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Old 04-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Overseas Redskins fans (non American born) sign in here

What attracted you to the Skins?

Me, well the first ever superbowl shown live over here in the UK was the hogs vs the fins and knowing nearly nothing about the relative strengths of the two teams the presenter told us the dolphins were 14point favourites to win the game.

Being a Celtic fan I naturally went with the underdogs and have grown to love us and been with Washington every painful and sometimes magical step of the way ever since.

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Old 04-08-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Came to NYC in '82, born in Coventry City, funny thing that was the game that got me. My Uncle told me pick a team I said REDSKINS and the rest is history. I was so mad the following year we made it back played the raiders and couldn't stop Marcus Allen.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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On exercise with BAOR in Medicine Hat, Alberta in '79. The PX had a game on and because all the Canuck infantry were supporting one team, I picked the other team. The Redskins got hammered by the Cowboys and thus ensued one of the finest barroom brawls I've ever participated in.

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Old 04-08-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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Oh, and by a fascinating quirk of fate, I moved here in '95, became a citizen in '03 and the Skins have been fucking abysmal since I got here.

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Oh, and by a fascinating quirk of fate, I moved here in '95, became a citizen in '03 and the Skins have been fucking abysmal since I got here.

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So your to blame.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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RR that's good.

I was a small kid when the Skins played the Fins, it was also the first game I ever watched.
I grew up just outside the DC, and I grew up in the 80s. My family used to spend Sundays watching the games with friends. So it's in my blood. I will always be a Skins fan. There are so many childhood memories associated with the Redskins that they will always be there, it is also one reason why I don't ever want the name to change.
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so it's all your fault...
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:35 PM   #8
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So your to blame.
My thought exactly.. But what about 93-03 whose fault was that? There must be someone to blame!
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #9
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Well, since you put non-american born, I will add my name to the list. While I was born an American citizen to American parents, my dad is retired Air force and, at the time of my birth, was stationed overseas at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan.

How I became a Skins fan. Back when I was just getting into football, around 8 or 9, my dad was stationed in Dayton, Ohio which is about an hour out of Cincy. It was bengal country and several people there were obnoxious bengal fans and annoyed the crap out of me. The Steelers were hated, so I rooted for Pitt, only to see them in the SB against Dallas several times in the 70's. Pitt and Dallas were actually a decent rivalry during that decade even though they didnt play often in the regular season. Learned to hate Dallas from that, and shortly after, my Dad got transferred to the Pentagon, and the Dallas hate was evident here. I became a Skins fan full time. Even though we moved around plenty after that, I stayed a Skins fan. And when my Dad retired (between my junior and senior year of HS), he took a job with a defense contractor located in Arlington and we moved back to the area. Been here every since.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #10
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My thought exactly.. But what about 93-03 whose fault was that? There must be someone to blame!

I'm blaming Goat.
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That seems fair

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My story. I was born in NC before the Carolina Panthers were here. The Redskins were the "local" team played on the weekends so I ended up watching a bunch of Skins game. Watched all the Super Bowls so at least I got some enjoyment out of them....lol
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Oi! All you 'Natural Yanks'! Fuck off!

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Oi! All you 'Natural Yanks'! Fuck off!

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If it makes you feel better. Up until I was about 10 or 11, all the kids my age when they found out kept asking me why my eyes werent... Japanese looking. They couldnt understand why I was born there but didnt look like a Japanese person.
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My story. I was born in NC before the Carolina Panthers were here. The Redskins were the "local" team played on the weekends so I ended up watching a bunch of Skins game. Watched all the Super Bowls so at least I got some enjoyment out of them....lol
Why didn't you end up going Panthers? I know as soon as Baltimore got the Ravens everyone north of Montgomery County (and even some there) ditched the Redskins, but granted those were some rough years, save 1999.
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