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There are players on the Redskins who feel "entitled?"' Wait..WHAT??!! Entitled for WHAT?
When Redskins players walk onto FedEx Field, against a division opponent, do they EVER say to themselves "Hey, we need to defend our house. For our fans, if nothing else." If not, then we need new players. Or coaches.
Ryan Clark needs to stay on the roster, even if he never plays, to provide some leadership.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
The 2nd Infantry Division (US Army) is nicknamed the "Indianhead Division." Its unit patch has the figure of an Indian, with red skin, wearing a war bonnet.
Does the DC Council plan to ask soliders who serve with the 2nd ID now to remove the unit patch from their right sleeve when they're in DC? How about soldiers assigned to units based in the DC area, who served with 2ID in combat, and thus earned the right to wear the Indianhead patch on their right sleeve?
Standards that are not applied in all situations, are unfair standards.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
Hog Heaven, how do I submit a guest post to your blog? I've seen the recent rumblings by NFL commentators about NOT mentioning the Redskins by team name. IMO the Beautiful, Proper and Sensitive Media Elite is trying to start a "death-by-a-thousand-paper-cuts" campaign, where they try to slowly beat the Redskins and their fans into submission.
However, I suspect that, if the team and its fans punch back effectively, many in the media won't know what to do.
I'd like to post a blog, and generate a discussion, on how the Redskins and its fans can punch back in ways that will make the Beautiful, Proper and Sensitive People
We can sit here and take it. Or, we can throw punches that the Beautiful, Proper and Sensitive People can simply dodge or ignore. Or, we can throw punches that knock them back a bit.
Personally, I prefer the last option.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
George Preston Marshall had a granddaughter? Who cares? Especially, who cares what she thinks about the Redskins? Why does granddaughter-of-George Marshall's opinion about the Redskins name carry any more weight than mine?
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
Hog Heaven, I didn't realize that the Senate ninnies sent their letter to the New York Times, and NOT the paper of record for the metro DC area. What disrespect!
Apparently the Senate ninnies calculated that the WaPo staff would simply sit there and take it. Will they? Will they "know their place," so to speak? I suspect so.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
Skins fans, take note. Neither VA Senator signed the letter. I'm presuming that both MD Senators did. So, when it comes time to leave FedEx Field for newer digs, don't be surprised if the Skins cross the Potomac. You don't stay where you aren't wanted...or are routinely insulted.
Well said, Hog Heaven, as always. For all those doubters out there, who think that RGIII wasn't worth 3 #1 picks....would DJax have looked twice at the Skins if RGIII hadn't been here?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/
@Origiam Try this, the next time you see someone in an Indian headdress at a football game. Point to him/her and say "Hey, what a moron! Fortunately, in America, you get to behave like a moron---and people are free to make their own judgements about you." As Thomas Jefferson said, we can tolerate any error, as long as reason is left free to combat it.
Having said that, it's one thing to criticize those who offend you---it's another thing altogether to try to silence them. Origam, you seem to want the name "Redskins" banned because it offends you and others you know.
7 months ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are
@Origiam @dreadpiraterobertsWho appointed you to be the judge of how Native Americans are affected by the name "Redskins?" You are entitled to speak for yourself, but that's all.
Dan Snyder has shown plenty of evidence that plenty of Native Americans are not only not harmed by the team nickname of "Redskins"---they use it themselves, for their own teams. Who are you to put your opinion over theirs? Moreover, you are trying to compel my team to change its name, because you and some other Native Americans feel insulted. In that sense, my voice carries more weight that yours, because you want me (and other Redskins fans, and the Washington Redskins themselves) to change our behavior to suit your desires. No thanks.
@Origiam why does your opinion and your feelings trump the opinions and feelings of Native Americans who want to see the Washington Redskins remain the Redskins? Pontificate and indulge in victimhood much?
@Origiam @SkinsHogHeavenApparently, Origam,not all Native Americans agree with you. If they did, why would there be sports teams named "Redskins" on Indian reservations?
You are welcome to your opinion, and we (and they) are welcome to theirs...right? Or, in the name of sensitivity, do you want to compel others to bow to your feelings?
When will Christine Brennan and the ESPN glitterati go to the Indian reservations and teach them how they're being degraded by the name "Redskins"?
I ESPECIALLY loved the commenters who sniped at Dan Snyder for "making" Navajo code talkers dress up in Redskins jackets, the night that the Skins honored some Code Talkers at FedEx Field. I didn't think you could "make" Marine veterans of the fighting in the Pacific do anything they didn't want to do.
