Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Is the Redskins’ name giving them bad karma?

Redskins primary logo 1972-1981, 1983-present
Redskins primary logo 1972-1981, 1983-present (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
While it's not a hockey story. I thought it was a significant sports story, that is in the Washington Post. This story has also gotten some discussion around the talk radio show circuit today and I was wondering what others thought about it"?
Courtland Milloy, Washington Post --- So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field.

In this obscene home team sports fantasy, the gifted Robert Griffin III was reduced to a “noble savage.” Let the “Redskin” play hurt. He can take it. Hail to the young brave-hearted quarterback as he limps into battle on that injured knee. Three cheers as he fights on his one good leg for Old D.C.


Bad karma, I tell you, that team name.

Now don’t go trying to prove otherwise by digging up some ancient Washington victory from back in, say, Joe Gibbs’s early days. This is a new era. Attitudes are changing; progressive thinking is emerging on everything from guns, gays and gas guzzling to debt, deficits and doctor bills.

Besides, Washington’s professional football team has raked up one disappointing season after another since 1992 — the year D.C. resident Suzan Harjo became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to change the team’s disparaging name.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Jay Beagle vs Arron Asham

Check out this fight between former UAA Seawolve and Arron Asham. The fight was a decent one and was going well for Beagle until he caught a punch by Asham and was K.O., post fight  Asham caused quite a stir with his post fight antics (you're out motion). The after the fight antics by Asham lacked a bit of class. Asham has since apologized for the guesture. This is what Barry Melrose had to say about the fight, love him or hate him Melrose is right.
Washington Post --- “And the people that are against fighting, right there is what fighting is for. It was a message sender. There was a reason that fight happened. It wasn’t just violence. It wasn’t just two guys trying to put on a show. Asham was sending a message to the Washington Capitals, Beagle was trying to send a message from Washington to Pittsburgh. And right there you see the value of a fight in the game. It changed the game around for a while, Pittsburgh took control of it after that, ended up tying it up and it went into overtime where Pittsburgh lost. Protect the skilled players. The player is the deterrent. The referee’s not protecting the player, the player’s protecting players on his own team.”
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