Thanksgiving Football

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by MrYeats, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
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    Todays Classic matchup Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team...
    Just doesn't sound right.... I know the WFT had to change their name although no Indians were offended by the Redskins name, I do know some Cowboys that are offended that Dallas calls themselves Cowboys...I even know some Vikings that preferred to be called Norsemen. When will it end?
     
  2. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    In honor of Alex Trebek:

    The answer is 13 - 27.

    What is the combined record of today's teams?

    Good job NFL.

    Trivia: Why do the Lions and Cowboys play each year on turkey day?
     
  3. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

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    I could be wrong but my guess is that it started with a marketing and publicity ploy back in the day.

    Money and exposure make a company's world go 'round in a free market economy.
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic Staff Member

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    Plenty of native Americans did not like the Redskins name. What bums me out about today’s games it’s for crappy teams playing each other and who cares? I was really looking forward to the Ravens Steelers game but it’s now been moved until Sunday.
     
  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I am a life long Redskins fan. Since they took my team away from me this year, I have not seen a single game this season. I have to admit, that I miss it a little bit, but mostly not. It’s kind of nice not having to make sure I see the game every week!
     
  6. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

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    Makes sense. Dallas is a weird place.
     
  7. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Because those were the only two teams willing to playing Thanksgiving back in the day. No one wanted to play on Thanksgiving.

    Cowboys GM Clint Murcheson realized having an exclusive audience for the Cowboys was a market coup d'tat. He was right.

    So for their loyalty, the NFL granted the Lions and Cowboys the annual game ... forever.

    I don't think anyone really watches the Lions ... as they've been irrelevant since the word irrelevant was invented. But the Cowboys game still gains a big draw ... especially against a division rival.

    The woke community is offended at the name Cowboys because it's binary.
     
  8. MLHull

    MLHull Squier-Meister

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    Being a little white guy, I can't comment on perceived racial slurs, but the Washington Footballl Team? As a life long Dallas fan I have a few suggestions for their new name; none of which are pc.
     
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Washington Redkings

    Done.

    But I'm sure some woke folk will find offense in there some place ...
     
  10. MLHull

    MLHull Squier-Meister

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    Lol Redqueens then?
     
  11. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

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    getting ready to watch the CowBoys and RedMen. The new name should be DC Scam Artist's. Or DC Looters.
     
  12. CV50sFan90

    CV50sFan90 Squier Talker

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    Uhhh, nobody took your team away.... They changed the name. Still the same team. And honestly, why do you even care?
     
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  13. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    The name is the heart and soul of the team. Players, coaches, and owners come and go ... the name is what stays.

    Imagine changing the name of the NY Yankees to the NY Baseball Team ??? The Bronx would riot.
     
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  14. GunnyPlaysLoud

    GunnyPlaysLoud Squier-Meister

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    I don’t think you have to be “woke” to think Redskins is an offensive name lol
     
  15. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Just to keep it short, it’s not the same team. No fight song, no logo, different name. I already had one foot out the door the past few seasons because of the politics. The “Redskins” were the only thing keeping me connected. So this was just the last straw for me. It has become something that I have more negative feelings for than good feelings.
     
  16. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Winner winner turkey dinner!


    Sounds like the first pay per view I would consider.
     
  17. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

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    4skins
     
  18. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Cowboys stinking it up. Some of the worst coaching and play calling I've ever seen.
     
  19. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    RC addiction....
    I wasn't thrilled with the fake punt.
     
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  20. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Throwing on 4th and inches.
    Fake punt on 4th and 10.

    Even 14 year olds on Madden know not to do that.

    Then again, doesn't matter who the players/coaches are ... this is all on Jerry Jones.
     
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