You're wondering, even for the NYT, how does somebody get to be such a front-running fairweather sycophant that they write this fawning spooge, but he helps you out with his little autobiographical sprinkles. "I am a Patriots fan... I live in Washington and usually write about politics..."

i was hoping the shitlords would not take this quietly (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 22:48 (five years ago) link

He called Goodell ‘‘a football politician, which is his perfect job’’ — someone who has brilliantly nurtured a system that grows the pie, expands to Europe and possibly Latin America and gains eyeballs trained on the ever-present Shield. The Shield is financial and cultural gold, proof that the system is working — at least for the Membership.

This fucking trashcan of a sport can't possibly die fast enough

i was hoping the shitlords would not take this quietly (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 22:49 (five years ago) link

ROGER GOODELL
1959-2031
"HE GREW THE PIE"

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 22:55 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

The Washington r******s failed to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, setting the stage for his possible departure next offseason.

Team president Bruce Allen said in a statement that Cousins was "obviously important to our team and fans" and detailed the team's offer made to the quarterback. He also talked about the decision in a video posted on the team's website but referred to Cousins on five occasions as "Kurt" instead of Kirk.

Asked about Allen's pronunciation of Cousins' first name, a team spokesman said it sounded that way because of the r******s president's accent.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 02:09 (three years ago) link

classic r******s

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 02:37 (three years ago) link

rk's are pronounced as rt's round here

lemme tell ya dirts bentley did NOT enjoy his time in DC.

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 02:59 (three years ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:00 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLaLuHoWkAEQsjm.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

https://deadspin.com/amazing-online-hoax-welcomes-washington-redhawks-to-t-1821260116

No more savage tropes that uphold colonialism and imperialism. #goredhawks #notyourmascot pic.twitter.com/j6Lll95vYW

— Dani (@xodanix3) December 13, 2017

/

omar little, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:28 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

The Redskins will honor the 1987 replacement players with Super Bowl rings in a ceremony next Tuesday, team announces.

— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) June 5, 2018

lol

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 14:45 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Someone's not happy about the new guy wearing 26. https://t.co/2LljIC8q1U

— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) August 21, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 13:59 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...
two weeks pass...

alex smith eastern motors ads where washington players tell him about go go music and mambo sauce

don't know what to think about this really

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 October 2018 21:57 (two years ago) link

Eastern Motors Jingle Ovechkin Version #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/cwPiqnZNV1

— Ovi Dancing To (@OviDancing) June 24, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 October 2018 21:57 (two years ago) link

one month passes...
ten months pass...

Things I love about the football team’s statement:

1. The quote is attributed to no one.
2. They did not wish Gruden well and thank him for his service. pic.twitter.com/86e36qadh0

— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) October 7, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 7 October 2019 14:10 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

*dusts off hands* welp, racism solved

Redskins to remove George Preston Marshall’s name from all team material https://t.co/cAQHvFt6yx

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 24, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:49 (eleven months ago) link

i have an additional suggestion...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

FedEx on Thursday became the first major corporate backer of the Washington Redskins to call on the team to change its name, the most significant development yet amid mounting financial and political pressure on team owner Daniel Snyder in the long-running controversy.

In a one-sentence statement issued Thursday afternoon, Memphis-based FedEx said, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

Even without elaboration from the company, the statement signals a dramatic pivot by one of the Redskins’ more loyal, long-standing corporate backers — a Fortune 100 company that for more than two decades has tied its brand to that of the team.

The company’s request comes less than a week after a group of more than 85 investment firms and shareholders representing $620 billion in assets called on FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo to sever ties with the team unless Snyder changes its name.

And it represents another shift in a battle in which the terrain has shifted from moral appeals to business and political tactics during a period in which the country is reexamining statues, monuments, symbols and corporate names and logos that some Americans have never questioned but others long have considered a source of offense, insult or pain.

If prominent Redskins sponsors feel sufficient pressure to dissociate from the team, Snyder’s bottom line would take a significant hit at the same time he faces political roadblocks in building a new stadium.

