I think I’ve solved the DC sports nickname problem

Once again, the topic of the Washington Redskins name has come up. WRC anchor Jim Vance contributed this to the discussion, basically a plea for…a discussion.

h/t DC Sports Bog

I can see the argument too ways — historically “Redskins” is an ethnic slur. On the other side, the Washington football team’s long use of Redskins has changed the meaning of the word. Several polls have shown a super-majority of native Americans don’t object to the team name.

Nevertheless, I think I have come up with a solution:

Let's rename D.C.'s NFL team to the WASHINGTON REDBULLETS

The Washington Redbullets! After all, people keep saying they miss the Washington Bullets name, but the NBA team isn’t going to change. Everybody happy now? I’m getting the t-shirts made soon.

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Music Tuesday: In the Still of the Night

I think we all had the same thought when we saw this video back in 1987 or whatever — that big-haired redhead in the parking garage is going slap Chuck Finely around someday...

I heard this on 98 Rock while I was going out for my roast beast sammich at Harris Teeter today. It holds up pretty well..the song that is. The video, well bad 80s LA noir (needs more lens flare) and a dude playing his electric guitar with a violin bow needs no explanation.

Whitesnake was absent from the local radio for many years and sadly, whenever they do get airtime it is “Here I Go Again.” I’ll admit I was happy to hear this, thus a Music Tuesdaym a feature that used to be regular, post today.

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Guido D’Elia is gone from Penn State!

Penn State Marketing “Guru” Guido D’Elia Let Go Black Shoe Diaries
We found out today that Guido D’Elia, who was in charge of Football Communications and Branding for Penn State football, is GONE! @FightonState tweeted this great news.

Hopefully, this means the end of “theme games” like tie-dye day and piped in music like “Sweet Caroline,” “Livin’ On a Prayer” and “Don’t Stop Believin’”. D’Elia may have been a competent video producer with the Penn State Football Story, but his gameday experience was very minor league and not collegiate. I’ll give him credit for doing well with the Joe Paterno Memorial Service, but that’s about it. I got tired of driving for hours and spending hundreds of dollars to hear the same generic piped-in music that he dumbed-down Beaver Stadium with for the last several seasons.

There is only one way to celebrate this news:

Let’s hope whoever takes over respects the traditional Penn State and college football experience overall. Let the Blue Band shine!

UPDATE: This may mean the end of the Penn State Football Story as we know it since D’Elia’s company, Mind Over Media produced it. If that happens, so be it, AND BRING BACK TV QUARTERBACKS. I bet Fran Fisher still has those loud blazers in his closet.

Not his loudest jacket, but you get the idea…

Also, can we get the contrasting trim back on the jerseys? D’Elia claimed it was his idea to make the Penn State football jerseys less elegant and more cheap looking.

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