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How did you guys miss out on the trade for Harvin? 


Wait. What? Oh. Well, never mind.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://purplejesusdiaries.com/2014-articles/acting-cordial-talking-vikings-vs-bills-with-buffalo-wins.html

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@dreadpirateroberts The coach said something similar. I gather the team was overly impressed by its good showing in Philadelphia.

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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You almost make this Spartans grad feel sorry for you. Almost.


I shall stifle the lol, though.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thestudentsection/

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South Park promoted Cousins to starter in place of Griffin. Perhaps he is not second tier. He is a pop culture star.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/sept/redskins-preview.html

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You guys never disappoint.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://purplejesusdiaries.com/

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@carlbrown12345 I cannot dispute your analysis. When Shanahan schemed an offense RG could run, we saw the read option, a lot of cut back runs by Morris, a playoff appearance and Griffin was the reason the team won. Gruden showed us a safe scheme. RG was not the reason the Redskins lost, but neither he nor the scheme led to a comeback. Just sayin'.


Which brings us to, "Be careful what you wish for. It might come true."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@ReGinaJZuni Hello ReGina. This topic is about the trademark of a sports team. All comments from all parties are welcome. I also accept the All-American One Drop Rule as articulated by Thomas Jefferson and others, to wit, if you have any ancestry that is not European, then you are not Caucasian. You are whatever that one drop is.


I am satisfied that Mr, Yancey has as much NA ancestry as Ray Haltritter or Elizabeth Warren who both have made their thoughts plain. Is there a dispute with what Mark wrote in this story?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@dreadpirateroberts Reader contributions are always welcome. My email is dyskokyd@yahoo.com. Send your story to me there. The preferred format is .doc. 


I have been punching back since 2012. That is like bringing a squirt gun to a  fire hose fight.So I hope you are taking the time to respond, responsibly,  to blasts from the changers that are published through the media. The Washington Newspaper (see what I did there) does not publish balanced telling of this story, although they seem to think that they are. So, the more commentary in more places than here helps.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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Posted because the topic was timely and mentioned Mark Sanchez instead of Kirk Cousins. Everybody, perhaps including RGIII, seems too anxious to trade Cousins. However, a team interested in acquiring a veteran quarterback would do it at the beginning of the league year in February so their man can start studying the playbook and work with the coaches by OTAs. 'Plug and play' works for PCs, not for quarterbacks acquired in the middle of training camp.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@BrandonWing @firegecko Except that Redskins fans would never do that. "Redskins" is so revered a term that we only apply it to players on the team, or to fans of the team at a game when they are wearing a Redskins jersey. I am the 'Redskin' in any such conversation.


Redskins, the brand, is about football and only about football, never about real people. The word most used to slur Native Americans is "Indian." Used in a sentence, "The only good Indian...."


I am a Redskins fan. In your hypothetical case: 1. Walk into an Indian casino. 2. Look for a Native American worker because very few Native Americans work in Indian casinoes. 3. Call him by his or her name as shown on their name badge, because that's what people do. Why would expect otherwise unless you have bigoted, stereotypical views of Redskins fans? 4. Wait for their reaction that I expect will be, "How may I help you, sir." 5. Ask for chips because ... casino.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/

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@SteveSmith15 Thank you for your comment. It was very informative.


The question is, How many people know this? If they are aware of Catlin, how many have viewed his work? (I will). The answer is few and fewer. You would not have had the opportunity to speak of this except that it revolves around an NFL team. Then it is around about the team and not really about the people, which is the point we make about sports team mascots.


If Daniel Snyder caved on this a year ago, Native American history and issues would have disappeared from popular conversation then.  

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@aprilwalker14 I really do believe it had more to do with the $10.4 million owed to him this season than any other thing. Would have kept him at $6 million.


Gotta pinch them pennies, you know.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@dreadpirateroberts It does not carry more weight, but the lengthy story in The Post (of course) will have wide circulation.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@StudleyDudley131 I will allow that they are the exceptions that prove the rule. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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There was a time you LOVED Chris Kluwe. Admit it.


But, (or butt) I question the propriety of using the word "asshole" in sensitive story like this one.  

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://purplejesusdiaries.com/

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@aprilwalker14 Guess I am a tad out of touch, April. What did he say?

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@aprilwalker14 Amen, sister. Amen.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@aprilwalker14 Always appreciate your comments, April.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@fgoodwin You might be older than I am! Thank you for the clarification and references. 


The main point remains, however. G.P. Marshall hated seen LeBaron in a Cowboys uniform however that came to be. It partly explains his animus towards the Cowboys. Fans have bought into it since the 1960's, well before George Allen came to the Redskins and took the rivalry to another level.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Redskins rivalry with Cowboys didn't start with George Allen

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Sure. Listen to the Cowboy. Emmett is wrong about that anyway. The people whipped up in this hysteria would only see that suggestion as a half measure and bash Snyder even more. Neutrals would say, "If you change part of the name, why not all of it?" Pressure on the team would go up, not down. 

