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    Larry was bigger friend to ES then 99% of you will ever know. And I understand the hate for "TV Larry". It's a shame you didnt get to see/know "Actual Larry" like @NewCliche21 @KDawg & some others here did.
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    I think we all knew about the sex parties. For those who weren't here back in 2005 when the Redskins first bought the site, there is a well known story where Snyder had a meeting with some of the moderators at the park. I'll give the abbreviated and cleaned up version. Basically they all come into his office and they have a pretty standard meeting but towards the end Dan says something to the effect of, "you know we work hard here but we also play hard too. This is going on down the hall from us right now." He turns on a monitor and there's a big orgy going on in the studio where they film Redskins Nation. Pretty much all the guys you would expect. Larry Michaels, Gregg Williams, Vinny, Fred Smoot, & Cooley plus others (I want to say Joe Salave'a was in there too). Fred Smoot has ahold of Gregg Williams's <Self Edit> Larry Michael's is licking Vinny's <Self Edit> while Vinny <Self Edit> Chris Cooley's <Self Edit>. Big Joe is taking a <Self Edit> on Smoot's back and they're all <Self Edit> and <Self Edit> on each other. Jumbo, wanting nothing to do with this of course turn to TK to say "let's get out of here" except TK isn't there. Jumbo slowly turns back to the monitor and hear's TK's voice saying, "Well, well, well.... what have we got here? OH YEAH, LET'S GET IT ON!!!" as he enters the picture removing his already unbuckled belt.
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    i give this one an 84---it's got a good beat and it's easy to dance to you just didn't read far enough banhammered hog (tso is known as the silent assassin on the staff) you weren't really singled out, my bubbly-brained politico, you have company...if you were the only one making spazzing nutter posts we'd party like it's 1999 but i'm curious as to how you know my morning routine so well...have to sweep hq for bugs again btw, someone should have informed you extremeskins is not a blog, it's what the kids call a "website"
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    that is quite possibly the whiniest wet panties statement i have ever seen in my entire life. so..... congratulations?
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    He’s definitely not playing chess. He knows the economy is the only thing that has kept him afloat. The economic news was released and minutes later he tweeted something completely ****ed up because he knew he needed to change the subject. That’s not chess, that is flipping over the table because you landed on Go To Jail.
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    My eyes better melt out of my skull from disgust when this secret is finally revealed
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    Winning football teams were also once native to the D.C. area
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    Last week I made my first post on ES in about six months. That’s my defense mechanisms these days. I am fully able to basically shut the Redskins out during the off season and only pour deep energy into it from pre-season to season’s end. From the day Rivera’s first presser ended until last week, I rarely checked the boards and pay almost no attention to FA, draft, general news. I stay connected enough to know what’s going on, but it’s minimal. I watch other sports, focus on my other teams and other interests. And this year in particular I easily would have kept my “ignore” feature on until almost game 1 was it not for the name change and this latest story. That brought me in last week. In that post I questioned whether or not the name change could be the “move on” moment for me. It bugged me more than I thought it would. Probably because of HOW it’s going down more so than the fact that it IS going down. But that’s really a whole other conversation/debate. It stung me because of my personal history and memories of the team. It was a little more painful than I imagined it was going to be. And that led me to openly wonder if perhaps it could push me out. But deep down, not sure I was really being honest with myself. In the massive and highly entertaining thread from yesterday/today I posted a quote from a favorite movie of mine: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: “I-I could tolerate any, any insurance seminar, for days. I could sit there and listen to them go on and on with a big smile on my face. They'd say, "How can ya stand it?" And I'd say, "'Cause I've been with Del Griffith.” If you’ve seen the movie, you get it. And today I realized that this is where I am with this team and where I will always be. I am indestructible. There is literally no “move on” moment for me short of disbanding the franchise. I will survive. I can handle anything. I will outlast everyone. Even the owner. I was here before he was. When he’s gone I’ll either still be here or I’ll be six feet under. I wear it as a badge of honor now. I’ve done this my whole life. It’s brought me immense pleasure. Yes, even the miserable years have provided a