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#1 vsptroops

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

http://www.washingto...ad15_story.html

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

That's what happens in a disgruntled sports city :lol: their journalists start losing their ish and start writing superstitious cow dung like this to try and make sense of all the misery that has befallen them.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

That's what happens in a disgruntled sports city :lol: their journalists start losing their ish and start writing superstitious cow dung like this to try and make sense of all the misery that has befallen them.

no kidding. kinda like in philly with the "curse of billy penn". luckily the 08 phillies put that to bed. ha!!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Vick is the hex on philly.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

no kidding. kinda like in philly with the "curse of billy penn". luckily the 08 phillies put that to bed. ha!!


Or the bad Feng shui at the Link.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

The name isn't to blame for their issues, their owner is. He's been behind the fa binge year after year, he's hired the bad coaches, and he's responsible for the piss poor field conditions.

Still it is a really racist name.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

I don't think there's bad karma associated with the name, especially given the fact that the team has won three Super Bowls. Despite the writer's assertion that the Gibbs era was long ago, the success of that time period can't be discounted.

However, I do think the team name is demeaning. It's a derogatory term. If a significant number of Native Americans have found it objectionable, it should have been changed.

The Redskins have a racist past in another aspect too - former owner George Preston Marshall was an avowed racist who held out signing black players until 1962, and only then under threat of termination of the stadium lease. While they've moved far beyond that aspect of their history, they need to take the additional step of revoking the Redskins name and finding a new one.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Vick is the hex on philly.

Not for much longer hopefully!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Probably not but the teams historically racist past is.

#10 VaBeach_Eagle

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

http://www.washingto...ad15_story.html

Well, seeing as they're the Landover Redskins and not the Washington Redskins, they ought to drop Washington completely. Other than that, I wouldn't call having 3 Lombardi's on 5 trips to the Super Bowl "bad karma".

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Yeah that's the reason

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

If you are going to have a racist name, I think the "Washington Wetbacks" is much more catchy.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

DC's mayor said if the Skins were to move back to DC they would be forced to change their name http://www.sportswor...-moves-back.htm

Well, seeing as they're the Landover Redskins and not the Washington Redskins, they ought to drop Washington completely. Other than that, I wouldn't call having 3 Lombardi's on 5 trips to the Super Bowl "bad karma".

Skins play in Landover, have their offices in VA. Nothing in DC. Of course you also have the Giants and Jets playing in NJ but calling themselves New York.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

I think they should change their name to the Washington Hope or the Washington Change. The Washington Monuments would be pretty boss.



No, the Washington Sentinels!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

I think they should change their name to the Washington Hope or the Washington Change. The Washington Monuments would be pretty boss.



No, the Washington Sentinels!!!!!!!!!!!

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It would be so confusing when the giants played them in their alternate jerseys.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

They can keep their same wretched colors.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

I think the names being suggest for the New Orelans NBA team are far more offensive. It does sorta amaze me that the name Redskins has lasted this long. It's far more different than your team being named Indians, Blackhawks, Chiefs or Seminoles because the team name refers to a skin color. You don't seem to hear those teams come under as much fire as the Redskins and I believe FSU works closely with the Seminole tribe as well. I have read some interesting suggestions from fans including Washington Warpath (warpath being used in their fight song), Washington Braves (still Indian related and Skins were originally Boston Braves but less offensive than Redskins), Washington Renegades (could still keep the R logo). Btw....any photos of the new Dolphins logo/uniforms leak yet? They are supposed to unveil them before draft day. I guess it was due time for them to update their flipper logo but could be a disaster. I guess the logo will be a angry Dolphin or something. Wonder if they adopt the Marlins awful colors with the rainbows.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

That's what happens in a disgruntled sports city :lol: their journalists start losing their ish and start writing superstitious cow dung like this to try and make sense of all the misery that has befallen them.


so true and it goes beyond the media. Before the Saints finally won a Super Bowl There were many Saints fans blaming the name or the Superdome being built over
an ancient graveyard. I always responded by saying I blamed bad drafting,bad coaching and bad ownership under original owner John Meacom more. If the name
Saints was a Hex,why have the Angels won a World Series or the Duke Blue Devils won several NCAA championships in basketball?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I wonder if the Eagles have bad karma from the behavior of our fans? After all, the last time we won anything was a few years before the Santa Claus incident.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

I wonder if the Eagles have bad karma from the behavior of our fans? After all, the last time we won anything was a few years before the Santa Claus incident.


No we have bad karma from poosies like you

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

I wonder if the Eagles have bad karma from the behavior of our fans? After all, the last time we won anything was a few years before the Santa Claus incident.

nope

#22 CMPunk

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

No we have bad karma from poosies like you


Yeah, you're right. It's people like me why teams like Green Bay, New Orleans, Denver and Indianapolis win and we dont. Clown. Also


Bdawk330 has just been added to your ignore list


So dont bother responding to this or anymore of my posts like you've been doing lately. Loser.

#23 cmart102

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Yeah, you're right. It's people like me why teams like Green Bay, New Orleans, Denver and Indianapolis win and we dont.

Makes as much sense as blaming karma. Jinxes aren't real.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Yeah, you're right. It's people like me why teams like Green Bay, New Orleans, Denver and Indianapolis win and we dont. Clown. Also


Bdawk330 has just been added to your ignore list


So dont bother responding to this or anymore of my posts like you've been doing lately. Loser.


Thanks for proving my point kid

#25 CountBlah

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Yeah, you're right. It's people like me why teams like Green Bay, New Orleans, Denver and Indianapolis win and we dont. Clown. Also


Bdawk330 has just been added to your ignore list


So dont bother responding to this or anymore of my posts like you've been doing lately. Loser.

could you please put me on ignore too?

What will it take to get this done?

#26 Hey Suess

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

Yeah, you're right. It's people like me why teams like Green Bay, New Orleans, Denver and Indianapolis win and we dont. Clown. Also


Bdawk330 has just been added to your ignore list


So dont bother responding to this or anymore of my posts like you've been doing lately. Loser.


Waaaahhhhhh.