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What name should the Washington Redskins go by now?

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 11:26 am
https://imgur.com/08lsPeO.jpg
Washington's football team to call itself Washington Football Team until it settles on a new name
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The Washington NFL franchise, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, is officially going to change its name to the Washington Football Team.

The new team name is effective immediately, and it will remain in place "pending adoption of a new team name," the team announced in a statement on Thursday.
The name change comes after the team faced increased pressure to change its name due to its racist connotations, and the team announced on July 13 that it would be changing the team's name.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 02:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
So many possibilities...

At first I thought maybe The Argonauts, then realized that th CFL has the hold on it with their Toronto team. If there's ever a chance of mixing NFL/AFL/CFL that might be rough.

I'm keen on naming them The Washington Aardvarks. Hey, nobody thought the Arkansas Razorbacks made sense either. And yet it has served them well.

Plus there was a military fighter aircraft named Aardvark.

Maybe The Potomacs...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 02:13 pm
They can call themselves whatever they want just as long as they drop the offensive term football.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 02:19 pm
"Washington Millionaires" would be fitting
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 08:01 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

So many possibilities...

The Washington Filibusters; The Washington Erratas; The Washington Amendments; The Washington Ex Officios; The Washington Yield Timers; The Washington Discretionary Spenders?
nacredambition
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 08:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
Given the nature of the game and the team's unparallelled dee-fens-ive swarmability:

Washington Swampers

Team Song: I Can't Stand the Drain

glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2020 09:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
The Washington Lobbyists
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 12:11 am
@glitterbag,
The Washington Weasels
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 12:31 am
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

The Washington Weasels


hahahahahahahaha. I think we have a winner hahahahahahah
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lmur
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 02:34 am
@tsarstepan,
How about Washington P.C?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 07:25 am
@tsarstepan,
The Washington Wusses

Oh, crap, I accidentally thought of a good one:

The Washington Winners
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 08:21 am
Washington Mackems.

Mackem is a nickname for someone from Sunderland, particularly the football team.

Washington is a town within the city limits. It was referred to as Wasindone in 1096.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 01:10 pm
@izzythepush,
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...Mackems.


Makes me think of macadamia nuts. Which might work...The Washington Nuts! (hey people get your twisted minds out of the gutter!)

I thinketh your Mackems oughta rename as The Chesterleys....

Okay, I'm going, I'm going...

(tell one bad joke and ya end up branded fer life)
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 01:53 pm
@Sturgis,
There’s a Chester Lee Street just down the road. It’s a town, not a street, but there’s probably a street of that name there.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 01:55 pm
@izzythepush,
Yeah, I learned that when I googled Sunderland
(hence the bad "joke" I attempted)
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 02:02 pm
@Sturgis,
There was a BBC documentary about the origins of words and phrases. People were asked to scour attics for oldest use of phrases like Pear Shaped.

Pear shaped never did get a satisfactory answer but Mackem did. Someone found an old football programme from 18 something or other with the phrase,
“We tack ‘em and we mack ‘em.”
Which for those of us not from Sunderland is we take them and we make them, reference to Sunderland’s industry.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 05:00 pm
@izzythepush,
I've heard pear shaped as an unflattering way to describe a woman's figure. I not sure what we are talking about right now, have I blundered unto unusual waters?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 07:50 pm
@izzythepush,
Washington Potomacs. b pronounced 2 wys

1 < the River (Po-TOE' -MACKs)

2< the Tribe (POT' -Ah -MACKS)
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 08:41 pm
I would suggest not worrying about their new name an buying up
merchandise with the redskins name to flip on ebay.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 09:59 pm
@farmerman,
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...pronounced 2 wys.


Dang! I've spent my whole life pronouncing Potomac as Puh-tome-ick. No great stress on any of the syllables.
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