Thoughtful Analysis About the Washington Redskins
@starchild053 Yeah but, you said "dallas." :-D
1 week, 1 day ago on
@starchild053 Nope. Why would you say that on a site called Redskins Hog Heaven????
@JaxJoe I read this and the theme from CHEERS popped in my head.
"Sometimes you wanna go
where everybody knows your name
and they are always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see
our troubles are all the same.
You wanna be where
everybody knows your name."
Thank you for commenting.
1 week, 2 days ago on
@aprilwalker14 Perfect example: Redskins let LB Rob Jackson test the free agent market. They just resigned him. It's their new way of doing business.
You don't lose players to a fair deal. For both sides to know what's fair, the player has to test the market.
1 week, 5 days ago on
@Spiffo Not about Pinkston. It's about Ryan Clark and No. 36 in the video, St. Sean Taylor.
Oh, HTTR = Hail To The Redskins. #HTTR is one of the more popular hashes tweeted by Redskins fans.
@Spiffo @SkinsHogHeaven I ... still don't know what you just said.
Pleas don't make me Google it.
@aprilwalker14 Figure Jackson to take two and a-half seasons to wear on your nerves.
@aprilwalker14 Even Gruden doesn't know how all the pieces fit together. It's his job, not the QB's, to figure it out. That has to be easier and more fun than game planning withOUT DJax.
Garcon was one of the crew that hung out with Jackson Monday night, so he's on board.
These Snyder-Specials haven't worked out in the past, but I like the move. I like the contract. Jackson has a one-year honeymoon when he does well to get that chip off his shoulder. By mid-2015 season, Redskins fans will see what the Eagles saw that got him fired. The Skins won't be locked into a long-term contract by then.
So the guy is a little showboating street punk. So was Brandon Banks. We liked him, didn't we?
@aprilwalker14 The Redskins are (mostly) into market value deals for players with an eye towards the back end of contracts. He visited. They talked. He hoped for higher. He took time to check out other teams. He returned. No different than with London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall or Brian Orakpo who said he would not sign a franchise offer.
I like it, but it seems to be unsettling to a lot of Redskins fans.
@southphillyben Um, thank you for the comment.
Somebody, please tell the old guy what is awesss?
@Harry Pianos You aren't from Texas are you. (Or. are you being snarky?)
Many Longhorn fans believe that nothing McCoy ever did as quarterback measured up to Vince Young. Vince was so perfect that he could walk on ....
Oh, never mind. If you have to explain it, it's not really funny.
@jhop You shouldn't say Deadskins because it offends the dead.
1 week, 6 days ago on
@Spiffo Thank you for commenting.
@Origiam Thank you for sharing your story. It is part of the narrative. I do not agree with your solution for reasons posted on this site many times over the past year. Nor will I ask you to change your opinion on the matter, or of me. But when I say "Redskins," the spelling is important here, I refer to the team, its players and to me as a fan of the team.
The very genuine issues faced by Native Americans are are invisible to most of America and would remain so except for the team name controversy. The irony is that if Daniel Snyder caved and changed the name four months ago instead of visiting Tribal communities, those matters would become invisible again. It's how the country works.
We shall see how this plays out. I have a hunch that The Washington Redskins, solely because they are an NFL team, may become the most effective advocate on Native American issues by shedding light on it. That depends on Snyder's sincerity, the longevity of the effort and funding.
Not sure about that yet; it is Dan Snyder after all, but I don't dismiss it either.
3 weeks ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are
@dreadpirateroberts Good points. Thank you for commenting.
@Origiam The way the n-word is being thrown around, neither of us can say that it will not ever come into acceptable use, perhaps even for a sports team. But that's not the point is it?
We have very differing life experiences on the use of "Redskins." I've never used the word, nor ever heard it refer to anything but the football team. Your personal truth is based on a different experience. Our perspectives are guided by the reality of our experiences.
It's hard to hear other people's point of view when they are tuning out mine and question its sincerity. It must be more so for Daniel Snyder when people open the conversation with "racist."
A Native American Washington Redskins fan told me that sports fans get it that mascots are a reflection of their team and not of real people. I will go with that.
In all my life, and I'm a boomer, I've only heard the word Redskins (capital R, plural) as a reference to the team or it's fans. If you are not one of those, you are not a Redskin.
The slurs I've heard for Native Americans have been the i-word (rhymes with engine), or variations of the n-word.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are
The Redskins make a promise to a pass rushing DT that he can continue to have the same kind of pass rush impact he had on his old team, but a few twists in the scheme means he is a shock absorber for a pass rushing linebacker and then a coaching change a year later introduces a scheme completely different than promised and not at all to the liking of Albert Haynesworth.
Hatcher's case is setting up just like Haynesworth's. I like the Hatcher signing, apart from the dollars, and Hatcher is no Haynesworth we hope. Promises can change when situations do. If the Haslett experiment does not work out and the Redskins go in another direction in 2015, all bets are off for scheme and Hatcher's place in it. Offseason optimism says things will be different this time.
1 month ago on Redskins Free Agent Analysis: DT Jason Hatcher