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    and columnists have openly stated that they will not use the name, just refer to the team as "the Washington football team" or "Washington NFL franchise."

    Wish I could find it online, but Keith Olbermann on his show last football season did some highlights of a game involving Washington and he called them everything BUT the actual team name -- resurrecting such old names as the Washington Senators, the Washington Federals, and of course the Washington Generals which is the historical foil of the hysterical antics of the Harlem Globetrotters. (Considering the recent play of Dan Snyder's team, "Generals" might be an appropriate moniker.)

    Heck -- we've got the Cleveland Browns, Snyder should give his ego a real boost and call them the Washington Snyders.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:50:00 PM PDT

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