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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:03 PM
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The Redskins have FReeper like tendencies on the team and in the front office
 
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If you don't follow sports or sports news the guy that signs his checks is even worse than Robert Henson.
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/124187...
And I'm not doing this to be cute either, I'm doing it because this is truly repugnant behavior.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:07 PM
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1. The entire NFL is Republican. nt
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:13 PM
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2. Except for Steelers owner and Obama supporter, Dan Rooney
What is gained by generalizing?
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:23 PM
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3. and Seahawks owner Paul Allen...
But, by and large, the NFL, much like NASCAR, is pretty reliably a "red zone."

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bc3000 Donating Member (766 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:56 PM
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15. And Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie donates to democrats
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:43 PM
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12. The commissioner yes-the rest is a mixed bag
the PGA is all Repub except for Faxon and Daly
MLB is mixed too but a lot of them want to hoard their huge money so they back the "lower taxes" nonsense
the NBA and basketball in general is almost completely Dems
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:31 AM
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25. I seem to recall Fred Funk musing about being a Dem in a sea of golfing repukes
of course, he's now on the Senior Champions Tour.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:11 PM
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32. I did not know that
thanks
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:24 PM
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4. I love my team but....
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 08:28 PM by AsahinaKimi
I don't want to know their political affiliation. It would ruin the game for me.
Mixing politics and football is almost like mixing nitro and glycerin.
:nuke:

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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:29 PM
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5. Normally I agree with that sentiment, but this is something that has to be addressed
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:43 PM
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6. Why? Why does it "have" to be addressed?
I realize this is a politic site...and I come here to get a good dose of politics. But there are places in life that should just be fun. Unless the owners or players insert politics into actual team relations with their fans, as in advocating at the stadium or in press releases or email to fans, I see no reason at all why "this has to be addressed."

And I will go one further - This vid, rightfully decrying a stupid comment by a scrub professional football player had nothing to do with politics at all, much less Freepers.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:03 PM
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8. I guess i would be pissed if ...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:10 PM by AsahinaKimi
An NFL team had a "REPUBLICAN DAY~ get 1/2 price off your tickets if you are a Republican on Game day" promotion, where they gave away free tee shirts that said "Liberals make poor Quarterbacks" or some such thing...

But hey!!! Don't tell me Who Frank Gore voted for in 2000, because I will put my fingers in my ears and go:

lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala!!!!

Go Niners!

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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:07 PM
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9. Yeah I don't care who he voted for...and I don't care who McNabb voted for either
And as long as I don't see his face in political adds, that is fine with me. One has nothing to do with the other UNLESS a situation such as you out lined takes place. LOL To my knowledge - no such promotions have been run.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:14 PM
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10. Hell, even now...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:14 PM by AsahinaKimi
I cringe when I watch FOX SPORTS broadcasting a game... knowing they also are affiliated with
Fox News.

Personally?... IF they had just Stayed JUST FOX SPORTS...I might have actually
liked the network!
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:43 PM
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7. Agreed 100% (N/T)
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americanmutt Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:40 PM
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21. We love our boys...
and i totally agree. I only have one sport as my entertainment,( outside of my awesome relationship with my wife of 13 years, juno jones) and that is football. Keep politics and religion out of it, please. I know that is unlikely, but one can hope.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:39 AM
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23. football has become less a sport and more a corporation, and therefore deserving investigation.
Painful as it may be for some fans. More and more icons shattering by the day...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:40 PM
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11. Mike and Mike distiguishes itself in sports radio by not insulting the intelligence of the listener
that being said I think I READ INTO both of them that they are reasonable and somewhat intelligent guys

Golic is from a family of at least NFL union guys so that should give you an idea about where he comes from

I do listen to them from time to time if there is no Skynyrd on the classics station
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:51 PM
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13. A huge % of sportswriters are Dems: Albom, Lupica, Kornheiser, Wilbon, Ryan...nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:13 PM
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17. That is true
extrapolating it out it is about being the homes of people and seeing how they live
AND
the finality that sport offers to mark merit


Wow that was pretty damned deep huh?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:17 PM
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18. Sports is seen as a true meritocracy. You can make a foul shot or you cannot. It's clear. nt
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:56 PM
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14. I don't like Greene lobbying on air to get LeBron to go to NYC, but he was dead on today
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:06 PM
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16. The Redskins are a racist team by definition.
What if they were called the white skins or the black skins with a racist logo on their helmets?
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:28 PM
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19. No...no "they" aren't a "racist team."
The "they" you refer to in its narrowest definition are the players (98% of whom are people of color), who don't do anything but play for the organization that pays them. In its widest sense it is a couple hundred folks who work for the team in various capacities. I bet no a one actually has anything against native Americans.

The name has roots in a time when racism against Native Americans was the "norm" and it should be changed. But there is a whole group of people and a whole history of the team totally divorced from the racist origin of the name, which makes changing the name really not OK with the FAN base, you know - the people who pay the teams bills.

Again I agree that name would be better changed - but you go to far when you say "it is a racist team by definition." Calm the f down.
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:53 PM
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28. I'm a Cowboys fan so I'm just as prejudiced against the Redskins as they are of native Americans.
:P
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:45 PM
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30. HUH??? WTF are you getting at? That was incoherent.
Typical of a Cowgirls fan. LOL
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:35 PM
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31. Ad hominem attack. At least the term "cowgirls" isn't racist.
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:18 AM
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33. It wasn't an ad hominem attack - it was a shot taken by an Eagles fan..
And your post really didn't make any sense. That isn't an ad hominem.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:26 AM
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24. My radical lefty connection in Bawlmer had the answer for that
"What if it were the Washington Kikes?"

This is also the guy who figured out how to deal with robocalls: he dragged out an old, horribly out-of-tune sax, waited for the beep, and blew a long, sour note reminiscent of elephants in heat into the receiver! :rofl:
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:49 AM
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26. Back in the early 60's, the Redskins would always play the song "Dixie" before a game.
Hell, they had to be forced to integrate the team. Because their racist owner wouldn't.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:25 PM
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27. Just curious -- does the name "Cleveland Indians" bother you also?
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:54 PM
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29. Yeah I think it's a riduculous anachronism.
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maxpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:11 PM
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20. I am an unemployed teacher looking for a job
Our societies values are so messed up. I left a good paying job to get a masters degree and now I can't find a job. I guarantee you this asshole isn't fit to clean up the dog crap in my backyard. Rant off.
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:32 AM
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22. I put the chances of you being right at 99.9% (N/T)
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