level of entertainment/enjoyment that might border a bit on the demented side, but it remains still. I cast no judgement on other fans. If people bail altogether, I get it. If they scale back, I get it. In some ways I’ve done that myself. But I actually don’t have to harken back to 1991 to find WHY I still root for this team. Heck, I can just go back to last year. Yes, last year. The 2019 season is absolutely a bottom three season for me as a fan in terms of my enjoyment level. It sucked. But there was a moment. Week one at Philly, we lead 10-0. Keenum drops back and McLaurin is streaking wide open. Perfect pass, easy 75 yard TD. Well, I SHOT off my chair on the deck when I saw how open he was and I jumped and yelled when he crossed the goal line. It’s absolutely instinctive. In that moment did I suddenly think we were winning the Super Bowl? Uh, no. I wasn’t even convinced we’d win the game (smart move). But that sort of unplanned response is all I need. I woke up that morning; put my jersey on, set up food and drink and got the two TVs set up on the deck. My excitement level for the season was lower than normal for sure, but it was absolutely higher than if it was just a normal Sunday. The season itself quickly devolved into misery. But I mean it was just the year before that that the Redskins ruined my Thanksgiving once again. And you know what ruining Thanksgiving means? It means I still care. I guess I’m able to separate Snyder from my personal fandom. I think largely due to the fact that I really was doing this long before he arrived. I feel a stubborn ownership myself and have no intention of letting him or anyone else ruin the Redskins for me. So, I guess he can’t ruin the “Redskins” for anyone anymore. But I think it’s clear I’m not going anywhere regardless. I was hopeful like everyone else. That maybe this “bombshell” would be our Snyder-escape. Doesn’t look like that will be the case. The allegations are slimy and the dudes involved are super creeps and all deserve to be fired and out of the league (and probably out of a workplace setting) for good. But there isn’t any assault there. Nothing even criminal per se. It’s almost identical to the Dallas Mavs situation although probably not quite as bad because the execs in our case weren’t as high up as in Dallas and the allegations weren’t quite as gross/blatant. Even the accusers made it clear in our case Snyder was not involved and no one even implicated him in a cover up or intimidation or anything like that. So he’s guilty of not setting the culture properly and lacking oversight. Things we’ve known for 20 years. This is probably the most obviously embarrassing moment for him and the organization over that span, but it’s not a removable offense based on what is being alleged. So for about 24 hours I had the same hope many of you did. Maybe we’d all get our wish. But alas, this ain’t Disney and wishes don’t always come true. So for me, I soldier on. I continue to search for slivers of hope. My current silver is this: From 2004-2007 the Redskins took a break from being a national joke. On the field things were decent to good and off the field there were no humiliations. No media leaks. No terrible stories. No accusations. No media rumors of chaos behind the scenes. Pretty boring, calm. Those years felt like a normal NFL team. It was the one period under Snyder where we had a proven leader and good man in charge with NO ONE between him and Snyder. That last part is the key. It was the one time in the Snyder era there wasn’t some sort of right hand man acting as an intermediary between the owner and the hands on leader. The situation now is much like 2004-2007. It is apparent that Snyder somehow has good relationships with people when he enters into that relationship with a personal lever of reverence or respect for that person. Gibbs and Rivera seem to fit that bill. Snyder seems to have horrible relationships with pretty much everyone else. But I firmly believe this is Rivera’s ship right now. And it REALLY will be now. I promise you Dan will be hiding in his yacht as much as possible. He hates facing the music/media and he knows he can’t run from this. If he shows his face he’s going to have to answer. Fingers will point. I think he was turning the keys over to Rivera anyway, but now he basically has no choice. Snyder is still there and as long as that’s the case it probably ultimately means bad things for us. But I do think the further he pushed into his hole, the better chance we have to succeed— or at least not be humiliating. I’m not sure if Rivera has the chops to change the culture AND turn around the on field product as well. That’s a monumental task. But I do believe he is legitimately a man of good character and integrity and he will clean up the behind the scenes BS. There is no Bruce or Vinny to undermine him. If Snyder has remaining lackeys in the organization I’m not sure who they would be. Now, will Rivera have the patience, tolerance, and energy to get through this mess, the virus mess, the social justice stuff, rebuilding a roster, etc?? Well, I certainly have my doubts about that. But I think he’s as good as anyone to try. Personally, I’m fine if the 2020 season evaporates. I’m pretty worn out by it all and a full year off from this