FedEx, which ranks 47th on the 2020 Fortune 500 list, holds the naming rights to the team’s existing stadium in Landover, Md., through 2026 under a 27-year, $205 million deal signed in November 1999. Moreover, the company’s CEO, Frederick W. Smith, is a minority investor in the team, believed to have a 10 percent share.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/02/fedex-redskins-name-change/

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 July 2020 05:05 (eleven months ago) link

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/03/washington-redskins-launch-review-controversial-team-name/

The Washington Redskins said Friday they were beginning a thorough review of the team’s controversial nickname, a stunning step that came as a number of the team’s largest corporate sponsors called for a change. The decision followed years in which the franchise refused to even consider such a move.

The team offered few details of what the review will entail, but two people familiar with discussions between team owner Daniel Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials that led to Friday’s announcement said the review is expected to result in a new team name and mascot.

“You know where this leads," one of the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They’re working on that process [of changing the name]. It will end with a new name. Dan has been listening to different people over the last number of weeks.”

Asked whether a change was certain, the person said, “I don’t want to say 100 percent. It’s very likely headed in that direction.”

A second person with knowledge of the situation said: “It’s not a matter of if the name changes but when.”

it will be such an amazing surprise when the "review" determines that yes, it is in fact a racist team name that should have been changed many years ago

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:16 (eleven months ago) link

but the review will also find that the team holds no personal liability in the matter, having not been aware of the damage it caused until the review

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:16 (eleven months ago) link

FINALLY

Washington Redskins Change Their Name To The D.C. Redskins https://t.co/xeIvo1nWzH pic.twitter.com/DwKonNgfAX

— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 3, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:30 (eleven months ago) link

sad lol

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:44 (eleven months ago) link

lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 July 2020 18:35 (eleven months ago) link

i can't believe it's actually happening

so if they get a non racist name but continue to be terrible & i can go see live NFL for $10/ticket.. i'm ok with this

Дарья (daria-g), Friday, 3 July 2020 19:34 (eleven months ago) link

the change will be announced with some kind of bullshit weasel wording about the “potential” for the old name to cause offence

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 3 July 2020 19:40 (eleven months ago) link

Daria the “continue to be terrible” part is p much assured under current mgmt so you are good to go

tobo73, Friday, 3 July 2020 20:04 (eleven months ago) link

The NFL is so funny. Jamming the slur into the official statement as many times as possible out of spite, somehow yoking the troops into it all, leveraging everything for maximum public resource extraction. Just absolutely a golf shirt boiled in Budweiser where a brain should be. pic.twitter.com/1eI0OsyIFt

— David Roth (@david_j_roth) July 3, 2020

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 3 July 2020 23:19 (eleven months ago) link

i would be surprised if daniel snyder were particularly racist or honestly gave a fuck about minorities either way; he's just a guy who thinks he's entitled to a) making literally all the money possible, and b) never having anyone tell him what to do

i'd almost respect him more if he were a legit bigot

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 July 2020 00:08 (eleven months ago) link

suggest Swamp Things

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 July 2020 13:33 (eleven months ago) link

i would be surprised if daniel snyder were particularly racist or honestly gave a fuck about minorities either way; he's just a guy who thinks he's entitled to a) making literally all the money possible, and b) never having anyone tell him what to do

i'd almost respect him more if he were a legit bigot

wtf is this

shout-out to his family (DJP), Sunday, 5 July 2020 12:51 (eleven months ago) link

Some big Walter Sobchak energy there

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 5 July 2020 15:10 (eleven months ago) link

every suggestion i've seen for a new name has been shit. red wolves? sounds like a D3 school mascot

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 12 July 2020 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

every team should just do what the raptors did and name themselves after a movie that's popular at the moment. so in this case i guess they should name themselves after trolls world tour or that movie where pete davidson is angry at his stepdad

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 12 July 2020 18:48 (eleven months ago) link

I'm partial to 'the Washington Pussywillows' myself. It would be endearing.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Sunday, 12 July 2020 18:52 (eleven months ago) link

nah hatcats is fine

y'know who else is a cop? your mom. (Hunt3r), Sunday, 12 July 2020 19:39 (eleven months ago) link