@SkinsHogHeaven@dreadpiraterobertsFair enough, but the Skins offense wasn't really a scoring juggernaut, or a picture of offensive efficiency. IMO an offense that scores more should brighten Skins fan spirits enough to get us through a few more tough years. With a few more years of bad records and great draft picks, we can get the players we need. Slow-but-steady improvement is fine with me.
10 months ago on Peace at the end of the 5 stages of Redskins grief.
dreadpirateroberts' prescription for this offseason: First, do whatever it takes to field an effective offense. Teach RG3 what he needs to know to be effective as a pocket passer. Use our salary cap room and draft picks to fix the O Line and maybe get a wide receiver. The defense will have to wait for future years, as our top draft picks come back to us in future drafts. But, an exciting offense that can score will keep fans happy and keep us respectable, while RG3 develops and the defense improves. An effective, exciting offense will give Skins fans hope; with hope will come patience. With patience (and sound management and player picking) should come respectability and playoff contention. One step at a time, Skins...
OK, now I'm confused. In Hog Heaven's opinion, do the Skins need to remake their O line? Or, is improved QB play enough? If the O line needs upgrading, again in Hog Heaven's opinion, who should go? Inquiring---and perplexed---minds want to know! :)
10 months, 1 week ago on Pro Football Focus: The Redskins have the best tackles in the NFL
@SkinsHogHeaven@dreadpiraterobertsWhich Skins O-linemen really need to be replaced? (I'm hoping that some of the younger ones,like Compton and LeRibus, will improve enough with experience to be effective. Wishful thinking?)
10 months, 1 week ago on Today, the Redskins are all about Kirk Cousins and his future ‒ where ever it is
Can the Skins fix their O' line with a good draft in 2014 plus free agency? Or, will it take longer than that?
I'd love to hear Cooley's thoughts on Josh LeRibus. How does a rookie 3rd round pick show up to his new NFL team SIXTY pounds overweight and basically unable to play? Do we need to send Redskins employees to draft pick's houses to weigh them? OK---rant over. Now, a real question: do we have the people in-house to build an effective O-line? Or, do we need to go to the draft or free agency?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Chris Cooley looks at Giants-Redskins, then kicks butts & names names
Wow---thanks for the comprehensive list of links. You went above and beyond the call of blogmeister duty!
11 months, 1 week ago on This is the blog post you write when you aren't sure about your Redskins vs. Eagles
@SkinsHogHeaven @dreadpirateroberts No, I don't read Mike Wise anymore, nor Sally Jenkins. I don't read sports writers who act as if they live on a higher, more righteous and moral plane than the athletes and team they cover. IMO Jenkins' and Wise's target audience is the elite opinion crowd, not your average Redskins fan.
I am sick of the Washington Post's Redskin coverage. The sanctimony and self-righteousness of Sally Jenkins and Mike WIse nauseates me. Is there another local paper or magazine that has good daily Redskins coverage? (I'd rely on RedskinsHogHeaven, but you don't post every day. In football season, I need daily Redskins fixes).
MIght Cousins be willing to stay a Redskin, as a career backup? Or, are we destined to lose him when his contract comes up for renewal, and he chooses to go somewhere that will let him start?
11 months, 1 week ago on Kirk Cousins stuck in neutral. Why that's bad for the Redskins.
The Redskins seem to be a developing, growing team to me. They've got a franchise quarterback, are collecting good young players and will come out of salary cap hell next year. I certainly didn't expect to go deep in the playoffs this year---did anyone else? If we don't make the playoffs, oh well. The years ahead look much brighter. IMO, if Shanallen have gotten us this far, let's stick with them.
11 months, 1 week ago on Mike Shanahan, yes or no?
Robert, I am sorry for you. Rest easy, though. None of America's elites will judge you harshly for this misguided article of yours. Those elites know that, because you lack the sensitivity and cultural conditioning that most ESPN writers have, you can't see the injustice and insult inherent in the trademarked term "Redskins." Fortunately for you, many of America's elites are willing to be offended on your behalf. </snark>
Seriously, great article
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Native American fan tells why he is Blackfeet Strong, Redskins Proud
Bashing on the name "Redskins" is the newest way to prove that you're part of the "in" crowd. I wonder if you can get a job as a sports journalist nowadays if you refuse to publicly assert that "Redskins" is offensive?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Native Americans speak up for the Redskins name
@SkinsHogHeaven @dreadpirateroberts Do you think Kyle Shanahan is willing to risk a poor won-loss record this year, in order to give Griffin time to mature as a pro passer? Might he be calling lots of pass plays, because he wants Griffin and the Redskins to grow into a good passing team? Even if that risks a less-than-successful 2013 season?