Just go count your rings, Emmett.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thesportsdaily.net/emmitt-smith-on-redskins-name-change-drop-the-red-and-keep-the-skins/

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@ImNotYourMascot I imply no such thing (duly enrolled in a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe in this country). I do not confuse registration with ancestry. I am satisfied that One Wolf is as authentically Native as Ray Halbritter.


Hog Heaven does not have tests of racial or registration purity before contributors or respondents may make a point.  


More to the point is that I, as a Redskins fan and history buff, have described the origin of the word. My work was clinical. One Wolf's was eloquent. I need that to counter some of the canard published by Esquire.com and others. 


If you can point out factual errors in the post about the source and meaning of "redskin" to counter what One Wolf wrote, I would love to read it here.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@joebobbean And your response is exactly appropriate if you oppose the name.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@ImNotYourMascot And your point is...?

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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Wish I wrote this. Good points.


You do repeat one error often seen in this controversy, confusion in the use of the word "redskin" and "Redskins." One word is disputably a slur. The other is a brand of a football team. The word in the dictionary is "redskin." The dictionary says that word is sometimes used to disparage real people. 


"The Redskins(r)" is a brand of football entertainment. It is not and has never been used to disparage real people. The brand is always presented with Capital R and is always plural. Spelling is how to tell the difference.


The word in the dictionary fell into such disuse in the 20th-Century, that the brand name "Redskins" was all most people saw in print and why it has come to mean a sports team and ONLY a sports team. 


When people slurred Native Americans they used all the words in place that described them including the common variation of Indian (rhymes with "engine") and variations of the n-word, prairie n-word and red n-word. 


Critics will say I am splitting hairs, but the difference is as enormous as "god" and "God." These are not the same word and, when properly used, are not interchangeable. The Redskins(r) is not interchangeable with redskin.  

4 months, 2 weeks ago on True Lies and the Washington Redskins

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@washingtonfan When one is speaking of the Washington Redskins football team, one says The Redskins. The Redskins are about football and only about football. When one is speaking of real people, one says Native American. 


Sports fans get it that mascots reflect the team and not real people. A Native American Redskins fan told me that. 


The word that may be a slur is "redskin." The brand is "The Redskins(r)." Trademark owners, not dictionaries, get to define the meaning of the brand when applied to their line of business. Spelling and punctuation are how to tell them apart. The difference is as meaningful as god and God. Spelled the same. Pronounced the same, but they are not the same word. 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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Those hog trough urinals were the best crowd movement feature at the Metrodome. I've visited many NFL stadiums with the conventional one-man-one-pot urinals. The back-up queue had the bladder-bursting potential of inhibiting timely passage of filtered beer. Hog troughs, however, allow more men to stand cheek to cheek, so to speak, in the best tradition of Man Rule No. 1: Eyes straight ahead or straight down.


I hope to see improved hog troughs in your billion dollar New Vikings Stadium (pending naming rights) and something similar for the women. Every time I see a line of women waiting to enter the Ladies Room, I think the Lord He made me a man.  

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://purplejesusdiaries.com/2014-articles/buy-a-vikings-pot-to-piss-in.html

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Super Bowl 1992. Good times!


5 months ago on Conversation @ http://purplejesusdiaries.com/

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@dcunlimited  "Robert" Sherman is clearly the product of incomplete editing. thanks for pointing it out.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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Cousins was worth a fourth round pick to Cleveland and worth more than that to Washington just like Bruce Allen said long time ago. What's the story here? How is that a surprise?


From Cousins' viewpoint, he would have gone from a roster with RGIII to a roster with Brian Hoyer, his predecessor QB at Michigan State, and Johnny Manziel. What's the win for him?


Hoyer and Cousins have similar traits so the pairing might have worked if the Browns weren't able to snag Manziel. Now, if Browns had kept all three, Cousins would have dropped to third on the depth chart, because Manziel is probably the No. 1 guy no matter what the owner says. Or more likely, Hoyer or Cousins would have been released in September. You know it would have been Cousins.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-Browns-tried-to-trade-for-Kirk-Cousins.html

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@starchild053  Nope. Why would you say that on a site called Redskins Hog Heaven????

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/rich-tandler-on-rgiiis-offseason-play-this-year-vs-last-year.html

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@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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/redskins-players-put-full-court-press-on-jdax.html

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@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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/rich-tandler-redskins-sign-s-ryan-clark-to-one-year-deal.html

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@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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/

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@aprilwalker14  Figure Jackson to take two and a-half seasons to wear on your nerves.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/desean-jackson-and-the-redskins-6-things-you-havent-thought-about.html

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@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?

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/redskins-players-put-full-court-press-on-jdax.html

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@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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/rich-tandler-redskins-sign-s-ryan-clark-to-one-year-deal.html

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@southphillyben  Um, thank you for the comment.


Somebody, please tell the old guy what is awesss?

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/peering-into-the-mind-of-desean-jackson-through-the-eyes-of-riley-freeman.html

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@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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/colt-mccoy-is-a-joke.html

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@jhop  You shouldn't say Deadskins because it offends the dead. 

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://redskinshogheaven.com/2014-articles/colt-mccoy-is-a-joke.html

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@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.



7 months ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are

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@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."

7 months ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are

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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. 

7 months ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are

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