^^^

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 12 July 2020 19:43 (eleven months ago) link

DC FUCKNUGGETS

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 12 July 2020 21:55 (eleven months ago) link

please leave dc out of this, the hatcats are a maryland team

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:11 (eleven months ago) link

washington, maryland?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:37 (eleven months ago) link

the maryland chickens

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:48 (eleven months ago) link

they're not a maryland team they're at least 51% a virginia team

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 12 July 2020 23:33 (eleven months ago) link

every suggestion i've seen for a new name has been shit. red wolves? sounds like a D3 school mascot

― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:47 PM bookmarkflaglink

Haha, where did you see this? Because the Arkansas State Indians changed their name to the Arkansas State Red Wolves about 15 years ago.

pplains, Monday, 13 July 2020 00:23 (eleven months ago) link

Former and Current Redskins Endorse ‘Red Wolves’ for Team’s New Name

I’d want to come back to Washington for one day and retire a Red Wolf

GOD what a name! S/o the Washington fans pushing for this to happen 🐺 pic.twitter.com/7Cc2GhRg0z

— Will Compton (@_willcompton) July 10, 2020

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 13 July 2020 00:57 (eleven months ago) link

all NFL teams should have taglines taken from sassy facebook memes

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 13 July 2020 00:57 (eleven months ago) link

the Virginia Slims

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 13 July 2020 01:56 (eleven months ago) link

please leave dc out of this, the hatcats are a maryland team


Because they were gentrified out of DC?

Heez, Monday, 13 July 2020 02:10 (eleven months ago) link

they're already gearing up for (another) new stadium by 2027 but in this political and economic climate i don't see any municipalities ponying up the kind of money they'll want. at least i hope not

mookieproof, Monday, 13 July 2020 02:47 (eleven months ago) link

Redskins

Does it still work?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 July 2020 02:50 (eleven months ago) link

:(

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 July 2020 02:50 (eleven months ago) link

suggest Swamp Things

― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:33 AM (one week ago)

Should definitely be wetland-themed

all cats are beautiful (silby), Monday, 13 July 2020 04:38 (eleven months ago) link

Red Rockets

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 July 2020 04:46 (eleven months ago) link

one of the proposed names from when they stupidly renamed the bullets was the washington seadogs. so, seadogs.

adam, Monday, 13 July 2020 12:12 (eleven months ago) link

can we get clinton portis to rename the team

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 13 July 2020 13:23 (eleven months ago) link

'Senators' wd denote the deserved level of respect

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 July 2020 13:25 (eleven months ago) link

Man there's something weird going on about that Red Wolves stuff.

And uh, why are THE HOGS in the running too?

PAST 50%
🐺#HTTRedwolves pic.twitter.com/pl1gwiduwS

— 🍄🤘🍄 (@CerberusDude) July 10, 2020

pplains, Monday, 13 July 2020 13:33 (eleven months ago) link

thought that said HOGFEFE for a moment

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 July 2020 13:46 (eleven months ago) link

pplains, I wasn't sure if you were asking "why" because you didn't know about the Hogs, or because you thought it was a terrible name.

peace, man, Monday, 13 July 2020 13:47 (eleven months ago) link

pigskins makes sense to me, they still get to be the 'skins' and it fits with the hogs thing.

red wolves sounds like the name of a lacrosse team, very bad.

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 July 2020 13:55 (eleven months ago) link

Oh right. Those hogs.

Lots of chatter about names that I associate with the hometown teams, that's all. Maybe they can be the Washington Travelers? (HTTT?)

pplains, Monday, 13 July 2020 14:09 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/myWHyrE.png

https://i.imgur.com/uwyq61c.jpg

pplains, Monday, 13 July 2020 14:11 (eleven months ago) link

Also keep in mind that

When Arkansas State was changing its name from the Indians, there was a lobby for the "Engines", because, you know, Jonesboro is such a train town and has the locomotive engines and whatnot.

And everyone else went Riiiight, that's very clever of you.

