Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Fanhood Could Be At A Crossroads


I think you all know by now that I love the Washington Redskins. I would do unspeakable things just to see them win their fourth Super Bowl title of my lifetime. It's been a long 18 years since but I realize that some of you have been waiting longer so I'm not going to act like a victim here. I've got more pressing matters to discuss besides the almost two decades of futility in the nation's capital.

It's not always easy to be a Redskins fan. When Jack Kent Cooke died and his family sold the team to some hot shot dipshit, that was a tough day. When Dan Snyder hired Steve Spurrier, that was a tough day. When they lost to a terrible Rams team at home last year, that was a tough-ass day. But when it comes down to it, I can't turn my back on them. It's probably like how Andy Reid feels about his sons. Sure, they are fucking horrible people and probably should have their organs harvested now, but they are still his kids, dammit.

Well, a group of Native Americans are asking the Supreme Court to deem the name "Redskins" offensive. First of all, if these Indians want to be offended, they should watch 2 series of Jim Zorn's offense. Maybe they are offended because the Redskins have been so mediocre recently? That makes sense. Now I don't want to get into a whole thing about whether the name Redskins is offensive. It probably is but you know what, fuck you. You've got casinos and I have ulcers from watching bad football. Seems to me like you got the better deal there.

Here is my point. Although I don't think anything will happen from this (since these groups have been trying to do this since the 90's), if the government steps in and tries to tell my Washington Redskins that they need to become the Washington Bulldogs or something else unoriginal, I quit. I'm done. I grew up loving the Washington REDSKINS. I don't care if it is just a uniform/name change, that team is different. If it does come down to this, I will officially announce my free agency. I will be on the market for a new NFL team. I've already lost the name Redskins to one of my teams, I'll be damned if it happens to me again.

William Wallace said it best during the penultimate scene in Braveheart: And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all of that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our wins, but they'll never take the name "Redskins"!!!

No one as awesome as Chief Zee (pictured) could possibly be racist. Now the mustachioed Lions fan with the overalls on the other hand...

11 comments:

Grumpy said...

"...2 series of Jim Zorn's offense". Classic G$. As far as nicknames, been there, done that, gotten over it.

GMoney said...

Me, too, but I don't want to do it again.

By the way, loyal readers, I am on vacation the rest of the week so don't expect much. Maybe Mr. Ace will get off his ass and do a betting post tomorrow.

Time to seal my driveway...this has FAIL written all over it.

Anonymous said...

Give me my own posting rights and I would do a betting post on the likelihood of Mr. Ace getting off his ass and doing a betting post. Vegas has it at 5-1 that Ace doesn't get off his ass, let alone write a post.

-Lil' Strut

KPietsch said...

If they change the name, you can always become a Steelers fan and root on your Miami boy!!!

rstiles said...

I got your back on this one too...I love the name and I love the Redskin logo...

Shit, I just bought a hat with the Redskin on it...

Even if they change their name, I will still call them Redskins...

Hail to the Redskins!!!!

Mr. Ace said...

God dammit. How about you just pay me to seal your driveway that way you don't fuck it up, you can write a post, and I can have some more money to gamble away.

Jeff said...

Washington Rednecks here we come!

Tony B. said...

I call your bluff- you'll not stop cheering for the Washington Dan Snyders or the Washington Red Tide (whatever they'd be called.) What would be the other options you'd consider in this unlikely scenario?

GMoney said...

First layer went down OK, waiting to put on the second coat. I'm the reincarnation of Bob fucking Vila.

Grumpy said...

How about Mr. Ace posting odds on the sealant washing away with the first good rainfall?

steve austin said...

I thought Lefties were supposed to abhor racism? Nice to see that was one big lie.