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Old 05-13-2007, 12:55 PM   #16
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Re: 75 Years????

what about the oilers since they arent the oilers does their years stop

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Old 05-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by HailttRedskins View Post
They weren't called the Washington Redskins till 1937, 1932 they were the Boston Braves, and then from 1933-1936 they were the Boston Redskins. So technically they were never the Washington Redskins before any of those dates.

So why exactly is it saying 75 years?

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I'm still going to get one, but I was just curious thats all.
Hail, your last line is the operative statement. The diamond anniversary of the founding of the franchise is a good reason to sell you a hat. That's all the reason the team needs. You'll also see pewter Redskins jerseys around. Another way to separate $75 or so from diehard fans.

Besides that, 75 years makes the Redskins one of the oldest franchises in the NFL. That's an accomplishment that should be recognized on its own.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:27 AM   #18
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Re: 75 Years????

Bigger question is: "Who's doing the math?"
1932-2007 is 76 years.
Simple example: 2000-2001 is 2 years (2000 & 2001).
You can't do simple substraction. Someone pointed out that the Steelers are celebrating 75 years, too and they have 1933-2007, which is correct.
So, did the team not play for a year or did somebody make a rather embarassing mistake?
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #19
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But we haven't played the 2007 season yet, so why wouldn't we just count until 2006? It's like celebrating a birthday, you don't celebrate the year ahead necessarily
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:25 AM   #20
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On TV during the game they said that the Steelers and the Eagles are also celebrating their 75th anniversaries this season, but the Steelers franchise was originally called the Pittsburgh Pirates. I know they started in the same city and all, but they usually go by when the franchise was founded for these anniversaries.

Originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team joined the NFL in 1933 [1] when owner Art Rooney, Sr. paid a US$2,500 franchise fee to the league.[2] Prior to 1933, strict state blue laws had prevented sporting events from taking place on Sundays, when most NFL games were scheduled.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:53 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
I think they had a similar agreement like the one Cleveland had, so all Colts history, awards etc. would remain a part of Baltimore. In fact, I think Unitas had made a big fuss about it when the team moved to Indy and had said he refused to be associated with the Indianapolis Colts
I just think that Unitas had a great connection with Baltimore so that was his choice. It really would be up to the owner as to what defines a franchise's history. If Art Modell had wanted to claim some aspect of the Brown's history as his own, there is nothing Cleveland could do. Ditto Baltimore with the Colts. I think Modell may have made some concession in that area to facilitate the move, but it was not required that he do that.

It's like when a sponsorship changes on the PGA tour. The Kemper Open becomes the FBR Open. Then the annoncer's say "Greg Norman won the FBR Open in 1984" even though we all know that's NOT what he won. He won the Kemper Open. Same in Nascar. They will say "Cale Yarborough won 3 Nextel Cups". No he didn't. He won three Winston Cups. Point being, it's the ownership, not the name or the city that tends to carry the day.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:20 PM   #22
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The League considers the Ravens an expansion team and the Browns simply did not play for a few seasons.

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:25 AM   #23
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It began When Allen turned the hot water off on the visiting cowboys lockeroom's showers....to me anyway.

What does this matter?

5-11 in 2006 matters.

2007 matters more!

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:18 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Skinsfan1967 View Post
The League considers the Ravens an expansion team and the Browns simply did not play for a few seasons.

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Well, Wikipedia is far from an accurate source, but I was always wondering about it.

In reality, the Ravens are the original Browns. Just as we're formerly from Boston and called the Braves.

I guess they don't want to offend the people of Cleveland any more than they're already been, but the new Browns are an expansion team.

If the new Houston franchise decided to be the Oilers instead of Texans, they'd be a new franchise too.
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