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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

they really have a ton of good options

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

Reggie Jackson did it

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

The Washington Lanyards

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

YES

that's my favorite

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

that's so good

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

Washington Supremacists

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

The Washington Hamiltons

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

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

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

Washington Generals

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

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

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

the washington washingtons

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

The DC Statehoods

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

The DC Marvels

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

The DC Avengers

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

You can stop

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

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

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

ick

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

Washington Amazing Randys

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

AC/DC

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

*discs

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

The Washington Toshingwons

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

Washington Corrupt Bargains

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

I was thinking this

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

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

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

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

Good movie

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


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