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:
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.
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.
ARLINGTON, Va. — It has been about two months since the extended Fairfax Drive on-ramp to Interstate 66 westbound was opened. As somebody who drives from Ballston to Tysons Corner most mornings, this new ramp has improved my commute. My anecdotal evidence suggests that Ballston is less congested due to the extended ramp. I cannot say if I-66 westbound has improved traffic flow though. It would not surprise me if the backup has just been shifted further west by the new lane. I am curious to hear what drivers who get on I-66 westbound before Ballston have to say.
I still would like to see the new lane extended all the way to EXIT 67 (Dulles Airport/TO I-495 NORTH). I believe that would improve traffic flow and not cost that much money or expand the highway’s footprint significantly. Furthermore, I anticipate additional relief to come when the Silver Line Metro opens. How much this will offset the growth of the Ballston to Rosslyn Orange Line corridor remains to be seen. I think the option of the Silver Line is going to make that stretch more appealing to “reverse commuters” headed to Tysons.
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.