11 months, 4 weeks ago on For Redskins fans, 2012 are the good old days. Griffin III and Cousins on a different path to future
Is Kyle Shanahan making a mistake by having Griffin passing too much? Or, does RGIII need experience passing in game situations, in order to grow into the elite quarterback that we all hope he'll become?
Kyle's getting lots of criticism for passing too much. But, if the Skins need a few more years to grow into Super Bowl contenders, isn't it a good idea to put in our time growing now?
Now is a great time to be an Oneida Nation member. Hire an agent and a PR specialist, then offer to go on every talk show and talk to every newspaper about how the name "Redskins" has damaged your psyche. Just insist that you do the interview in person, in their offices. Of course, they'll have to fly you there. (First class preferred, but business class is acceptable). And, you'll need a rental car (mid-size or better) and hotel room. Plus a few show tickets. To soothe your pain, of course.
1 year ago on Hog Heaven responds to Bob Costas, The NY Times and everyone else who malign the Redskins name
Agreed that both sides are now talking past each other. But, that happens in all disputes. You listen, and weigh both sides of an argument...and then you pick a side. IMO the MSM, scolding class and chattering class picked their side long ago. They're no longer listening. Their minds are made up.
So, it seems there are two things that Redskins fans should now do.
(1) Stick to our guns. Don't give in to the scolding. Snyder has the money to fight this battle, if he so chooses. It wouldn't surprise me if someone in the scolding class says something stupid, in public, that makes them legally vulnerable. Discovery is a painful thing...
(2) Follow your earlier suggestion, and make the case to those people who ARE undecided, in support of the Redskins keeping their name.
I think the media has a plan. They are going to talk about the Redskins name, over and over again, day in and day out. They plan to wear Redskins fan down, until we relent and agree to drop the name "Redskins" out of frustration.
Most reporters live in a groupthink bubble. That groupthink feeds off itself. Right now, that groupthink has decided that the name "Redskins" has to go. THEY don't like it, so it has to go.
What makes matters worse---the sports media elite have chosen this as a quest. A power trip. Imagine how powerful they'll feel if THEY force the Redskins to change their name! They see a glorious future of Pulitzers, ESPYs, a lifetime of speaking invitations and people buying the books they write about THEIR heroic struggle to quash "racism." The sports media and chattering class see "Redskins" the same way Captain Ahab saw Moby Dick.
Here's hoping that the sports MSM's reputation suffers that same fate that Ahab did.
Done! I commented on the AP story that Yahoo was running, saying that pressure is "building" on the Redskins to change their name. Virtually all the commenters over there supported keeping the name "Redskins." So, be heartened!
1 year ago on More fans need to stand up for the Redskins team name
Where should we speak up? Are there places we should call, or blogs/websites where we should comment?
Any chance the Skins might rethink their position on Eric Winston? Yes, I've commented on him before, but no, I'm not related to him. I'm so in love with the thought of a healthy RG3 that I'd like to see the REDSKINS (yes I said THE word!) field the strongest O-line possible.
At what point do Tyler Polumbus's downsides outweigh Eric Winston's, enough for the Skins headshed to take another look at Eric?
1 year, 3 months ago on Breakout year for ... Kyle Shanahan?
@SkinsHogHeaven Excellent reply---thanks. But, excellent commentary and analysis is par for the course at Hog Heaven, so I'm not surprised.
1 year, 4 months ago on Decoding the secret the Redskins Shanaplan for right tackle
@SkinsHogHeaven Would the Skins benefit from having Winston? Or, is Compton/Pashos a better option?
Do you see the Skins getting any interest in Eric Winston now. He's been out on the market for quite a while---perhaps they can pick him up for a reasonable price? Could it be that the Skins didn't pursue Winston because they thought he'd be too expensive? Well, seeing as he's still available, perhaps his prices has dropped.
A Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist asked the leaders of three Indian tribes in VA if they are offended by the nickname "Redskins." All three said that they, and the majority of their tribes, are not offended.
1 year, 5 months ago on Mobile Response Wednesday: Slurs, Orakpo and the return of RGIII