Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Changing the Redskins Team Name

Whether rightly or wrongly, there's a pretty big momentum toward changing the team nickname of the Washington Redskins.  I will admit that,as compared to other ethnic or racial teams, Redskins is a bit raw.  It's a little more in the air about the Cleveland Indians (if they lose Chief Wahoo) and the Atlanta Braves.

But let's suppose the team does change its name.  What should it be changed to?

Sports teams in Washington have borne various names, such as the Senators (MLB), Nationals (MLB), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Capitals (NHL), and United (Soccer).

Considering the popularity of Congress at this time, I don't envision the football team being called the Senators.

What about the Lobbyists?  Well, there's a lot of these there, but hard to sell for fan loyalty.

All in all, the best I can come up with is the Washington Sentinels, a fictional team name from the Keanu Reeves - Gene Hackman movie, The Replacements.

And, while they're at it, choose professional strippers as cheerleaders.  Here's a clip of their routine from the movie:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Good News from Mobile

The results are in: mainstream Republican Bradley Byrne defeated the Tea Party's candidate Dean Young in their primary for Alabama's First Congressional District.  Byrne won in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, while he was behind in the boonies.

Turn the cheek on the Tea Party!

War Eagle!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Eve of Destruction: Maybe the Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Back in the 1960's, there was a lot of self-righteous dickish music generated by the Left as "protest music."  Bob Dylan was one; here is Barry McGuire singing "The Eve of Destruction."

Theme music for the Apocalypse, maybe.  Except Death is riding on a pale pony riding machine at Wal-Mart.

Seriously, I am closely following the down-state Congressional election between Dean Young and Bradley Byrne.  Young represents the Tea Party faction; and Byrne is more usual Chamber of Commerce-supported Republican.  What makes it worse: Young is an admirer of former Chief Justice Roy Moore, one of the more sinister influences in Alabama politics.

This one I can't vote in; but I'm hoping for Bradley Byrne to win.  I once voted for him for Governor, but he lost.