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CRedskinsRule 12-19-2021 06:15 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[QUOTE=sdskinsfan2001;1304521]I think its a cool name that just happens to be a tie-in to our past.



Washington Instagrammers or D.C. Tik Toc'ers, to pull in the younger crowd.[/QUOTE]The Washington Vibe.

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JackLord 12-20-2021 10:47 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=mooby;1304517]I think Hogs would appease the older generation who remembers the glory days.

But it wouldn't do anything to bring in the younger crowd (me) who has no quality memories to speak of.

It would be like naming them the Washington Slingin' Sammies - you might appease the seniors who remember those days but if you didn't witness it it doesn't hold the same weight.[/quote]

This oldster generally refrains from speaking for the younger generation, but I don't see how it would make much difference.

Unless Commanders has some kind of innate hipness that eludes me.

Methinks a properly and efficiently run franchise would both bring in the young and retain the old.

Doing some quick and dirty math, the youngest fans who actually saw Sammy Baugh would be 76 years old. That's assuming a 7 years old saw him in this last year (1952). Not a big constituency, but I would take that name over Commanders any day. Impressed you know who he was. ;)

BaltimoreSkins 12-20-2021 10:52 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=JackLord;1304509]I could live with Hogs.[/quote]

Washington Warthogs. Throwback to the old Washington rugby team and for the local chain Britches that carried their team gear. Both RIP.

mooby 12-20-2021 11:06 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=JackLord;1304589]This oldster generally refrains from speaking for the younger generation, but I don't see how it would make much difference.

Unless Commanders has some kind of innate hipness that eludes me.

Methinks a properly and efficiently run franchise would both bring in the young and retain the old.

Doing some quick and dirty math, the youngest fans who actually saw Sammy Baugh would be 76 years old. That's assuming a 7 years old saw him in this last year (1952). Not a big constituency, but I would take that name over Commanders any day. Impressed you know who he was. ;)[/quote]

Commanders is non-offensive. Nothing comes to mind when you think of commanders, except a generic image of a leader. That's why it's being considered probably.

That's where we're trending with sports team names nowadays. Kraken is the exception. Vegas Golden Knights, Cleveland Guardians, Oklahoma City Thunder - none of them are particularly intimidating.

It's hard to come up with a name that not only inspires confidence in a fanbase/strikes fear in an opponent while also being non-offensive to any singular group out there.

mredskins 12-20-2021 11:35 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=BaltimoreSkins;1304590]Washington Warthogs. Throwback to the old Washington rugby team and for the local chain Britches that carried their team gear. Both RIP.[/quote]

Warthogs> Hogs

JackLord 12-20-2021 12:35 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=mooby;1304593]Commanders is non-offensive. Nothing comes to mind when you think of commanders, except a generic image of a leader. That's why it's being considered probably.

That's where we're trending with sports team names nowadays. Kraken is the exception. Vegas Golden Knights, Cleveland Guardians, Oklahoma City Thunder - none of them are particularly intimidating.

It's hard to come up with a name that not only inspires confidence in a fanbase/strikes fear in an opponent while also being non-offensive to any singular group out there.[/quote]

I reckon a profound lack of imagination is more the reason.

Commanders is not going to strike fear in anyone, let alone another team composed of young men at their physical peak and fed a hefty dose of machismo and maybe PEDs.

Your use of the word "generic" is quite apt.

BaltimoreSkins 12-20-2021 12:45 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Is there really a team name out there that strikes fear? I feel most of us make fun of other team names. Look at the old names: Cardinals, Bears, Packers, Giants, Steelers. Do any of them generate fear? maybe Bears?

I prefer something not generic

MTK 12-20-2021 12:47 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Striking fear lol, what are we even talking about here. If some player is shaking in his boots during a game over the opponents name, that player has big problems.

BaltimoreSkins 12-20-2021 12:51 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=MTK;1304605]Striking fear lol, what are we even talking about here. If some player is shaking in his boots during a game over the opponents name, that player has big problems.[/quote]

I'm a afraid of spiders coach

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skinsfaninok 12-20-2021 12:56 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
I'm glad they have a name and this shit will be over soon...

mooby 12-20-2021 01:05 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=MTK;1304605]Striking fear lol, what are we even talking about here. If some player is shaking in his boots during a game over the opponents name, that player has big problems.[/quote]

Maybe I'm not being concise enough - the name is more for the fanbase than the players. Players only care about playing for a good team and making money. But I want a name that was on the level with Redskins - it was unique, based off the fierce Native American warriors of old, and back in the day it meant something.

Guardians sucks. Golden Knights sucks - because it has nothing to do with Vegas and everything to do with the owner having a thing for the military. Thunder sucks. Kraken is good.

Commanders is just some generic uninspiring shit. Need something inspiring - that's the key, since Dan is dealing with an eroding fanbase that literally hates him for everything else. If he fucks this up it's one more notch on his bedpost of fuckups.

mooby 12-20-2021 01:19 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=BaltimoreSkins;1304604]Is there really a team name out there that strikes fear? I feel most of us make fun of other team names. Look at the old names: Cardinals, Bears, Packers, Giants, Steelers. Do any of them generate fear? maybe Bears?

I prefer something not generic[/quote]

I think with most historical names they've been around as long as we have or longer so they're generally associated with the quality of the team. Patriots/Steelers also generally have an association with the city they're from in addition to having a reputation as quality teams historically. I'm referencing new teams that have come along in the last 20 years or so - I think there's a decline in general in the quality of the name and to be fair part of the issue is trying to be all-inclusive as well as lacking in imagination.

The problem with us is the last 30 years is really gonna erode any short-term confidence in the name - so if we come up with a weak name it's generally gonna be associated with a weak team. Don't fuck it up Dan.

irish 12-20-2021 01:46 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=BaltimoreSkins;1304604]Is there really a team name out there that strikes fear? I feel most of us make fun of other team names. Look at the old names: Cardinals, Bears, Packers, Giants, Steelers. Do any of them generate fear? maybe Bears?

I prefer something not generic[/quote]

I would say 3 of the 5 teams names listed are generic. If Bears, Giants, & Cardinals aren't generic names I don't know what is. Most team names are generic.

JackLord 12-20-2021 02:06 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=irish;1304611]I would say 3 of the 5 teams names listed are generic. If Bears, Giants, & Cardinals aren't generic names I don't know what is. Most team names are generic.[/quote]

I would agree.

I like ones that have some regional association- Steelers, 49ers, Packers, and Patriots fall under that category.

Then there is a category that is a bit more quirky. The Browns were named after the guy who founded and coached them. Say what you will, but Ravens was a clever way to get a name that is seemingly generic and easy, but actually is named after a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. And the piece de resistance is the Cleveland/Los Angeles/St Louis/Los Angeles-again Rams who were named after the Fordham Rams, the beloved alma mater of yours truly, Redskin Fan Emeritus, Jack Lord.

It is the latter category that inspires my liking of Hogs.

BaltimoreSkins 12-20-2021 02:10 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
I also like Diplomats. very specific can be shortened to Dips and we can get in front of all the generic and <yawn> Dip shit jokes from other teams fans.


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