football team wouldn’t bother me a bit. May very well be just what the doctor ordered for fans and the organization itself. Timing certainly seems good for that. So no, I am not itching with anticipation for week one this year. But... someday I will be. Maybe in September 2020 or maybe in September 2021. I’ll be there. I hibernate, but I never leave. They can’t smoke me out. If this is a game of chicken with Snyder, he will have to swerve first. He isn’t “duping” or tricking me. I know what this deal is. I know what I’m getting into. But I’ve dug my heels in. I still find the good in it. I still find the fun in it. I have to look harder now and some years it doesn’t last very long, but it remains. As do I. I would say Snyder is lucky to have me. But maybe that’s why this doesn’t bother me as much as it bothers some. I do not view this as HIS team. He doesn’t have ME. This is MY team. I promise you I know more about this organization than he does. I promise you I can rattle off specifics better than he can. He probably doesn’t even remember Romeo Bandison or why he SHOULD remember him. He can’t have that. I won’t give it to him. I’m 42 years old. I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember. Even in the lowest times being a fan of this team brings me some level of expression/passion/interest/enjoyment that is hard to explain. So let’s see what you got next Dan. If he ever accidentally gets it right, the rewards will be mine.
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    Y'all out here talking about Bezos while forgetting there's another fan of this team who just recently had his XFL 2.0 fold that could sweep in & buy the team....
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    Been dealing with a stomach bug for the last 24 hours. Drive up test scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30. Wish me luck!
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    To answer the question of the thread, I will continue to wear my Redskins gear proudly. I am and always will be a proud Redskins fan. I know now I just have to take much better care of it, because I will be unable to replenish my supply. Okay, with that out of the way, I do feel the need to share that I will not be joining most of you in rooting for the new Washington football team. I know I don't have many posts on this forum, but I have lived and died by this team since the early 70s. I grew up on the West Coast in a city without an NFL franchise. As a young kid, it always stuck in my craw that Dallas called itself "America's Team". I can remember commenting to my father that shouldn't America's Team be from the Nation's Capital? My father, who had grown up an LA Rams fan and who idolized George Allen, told me about the Redskins. How they not only represented DC, but were also the blood rivals of the team I hated most of all. He bought me a Redskins pennant and I was hooked. It hasn't been easy following this team from afar. They were rarely on TV where I lived, perhaps 2-3 times a season at best. I was the only person I knew who loved the Skins. I grew up a lone fan. I have gone to great lengths to support this team. When I was in college on a trip in In 1988, I travelled from Sydney to Canberra to watch the Skins beat the Broncos at the American Embassy (it was the only place showing the SB). After college, I moved to DC. In 1992, I partied on M Street with tens of thousands of other fans. I charged the field and hugged every fan close to me after our last game at RFK (beating the Cowboys). I have pieces of that RFK turf in a jar on a shelf to this day. When my name came off the waitlist with the opening of The Big Jack in 1996, I happy bought four season tickets, which I held until today. I kept them even after I moved from DC, passing them along to friends and always flying in for the Cowboys game. In 2008, I flew from my current town to DC and then roadtripped to Canton with buddies, so I could be there to see #28 and #81 receive their well-deserved gold jackets. Jim Vance said it best. In a town built on division--Democrat and Republican, black and white, Maryland and Virginia, North and South--the Redskins were the one thing that bound us all together. It was a common bond that stretched across all divides. I have endured almost two decades of incompetent ownership because I love this team so much. Any time we get something good going, The Danny finds a way to ruin it. The game experience went from one of the greatest in pro sports to leaving me feeling like a chump. Well, the capitulation and refusal to defend our proud name and heritage was the final straw for me. I'm in my early 50s. My fandom won't be missed. I understand I am easily replaced. I also understand that many fans will think leaving over a name change is silly. I can live with holding a minority viewpoint. Today is the day my Redskins died. I don't think I can transfer my love to another team, so I'm probably saying goodbye to the NFL as well. Thankfully, I have enough wonderful memories to last me the rest of my life. I will always be a Washington Redskins fan. However, my team is dead. RIP, 1937-2020. Thank you to the Burgundy & Gold for all the joy you have given me. Your passing leaves a massive void in my life. I wish all of you well.