― pplains, Friday, November 9, 2012 8:08 PM

pplains, Monday, 13 July 2020 14:14 (eleven months ago) link

never forget

http://blog.chron.com/askacat/files/legacy/hatcat.JPG

Brad C., Monday, 13 July 2020 14:19 (eleven months ago) link

red pandas tho

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 06:26 (eleven months ago) link

ok lol

Feinstein: “The team’s new name should be ‘Justice.’ “ https://t.co/RU5SHj2th6

— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) July 14, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:34 (eleven months ago) link

as in No Justice, No Peace

or as in the current 2020 Department of Justice

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:35 (eleven months ago) link

Washington Cronies

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:36 (eleven months ago) link

the rest of that column is actually fine, but the kicker . . . i guess if you write about sports long enough, everyone turns into rick reilly

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:54 (eleven months ago) link

Redclots

y'know who else is a cop? your mom. (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:07 (eleven months ago) link

If they want to be "The Washington Justice", they will need to appear on the Federalist Society list of candidates and get 51 votes in the Senate.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

i think the Washington Justice should have a practice scrimmage against the GOP softball team

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:24 (eleven months ago) link

You all aren't ready for these new teams. Catch up on #Brockmire at https://t.co/zHCklMewHr. pic.twitter.com/7paLanZJhg

— Brockmire (@BrockmireIFC) April 10, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:31 (eleven months ago) link

lol wut

Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.

This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:23 (ten months ago) link

actually i support them keeping this forever

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:25 (ten months ago) link

I have been advocating for "Washington Team (of) Football," because it can be abbreviated WTF.

Please, Hammurabi, don't hurt 'em (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:29 (ten months ago) link

thats a really strong logo/brand honestly

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:34 (ten months ago) link

this is the best possible outcome I love it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:13 (ten months ago) link

I need them to adopt the rap from Wildcats as their theme song immediately

https://youtu.be/1CfnKEYAbyo

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:19 (ten months ago) link

The popular song from the movie

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:29 (ten months ago) link

how about Washington rename themselves to being relegated to the arena league

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:33 (ten months ago) link

Kind of thinking has worked out ok for the Oakland Athletics!

pplains, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:37 (ten months ago) link

Just waking back up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that real?? No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾‍♂️

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020

Дарья (daria-g), Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:42 (ten months ago) link

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/worstownerever2.jpg.bmp

was looking at old washington football team content and this happened TEN years ago

Дарья (daria-g), Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:50 (ten months ago) link

clearly not knicks fans

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:25 (ten months ago) link

Knicks fans are in a special wing of the Smithsonian until the end of 2021

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:26 (ten months ago) link

and on showtime on Tuesdays and Sundays

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:29 (ten months ago) link

this is tremendous.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 23 July 2020 23:43 (ten months ago) link

is this some kind of hamfisted attempt to troll people by Snyder? not really working.

tobo73, Friday, 24 July 2020 00:10 (ten months ago) link

now i want the seahawks to complain about infringement

mookieproof, Friday, 24 July 2020 00:14 (ten months ago) link

hopefully this means the fight song lyrics will be changed to “hail to the football”

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 00:59 (ten months ago) link

Were they forced to rename the bullets or did it just happen? I remember it happened seemingly over night.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 24 July 2020 01:10 (ten months ago) link

it was a response to the assassination of yitzchak rabin, of all things

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:15 (ten months ago) link

no one remembers because on the night the bullets changed their name, the entire world ended, just as so many people had warned

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:15 (ten months ago) link

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/ever-wonder-why-name-change-bullets-wizards

"My friend was shot in the back by bullets,” Pollin said. “The name ‘Bullets’ is no longer appropriate for a sports team.”

