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First off, it's the name that lost it's trademark today, not the logo. So Flea market vendors will not be able to sell items with their logo, only with the name. Also, the name is still registered, it's just not trademarked anymore. (Basically, you'll see the little circle with an R in it, instead of a "TM" after the name now). I don't think this will cost the Washington franchise very much money at all in the end (as far as marketing and merchandise). Basically, someone could use the Redskin name (since it's no longer trademarked) but since they couldn't use the logo and the name is still registered it would have to appear they are promoting someone other than the NFL team that currently resides in Washington, D.C.
I really like an idea that I heard on Olbermann (who I usually don't agree with on too many "political type of things"). He suggested that they keep the logos, the uniforms, etc. but change the name to the Washington Americans. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. What a perfect way to honor the Native American (instead of pretending that you're honoring them with an abusive slur).
posted by jagsnumberone at 12:26 AM on June 19
I know this was about a single player, but to show the difference between greatness and bottom feeders, if a team goes 4-3 every week they'll finish with 92-93 wins and probably make the playoffs. If that same team goes 3-4 each week they'll lose 92-93 games and get their manager fired, etc. It's amazing to think that the difference is that minimal that one game out of every seven makes that big of a difference.
posted by jagsnumberone at 04:15 AM on March 18
I think this is actually a plan for Washington to highlight Cousins to make him available for a trade. There are a lot of teams that will be looking for a good young quarterback, and Washington needs draft picks.
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:52 PM on December 11
I think there are several problems with the thesis. First off, you can't group all African-Americans as being descended from slaves, it's just not true. To say, that someone who has descended from slaves "may" have came from a gene pool that was more athletic is not out of the question. You could have been white and descended from slavery (Greek and Roman time frames, for instance). The theory should be that if you descended from slavery you have a higher chance of having "athletic" type genes in your make-up. It doesn't mean you will have, and doesn't mean if you didn't come from a slavery descendence that you will not have "athletic" type of genes. It's like if you have family members that have had cancer, you may be more dispositioned to have cancer as well. It doesn't mean you will get cancer and it doesn't mean only those who have family members who have had cancer will get it. It just a higher probability that's all. If these same people hadn't been slaves but rather workers in their villages, their descendents would still be at a higher probability of having the athletic gene, just like athletes kids have a better chance of being athletic (since many of the slaves were taken because of their strength).
posted by jagsnumberone at 12:22 AM on July 27
I'm saddened by this news as I look at two of his masterpieces that hang on my wall in my office. He had a very unique style that really brought the casual sports fan into the "art" world, much like Andy Warhol did for a generation.
posted by jagsnumberone at 03:01 PM on June 22
The Dayton Dutch Lions had a similar game here against the Columbus Crew. They were badly outshot yet beat their MLS opponent 2-1 to move on to the next round. Not sure if this speaks poorly of the MLS or that these teams may not be taking this tournament as seriously as the lower tier teams.
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:59 AM on May 31
Congrats to UK, you were the best team all year. But I wonder how long before these wins get "vacated" just like they were at Memphis and UMass?
posted by jagsnumberone at 03:41 PM on April 03
Ummm, Joey Votto will be fine. Enough said.
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:35 AM on March 31
And what's with the Jaguar car script - a bit too close for copyright comfort
When Jacksonville first received the franchise the original logo looked a lot like the Jaguar motor logo, and they were sued by Jaguar. They changed their uniforms and logo prior to their first season because of this (they had about year and half from the time they were selected to have a franchise and their first game). You can see the original helmet here
posted by jagsnumberone at 03:09 AM on January 26
"Potvin sucks"/lol. Even if he did, which he didn't, Bossy, Trottier, Gilles, Nystrom, Goring, the Sutter brothers, Smith, etc knew how to win a few cups. I like when Denis said, " I thought they were saying Potvin Cups, and I held up four fingers"--Classic!! Now if Tavares and the boys could just get us back into the playoffs sometime this century...
posted by jagsnumberone at 03:10 AM on January 12
He might be right (the Jags receiving corps does suck) but he's Dunta "f*cking burnt toast" Robinson and needs to shut the hell up. Look forward to the day when some wide receiver says the same thing about him (oh wait, they probably have, just not in front of the media)
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:50 PM on December 17
LMAO, I started a big religious discussion, when I was just trying to be sarcastic (people where I work thought Tebow was Catholic (instead of evangilical christian) and when I saw the thing about communion I decided to roll with it). For some reason, I actually think Tebow would have a bigger problem be called Catholic, then Catholics have with him being called Catholic. Just saying. Lol.
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:15 AM on December 15
What a great read.
posted by jagsnumberone at 02:08 AM on December 15
Hey, Atheist, add to your list the only food items to be sold in the stadium will be bread and wine, consecrated of course, and you will have to kneel at a rail to receive them.
The only problem with this is that Tebow is NOT Catholic--Christian but not Catholic, so he does not receive communion during mass. (or any other time)
I only bring this up because, recently, it seems many confuse the two way too often. To clarify, Catholics are Christians but not all Christians are Catholics (there are 100's of different religions that are Christian in nature, Catholicism is just one of them)
posted by jagsnumberone at 04:16 AM on December 14
As each year passes, and still no playoffs, I get less and less interested. I don't really care about too many of the games, and that's a shame, because college football was a great sport and could have been really great. I can't say it's because of money, because I really feel that a playoff would generate a lot of cash. But the money of those involved in the current b.s. is what is driving this, and driving me away from caring.
posted by jagsnumberone at 11:40 PM on December 04
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