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    We’ve reached the Tucker Carlson portion of the implosion.
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    Much as I don't think he is the answer at QB and I'm ready to move on, I think it should be acknowledged what a journey he has been on to get back to this point - guy is a warrior. Wish him all the best in the future.
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    I know this...My heart can’t bear a Larry Michael sex scandal. WAY too many skintangibles.
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    "THE WASHINGTON TEASPOONS: Other teams just don't measure up."
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    This is one of those rare trifectas that just exude magnificence in its artistic expression of suicide by mod. Truly beautiful. Guy first starts with a rule 11 violation by quoting a large section of text, then immediately follows it with a rule 18 violation going directly against a mod directive by posting in this thread in the first place, but wait, that’s not all! He makes sure the content of the post is filled with rule 5 violations.
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    I think that this has shown me that people are way too invested in a sports team and tie far too much of their identity around the teams they choose to root for.
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    They look like two dudes at urinals trying desperately not to look at each others' dicks.
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    Speaking of mailing stuff, I got an "important questionnaire" in the mail 2 weeks ago from the Republican National Committee with really stupid loaded questions like "Do you support Donald Trump's strong agenda for creating jobs, or would you rather the country go into the ****ter under Joe Biden?" It also begged for money and asked that I enclose a check for $50, $100, $500, or whatever I could afford, to "keep America great." I sent it back. Under "What do you think is the most important issue facing America today, I chose "Other" and wrote in "Removing Donald Trump from the White House." I also sent a gift. In lieu of a check, I wrote "Please accept this gift of one coffee filter, used only one time." And I enclosed that morning's filter. I was kind enough to clean off some, though not all, of the coffee grounds.
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    How is it possible that one woman's "type" is "either Jay Gruden or Kapri Bibbs" LOL.
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    Jay Gruden probably packing his stuff for the Getaway right now, placing one last, tearful phone call to Perine
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    How in mods name are you still allowed to make new threads? It boggles the mind.
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    good morning vietnam--wow, a lot of activity here of course and imv the majority of the posting is great (not saying that based solely on whether you're pro or anti change) but first, on the other side of that coin: dear @THE HAMMER'IN HOG your most recent post in here will be your last screed (post) in this thread--this is your curtain call so excuse yourself from the thread...maybe soon there will be a new name thread and you can try that now the rest of this is long and was mainly written yesterday and much of the thread dialogue has moved on from in-depth discussion on what it goes into length on, so you should skip reading this if length or "the way i write" (any of the 'ways', as there's more than one) is an issue for you i was kinda surprised on gmfb today to see nate literally applaud the change saying it was long overdue, and kyle brandt really went to to town on the matter and expressed amazement that some were so resistant and how he couldn't see any good argument from anyone for keeping in the name (he was emphatic and detailed) first, i think anyone hanging their hats heavily on 'these two polls' as major points of support (<---note wording) for 'either side'...you should stop it...you come off as under-informed in such matters and biased on the topic to people who really understand using valid research (which includes amount and nature of type available) properly in forming a conclusion in social science or 'hard' science (i won't be replying to any reply posts defending doing it) a reminder: i said in an earlier post that for most of my life i made all the classic arguments for keeping the name/imagery (which i loved and meant a lot to me, emo-wise) when the matter arose, until this last decade when it began "weakening" objectively, though emo-wise i was still loving/celebrating it all with good intentions (yeah, a tricky phrase) some people, understandably, keep talking about "how many does it take" in terms of native americans objecting to it for it to carry enough water with name-keepers well, rather than focusing on a non-existent body of sufficiently broad, valid, and substantive research of "how many favor it vs not" let frame the matter another way: if you're in the "i'm extremely upset over this and wish we were fighting to keep the name" camp, consider the following anecdotal comments and information in relation