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:16 (ten months ago) link

tbf if they went back to being the bullets, but like powerpoint list bullets, it would be a perfectly appropriate team name for the city and region to get behind

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:39 (ten months ago) link

Washington PowerPoints

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:41 (ten months ago) link

wow, i never heard that story about how the rabin assassination triggered the bullets name change

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 July 2020 01:43 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Executive Summaries

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:44 (ten months ago) link

the wikipedia for the wizards makes a really weird claim that rabin's assassin "got the idea when he watched the Bullets play a basketball game and heard the team name and suddenly snapped.[15]" the source is a link to a very thorough article about the name change that doesn't mention anything about that, and i can't find a single other thing making that claim.

washington wizards is the worst name in pro sports

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 24 July 2020 01:45 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Executive Summaries

― The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:44 PM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol. workable shortening to "the execs"

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 July 2020 01:50 (ten months ago) link

say that ten times fast

https://i.imgur.com/yu1exl1.gif

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 02:00 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Crawfish Son

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 02:01 (ten months ago) link

The DC C-Notes

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 02:03 (ten months ago) link

they really have a ton of good options

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 02:03 (ten months ago) link

iirc abe pollin built dc's whatever-it's-now-called-hoops-and-hockey arena on his own without* public money, so he was cool with me

(* i'm sure there were easements and transport/metro concessions made, but relatively speaking. dude was not snyder)

mookieproof, Friday, 24 July 2020 02:26 (ten months ago) link

the wikipedia for the wizards makes a really weird claim that rabin's assassin "got the idea when he watched the Bullets play a basketball game and heard the team name and suddenly snapped.[15]" the source is a link to a very thorough article about the name change that doesn't mention anything about that, and i can't find a single other thing making that claim.

washington wizards is the worst name in pro sports

― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:45 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

I'd be really shocked if Orthodox Israeli Yigal Amir watched NBA hoops

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 24 July 2020 03:42 (ten months ago) link

Reggie Jackson did it

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 03:43 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Lanyards

Fetchboy, Friday, 24 July 2020 05:49 (ten months ago) link

YES

that's my favorite

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 06:32 (ten months ago) link

that's so good

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 06:32 (ten months ago) link

I don’t know about American sports, but I can’t see any reason not to just go with The Washington Go-Gos. Kind of the perfect name, no matter how you look at it, unless I’m missing something.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:19 (ten months ago) link

Most of the country would wonder why they decided to name themselves after a one-hit wonder 80s band from California.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:35 (ten months ago) link

excuse me, you mean three-hit wonder 80s band (four if you're being generous)

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:38 (ten months ago) link

OK fine but I bet you there’s only one most people can still remember today

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:39 (ten months ago) link

i'd say for the whippersnappers today, they're more likely to associate "go go" with either dancing or inspector gadget than the new wave band or chuck brown's scene

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:46 (ten months ago) link

ha, apparently I wasn’t the first one to think of that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_City_Go-Go

In December 2017, the Washington Wizards unveiled the Capital City Go-Go's name and released their logo. The team's name alludes to the go-go music genre that started in the mid-1960s to late 1970s local to Washington, D.C.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:55 (ten months ago) link

Why are we talking about whippersnappers when as far as I can tell, that team's fanbase is largely made up of portly white grandpas in the suburbs?

Please, Hammurabi, don't hurt 'em (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:29 (ten months ago) link

Washington Supremacists

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 July 2020 18:31 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Hamiltons

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 24 July 2020 18:34 (ten months ago) link

seriously, it's time to make a hard push for Hatcats

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 July 2020 18:36 (ten months ago) link

Washington Generals

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 22:02 (ten months ago) link

I’m digging the helmet logo being replaced with uni number.

brownie, Friday, 24 July 2020 22:40 (ten months ago) link

I don’t know about American sports, but I can’t see any reason not to just go with The Washington Go-Gos. Kind of the perfect name, no matter how you look at it, unless I’m missing something.

― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, July 24, 2020 11:19 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

the missing thing is that if you took a map of the dc/md/va and marked the regions where washington football team fans live and then mark the regions where go-go music is performed and listened to there would be zero overlap

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 24 July 2020 22:44 (ten months ago) link

the washington washingtons

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:10 (ten months ago) link

The DC Statehoods

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:14 (ten months ago) link

The DC Marvels

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:18 (ten months ago) link

The DC Avengers

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:19 (ten months ago) link

The DC Hulks
The DC Spidermen
The DC Mickey Mice

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:20 (ten months ago) link

You can stop

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:21 (ten months ago) link

it's rumored that they have or are considering 'sentinels' so

mookieproof, Friday, 24 July 2020 23:21 (ten months ago) link

ick

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:23 (ten months ago) link

Washington Amazing Randys

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:23 (ten months ago) link

AC/DC

Please, Hammurabi, don't hurt 'em (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:23 (ten months ago) link

the washington warblers
the DC Compact Disks
the capitol records

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:34 (ten months ago) link

*discs

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 24 July 2020 23:35 (ten months ago) link

The Washington Toshingwons

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:23 (ten months ago) link

Washington Corrupt Bargains

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:25 (ten months ago) link

Hopefully they learn something from the other Washington team with a new name

https://www.theringer.com/2020/7/23/21336242/seattle-kraken-nhl-team-name

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:54 (ten months ago) link

i don't care about hockey but that is 100% solid branding

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:17 (ten months ago) link

Maryland Myrmidons

The Myrmidons of Greek myth were known for their loyalty to their leaders, so that in pre-industrial Europe the word "myrmidon" carried many of the same connotations that "robot" does today. "Myrmidon" later came to mean "hired ruffian", according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:23 (ten months ago) link

I don’t know about American sports, but I can’t see any reason not to just go with The Washington Go-Gos. Kind of the perfect name, no matter how you look at it, unless I’m missing something.

― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, July 24, 2020 11:19 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

the missing thing is that if you took a map of the dc/md/va and marked the regions where washington football team fans live and then mark the regions where go-go music is performed and listened to there would be zero overlap


I think I get your intention here but this makes it sound like ppl that live in areas where go-go is performed don’t watch the Washington football team, which is actually more true of the nationals

Heez, Saturday, 25 July 2020 13:04 (ten months ago) link

point is the average football fan lives 30-50 miles from DC and looks like this

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEeXxjTXoAASsNv.jpg

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 18:22 (ten months ago) link

average nats fan lives in chevy chase and looks like this

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5bad586b3f8e152ccafcac98/master/pass/Current-KavanaughTantrum.jpg

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 18:22 (ten months ago) link

it's very odd to me how people seem to think no people of color watch football when a majority of all football players are people of color

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 25 July 2020 18:49 (ten months ago) link

I was thinking this

shout-out to his family (DJP), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:00 (ten months ago) link

just going off of experience as someone whose spent my entire life living within a 30 mile radius of DC. obviously the washington team has fans of color but football isn't big in the city itself

football fans are still pretty white though

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:05 (ten months ago) link

Of course most fans will be white, whites compromise about 76% of the population.

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:32 (ten months ago) link

9% of viewers being Black means a fuckton of viewers are Black

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:33 (ten months ago) link

ok i regret posting that because i was only ever making a flippant generalization that the football team has never been a big part of DC metro culture like the wizards or even the nats are, they belong to maryland and virginia. i've met more WFT fans from baltimore (from the post-colts pre-ravens era) than i have from DC city proper. i spent six years in PG county (the home of go-go music AND... fedex field) and i still met surprisingly few fans who were native to the county. the idea of snyder using something like go-go to brand his team just strikes me as cheap. of course chuck brown was supposedly a big sk*ns fan so what do i know.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:31 (ten months ago) link

lived in silver spring now for 5 or 6 years and i don't think i've seen a single bumper sticker in that time. might be a different story if the team didn't suck

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:33 (ten months ago) link

Uh they put the stadium in the richest black county in the country for a reason.

Heez, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:24 (ten months ago) link

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sweaty-betty-film-review-854659

Good movie

Heez, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:32 (ten months ago) link

I see http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg-crap-festooned cars in DC proper on a regular basis. Almost always driven by black people (if I can see the driver).

I feel like I see more cars with Capitals and Nationals crap, though. Probably has something to do with not sucking.

Also never forget the local Cowboys fandom. Note the stats in this City Paper piece on black residents’ affinity for the local team, though: https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13042042/why-are-there-so-many-cowboys-fans-in-dc

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:41 (ten months ago) link


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