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Glenn X

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About Glenn X

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  • Birthday 12/22/1976

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  • Washington Football Team Fan Since
    1987
  • Favorite Washington Football Team Player
    Darrel Green
  • Location
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Interests
    Worrying about stuff beyond my control. Neurotic, no?
  • Occupation
    Freelance Videographer & Editor
  1. To those who think that writing to the Redskins is a "waste of time" because "they don't care what I think" or "they prefer the less-than-ideal status quo"? One never know until one tries, and it doesn't hurt -- not me, anyway. I certainly think it's better than your preferred approach to this issue: impotent kvetching online. And to those (e.g. superozman) who enjoy the current, slapdash uniform combo and surmise that I'm being "out-voted" by fans of the status quo who are writing letters of support to the team's ownership? Not bloody likely. You have to understand human nature. In shor
  2. Regarding contacting Bruce Allen about the uniforms, I sent him an actual type-written letter on this subject a year or two back. The response? I short, hand-written note thanking me for my "interest" in the team's uniforms and history, and urging me to continue to "Hail to the Redskins." While I appreciated Bruce taking the time to write the note to me, I would've preferred if he had spearheaded an effort to actually address this issue. I don't want anything drastic. Like Mr. Sinister said in post 7163, I'd be cool if they just took the gold pants and put two thick stripes on the side
  3. For the color-wheel pedants out there, according to Wikipedia, the color that most closely resembles our pants is... yellow. (Gasp!) Please -- oh, please -- tell me this isn't so! Please point me in the correct direction, the direction that says our pants are the same color as Notre Dame's football helmets. (Or that Michigan's helmets aren't really blue and... yellow.) Please! P.S. Even if our current uniforms are, say, maroon and yellow (gasp!), I still dig 'em.
  4. I wish the NFL commish would allow teams to sport more than one helmet per year, so we could trot out the 70th anny helmets in conjunction with the 80th anny jerseys, pants (which are more khaki than gold) and socks. I've long wanted to see those uniform elements combined for a kind of "composite" throwback. However, even then, these unis would only be for special occasions (like how the Chargers rarely use their powder-blue jerseys). I really wish the team would bring back the darker, Gibbs Era pants for road games. Having said that, I could learn to love the team wearing canary yellow
  5. While recently perusing an old thread regarding images of Redskins logos, I found mention of a vintage football helmet site called HelmetHut. Once there, I discovered an interesting factoid -- which is quoted below -- that offers an answer to the old "Burgundy, or not Burgundy?" question. So there you have it. No, we don't wear "burgundy" or "plumb" as part of our base color-scheme anymore. Yes, we do wear (depending on the year or era in question) some species of cardinal. Which is so obvious when you look at something like, say, this shirt with the throwback Chief Red Cloud logo
  6. Initially, I was not high on the idea of Redhawks as an alternate name for the team, largely because it made me think of Miami of Ohio’s weak-sauce decision to jettison their formerly great logo for one of a red-feathered bird-of-prey. However, after doing some quick research and realizing that there was a Chief Red Hawk who was at the Battle of Little Big Horn, I now think that it could work, assuming that the existing team uniforms and logos remain unchanged. (It would be like the Chicago Blackhawks, who are named in honor of Chief Black Hawk of the Midwest's Sauk Indian Tribe.) Moreover,
  7. In general, I'm someone who supports the team defending, both legally and PR-wise, it's long-standing nickname and trademarks. Especially because the people pushing this controversy are lefty "ambulance-chasers" who are also pushing a bogus history of the word "redskin." (I'm looking at you Suzan Shown Harjo, Harry Reid, UnWise Mike and Bob Costas.) I hate the idea of giving in to people like this, people who are responsible for making this country a worse (e.g. more stifling and PC) place to live. However, I've gotten to the point where this whole stupid issue has become incredibly ted
  8. Harry Reid, my home-state's senior Senator, is wasting the U.S. Senate's time by penning a b**ch-letter to the NFL about the Redskins' nickname? Color me shocked. Shocked, I tell you. However, as someone who has followed Reid's time in the Senate, I think I'd prefer for him to focus on silly non-issues like this instead of really important stuff, where he seems more adept at royally screwing up such matters. Harry, every time I think of you, I can't help but think of the following film clip featuring the late, great Bob Hope...
  9. I have to give Gizmo 3squire and HtownRocks111 credit for coming up with (or pointing us in the direction of others who came up with) uniform redesigns that allow for the team to wear gold pants that actually look good with the white jerseys as part of our road uniform combo. It seems as if Bruce Allen is determined to make us wear gold pants as much as possible, even though our current road uni combo doesn't look nearly as nice as our current home uni combo. But this idea can be accomplished, as the above efforts demonstrate. (Or, for real world examples of said concept, look at the Southe
  10. If we were to go in a new direction with our uniforms, this idea by httrMP is the most interesting one I've encountered. For one thing, it has the upside of not requiring a separate pair of pants to go with a white/road jersey, as this shade of bronze-ish "gold" would work perfectly with white jerseys. (Hell, those tan pants from last season's 1930s throwbacks would work fine with white jerseys, too. And we'd have the distinction of being the only team in the NFL to sport tan pants, even though tan pants used to be the industry standard back in the early part of the 20th century, after Notr
  11. I see that you've conducted a scientific poll to arrive at this conclusion, correct, "bro"? BTW, if they were so popular, then why were they out of circulation for approximately 30 years, until Bruce Allen dusted them off? "lol." The word "gold," like many words describing colors, is misapplied frequently, especially in sports. Some of it has to do with the fact that "yellow" has a negative connotation (i.e. cowardly) to it. Heck, my alma mater, USC, says that its colors are Cardinal & Gold. However, its colors are, depending upon the decade examined, dark red/maroon & ye
  12. I was watching the UCLA/Washington Huskies game on ESPN last night, and I noticed that UCLA was wearing some atypical, alternate unis that featured gold facemasks. And I mean GOLD, not canary yellow masquerading as gold. It would be interesting to see something like that applied to our 70th Anny, spear-feather helmets, as I think it would serve as a nice compliment to the darker burgundy of those helmets. And those helmets, as previously stated, would serve as a nice compliment to the rest of the 80th Anny, 1930s-inspired unis we wore a couple weeks back versus San Diego. The only change I
  13. Here's an idea. Take the 70th Anny/1960s-inspired/spear-feather helmets, whose shade of burgundy should closely match the burgundy of the 80th Anny/1930s-inspired jerseys, and team them up. So the throwback helmets from about 10 years ago with the throwback jerseys, pants and socks from this year. Again, just a suggestion.
  14. I didn't dislike our look versus San Diego the way that most seemingly did. It was borne of the NFL's stupid decision to not allow teams to sport throwback helmets anymore. Yeah, the colors were off, but they were also off when we wore similarly inspired throwbacks during the 1994 season. I thought the stripes being ditched made for a sleeker looking helmet, and I've long dug the 1930s throwback jerseys because of the use of the old-school Indian-head logo on the sleeves. As I prefer the current team colors, I'd love to see the team devise a tweaked uniform combination with those colors
  15. Daniel Greenfield, who wrote a previously mentioned article on the execrable Ray Halbritter, penned another piece about the nickname controversy. The following is an excerpt that I found to be salient. This final excerpt includes a fascinatingly complex bit of English sports history that I had never encountered before.
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