to your views though i've had close enough personal involvement with a fair share of indigenous peoples and their cultures growing up in ak and living in the pac nw, it was my work in my later life that took me deeper into several tribes and found me, as i sated in that earlier post, meeting more and more n/a people who either did not like our usages or were just "resigned" to them as it was often a comparatively small thing compared to other issues they face and there are so many of those other issues and there were still a few that liked it too (not unlike our own kosher ham, if i got his take right), but it was a notable minority, and to be clear the topic only came up maybe 80-100 times in that ten-year stint of mine...but while large on one hand, this is still a comparatively small regional pool of a very diverse demographic once you explore tribal diffs/identities vs. their greater unity when it comes to dealing with "us" (white people running things) so as a matter of self exploration, ask how/if it would affect you if you personally talked with a few dozen different n/a people over an extended course of time and in different locales who were decent, fine, enjoyable folk and they told you with sincerity and in reasonable manner how it did hurt/offend/bother them to see the usage even if many "mean well" by using it and those using it as such have a "positive attitude" towards native americans would it "count" and how much vs your reasons for wanting to keep the name? would you still turn to 'polls' to defend? would those face-to-face talks be "outvoted" and "dismissed" as less decisive in your analysis if you talked to other n/as who liked it?...is it numbers that the 'principle' in question for the defense of keeping based on numbers to a large extent? that's just one place to begin, if interested most of these interactions i refer to included those folks believing that most redskins fans didn't mean ill by it, and such fans did indeed "like stuff" about n/a people...but it was still an ignorant, superficial, self-serving kind of 'like' and mainly comprised of white people's imaginings of cookie-cutter warring figures made alluring so we could claim some shared identification that puffed us up in our own heads...underdog noble fighters, and here i speak for myself, too, as a kid especially...just like cowboys and raiders and vikings do their 'imagined glory' thing, imagery/role wise but all that fan 'celebration of n/a culture' appears as just a really narrow sliver of romanticized focus and really just for the appropriation---a good word for this---of we fans (cue endless pics white guys dressed, often in caricatured manner and acting like fools, as 'indians'....maybe that's another version of blackface) how many 'cultural-adoring' fans actually invest anything of their time or energy to real n/a issues let alone actively advocate for them, or even just bother to look into such...how much of that has been any part of being a redskins fan who "loves and celebrates" native americans for how many fans? i suggest that for the vast majority of us it's simply the 'coolness' of the imagined courageous and noble and brave, oft underdog, warrior role we love and want to see in ourselves and our team and that's the beginning/end and 99% of the journey in-between...and we fluff the imagery up in our heads with all kinds of self-identity desires to those who insist (sometimes screaming it) it's all about principle and what is and isn't fair/right ...that's mostly self-delusional bull****, even given that some claims in opposition to the name usage are indeed false or weak in some manner, or that many of the people picking up the anti-name banner are supercritical themselves in their embrace of this issue...and i'll give you just one 'for instance' in support of my 'bs that it's principle' remark: the tailgate is always populated with serious topics that involves all the 'principles' you could think of, yet some who are rarely or never seen on all the other very big issues post in quite animated (even frothy) manner, and repeatedly on this one...so the observable realty is that some are not so moved to share impassioned takes on all those other serious matters involving principles, but when it comes to the 'branding' of their football team they are very activated to go big, go hard, and go often there is indeed some principle involved with most everyone's serious takes, but there's a lot of other things too
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    Ten years ago, I probably would have been against a name change. Not because I would have seen it as capitulating to some agenda but because I likely would've seen it as unnecessary. But recently, I spent some time working and living in northern Arizona on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Large Native American population up there since the Navajo Nation encompasses the eastern half of the state. And all I can tell you is that I haven't uttered the team name in about a year. So I welcome the change. Glad it's happening. But honestly, none of this is really about me or what I think. Or what most of the people who post here think. It's simply about doing what's right.
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